NBC Skips ‘Communist’ Label, Horrid Human Rights Record for Vietnam

May 23rd, 2016 1:12 PM
On Monday morning, NBC’s Today and correspondent Ron Allen omitted any mention to viewers that Vietnam remains a authoritarian, communist regime as it welcomed President Barack Obama on the first stop of his week-long Asia tour. 

Blogger Kevin Drum: ‘I'm Sick of Conservatives Being Such Babies’

January 14th, 2016 11:25 AM
Bing West was a Marine infantry officer in the Vietnam war and a frequent embedded reporter in Iraq, yet Drum likens him to a tantrum-throwing kid and lectures him, “It's time to grow up, Bing.” (West is 75 years old.) After West commented, “The lesson of Iraq is that after American troops achieved stability, Mr. Obama quit, leading to a larger war and more American deaths…

Historian: Reagan, Lucas Gave America ‘Permission to Stop Growing Up’

December 24th, 2015 11:16 AM
By the late summer of 1977, Jimmy Carter had been president for only a few months, but if you knew which way the cultural and political winds were blowing, he seemed unlikely to win a second term. That’s because on May 25 of that year, Star Wars had opened, and its colossal success both foreshadowed and helped to revive a mindset that carried Ronald Reagan to the White House. That’s…

On CBS, Jane Fonda Praises Herself for Her Anti-War Activism

December 14th, 2015 11:13 AM
In the latest edition of its Note to Self series, Monday’s CBS This Morning featured left-wing actress Jane Fonda reciting a letter to herself in which she praised her own activism against the Vietnam war: “Your biggest strength will be that you won't shutdown and become cynical. You'll become an activist.”

Dem Donor: Hillary's Email Scandal is GOP's 'Swift Boat Issue of 2015'

August 24th, 2015 4:01 PM
You can tell that the left is getting nervous about a scandal when they invoke the successful Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth campaign of 2004 against John Kerry. As I noted on Saturday, Maria L. La Ganga at the Los Angeles Times did that as she described Planned Parenthood's attempts to fight back against the Center For Medical Progress's exposure of their baby body parts business. On…

LA Times Reporter: CMP's Vids Are Like 'Discredited' Swiftvets 'Smear'

August 22nd, 2015 1:11 PM
Well, this was inevitable. On the same day that the Center for Medical Progress exposed the CEO of former Planned Parenthood partner StemExpress laughing "about shipping whole baby heads," a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, in what I have beeen told is a front-page story, has compared CMP's video campaign exposing the commerce in baby body parts to the 2004 Swift Boat Veterans for…

Iran Deal: Andrea Mitchell's Mushy Softball to Kerry About Vietnam

July 17th, 2015 8:29 AM
Andrea Mitchell had the chance to ask John Kerry, on live national TV, any question she wanted about the Iran deal. She could, for example, have confronted him over the lifting of the conventional arms and ballistic missile embargoes that were included as a nice little parting gift to Iran. Instead, in a moment of media malpractice, Mitchell lobbed up the mushiest of softballs on…

Disabled John McCain Can’t Catch a Ball, Or a Break

July 2nd, 2015 8:22 AM
When cruelty and ignorance meet … Tuesday night, U.S. Senator John McCain, decided to take in a Diamondbacks game. During the game, a foul-ball was hit toward him. McCain, 78, failed to come down with the catch.

Blogger: Beware DOD Whitewash of U.S.-Caused Vietnam ‘Horror’

December 4th, 2014 11:19 AM
The Esquire pundit claims that “every militarized halftime show, every Concert for Valor, every local television anchor wearing a flag pin or a yellow ribbon, is testimony to how the Pentagon has transformed the country from a skeptical republic to a sentimental beer commercial.”

Filmmaker Rory Kennedy: Vietnam Fell Because US Withdrew

September 7th, 2014 7:29 PM
To conservatives it borders on stating the obvious – South Vietnam collapsed in the spring of 1975 to invading North Vietnamese because American military forces were no longer in South Vietnam. To liberals, the reason for South Vietnam's collapse to the communists is not so apparent – because for nearly a decade, liberals had claimed that the main problem in South Vietnam was the…

The Two Faces of Michael Kinsley on Government Secrets

May 23rd, 2014 3:05 PM
During the Pentagon Papers controversy over the release of Vietnam-related military and other documents in 1971, if a columnist had written that "the private companies that own newspapers, and their employees, should not have the final say over the release of government secrets, and a free pass to make them public with no legal consequences," and that "that decision must…

CNN Documentary on Kent State, Vietnam War Airbrushes Away LBJ

May 6th, 2014 4:00 PM
Ask a conservative to name the American leader who comes to mind when they think of the Vietnam War, he or she will almost surely cite Lyndon Baines Johnson. Ask a liberal and you may also hear LBJ in response -- but more likely you'll hear Richard Milhous Nixon instead. Long before the left began blaming George W. Bush for everything, Nixon filled that role. Nearly four decades since it…

In Jeremiah Denton Obit, AP Twice Rips War Hero and Senator As Too 'Ri

March 29th, 2014 9:52 AM
Brickbats to Phillip Rawls and his layers of editors at the Associated Press. Vietnam war hero and former Alabama Senator Jeremiah Denton died on Friday. He was an incredibly courageous and inspiring man who after his return from 7-1/2 years as a POW in North Vietnam became deeply troubled at where this nation was (and still is) headed. Unsurprisingly, he became a strong pro-life and family…

Networks Spotlight Medal of Honor Recipients Under Obama; Ignored Hero

March 19th, 2014 12:30 AM
On Tuesday, all three broadcast network evening newscasts devoted full reports to President Obama honoring 24 members of the military – only three still living – with the Medal of Honor. CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley trumpeted how the President "righted a historic wrong. He presented the nation's highest military award to 24 Americans, after a review determined that…