The Civil War I Grew Up With
WASHINGTON -- With all the talk about the discovery of mass burial graves in faraway Ukraine, there is little thought of such graves being discovered here in America. Yet in recent weeks in bucolic Williamsburg, Virginia, archeologists have found their own mass grave. It is a graveyard that they believe is associated with the Civil War’s Battle of Williamsburg, fought in 1862. There in the…
Comedy Shows Accuse 'Fascist' DeSantis Of Banning History
CBS’s Stephen Colbert and NBC’s Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers all spent part of their Tuesday shows falsely claiming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis seeks to ban the teaching of history in the state as they reacted to different parts of the DeSantis-driven news cycle.
Morning Joe Turns Gush Meter To 11 Over Biden's Ukraine Visit
Morning Joe turns the gush meter to 11 over Pres. Biden's trip to Ukraine, calling it "incredible, staggering, historic," and comparing Biden's bravery to that of Lincoln during the Civil War.
MSNBC 'Historian': Biden Was Brave Like Lincoln During Ukraine Trip
On Monday night, MSNBC's The ReidOut continued an all-day theme in the leftist media of swooning over President Biden's trip to Ukraine, which he took despite failing to pay a visit to his own citizens suffering in the working-class town…
President’s Day Parade (of Quotes): Using History to Spin the News
Journalists love to use past presidents to measure today’s politicians, either to build up those who exemplify their historical liberal heroes, or to belittle conservatives with whom they disagree. Here’s a deep dive into the MRC’s archives showing how the media have used presidents from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln to JFK as talking points in today’s political battles.
Meacham Tells MSNBC Midterms 'The Gravest Test' Since The Civil War
Fresh off his CNN appearance, presidential historian Jon Meacham took his shoehorned Abraham Lincoln analogies to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Friday to warn “this is the gravest test of citizenship since the Civil War.” Therefore, just like Lincoln fought slavery, voters must vote Democrat to save democracy.
Meacham Tells CNN Voting Democrat Is Like Lincoln Saving The Union
Presidential historian Jon Meacham swung by Tuesday’s CNN Tonight for a segment that included several loony analogies, including that voting Republican is akin to voting for the Confederacy or the Knights of the Golden Circle, which naturally means that voting Democrat is like Abraham Lincoln saving the Union and Winston Churchill not surrendering to the Nazis.
MSNBC: It’s 1860! No, It’s 1940! Only Biden Can Save Democracy!
Doing the dirty work of Joe Biden, MSNBC vilified half the country on three separate shows, comparing the Democrat to Abraham Lincoln’s fight to save the union or Franklin Roosevelt’s rhetorical fight in 1940 against fascism. NBC historian Michael Beschloss on Thursday night and Friday morning linked political disputes in 2022 to the most perilous moments of 19th and 20th century: “Joe Biden…
Brinkley Hypes Biden Relating to Founders, Abraham Lincoln
CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley joined Inside Politics host John King on Thursday to preview President Biden’s pretentious “Soul of the Nation” speech. Moving on from effusive praise of John Kerry to effusive praise of Joe Biden, Brinkley eagerly awaited Biden’s opportunity to “relate back to the Founders and Abraham Lincoln.”
CNN Guest: Republicans Want to End the Voting Rights Lincoln Died for
CNN is known for its fake news, well apparently they’re venturing out into the untapped market of fake history as well. On Sunday afternoon’s CNN Newsroom, anchor Fredricka Whitfield invited historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on the show to discuss her new book as well as current events when she claimed Republicans want to “pull back” the voting rights that Lincoln fought and died for,…
MSNBC Backs Biden's Whose Side—MLK or George Wallace—Are You On?
Many, including some prominent Democrats, have criticized Joe Biden's inflammatory speech this past week in Atlanta in which he accused those who oppose undoing the Senate's filibuster rules to push through his federal takeover of elections as being on the side of George Wallace, Bull Connor, and Jefferson Davis. But Biden, even at his most outrageous, can always count on MSNBC to have his…
On MSNBC, Beschloss & Meacham Compare Biden to Eisenhower, FDR
On Monday evening, MSNBC featured the views of two of its longtime presidential historians to lavish praise on President Joe Biden for getting the infrastructure funding bill passed, with comparisons being made to Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower.
Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of 9/11
Washington -- How did the weekend that commemorated the 20th anniversary of 9/11 -- America's Pearl Harbor for the 21st century -- go for you? There were huge American flags draping the skyscrapers of northern Virginia. The streets below, however, were relatively deserted. Across the river, there was a more traditional scene. Groups of tourists were parading around the remaining statues of…
Joe Biden, From Comedy to Tragedy
Washington -- How could a comic figure from the world of politics such as President Joe Biden suddenly become such a tragic figure on the American scene? One minute he is bringing all civilized observers to laughter by telling Katie Couric that former President Franklin Roosevelt dealt with the 1929 stock market crash by getting "on television" and reassuring his fellow Americans as only FDR…