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Meacham: Trump 'Coddles' His Fact-Challenged 'Base at Dangerous Level'
April 19th, 2020 9:46 PM
Appearing as a guest on Saturday's AM Joy, MSNBC contributor Jon Meacham took many swipes at President Donald Trump and conservatives as he invoked Charles Lindbergh's Nazi sympathizer movement of the World War II era, and declared that conservative activists are in an "alternate reality" while liberals are "taking the science seriously." He also complained that China is being "scapegoated" and…
Meacham Sneers: White House Briefings Are Just Trump ‘Infomercials’
April 13th, 2020 12:34 PM
Appearing on Sunday’s Meet the Press, NBC historian Jon Meacham slammed the daily White House Coronavirus Task Force briefings as nothing more than “informercials” in which President Trump was only interested in “selling” to the American people, “not protecting them.” The rant came in response to the President rightfully declaring the decision to reopen the country as the pandemic subsides would…
Meacham: We Need an ‘Avengers’ Squad of Dem Presidents to Beat Virus
April 10th, 2020 12:32 PM
NBC historian Jon Meacham wants an Avengers squad of Democratic presidents to solve the coronavirus crisis. He also wonders why so many Americans debased themselves and turned against the “better angels” to vote for Donald Trump. Later, he lamely insisted, “I'm not a partisan, right? I'm not a Republican, I'm not a Democrat. I live in Tennessee, so when I say I have conservative friends, that's…
PBS Discusses Why Biden Is Better Than Perverted, Incompetent Trump
April 6th, 2020 6:02 AM
On Friday's Amanpour & Co. on PBS, Walter Isaacson, the former editor of Time magazine, interviewed Jon Meacham, the former editor of Newsweek magazine. At this time, Meacham poses as a pseudo-impartial historian, just as PBS poses as an unbiased channel of intelligent information. Isaacson preposterously suggested "I've never known your political orientation" before asking Meacham why he…
Jon Meacham: I'm Not Partisan, But Your Lives Aren't Safe With Trump!
March 20th, 2020 11:08 AM
Surely Jon Meacham knows that when people resort to "some of my best friends are" whatever, they are losing the argument. Yet on today's Morning Joe employed just such a claim to defend himself against accusations of anti-conservative bias. Meacham accused President Trump of causing the "literal" death of constitutional order. He then suggested that if people listened to a Trump press conference…
Joy Reid: Unfit Trump Leading Is Like Having....Shatner Fly a Plane?
March 18th, 2020 5:56 PM
Just before midnight Eastern Tuesday into Wednesday, various MSNBC guests reminded all of us that, despite the unprecedently grim state of the world, the liberal media will still act terribly and ensure NewsBusters will continue to be flush with content. Between deeming President Trump incompetent, comparing him leading to William Shatner flying a plane, and wondering if America would survive a…
CNN's Dem Hack Compares Responses: Obama’s Like ‘Gettysburg Address'
March 12th, 2020 2:00 PM
On CNN, David Axelrod admits that President Obama gave an underwhelming speech on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, actually making matters worse. But Axelrod goes on to claim that Obama's speech was "like the Gettysburg Address" compared to President Trump's Oval Office address on the coronavirus.
Meacham Lauds Biden as 'Rational Choice' Against 'Unthinkable' Trump
March 5th, 2020 8:03 AM
On Wednesday's Morning Joe, during a discussion of former Vice President Joe Biden's surprisingly strong showing against Senator Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday, MSNBC contributor and former Newsweek editor Jon Meacham earnestly endorsed Joe Biden for president as a "more rational choice" historically over President Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. He also lamented that Trump has veered from "…
Meacham, NY Times Get Religion: Jesus 'Best Hope Against Amoral' Trump
February 29th, 2020 9:20 AM
The New York Times Wednesday displayed more sudden respect for religion, at least of the left-wing variety, in an opinion by veteran journalist, presidential historian, and former editor-in-chief of Newsweek Jon Meacham, “Jesus May Be the Best Hope Against an Amoral President.” The text box: “Religious history can inspire activists in the Trump resistance.” Meacham, who has just published The…
Meacham Meltdown on NBC: ‘Monarch’ ‘King’ Trump Now ‘Above the Law’
January 31st, 2020 4:06 PM
As it appears more and more likely that the Senate will be moving to exclude witnesses and acquit Donald Trump, the journalistic reaction has become frenzied. After MSNBC compared it to letting a wife beater go, NBC’s Jon Meacham on Friday fretted that the Senate is making Trump a “king” who is “above the law.” He warned, “President Trump is functionally a monarch at this point. If the king does…
Meacham Hails Pelosi’s ‘Formidable Legacy,’ Impeachment 'Achievement'
December 19th, 2019 12:55 PM
Appearing on MSNBC’s 9:00 a.m. ET hour on Thursday, liberal historian Jon Meacham hailed the supposed “formidable legacy” of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and proclaimed that the impeachment of President Trump was “an extraordinary political achievement” for the left-wing lawmaker.
MSNBC's Jon Meacham: GOP Has Become 'Monarchal Party'
December 12th, 2019 6:07 PM
While the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment hearings were playing out in the background, MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews turned to Jon Meacham, the channel’s liberal presidential historian, and asked him to discuss House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s use of this “opportunity” to attack Donald Trump and try to throw him out of office. Of course, Meacham replied that the impeachment was indeed “a…
Morning Joe and the Beatification of Blessed Nancy Pelosi
December 6th, 2019 1:47 PM
Playing off Nancy Pelosi's heated response to James Rosen's question as to whether she hates President Trump, Morning Joe goes off on a long riff, repeatedly praising Pelosi's great "faith." Mika says Pelosi's filling a "moral void." There is much talk of Pelosi's great compassion for children, with Scarborough citing Gospel on "let the children come." There is no discussion of Pelosi's advocacy…
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…