Hayes: Not Giving 'Gender-Affirming Care' To Minors Is 'Authoritarian'
May 19th, 2023 1:16 PM
MSNBC's All In host Chris Hayes lamented on Thursday that when people think of authoritarians, they tend to think of people like Stalin or Mussoulini and not “Mr. Pudding Fingers” because for Hayes, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s education, abortion, Disney, and drag show policies are all hallmarks of “authoritarianism.” However, the worst bit of so-called authoritarianism to come out…
The Calvin Coolidge Presidency at the Century Mark
February 21st, 2023 6:05 PM
WASHINGTON – How people understand history largely depends on who writes it and from what perspective. Calvin Coolidge, our 30th president, has received what might be called a raw deal from historians like Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and Henry Steele Commager, among others. They created a caricature of Coolidge that includes blaming him for the Great Depression, which began in 1929, the year after…
MSNBC Cites Hitler, Mussolini To Warn GOP is Threatening Democracy
July 16th, 2022 12:12 PM
Politico White House editor Sam Stein stepped in to guest host MSNBC’s Saturday installment of Velshi where he asked what he thought was a profound question: what is “closest historical parallel to the moment.. that we are in right now with our democracy?” The answer he got back from Prof. Ruth Ben-Ghiat was to analogize the current situation to the raise of Hitler and Mussolini.
Putin’s War Puts Him in Infamous Company
March 14th, 2022 5:28 PM
Washington — You might recall last week that I began calling President Vladimir Putin of Russia “KGB Col. Vladimir Putin.” I meant to diminish him in the eyes of my readers. I asserted that he rose to the rank of colonel when he was in the KGB, or, rather, when there was a KGB. Well, this column has a very erudite audience, and several of my readers protested that Vlad never achieved the rank…
Media Dubs Trump's Appearance a Mussolini Moment
October 8th, 2020 3:30 PM
After President Trump returned to the White House on Monday evening, MSNBC and CNN hosts and guests alike got their talking points aligned to compare Trump's appearance on the Truman Balcony to Benito Mussolini.
Reid Says ‘Mussolini’ Trump Is Sicker Than Said; Wonders If He’ll Die!
October 6th, 2020 11:53 PM
A day after her meltdown calling President Trump’s White House return a “Mussolini moment,” MSNBC’s ReidOut host Joy Reid not only reupped the nonsense on Tuesday’s show, but went further in the A-block by speculating Trump must be sicker than has been made public and even insinuating he might die of coronavirus like the late Herman Cain did on July 30th.
Lockhart: Dershowitz's Argument Sounds Like What Hitler Would Say!
January 29th, 2020 11:49 PM
A week after being roasted for tweeting a fake conversation between Republican senators, CNN political commentator and former Clinton White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart claimed Wednesday night during the Senate trial’s dinner break that an argument used by Trump legal team member Alan Dershowitz was “un-American” and akin to those used by “authoritarian people” to justify “genocide.”
Matthews: Trump Is Like Idi Amin with Crayons, Could Have Dementia
August 30th, 2019 1:39 PM
Thursday’s Hardball not only featured A-block panelists and MSNBC host Chris Matthews defending former FBI Director James Comey for violating DOJ policy to leak to the media, but Matthews floated to his B-block that possibility President Donald Trump could be suffering from dementia. Matthews also compared Trump to Idi Amin, Julius Caesar, and Benito Mussolini, who’s like “an eight-year-old with…
Matthews: ‘Claptrap’ Trump Is Like ‘Mussolini,’ Claps Like the Chinese
October 11th, 2018 11:27 PM
It was quite the bizarre combination of insults on Thursday’s Hardball as MSNBC host Chris Matthews not only called President Trump a “claptrap” and resurrected an old take about Trump resembling Benito Mussolini, but offered an even crazier take that Trump claps for himself like Chinese people supposedly do.
His Critics Have Not Blamed Him for the California Fires Yet
August 2nd, 2018 5:14 PM
WASHINGTON — It has been a pretty good week for Donald Trump. The economy is growing faster than anyone on the left or in the middle or among the Never-Trumpers believed possible. Inflation is low, and employment is at a record high. Moreover, the president and the European Union reached an understanding on trade last week that signals the likely end of a trade war, at least with Europe.
What a Year: Check Out 2017's Top Ten Most-Read NewsBusters Blogs
December 28th, 2017 12:50 PM
2017 was a year of incredible change and tension in the world of the liberal media. Whether it was the departure of their beloved Barack Obama, the contentious White House press briefings, media failures, or journalists fired over sexual misconduct allegations, the liberal media are almost definitely looking forward to 2018. Just as I did with 2016, check out the top ten most-read NewsBusters…
Buckle Up: Here’s 2017’s Top Ten Craziest Chris Matthews Moments
December 27th, 2017 2:16 PM
Yes, we’ve made it to the end of another year and those of us tasked with watching MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews are still sane. With the departure of Matthews’s beloved Barack Obama from the White House, 2017 was bound to be a tough year for him with the arrival of Donald Trump’s presidency. Matthews didn’t disappoint in providing plenty of content and head-scratching moments to read here…
CNN's Stelter Sits by as Brinkley Compares Trump to Franco, Mussolini
July 31st, 2017 12:19 PM
On Sunday’s Reliable Sources, CNN host Brian Stelter offered zero pushback on CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley’s latest unhinged tirade in which he compared President Trump to 20th century dictators Francisco Franco of Spain and Benito Mussolini of Italy.
Matthews Likens Trump to Kim Jong-un; Resurrects Mussolini Comparison
January 24th, 2017 10:22 PM
Continuing on the theme of comparing President Trump to the infamous world dictators, Hardball host Chris Matthews likened Trump on Tuesday to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and resurrected a tasteless joke from Inauguration Day about Trump channeling Mussolini if he executed son-in-law Jared Kushner.