On PBS, Historian Jon Meacham Compares Liz Cheney, Bush Sr. to Lincoln

January 26th, 2023 12:51 PM

Firing Line host Margaret Hoover talked to liberal historian, presidential biographer, and current Biden speechwriter Jon Meacham, who made some bizarre modern-day comparisons to President Abraham Lincoln and denied he was a Democrat, in the latest edition of the relaunched public affairs show on PBS. Meacham predictably cited Lincoln, the subject of his latest biography, and found…


Hyperbolic Meacham on SCOTUS Draft Opinion: 'Everything Is At Risk'

May 3rd, 2022 2:25 PM

Historian Jon Meacham joined a special edition of Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC on Tuesday to warn that “everything is at risk” if the leaked draft opinion from Justice Alito overturning Roe v. Wade ends up being the final opinion.


Meacham Lumps Jackson Nomination in With Ukraine, WWII, Democracy

February 26th, 2022 2:22 PM

Presidential historian, sometimes Biden speechwriter, and frequent MSNBC Jon Meacham joined The 11th Hour on Friday to recap what turned out to be a very eventful week. For Meacham, the week both the defense of Ukraine and the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court are critically important for democracy, just like winning World War II.


‘I Want Him Back’; Matthews Declares Obama Is ‘Still Thrilling to Me’

August 1st, 2019 9:38 PM
On Thursday night, it appeared as though MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was tired from the long hours covering the 2020 Democratic presidential debates as he observed #TBT with riffs about how Barack Obama and his rise are “still thrilling to me” even though “[t]he only thing I've ever had against Obama is when he recedes from us” because “I want him back.”

Morning Joe Skirmish As PBS Host Smiley Recycles 'Bush Lied

September 12th, 2011 8:31 AM
A skirmish broke out on Morning Joe today as PBS host Tavis Smiley claimed President George W. Bush "lied" the USA into the war in Iraq. Joe Scarborough and--surprisingly--Jon Meacham forcefully refuted Smiley's slur. Scarborough unwittingly provoked the incident when, commenting on yesterday's 9-11 observances, he called for a Kumbaya moment in which Americans would put aside politics and…