Meacham Invokes KKK, George Wallace While Discussing 'Trumpism'

March 6th, 2018 4:48 AM
As historian and MSNBC contributor Jon Meacham appeared as a guest on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, he repeatedly made references to racist public figures or groups from history like George Wallace and the KKK as he discussed modern-day political battles and President Donald Trump. At one point, he lectured about American history: "But the forces the President embodies --…

PBS's Costa Wrongly Suggests George Wallace Was a Republican

December 15th, 2017 10:41 PM
Some liberal journalists just can't get the notion out of their minds that George Wallace was a Republican, even though the former segregationist governor of Alabama was a lifelong Democrat. On Friday's Washington Week on PBS, host Robert Costa -- also a Washington Post reporter -- suggested that Wallace was a part of the Republican party's "past" as he recalled that some…

Ex-NYT Editor Touts 'Historic Night’ Putting AL on 'Right Road’

December 13th, 2017 12:30 AM
Late Tuesday night, longtime New York Times editor Howell Raines joined MSNBC’s The 11th Hour to gush over the “historic night” in his home state of Alabama and declare that Democrat Doug Jones’s victory put the state on “the indisputably right road” “for the first time in 175 years.”

Pundit: ‘We've Been Grading Republicans on a Curve For Decades'

September 13th, 2016 11:08 PM
To borrow the title of a Clint Eastwood movie, liberals are having trouble with the curve -- specifically, the curve which they claim the media are using to grade Donald Trump. President Obama and Paul Krugman are among those who’ve raised that objection. Esquire blogger Pierce agrees with them, but he also asserted in a Sunday post that the media’s supposedly lenient treatment of…

Mitchell Touts Claim Reagan Dems Back Trump Due to Wallace Resemblance

February 28th, 2016 12:25 AM
In an otherwise dull and abbreviated evening of live coverage on Saturday night dedicated to the South Carolina Democratic Primary, MSNBC host/NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell touted the argument an anonymous former Democratic governor that Reagan Democrats were actually ardent backers of segregationist George Wallace: "The Reagan Democrats, many of them were George Wallace Democrats,…

On CBS, Yahoo News's Bai Invokes George Wallace in Trump Discussion

December 22nd, 2015 5:45 PM
Appearing as a guest on Tuesday's CBS This Morning, Yahoo News political columnist Matt Bai brought up 1960s era segregationist Alabama Democratic governor and former presidential candidate George Wallace during a discussion of Donald Trump's popularity: "There is a very dissatisfied conservative piece of the electorate, you know. It goes back really as far as George Wallace."

Russert Frets 'Hope and Change' Did Not Work, Invokes George Wallace

December 22nd, 2015 3:56 PM
As MSNBC's Chris Matthews appeared on Tuesday's Andrea Mitchell Reports to promote his special on Donald Trump's life, substitute MSNBC host Luke Russert wondered why the "divisions that had ravaged the country" did not go away after President Barack Obama's election because "everybody thought that we were now coming into a post-racial society, that 'hope and…

Andrea Mitchell Compares Trump and George Wallace Voters

December 12th, 2015 11:25 PM
On Friday's Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, as guest and NBC host Chuck Todd attempted to psychoanalyze Donald Trump supporters, host Mitchell compared Trump voters to those who supported segregationist Alabama Democratic Governor George Wallace in the 1968 presidential campaign, as she and Todd both suggested that Trump supporters believe America was "great" when it was more…

Bloomberg Guest: Forces In Trump Fans 'More Animalistic Than Human'

December 11th, 2015 7:00 PM
It's one thing to dump on Trump, as author Rick Perlstein did on today's With All Due Respect, calling The Donald a modern-day George Wallace, and floating "fascism" about him. But Perlstein took things a nasty step further, denigrating Trump supporters in the ugliest terms. Per Perlstein, Trump has unleashed forces in his supporters "that are more animalistic…

While Hitting Trump, Rather Smears Barry Goldwater as ‘George Wallace’

December 10th, 2015 12:43 PM
Disgraced ex-CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather appeared on Wednesday’s Rachel Maddow Show to attack Donald Trump. In the process, the journalist smeared conservative icon Barry Goldwater. Asked about Trump’s policy of banning all Muslims from America, Rather excoriated, “[Trump’s] related to the candidacy of the late George Wallace. Barry Goldwater, if you will. Huey Long…

Wilmore Slimes Kim Davis, Likens Her to George Wallace, Jeffrey Dahmer

September 9th, 2015 12:35 PM
Comedy Central's Larry Wilmore vomited up the oft-used leftist insults of social conservatives on Tuesday's Nightly Show in a rant about Kentucky clerk Kim Davis. Wilmore hinted that her supporters were akin to the Ku Klux Klan, and mocked her Christian prayer gesture as a Nazi salute. The "comedian" later likened Davis to notorious segregationist George Wallace, and hyped that…

Al Hunt Calls Trump a Modern-Day 'George Wallace'

July 13th, 2015 7:43 AM
Liberal media types like Al Hunt haven't called Donald Trump a Hitler. Yet.  But Judy Woodruff's husband has branded Trump a modern-day version of an iconic personification of racism. On today's Morning Joe, Hunt declared that Trump is "George Corley Wallace, 40 years later."

Politico Mag Implies George Wallace Was a Republican

September 30th, 2014 11:09 AM
A number of center-right and New Media outlets have noted Politico Magazine's disingenuousness in the opening photograph in its "Race and the Modern GOP" article. At the item's top is the iconic "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" photo showing onetime segregationist Alabama Governor George Wallace "try(ing) to block the entry of two black students" into the…

CNN Tees Up Comedian to Defend ObamaCare; 'Let's Give It a Chance

November 25th, 2013 4:07 PM
Chris Cuomo isn't the only CNN anchor helping with ObamaCare's PR. On CNN Sunday evening, anchor Martin Savidge teed up comedian George Wallace to stand up for the law and plead with Americans to "give it a chance. Let's get together instead of knocking it." "I think everybody deserves great health care. And even prisoners get great health care, free health care,…