PBS Humorist Blames Reagan For Increased American Ignorance

September 24th, 2022 1:53 PM

Political humorist and satirist Andy Borowitz joined Walter Isaacson on Friday’s Amanpour and Company on PBS to discuss his new book Profiles in Ignorance which purports to report on the country’s growing anti-intellectualism. However, Borowitz’s segment prove the book is actually just an anti-Republican screed as he blames the problem on Ronald Reagan and defends Democrats…

NY Times Op-Ed: 'Chappaquiddick' Engages in 'Character Assassination'

April 8th, 2018 9:09 PM
In a Friday New York Times op-ed, Neal Gabler, merely described as "writing a biography of Edward Kennedy" to feign neutrality, expressed alarm that "the despicable Kennedy" seen in Chappaquiddick "will eradicate the honorable if flawed real one." Anyone who knows the history, dramatically retold in the movie I saw, can only hope that the actually despicable Massachusetts senator accurately…

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…

Maddow Guest Rhapsodizes About McNamara Assassination Attempt as Metap

July 12th, 2009 11:05 AM
On a rainy September night in 1972, a man on a ferry bound for Martha's Vineyard tried to throw another passenger overboard. The target of the assailant's attack -- former defense secretary Robert McNamara, then president of the World Bank.The assault received considerable attention at the time though was largely forgotten in the decades that followed. After McNamara's death earlier this month at…

Justice Alito Notes Eugene McCarthy Used ‘Hope And Change’ Mantra

December 4th, 2008 4:05 PM