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.
New Expose on the Time FDR Messed With Thanksgiving (and Regretted It)
The holiday of Thanksgiving is under a yearly attack from liberals who find the holiday hateful and a “day of mourning.” But a newly reissued book on the history of the day finds it’s not the first time Thanksgiving has been under fire. Conservatives will find chapter 7 particularly interesting: It reminds readers of Franklin Roosevelt’s botched attempt to mess with the holiday.
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.
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…
FDR vs. JFK vs. JRB
In his address to Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt said: “… we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us. Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger. With…
Breaking Institutions: Nets Skip First Meeting of Court Packing Panel
For four years, the liberal media would scream from the rooftops about how President Trump was “destroying our democratic institutions.” But ABC, CBS, and NBC were nowhere to be seen Wednesday night following the first meeting and swearing-in of President Biden’s commission to reshape the Supreme Court in the way only radical liberals benefitted from (either with court-packing or taking away…
Is COVID Relief Discouraging Work? Lefties Hilariously Say, ‘No Way’
“Experts” predicted 1 million jobs would be created in April. The actual number fell far short, at 266,000. Republicans warned that overly generous COVID-19 relief benefits create a disincentive to work. The day before this disappointing jobs report, Bloomberg wrote: “In earnings calls and business surveys, executives often blame stimulus checks and generous unemployment benefits for hampering…
CNN Host Fantasizes ‘Biden’s New Deal’ Can ‘Make America Great Again’
CNN host Fareed Zakaria hijacked former President Donald Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again” and slapped it on President Joe Biden’s gargantuan federal spending.
CNN Wonders If America Never Learned From (FDR's) Internment Camps
Despite the fact that Atlanta police have still refused to say race played a factor in Tuesday's mass shooting -- and the FBI is suggesting race was not a factor -- CNN Newsroom still blamed Republicans like former President Trump for the shooting on Thursday and wondered if the country has moved beyond things such as World War II internment camps. And who was president then…
MSNBC Compares Biden to FDR and LBJ After Massive COVID Bill Passes
MSNBC's Friday night edition of The 11th Hour marked the passing of President Biden's COVID package by hailing it as a "Rooseveltian" and "Johnsonian" achievement. Which, from the perspective of historian Michael Beschloss, was not just a good thing on a practical level, but necessary on a larger level because if Biden fails, then democracy itself is danger of falling to conspiracy…
CNN Is All Aglow at Biden's 'Mirror Image of the Reagan Revolution'
On Friday's CNN Newsroom host Jim Sciutto and senior political analyst David Gergen hailed President Biden's supposed FDR-esque Thursday night address for breaking with the Reaganesque distrust of government solutions to problems.
What Left-Wing Educators Don't Teach During ‘Black History Month’
When will Black History Month be ... history? Apart from the bizarre notion that educators should set aside one month to salute the historical achievements of one race apart from and above the historical achievements of other races, Black History Month appears to omit a lot of Black history. About slavery, do our mostly left-wing educators teach that slavery was not unique to America and is as…
Let the Fawning Begin! Doris Kearns Goodwin Likens Joe Biden to FDR
Appearing as a guest on Sunday's MSNBC Live with Alex Witt, former NBC News presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin enthused over Joe Biden as the next President, likening his defeat of Donald Trump to Franklin Delano Roosevelt defeating Herbert Hoover, and touting his ability to connect with voters as being like Roosevelt.
Democrats Threaten to Burn Down the Republic to Stack Supreme Court
Last week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87. Her death immediately initiated a political firestorm in Washington, D.C. -- one that threatens the very integrity of the republic. That's not because, as the media and Democrats would claim, some sort of institutional norm has been violated by a Republican president selecting a replacement for Ginsburg to be voted on…