MSNBC Military Expert Goes Defeatist: 'Nothing' We Can Do

August 20th, 2021 6:41 PM

MSNBC military analyst, Ret. Gen. Barry McCaffrey obliterated the admittedly fine line between being realistic and being defeatist on Friday's Stephanie Ruhle Reports where he asserted there is "nothing" we can do for those who fought beside us for 20 years.


MSNBC's McCaffrey Claims 'Automatic' Guns Used in Some Shootings

August 26th, 2018 8:07 PM
Appearing as a guest on Sunday's MSNBC Live with David Gura, longtime MSNBC analyst and retired General Barry McCaffrey oddly claimed that both "automatic and semi-automatic" weapons are used by mass shooters, and likened mass attacks to the time he was hit by machine gun fire in the Vietnam War, as he gave the impression that rapid fire machine guns are readily available to U.S. civilians. He…

Brian Williams: The Job ‘Is to Scare People to Death’ With Trump/N.K.

August 9th, 2017 1:17 AM
In a rare moment of truth from MSNBC’s serial liar late Tuesday night, Brian Williams admitted on his show The 11th Hour that “our job tonight actually is to scare people to death on this subject.” The subject Williams was referring to was the confrontation between President Trump and North Korea. That comment came during a roughly 16-minute segment where he and the stacked panel talked about the…

Fox, MSNBC Military Analysts Agree: Obama's [Lack of] Strategy Is Trou

August 8th, 2014 5:30 PM
In the wake of the news that President Obama had ordered limited bombing on ISIS mobile artillery units – a small hit with only two 500-pound bombs – experts were not shy about declaring their concern on TV about the Obama strategy. The White House won't commit to stopping the genocide by ISIS -- as evidenced yesterday when White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest failed to provide an…

Politico's Simon Disses Bergdahl Detractors as Stressed-Out Soldiers

June 3rd, 2014 5:00 PM
Responding to the evolving Taliban prisoner-swap story, Politico’s Roger Simon suggested on MSNBC’s NewsNation program that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers had faulty memories on the details of Bergdahl’s disappearance and that we should not “take as absolute legal fact five-year old memories from people who served with Bergdahl under circumstances of great stress.” In further defending…

NBC's General McCaffrey Sees Progress in Iraq

December 24th, 2007 10:23 AM

Say NBC: Is Iraq Still In 'Civil War

November 20th, 2007 4:34 PM
As the first anniversary of its grand declaration fast approaches, does NBC continue to believe that Iraq is in a state of civil war? Readers will recall that as we described here, Matt Lauer opened the Today show on November 27th, 2006 with these words:Good morning. Civil war. A bloody weekend of sectarian clashes in Iraq and no sign it's letting up.A bit later, Lauer portentously declared: For…

McCaffrey Mocks Barack's Pakistan Plan: 'Simply Nuts

August 7th, 2007 1:39 PM
Willie Geist's genius as an observer of the political and pop-cultural scenes has been his ability to stay largely above the fray. But guest-hosting for Joe Scarborough on today's "Morning Joe," Geist let the curtain down enough to make clear his pessimism about the Iraq war and desire to have the US exit post-haste. At the same time, retired General Barry McCaffrey made no effort to hide his…

NBC Concedes Iraq 'Civil War' Description Could 'Erode' Support, ABC

November 27th, 2006 8:12 PM
Twelve hours after the Today show repeatedly announced how NBC News had decided to call the situation in Iraq a “civil war,” as if that decision was major news itself, Monday's NBC Nightly News led with the term and conceded it could “erode” public support for the war. Meanwhile, CBS and ABC didn't go quite as far as CBS's Katie Couric referred to how Iraq “slips ever-closer to civil war” and ABC…