John Hirschauer

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Former Contributing Writer


John Hirschauer was an intern in the MRC's News Analysis Division. In addition to being published in The New York Times and Hartford Courant, he was a weekly columnist for the student-run Fairfield Mirror. John's work has been featured on The Rush Limbaugh Show. His work as a public speaker has yielded appearances as a correspondent on the internationally broadcasted News 7 Tamil and as a moderator at Fairfield’s Quick Center for the Arts. John is a graduate of Fairfield University and is originally from Southbury, Connecticut.

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The Left, tireless crusaders for civil political expression, slaughtered another golden calf of verbal debauchery on Tuesday.

Stephanie Ruhle had Republican strategist Evan Siegfried on MSNBC Live hours before Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ public testimony to discuss the perceived institutional problems of the Republican congress. Siegfried didn’t hold up a beheaded effigy of the President, but he had the temerity to do something ostensibly worse: use the phrase “grow a pair”



Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman appeared on MSNBC Live with Katy Tur to discuss the status of the President’s proposed immigration halt. Akerman, a respected legal mind, seemed to apply to the Supreme Court the bizarre charge of viewing cases as blank slates upon which history’s great injustices might be somehow repatriated, rather than the blind arbiter of constitutionality it was designed to be.



CNN, MSNBC and all of the mainstream media lost their minds when President Trump rolled out a halt on travel from seven majority Muslim countries, insisting the President was abridging constitutionally guaranteed religious freedoms. The case for this argument has been relatively tenuous. However, when a leftist demagogue literally applied a religious test to a cabinet nominee, ABC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC have not as of this writing so much as mentioned the incident.



Joe Scarborough, the GOP representative-turned- MSNBC-host was up to no good, bloviating on the Morning Joe program Friday morning about James Comey’s Thurday testimony.



Yeehaw...or the whatever the goat-dominated equivalent of the trite rodeo cheer may be. Nicolle Wallace was on MSNBC Live, an antebellum carnival in its own right, Thursday following the Comey hearing to cover the fallout of the testimony. After talking about the "cutest" moments of the day and using "wacko" as an adjective, the former George W. Bush communications director claimed that the way the Trump administration is handling matters in the Russia investigation are reminiscent of a "goat rodeo":



If an administration is rife with scandal, and no one is around to cover it, is it still a scandal-ridden administration?

Rachel Maddow, back Tuesday night from the illness that had kept her off of the air for over a week, apparently thinks not. Speaking of the Obama administration, she claimed the following.



On Monday’s The Last Word, one would think that Nixon biographer and voracious student of presidential history Elizabeth Drew would be able to speak specifically about the political landscape when asked to tie the (tired) Trump-Watergate knot on MSNBC, and avoid trite partisan talking points. Nevertheless, she persisted.


Ali Velshi took a moment at the end of his broadcast Monday to parrot one of the Left’s favorite bumper stickers on the nature of Islamism. He gently turned to the camera, and offered to impart a much needed lesson upon the recalcitrant masses. These jihadists, aside from the mass body counts, broken families, and permanently disfigured survivors left in their wake, caused a scourge almost worse: intolerance.  



Fake news pioneer Dan Rather was on Lawrence O’Donnell’s MSNBC show The Last Word Thurday night, and he knew exactly why President Trump disagreed with him on climate policy: it’s because of deep rooted psychological difficulties. 



President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement was highly controversial on Thursday, with Democrats and even some Republicans opposing the move. MSNBC, anxious to bring on a level headed dissenter from Trump’s decision, brought Donny Deutsch onto Nicolle Wallace’s Deadline: White House



Bill Nye, the bow-tie wearing “Science Guy”, who, despite his degree in mechanical engineering, has somehow obtained clout as an expert on anthropogenic climate change, appeared with Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist on Stephanie Ruhle’s program on MSNBC Thursday morning to discuss the ramifications of President Trump’s reported plans to leave the Paris Climate Agreement. Notwithstanding his avowed commitment to obfuscating biological truths about gender in the name of science/leftism, Nye spoke with unequivocal scientific certainty about humanity’s impending doom.