Ruhle Cheers 'Neutral' Ken Burns Claiming Trump Is 'National Suicide'

May 29th, 2024 10:13 AM

Using a non-political event like a college graduation ceremony to push your views that democracy will end if the candidate you do not like wins, to most people, seems inappropriate, but to MSNBC’s host of The 11th Hour, Stephanie Ruhle on Tuesday, famous PBS documentarian Ken Burns doing just that recently was a cause for celebration.


PBS Star Ken Burns: DeSantis Is Like Nazis & Soviets on College Bill

March 7th, 2023 2:26 PM

"Renowned” PBS filmmaker Ken Burns appeared on Tuesday’s CNN This Morning to rain fire on Gov. Ron DeSantis over a bill in the Florida legislature to mandate some boundaries on how taxpayer-funded universities teach American history. In the fevered brain of this PBS star, DeSantis is somehow comparable to both the Nazis and the Soviets. CNN loved this, and didn’t blink at this blatant…


NBC Gushes Over PBS 'Legend' Ken Burns and His New $75 Photo Book

December 29th, 2022 4:40 PM

The PBS-branded "American icon" Ken Burns appeared on Wednesday’s Today on NBC to plug his latest book of photographs, Our America: A Photographic History. This 5.75-pound coffee-table book will set you back $75 ($65 at Amazon). At Amazon, you can find the PBS logo hawking several Ken Burns products -- pretty slick for "non-commercial" TV. 


Ken Burns Hysterically Warns of 'Authoritarianism,' 'Nationalism'

November 30th, 2022 1:35 PM

Documentarian Ken Burns took his book tour to PBS’s Amanpour and Company on Tuesday where he hysterically warned that “authoritarianism” and “nationalism” are on the rise in America putting everything from elections to the independent judiciary in trouble. With analysis such as that, it should not be surprising Burns was both short on facts and hypocritical when making his assessment…


Burns: Biden Rallying Democracy, Ruhle Dismisses Founding Fathers

March 31st, 2022 11:12 AM

To promote his new Benjamin Franklin documentary on Wednesday, Ken Burns journeyed over to MSNBC’s The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle where he told the show’s namesake host that he was worried about the future of democracy and then Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine and President Biden reversed those concerns. For her part, Ruhle dismissed the Founding Fathers as white male landowners.…

Ken Burns Calls Mark Zuckerberg 'Enemy of the State,' Wants Him Jailed

August 4th, 2021 6:15 PM

Fox News media reporter Brian Flood reports PBS superstar filmmaker Ken Burns is swaggering around again and dropping bombs on Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, suggested he’s an “enemy of the state” who should be in jail. Didn’t liberal hate this kind of “enemy of the people” talk, or is that just about the news media, not the social media?


PBS Star Ken Burns Says NOW Is Worse Than the Civil War?

July 21st, 2021 7:38 AM

PBS filmmaker Ken Burns has declared that these are the most fraught times in the history of our republic. Really? Even more fraught than the Civil War that he chronicled?


Burns Dismisses ‘Individual Freedom,’ Cheers Government ‘Central Role’

April 29th, 2020 5:04 PM
Appearing on NBC’s Today show Wednesday morning, liberal flimmaker Ken Burns brushed aside the concept of “individual freedom” as he hailed the “central role” of government during a time of crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. He hoped the national emergency would usher in “fundamental change” and that “we don’t then just go back to the old ways.”

Scarborough: Deutsch Could Be 'Killed' on Twitter for Praising Trump

June 21st, 2019 2:52 PM
When on Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch praised President Trump's restraint on Iran, Joe Scarborough interjected to clarify that Deutsch was only referring to Trump's restraint in regard to attacking Iran. Scarborough was concerned that Deutsch would get "killed" on Twitter if it were thought he was more broadly praising Trump's restraint. Scarborough also said that although Trump "lies," his lies…

The Vietnam War Revisited

September 26th, 2017 6:50 PM
"The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain." -- Sen. George McGovern (D-SD) Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick have performed a vital public service in making their documentary "The Vietnam War" for PBS. Given the division that war caused in America, it is a pretty fair chronicling of the way things…

Media Wrongly Claim Trump Ad Pushed to Execute 'Innocent Children'

September 17th, 2017 9:13 PM

Since Donald Trump began his run for President in June 2015, parts of the dominant liberal media have repeatedly parroted the incorrect claim that, in 1989, Trump ran a newspaper ad in which he urged the execution of a group of young black and Hispanic teens who ended up eventually being proven "innocent" in spite of confessing to the infamous rape and beating of a Central Park jogger that…


Huh? MSNBC and BBC: Vietnam Is ‘Temple of Capitalism’ and U.S. Values

September 15th, 2017 4:12 PM
On Friday's Morning Joe, Katty Kay, English anchor for BBC World News America, came to the baffling conclusion that Vietnam is “a temple of capitalism and commitment to all of the things that Americans hold dear,” and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns seemed to agree.

Ken Burns on Trump Victory: 'Needed Some Time in the Fetal Position'

December 15th, 2016 4:02 PM
Ken Burns has finally emerged following Donald Trump's election victory. It took over a month for that to happen since as Burns described, he "needed some time in the fetal position." Well now that the shock is starting to wear off, an interesting phenomenon has taken place which was noted by Dilbert cartoon creator, Scott Adams: the rapid evaporation of hallucinations of Trump as Hitler held by…

PBS Star Ken Burns: Trump Playbook from 'National Socialist' Party

October 22nd, 2016 1:23 PM
Alex Griswold at Mediaite pointed out that star PBS filmmaker Ken Burns is out on cable television ranting the liberal line again. The program was Amanpour on CNN International after the debate on Thursday. Christiane Amanpour, his fellow Obama enthusiast, was interviewing him about his latest PBS documentary on saving Jews from the Nazis, which they both naturally thought offered Republican…