Memento Mori: Henry Kissinger and Charlie Munger

December 5th, 2023 4:22 PM

Charlie Munger and Henry Kissinger are dead. Munger died 34 days before his 100th year. Kissinger crossed into his 100th year in May of this year. Both are generational lights, one in business and the other in statecraft. Their deaths are a reminder that even the greatest among us cannot escape the veil of eternity.


Daily Show Faux-Debates 'America's Greatest War Criminals'

December 1st, 2023 9:55 AM

Comedy Central’s tempt host of The Daily Show, Michelle Wolf welcomed correspondents Ronny Chieng and Michael Kosta for a “debate” on who is “America’s greatest war criminal” after the death of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. As Chieng and Kosta fake fought over Kissinger and former Vice President Dick Cheney, Wolf offered up President Andrew Jackson.

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Gauche Scarborough: 'Shape-Shifter' Kissinger vs. Resolute Brzezinski

November 30th, 2023 4:23 PM

On Morning Joe, on the occasion of the death of Henry Kissinger, Joe Scarborough makes an invidious comparison between Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski, the late father of Scarborough's wife and co-host Mika Brzezinski. Scarborough described Kissinger as a "shape-shifter" who retained influence for 50 years after leaving the White House because he was good at "ingratiating" himself with…


On CBS, Brinkley Pans 'Anti-Democratic' Kissinger

November 30th, 2023 12:15 PM

Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley joined Thursday’s installment of CBS Mornings to discuss the death of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and his “duality.” On one hand, Brinkley panned Kissinger as someone who “had a bad, anti-democratic record,” but on the other, he praised Kissinger for being the guy who set in motion Israeli-Egyptian peace and tried to argue that is…

Blogger: Trump and Ryan Represent Different Types of Evil

August 5th, 2016 8:42 PM
There’s a famous line attributed to Henry Kissinger about the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s: “It's a pity they can't both lose.” Left-wing Washington Monthly blogger David Atkins adapted Kissinger’s quip for his Tuesday post about whether “vicious, ignorant megalomaniac” Donald Trump is “more contemptible” than “steely-eyed devotee of Ayn Rand” Paul Ryan.

Ugh: Charlie Rose Starts Interview With ‘Friend’ Hillary Clinton W

July 18th, 2014 1:00 PM
On Thursday night’s episode of his PBS show, Charlie Rose began by showering guest and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with praises from the likes of Henry Kissinger, the late Maya Angelous and, naturally, Charlie Rose himself! From reading a glowing quote from Henry Kissinger to reading a Maya Angelou poem all about her to Rose announcing “I consider Hillary Clinton a friend,” it was…

Olbermann: Obama ‘Separating Mullah Limbaugh from the Herd,’ Lates

January 27th, 2009 7:45 PM
On Monday’s Countdown show, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann branded Rush Limbaugh as the "extreme right," and made an analogy between Barack Obama talking about trying to divide jihadists from Muslim moderates during his inauguration, and the President's current efforts to isolate Limbaugh from other conservatives. Hosting  Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter as guest, Olbermann began: "In his inaugural address…

FNC Features Kissinger Responding to Obama's Debate Claims on Iran

September 28th, 2008 1:53 AM
During a phone interview with FNC anchor Megyn Kelly, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who already voiced disapproval of Barack Obama's attempt to suggest that Kissinger would agree with his intention to meet personally with Iranian President Ahmadinejad, on Saturday elaborated on his disagreement with Obama, and clarified his views on how America should negotiate with Iran. The segment…

Olbermann Makes Fat Joke About Henry Kissinger

September 27th, 2008 1:27 PM
During a special edition of MSNBC’s Countdown show after Friday’s presidential debate, Keith Olbermann seemed to insert a joke about the weight of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger into a conversation about the performance of John McCain and Barack Obama. As previously documented by the MRC’s Matthew Balan, the Countdown host brought up McCain’s difficulty in pronouncing the name of…

Kissinger Says Obama Wrong on Kissinger's Position in Debate Tonight

September 27th, 2008 12:10 AM
Here is something that the media should focus on. In the debates tonight, Barack Obama said that even Henry Kissinger agreed with Obama that on a presidential level a diplomatic meeting with as rogue a leader as Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a good idea. McCain immediately said that this was not true, but the issue wasn't further addressed in the debate. Well, now Henry Kissinger himself is…

MSNBC's Shuster Reveals Palin Presser Typo But Forgets MSNBC's Own Rac

September 24th, 2008 2:31 AM
MSNBC's David Shuster continued the attack on Governor Sarah Palin for not allowing reporters in on meetings she attended at the United Nations. Fellow Newsbuster Ken Shepherd pointed out recently the media never complained over not having full access to Barack Obama's meetings with foreign leaders during his tour through the Middle East and later Europe. However, Shuster's attack included…