Jane Fonda ‘Will Go to My Grave Regretting’ ‘Hanoi Jane'
September 25th, 2018 11:12 AM
Jane Fonda has a new biopic being released on Netflix this week called Jane Fonda in Five Acts, so of course sat down for a tell-all with USA Today to talk about her life in the limelight, her struggles with insecurity, and that infamous anti-war photo prompting millions to dub her “Hanoi Jane” -- something she she says she deeply regrets.
HBO's Bill Maher Slams 'Patriotic Bulls***' at Sporting Events
September 15th, 2018 1:46 PM
On Friday's Real Time show, HBO host Bill Maher not only complained about what he called "patriotic bulls***" at national sporting events, but he also lauded former Secretary of State John Kerry as someone who "told the truth" about the Vietnam War, and gave him a forum to take credit for the program that fights AIDS in Africa without noting that it was President George W. Bush who pushed for its…
CBS Marks 50 Years Since Cronkite’s Anti-War Activism With Vietnam
February 27th, 2018 9:11 PM
During Tuesday’s CBS Evening News, the network paid homage to their legendary broadcaster and former anchor Walter Cronkite on the 50-year anniversary of his liberal anti-war efforts during the Vietnam War. It was a celebration of the abandonment of journalistic objectivity and the rise of activist reporters no longer reporting the news but shaping it.
New HBO Drama Is Insufferably 'Progressive and Evolved'
February 12th, 2018 2:02 AM
Have you been looking to close out your weekend with a program that is insufferable and self-satisfied beyond measure? Then, boy, does HBO have the show for you! Here and Now premiered February 11 with its pilot episode "Eleven, Eleven," which introduced us to the painfully enlightened Bayer-Boatwright family. If you wonder how much of a cliche the show is, it opens with a dude in a man bun…
CBS Has Now Devoted 20 Minutes to Slobbering Over ‘The Post’
January 10th, 2018 12:20 PM
CBS REALLY loves The Post. The journalists at CBS This Morning have now devoted 20 minutes and 48 seconds over the last month to promoting the Vietnam-era film about The Washington Post’s efforts to publish the Pentagon Papers. Unsurprisingly, the hosts at CBS really enjoy a movie that touts “non-partisan” reporters as “heroes” for exposing a Republican president.
Chris Matthews Compares Gun Rights Advocates to North Vietnamese
October 4th, 2017 6:54 PM
Leading off Tuesday’s Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews seemed to insinuate a comparison between pro-gun advocates and the communist North Vietnam in a segment about gun control in the wake of Sunday night’s Las Vegas shooting. All the while, Matthews’s two assembled guests/so-called journalists mocked certain gun owners and bewailed the “gun culture” in America that they wished was the…
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…
Toward Better Relations with the Press
March 1st, 2017 1:40 PM
Before becoming a newspaper columnist I was a broadcast news reporter for local TV stations and occasionally appeared on the NBC radio and television networks. I have some experience at being on the receiving end of hostilities directed at the media. At a pro-Nixon, pro-Vietnam war rally I covered in the early '70s, a demonstrator looked at the NBC logo on my microphone and called me a "communist…
ABC Gay Series 'Rise': 'Get Rid of All the Heterosexuals'
February 28th, 2017 5:47 AM
ABC's eight hour gay propaganda event When When Rise isn't afraid to go low. Monday night's episode immediately gets into the leftist activism with a montage bashing Republicans and comparing gay rights to the fight against Nazism and the Civil Rights movement - and it all goes down hill from there.
CNN's Brinkley Claims Reagan Pressed Iran to Delay Hostage Release
January 4th, 2017 7:04 PM
Appearing as a panel member on Tuesday's CNN Tonight, CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley repeated as if were fact the claim that Ronald Reagan's campaign in 1980 pressed the Iranian government to delay the release of the Americans held hostage to hurt President Jimmy Carter's reelection chances. Neither host Don Lemon nor fellow CNN presidential historian Timothy Naftali noted that a…
Maddow: US Bombed Laos For More Than a Decade for No Apparent Reason
September 7th, 2016 2:25 PM
When it comes to liberals, what they omit from their narratives can be just as misleading as what they include.
Case in point: Rachel Maddow reporting on MSNBC last night about President Obama's visits to the nations of Laos and China. As the destination of a presidential visit, China makes sense but why Laos, you may wonder.
Liberal Pundit: Right’s Idea of Liberalism a ‘Cartoonish Caricature’
August 21st, 2016 1:54 PM
Once upon a time, the right had (some) reason to complain about media bias, acknowledges Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall, but these days, not so much. According to Marshall, when conservatives back in the day “went about creating their own counter-establishment,” what they built wasn’t a normal mirror image, but a funhouse-mirror image. For example, "Fox News [was] the supposed antidote to…
NewsBusted: Bernie Voters Probably Can't Pick Out This Place on a Map!
May 24th, 2016 9:00 PM
“Bernie Sanders easily won the Oregon primary last week. Exit polls revealed that most of his voters have never heard of Venezuela.” - NewsBusted’s Jody Miller
CNN's Bourdain In Vietnam: Obama's 'Chopstick Skills Are On Point'
May 23rd, 2016 6:24 PM
CNN recently admitted that it's "no longer a TV news network," but that apparently isn't going to stop the network from setting aside some of its non-news air time to President Obama. Chef Anthony Bourdain sat down with the Democrat in a restaurant in Hanoi on Monday, and shot footage for an upcoming episode of his Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown program on the cable channel. Bourdain posted a…