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Joy Reid: Unfit Trump Leading Is Like Having....Shatner Fly a Plane?

March 18th, 2020 5:56 PM
Just before midnight Eastern Tuesday into Wednesday, various MSNBC guests reminded all of us that, despite the unprecedently grim state of the world, the liberal media will still act terribly and ensure NewsBusters will continue to be flush with content. Between deeming President Trump incompetent, comparing him leading to William Shatner flying a plane, and wondering if America would survive a…
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CNN's Dem Hack Compares Responses: Obama’s Like ‘Gettysburg Address'

March 12th, 2020 2:00 PM
On CNN, David Axelrod admits that President Obama gave an underwhelming speech on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill,  actually making matters worse. But Axelrod goes on to claim that Obama's speech was "like the Gettysburg Address" compared to President Trump's Oval Office address on the coronavirus. 
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Meacham Lauds Biden as 'Rational Choice' Against 'Unthinkable' Trump

March 5th, 2020 8:03 AM
On Wednesday's Morning Joe, during a discussion of former Vice President Joe Biden's surprisingly strong showing against Senator Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday, MSNBC contributor and former Newsweek editor Jon Meacham earnestly endorsed Joe Biden for president as a "more rational choice" historically over President Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. He also lamented that Trump…

Meacham, NY Times Get Religion: Jesus 'Best Hope Against Amoral' Trump

February 29th, 2020 9:20 AM
The New York Times Wednesday displayed more sudden respect for religion, at least of the left-wing variety, in an opinion by veteran journalist, presidential historian, and former editor-in-chief of Newsweek Jon Meacham, “Jesus May Be the Best Hope Against an Amoral President.” The text box: “Religious history can inspire activists in the Trump resistance.” Meacham, who…
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Meacham Meltdown on NBC: ‘Monarch’ ‘King’ Trump Now ‘Above the Law’

January 31st, 2020 4:06 PM
As it appears more and more likely that the Senate will be moving to exclude witnesses and acquit Donald Trump, the journalistic reaction has become frenzied. After MSNBC compared it to letting a wife beater go, NBC’s Jon Meacham on Friday fretted that the Senate is making Trump a “king” who is “above the law.” He warned, “President Trump is functionally a…
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Meacham Hails Pelosi’s ‘Formidable Legacy,’ Impeachment 'Achievement'

December 19th, 2019 12:55 PM
Appearing on MSNBC’s 9:00 a.m. ET hour on Thursday, liberal historian Jon Meacham hailed the supposed “formidable legacy” of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and proclaimed that the impeachment of President Trump was “an extraordinary political achievement” for the left-wing lawmaker.
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MSNBC's Jon Meacham: GOP Has Become 'Monarchal Party'

December 12th, 2019 6:07 PM
While the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment hearings were playing out in the background, MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews turned to Jon Meacham, the channel’s liberal presidential historian, and asked him to discuss House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s use of this “opportunity” to attack Donald Trump and try to throw him out of office. Of course, Meacham replied that the…
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Morning Joe and the Beatification of Blessed Nancy Pelosi

December 6th, 2019 1:47 PM
Playing off Nancy Pelosi's heated response to James Rosen's question as to whether she hates President Trump, Morning Joe goes off on a long riff, repeatedly praising Pelosi's great "faith." Mika says Pelosi's filling a "moral void." There is much talk of Pelosi's great compassion for children, with Scarborough citing Gospel on "let the children come.…

Whatever Happened to Teaching History?

November 14th, 2019 2:10 AM
According to a report by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), the teaching of U.S. history to American students lags behind all other subject matters. The latest NAEP survey finds that proficiency levels for fourth-, eighth- and 12th-grade students are in the 20, 18 and 12th percentile, respectively. Part of this, I suspect, is the way the subject is taught. History is boring to…
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Jon Meacham Smears: America Was Founded to 'Protect Slavery'

October 23rd, 2019 2:30 PM
The always hyperbolic presidential historian Jon Meacham made an appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball Tuesday, where he weighed in on President Trump’s description of his treatment throughout the impeachment inquiry as a “lynching.” After trashing President Trump as a racist, Meacham proceeded to trash the entire country as racist dating all the way back to its founding. In…

MSNBC's Meacham: Clinton Impeachment Was Partisan, Trump's Is Not

October 23rd, 2019 10:28 AM
As impeachment passions continue to heat up in Washington, MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle thought it would be a good idea to bring some historical perspective to the conversation on her Tuesday show. Unfortunately for viewers however, that perspective was brought by historian Jon Meacham who bungled some key points on his way to making a more partisan, than objective historical…
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‘Hardball’: Impeachment Is Chance to Save Constitution from Trump

September 24th, 2019 10:44 PM
Despite repeated assertions that there is no “glee or joy” in the matter, the mood on Thursday’s Hardball was ebullient as host Chris Matthews and his parade of guests basked in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to have the House drop its charade and admit that they’re looking toward impeaching President Trump.
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Jon Meacham Anoints Al Gore a 'Prophetic Voice' on Environment

August 22nd, 2019 10:48 AM
Jon Meacham got one thing right. On today's Morning Joe, he said that the heads of any conservatives listening to him would blow up over their Wheaties. What was Meacham's remark that was so explosive to any right-thinking listener? His prediction that someday, we'll look back and realize that Al Gore was . . . "a prophetic voice" on the environment.
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MSNBC Panel Tries to Memory Hole Dem Anti-Semitism in Denouncing Trump

August 20th, 2019 10:43 PM

Responding to the President’s latest self-inflicted error Tuesday by questioning the loyalty of Jewish voters to their faith, MSNBC’s Hardball all but memory holed the whole reason the kerfuffle arose to begin with, which was the blatant anti-Semitism from Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).