Whatever Happened to Teaching History?

November 14th, 2019 2:10 AM
According to a report by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), the teaching of U.S. history to American students lags behind all other subject matters. The latest NAEP survey finds that proficiency levels for fourth-, eighth- and 12th-grade students are in the 20, 18 and 12th percentile, respectively. Part of this, I suspect, is the way the subject is taught. History is boring to…
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Jon Meacham Smears: America Was Founded to 'Protect Slavery'

October 23rd, 2019 2:30 PM
The always hyperbolic presidential historian Jon Meacham made an appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball Tuesday, where he weighed in on President Trump’s description of his treatment throughout the impeachment inquiry as a “lynching.” After trashing President Trump as a racist, Meacham proceeded to trash the entire country as racist dating all the way back to its founding. In…

MSNBC's Meacham: Clinton Impeachment Was Partisan, Trump's Is Not

October 23rd, 2019 10:28 AM
As impeachment passions continue to heat up in Washington, MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle thought it would be a good idea to bring some historical perspective to the conversation on her Tuesday show. Unfortunately for viewers however, that perspective was brought by historian Jon Meacham who bungled some key points on his way to making a more partisan, than objective historical…
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‘Hardball’: Impeachment Is Chance to Save Constitution from Trump

September 24th, 2019 10:44 PM
Despite repeated assertions that there is no “glee or joy” in the matter, the mood on Thursday’s Hardball was ebullient as host Chris Matthews and his parade of guests basked in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to have the House drop its charade and admit that they’re looking toward impeaching President Trump.
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Jon Meacham Anoints Al Gore a 'Prophetic Voice' on Environment

August 22nd, 2019 10:48 AM
Jon Meacham got one thing right. On today's Morning Joe, he said that the heads of any conservatives listening to him would blow up over their Wheaties. What was Meacham's remark that was so explosive to any right-thinking listener? His prediction that someday, we'll look back and realize that Al Gore was . . . "a prophetic voice" on the environment.
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MSNBC Panel Tries to Memory Hole Dem Anti-Semitism in Denouncing Trump

August 20th, 2019 10:43 PM

Responding to the President’s latest self-inflicted error Tuesday by questioning the loyalty of Jewish voters to their faith, MSNBC’s Hardball all but memory holed the whole reason the kerfuffle arose to begin with, which was the blatant anti-Semitism from Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). 

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Meacham on MSNBC: Trump’s Post-Shooting Address Like ‘Hostage Video’

August 8th, 2019 11:01 AM
In the midst of President Trump visiting with victims of the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso on Wednesday, on MSNBC, presidential historian and regular liberal pundit Jon Meacham bemoaned Trump’s response to the attacks and even derided his Monday White House address denouncing them as a “hostage video.”
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Matthews on Trump Tweets: He's 'Flagrant in His Racial Messaging'

July 15th, 2019 10:45 PM
A quick flashback to election night of 2016 would bring to the forefront memories of an earth shattering defeat for the liberal media and an ensuing shock. There is no need to reminisce on this moment if you are an avid viewer of Hardball with Chris Matthews where the meltdown over President Trump’s occupancy in office persists on a nightly basis. Monday night’s episode was no…
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Meacham: Monuments Aren't for Those Who 'Build Walls and Shut Doors'

June 14th, 2019 8:14 PM
Former Newsweek editor Jon Meacham appeared with his co-author/country musician Tim McGraw on CBS's Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night to discuss their book on how popular songs influenced American history, from the founding to the present day. Meacham thrilled the reliably anti-Trump audience by insisting that "we don't build monuments to people who build walls and shut…
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Scarborough Jokes About Manafort Being Locked Up in Rikers Hellhole

June 10th, 2019 9:13 AM
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough jokes about Paul Manafort being incarcerated at the infamous hellhole of Rikers Island in NYC. And thus it was that on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough joked about Paul Manfort being confined at Rikers Island, which has been described as a "hellhole," as here, here, and  "the most notorious jail in America."
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Wallace, Brennan Trash 'Xenophobic' Brexit and 'America First'

June 6th, 2019 3:43 PM
On MSNBC’s Deadline: White House Wednesday, host Nicolle Wallace weighed in on President Trump’s “cringeworthy” trip to the United Kingdom and, naturally, Wallace and her guests (including two former Obama administration officials), trashed Brexit and President Trump’s “America First” m antra as “xenophobic.” And for good measure,…
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Meacham: U.S.S. McCain Incident Shows Trump's 'Totalitarian Mindset'

May 30th, 2019 8:54 PM
On Wednesday night, controversy broke over President Trump’s Memorial Day Weekend visit to Japan when Wall Street Journal White House reporter Rebecca Ballhaus tweeted that the White House wanted the U.S.S. John McCain “out of sight” for Trump’s visit. She also reported that “a tarp was hung over the ship’s name” and that sailors “who wear…
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Morning Joe: Carter's Failures 'Beyond His Control'

March 22nd, 2019 11:10 AM
Morning Joe glorifies Jimmy Carter on the occasion of his becoming the oldest living former president ever. And Joe Scarborough dismisses Carter's failures as either "beyond his control," or the result of mistakes by the Democratic party that "fell on his shoulders" in the 1980 election.
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Morning Joe: ‘Archie Bunker’ Trump Can’t Compete With Inspiring Dem

March 21st, 2019 8:15 AM
After his appearance on Wednesday's show, Morning Joe goes gaga for hard-left presidential candidate 'Mayor Pete' Buttigieg. Mika Brzezinski claims, "I was surprised by the number of Republicans who reached out to me, saying, I'm going to support him. Because I'm looking for someone."