Government Propaganda, American Style

May 4th, 2022 10:28 AM

As with many things, propaganda can be used for good or for ill, depending on who dispenses it. During World War II, American propaganda was considered a necessary tool in the pursuit of victory in a moral cause. Germany and Japan had their own propaganda machines to advance an evil agenda. The Nazi propaganda effort was headed by Joseph Goebbels to whom the term “The Big Lie,” meaning if one…

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On MSNBC, Beschloss & Meacham Compare Biden to Eisenhower, FDR

November 17th, 2021 11:42 AM

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.

VILE: WashPost Uses New Ike Memorial to Slime ‘Pathetic’ USA

August 8th, 2020 12:15 PM

After more than 20 years of stumbles and conflict, the Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial is finally finished and ready to open in Washington D.C. While you may think this is a time to celebrate the great World War II general and our 34th President, The Washington Post on Friday used a front-page review of the memorial to bash the “pathetic” United States. He also hammered the Republican…

Press Criticizes Trump's Jobs Tweet, Ignored Obama's Similar Actions

June 6th, 2018 6:33 PM
On Monday, columnist James Freeman at the Wall Street Journal's "Best of the Web" noted the selective memories seen in the vast majority of the press over President Donald Trump's relatively noncommittal but nonetheless protocol-breaking tweet an hour before Friday morning's upcoming jobs report. Many of them had a serious case of the vapors, but didn't recall three…
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Brinkley: ‘Sniveling’ Pence Is ‘Kissing’ ‘Buddha’ Trump's ‘Belly’

December 21st, 2017 5:20 PM
On Thursday afternoon’s CNN Newsroom, presidential historian Douglas Brinkley must have seen the buffoonery Chris Matthews served up the night before as he decided to go out and brutally attack “groveling, sniveling” Vice President Mike Pence for “act[ing] like Donald Trump was Buddha and he’s kissing his belly.”

Writer: ‘Self-Pitying’ Media Help Make Right Conspiracy-Minded

May 25th, 2017 8:50 PM
If Dwight Eisenhower were alive, he might warn the Republican Party about the dangers of its conspiracy-industrial complex, suggested Jeet Heer on Tuesday. As for Democrats, Heer acknowledged that while some of them buy into conspiracy theories, especially juicy ones about President Trump and Russia, they, unlike Republicans, generally deal “responsibly” with “politically…

Save the Eisenhower Memorial

April 20th, 2017 8:55 PM
WASHINGTON — There is hope! I am speaking of the envisioned memorial of Dwight D. Eisenhower here in Washington, D.C. Admittedly, its design by the crank architect, Frank Gehry, has been pretty much accepted by the memorial commission, and the chairman of the House committee that has control of the funding, Ken Calvert, seems to be going along.

FDR and Trump: From Radio to Twitter

April 2nd, 2017 4:28 PM
Over at Reason, University of Alabama professor of history David T. Beito has written a fascinating look at “Roosevelt’s War Against the Press.” The telling subtitle? “FDR Had His Own Breitbart, and Radio Was His Twitter.” Well, yes. Exactly. I have been writing for sometime that not only is the FDR and radio comparison to Trump and Twitter eerily analogous, but that…

Liberal Blogger Calls Conservatism ‘Cartoonish’

September 4th, 2016 8:20 PM
At the Democratic convention, Bill Clinton accused Republicans of fabricating a “cartoon alternative” to the real Hillary Clinton. The Washington Monthly’s Martin Longman claims that Democrats don’t need to create cartoon versions of conservatives since there’s already “something cartoonish about the right,” and in that regard Donald Trump “seems…

Blogger: Obama Leads Recent Two-Term Presidents in ‘Moral Credibility’

July 29th, 2016 9:42 PM
In a few months, Barack Obama will become the fifth post-World War II president to serve two full terms. The Washington Monthly’s Martin Longman thinks Obama tops the other four in terms of “popularity and moral credibility,” as indicated not only by the positive reception Obama got for his Wednesday-night DNC speech boosting Hillary Clinton, but by the public’s curiosity…

When the New York Times Cheered Deporting Illegal Immigrants

August 22nd, 2015 9:53 PM
The New York Times hates Donald Trump’s immigration plans. But back in the 1950s, they were solidly behind President Eisenhower's actions to deport illegal Mexican aliens.

Column: Bowe Bergdahl's Just Deserts

June 4th, 2014 9:58 PM
Death Penalty Month at anncoulter.com has already been interrupted by the psycho in Santa Barbara, and now it's being interrupted by the Buddhist in Bagram. Keeping to the spirit of Death Penalty Month, let's review the execution of Pvt. Eddie Slovik. Slovik's offense: desertion in wartime. (See the tie-in?) Unlike Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his unit, according to the…

Ann Coulter Discusses New Book With NewsBusters: Evidence Suggests Lib

October 14th, 2013 12:24 AM
On Friday, NewsBusters had the privilege of being the first organization to interview New York Times bestselling author Ann Coulter about her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over Three - Especially a Republican.” What follows is the first part of the discussion (video follows with transcript):

I Like Barack: Obama Reminds Historian Brinkley of Eisenhower

July 5th, 2013 8:18 AM
This Fourth of July weekend is turning into an unforseen laff-fest.  Yesterday we had NBC featuring a photo of President Obama making what he might have thought was an assertive hand gesture while discussing the situation in Egypt with his aides. Today treats us to historian Douglas Brinkley, on Morning Joe, claiming that when it comes to foreign policy, President Obama reminds him of,…