CNN Historian: Afghan Airport Disaster to Become a 'Symbol of Hope'?

August 17th, 2021 5:30 PM

Plenty have people have compared the current situation in Kabul to Saigon in 1975, but on Tuesday, CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley became probably the first to suggest that may not be all bad. For Brinkley, the fact that people are scrambling to get onboard or hanging off the exteriors of C-17s might, one day, lead to them being seen as symbols of hope.


Rumsfeld Dies, MSNBC's Mohyeldin Blames Him, U.S. For Mideast Misery

June 30th, 2021 5:05 PM

Former two-time Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld died on Wednesday at the age of 88. Given his role in the Iraq War, both in its conception and in how it was fought, it was inevitable that media reaction would be at least somewhat critical. On his MSNBC show, Ayman Mohyeldin, however, went much further, blaming him and the U.S. for the misery that exists in Iraq and Afghanistan.


MSNBC's Meacham: National Nightmare Is Over, Voters Kept the Republic

November 7th, 2020 6:05 PM

MSNBC's self-proclaimed non-partisan, Biden-supporting historian Jon Meacham reacted to the news that Biden has been declared president-elect by claiming that our long national nightmare is over and that the voters have kept the republic.

These Celebs Lecture You: ‘Turn Texas Blue’ to Smash Trump

September 30th, 2020 10:30 AM

Liberal stars may produce movies in Los Angeles, but they often don’t film movies in California. And there’s a reason: It’s’ incredibly expensive. So they often go to red states because of their more sensible tax policies. However, these same celebs now want help “turning Texas blue.” 


CNN's Chris Cuomo Wrongly Claims Justice Stevens Was a Reagan Pick

March 31st, 2018 5:49 PM
On Thursday's New Day on CNN, before a debate with Tim Schmidt of the Concealed Carry Association over whether the Second Amendment is in danger, host Chris Cuomo tried to bolster Second Amendment critic and liberal former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens by claiming that he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan when, in reality, he was appointed by President Gerald Ford -- a…

Matthews: All Trump Does Is ‘B**ch, B**ch'; While Obama Was Justified

April 18th, 2017 9:35 PM
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews is notorious for saying stupid things, but salty language is not usually associated with him. While trashing President Trump and his criticism of President Obama, Matthews whined to his panelists that all Trump does is “bitch, bitch.”

Vox Explains CPAC’s ‘Identity Politics For Aging White Christians'

February 23rd, 2017 4:29 PM
CPAC, currently going on just outside the Beltway in National Harbor, Maryland, has changed along with the conservative movement, believes Matthew Yglesias. Old-school CPAC, Yglesias contended in a Wednesday piece, was philosophically driven, populated by the sort of activists who “helped [Ronald] Reagan mount a primary challenge to incumbent President Gerald Ford.” In the past…

CNN’s Seventies: Ford a ‘Conservative’ and Carter a Victim of Bad Luck

July 18th, 2015 6:04 PM
Watching the latest installment of CNN’s The Seventies documentary series, I learned President Gerald Ford was a “conservative” and President Jimmy Carter was a victim the misperception that he made mistakes, endured bad luck and inherited an “unmanageable” nation and world.

Lefty Writer: 'Hard to Imagine' Reagan Beating Carter in ‘76

November 26th, 2014 1:04 PM
Ed Kilgore contends that if the Gipper had headed the Republican ticket that year, he would have lost to Jimmy Carter and consequently would have been an also-ran if he’d sought the 1980 GOP nod.

Joe Scarborough: There Aren't Enough Republicans in Mainstream Media t

September 26th, 2011 11:55 AM
The folks at MSNBC as well as parent NBC should sit up and take notice of something Joe Scarborough said on Monday's "Morning Joe." "There are not enough people that are either Republican in the mainstream media or talk to people on the telephone at least one a month...who actually understand what the Republican Party is" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Bernstein: Ford's Nixon Pardon 'Right Thing To Do

March 9th, 2011 8:06 AM
A minor historical footnote, perhaps, but arguably an interesting one . . . A man whose Watergate reporting made his career and led to Richard Nixon's downfall has declared that Pres. Gerald Ford did the right thing in pardoning Nixon.   Carl Bernstein made the--to me at least--surprising statement on today's Morning Joe, in the course of a discussion of Jeff Greenfield's…

MSNBC’s Alter: Justice Stevens ‘Great Intellect’ ‘Makes Scalia

April 6th, 2010 4:08 PM
On Monday’s Countdown show, MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter – also of Newsweek – claimed that liberal Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is, in fact, a "moderate" who has such "great intellect" that he makes conservative Justice Antonin Scalia "look like a pygmy." Alter: "Justice Stevens is the great intellect on the court in our generation. He makes…

Olbermann Distorts Poll to Discredit Cheney

December 19th, 2008 6:19 PM
On Thursday’s Countdown show, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann disputed Vice President Cheney’s recent contention that history would likely judge the Bush administration more favorably than current approval rating numbers would suggest, as the MSNBC host distorted the results of a July 2007 Rasmussen poll to discredit Cheney’s claim that views of President Ford have softened up over the 30 years since…

ABC Touts Gaffes of GOP Children; Sawyer Recounts Battling With Republ

August 7th, 2007 12:57 PM
On Tuesday’s "Good Morning America," reporter Jake Tapper used the story that Rudy Giuliani’s daughter had joined a pro-Barack Obama Facebook group as a segue to recount the travails of other presidential children. Somehow, his list of wayward youths included only the offspring of famous Republican politicians, while ignoring Democratic embarrassments, such as the recent drug arrest of…