Notable Quotables: Oozing Over Obama's 'Keen, Analytical Intelligence'

January 25th, 2016 9:11 AM
This week, as President Obama delivers his final State of the Union address, PBS's panel oozes over his "keen, analytical intelligence," with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin saying Obama's speech "reminded me of George Washington's Farewell Address." Meanwhile, PBS's Tavis Smiley slams GOP frontrunner Donald Trump as a "racial arsonist," CNN's Erin…

Doris Kearns Goodwin Fawns Over Hillary’s ‘Amazing Confidence'

December 21st, 2015 1:06 PM
Liberal historian and former Johnson administration staffer Doris Kearns Goodwin was on Sunday’s Meet the Press panel and to the shock of no one, sang the praises of Hillary Clinton by proclaiming how she projected an “amazing...internal confidence” in the debate and has become “a better candidate now than she was six months ago” and from 2008.

Doris Kearns Goodwin Gushes over ‘Ambitious’ Former Boss LBJ

November 29th, 2015 6:29 PM
Speaking as part of a panel about presidential books during Sunday’s Face the Nation, author Doris Kearns Goodwin couldn’t help but devote a few moments of her time to heaping praise on the “ambitious” man who she first worked for in politics in then-President Lyndon B. Johnson from the 1960's.

Stewart, Guest Blast ‘Poisonous’ ‘Terrible’ Citizens United Ruling

July 30th, 2015 11:01 AM
During Wednesday night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart and liberal historian Doris Kearns Goodwin repeatedly slammed the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling which Goodwin called “the most poisonous thing that’s happening in our system.” 

Al Hunt On Midterms: ‘Republicans Have Been Nothing But Negative'

November 6th, 2014 12:01 PM
On election night, the PBS program Charlie Rose had an all-liberal panel to whine about the Democratic Party’s electoral losses throughout the country and complained that President Obama didn’t tout his agenda throughout the campaign season. During the discussion, Bloomberg View’s Al Hunt argued that "this is the most content free election I`ve ever seen. The…

NBC Invites Favorite Liberal Historian to Praise Obama's Legacy of 'Fo

February 4th, 2014 11:10 AM
On Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory fretted over the "shrinking presidency" of Barack Obama: "A thousand days left for President Obama. And here was a headline we looked up back in 2009 at the inauguration. [From Washington Post] 'Historians say he,' meaning Obama, 'could redefine the presidency.' And with no disrespect to this policy, here…

Raul Labrador Schools Meet the Press Panel on King's Dream: Your Messa

August 25th, 2013 1:57 PM
An absolutely spectacular thing happened on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday. After host David Gregory and his liberal panelists talked about Martin Luther King Jr's dream having not yet been realized, and how tough it is for minorities to succeed in America, Puerto Rican immigrant Congressman Raul Labrador (R-Id.) scolded them all saying, "It saddens me actually to hear some of the…

'Meet the Press' Panel Bemoans Failure of Gun Control Bill, Calls on S

April 22nd, 2013 4:17 PM
Sunday's NBC Meet the Press panel decried gun background check legislation being voted down in the Senate, with liberal historian Doris Kearns Goodwin lamenting: "Maybe the problem is also the structure of the Senate....given the 60 votes that are needed, given who they listen to, given the power of special interests, public sentiment cannot penetrate." [Listen to the audio or…

Doris Kearns Goodwin: Obama's Had 'Most Difficult Political Culture' o

January 22nd, 2013 10:47 AM
One of the requirements to be a liberal media member in the 21st century is to have selective amnesia when your agenda demands it. Consider presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin who during an appearance on PBS's Charlie Rose Monday said, "The political culture in which [Barack Obama's] had to work in these last four years may have been the most difficult political culture…

Richard Engel: Chinese Authoritarianism 'Appeals More in Developing Wo

January 21st, 2013 10:29 AM
NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel made some statements about America's role in the world on Sunday's Meet the Press that are guaranteed to raise eyebrows on both sides of the aisle. "It’s greatly diminished. I think the Chinese model is one that appeals more and more in the developing world" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

NBC's Gregory to Liberal Historian: What Can Obama Learn From Lincoln

November 19th, 2012 5:27 PM
In an interview with liberal historian Doris Kearns-Goodwin for NBC's Press Pass, Meet the Press moderator David Gregory invited her to draw parallels between President Obama and Abraham Lincoln: "It seems like it's so hard to put Lincoln in a modern political context...But there is a leadership lesson that you think is important now and is important for President Obama embarking…

CBS Boosts Obama Adulation, Likens President to Lincoln

November 15th, 2012 4:59 PM
On Thursday's CBS This Morning, open Obama supporter Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell repeatedly prompted liberal historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to equate the newly-reelected President Obama to Abraham Lincoln. O'Donnell wondered, "Is there a lesson for Obama now in his second term with Lincoln?" King hyped how Obama "sought out" the author and asked, "What…

Doris Kearns-Goodwin: Excusing Affairs Only Way to Get 'Best People in

November 12th, 2012 5:22 PM
Appearing on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, liberal historian Doris Kearns-Goodwin pleaded for the American people to excuse extramarital affairs of public figures like David Petraeus: "What would we have done if FDR had not been our leader because he had an affair with Lucy Mercer? Think of the productive years that Clinton could have had if Monica Lewinsky hadn't derailed them. We…

'Meet the Press': Todd and Kearns-Goodwin Advise Obama to Put Pressure

November 12th, 2012 2:38 PM
Sounding more like a Democratic strategist on Sunday's Meet the Press than NBC's political director, Chuck Todd urged President Obama to force congressional Republicans into a corner on the fiscal cliff: "...go do it with 65-70 members of the Senate, cut the deal, bring it over to the Boehner in....did the President learn anything from his first term about how to deal…