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CNN's Coates Excuses Anarchy: Statue Vandalism Is 'Symbolic Speech'

June 27th, 2020 3:35 PM

CNN legal analyst and guest host of Friday's CNN Tonight Laura Coates condemned President Trump for threatening legal action against statue vandals, arguing that instead of caring about coronavirus deaths, Trump is launching a culture war against those engaging in "symbolic speech." Coates began her monologue by declaring, "And President Trump who by the way…

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CNN's Harwood Won't Condemn Vandalism, Attacks Trump for 'Dividing'

June 23rd, 2020 8:53 PM

Tuesday morning saw President Trump condemn those who tried and failed to tear down a statue of former President Andrew Jackson and threaten legal action against those who would engage in similar acts of vandalism. For CNN's John Harwood on CNN Newsroom, these rather simple words were evidence that Trump was stoking a culture war and purposefully dividing the…

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D'oh! Sharpton Confuses Presidents Andrew Jackson & Johnson -- TWICE

May 27th, 2019 9:14 PM
On Saturday's PoliticsNation show, MSNBC host Al Sharpton presided over a discussion of the Donald Trump administration delaying the release of the new $20 bill replacing President Andrew Jackson's image with iconic anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman. As the group saw the delay as being racially motivated, Sharpton made clear that he does not know the difference between Andrew Jackson…
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CNN Panelist: GOP No Longer the Party of Lincoln, Wants Racists

May 1st, 2017 10:25 PM
Following President Trump’s unusual comments about President Andrew Jackson being able to stop the Civil War, the media was all abuzz trying to figure out what he meant by it. During CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 Monday night, commenter Jeffrey Lord explained that Trump might have been attracted to Jackson’s economic populism, but Lord condemned Jackson’s racism. He also…

Lib Pundit: Trump ‘Represents the Death Rattle of a Declining Vision’

February 2nd, 2017 9:12 PM
Even though Donald Trump won the presidential election, thereby causing “pessimism about the liberal project,” Barack Obama is winning the post-election, and Obama’s “vision of the country…will ultimately win out,” asserted New York’s Jonathan Chait last Sunday. According to Chait, the Women’s March the day after Trump’s inauguration and last…
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Bee: Andrew Jackson Was a ‘Genocidal Prick’ ‘Like Trump'

April 25th, 2016 11:36 PM
On the April 25 episode of TBS’ Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, the crass liberal comedienne continued her familiar routine of bashing conservatives with vulgar language and gross sexual jokes. Talking about the supposed conservative “backlash” for Harriet Tubman replacing Andrew Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill, Bee fumed: “He was not a founding father, he was a…

Will Lib Media Remember Harriet Tubman Was a Gun-Toting Republican?

April 23rd, 2016 1:15 PM
Will the liberal media remember that Harriet Tubman was a gun-toting Republican? Will they remember that Andrew Jackson was a slave-holding Democrat and founded the Party? 

Lefty Blogger: Who’s the GOP’s Daddy? Not Lincoln

July 6th, 2015 10:02 PM
Boldly combining the investigative techniques of David McCullough and Maury Povich, New York magazine’s  Chait has done a little historical paternity testing and determined that Andrew Jackson “is, clearly, the father of the modern Republican Party.” Chait argued that Jackson’s status as “the progenitor of the Democratic Party” is based on “a myth.…

WashPost Writer Steers Daughter from Redskins Outfit for Teddy Bear Be

August 21st, 2014 5:45 PM
Washington Post parenting writer Mari-Jane Williams took to the paper’s Thursday "Local Living" section to continue the paper’s advocating the name “Redskins” be stripped from the city’s NFL team through a conversation she had with her seven-year-old daughter after she wanted “to buy a Redskins outfit” for a bear she had at home. Upon hearing…

Hypocritical Dems Rail Against 'Redskins', Raise Money at Dinners Hono

August 2nd, 2014 11:57 AM
The media are furious. The Poynter Institute, which keeps an eye on all things journalistic, is maintaining a list of media people and institutions who have decided they are so enraged by the idea of calling the Washington Redskins the …well, you know..….that they will no longer participate in this heinous practice.  

Newsweek’s Meacham: Don't Expect Obama to Undo 'Awful, Terrible Stuf

January 8th, 2009 12:18 PM
Call this a lowering of expectations by a figurehead of the mainstream media.Newsweek editor Jon Meacham spoke candidly about his expectations for President-elect Barack Obama at an appearance promoting his latest book about former President Andrew Jackson, "American Lion," at the Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 7.Meacham was asked to draw a comparison…