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Morning Joe Compares Trump's Rise To Rise Of Jim Crow

April 8th, 2019 11:34 AM
A new documentary about Reconstruction is set to begin airing on PBS tomorrow night and Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was on MSNBC's Morning Joe to talk about it. What started as an interesting conversation about the history of post-war America during the Reconstruction Era quickly degenerated into a segment that compared President Trump and the conservative members…

Joan Walsh: Obama Was ‘Moderate,’ But Still Faced a ‘Whitelash’

December 14th, 2016 8:47 PM
Like most observers, The Nation’s Walsh expected that the voters who backed Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 would turn out for Hillary Clinton, whose presidency would safeguard Obama’s “political, social, and racial legacy.” Of course, countless expectations were dashed on November 8, when, as Walsh puts it, an “unexpected surge of white voters…took their…
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CNN's Jones & Lemon Wrongly Claim Rep. Walsh Yelled 'You Lie' at Obama

July 9th, 2016 1:04 PM
On Friday's CNN Tonight, during a discussion of former Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh's appearance earlier in the show to discuss his recent tweet attacking President Barack Obama's criticisms of police activity, liberal CNN political commentator Van Jones incorrectly claimed that Walsh had shouted, "You lie!" as President Obama spoke to Congress in September 2009. Host…
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NYT's Helene Cooper Defends Obama's Criticism of Cambridge Police

June 21st, 2015 12:45 PM
During a panel discussion on Meet the Press, New York Times reporter Helene Cooper rehashed President Obama’s infamous scolding of the Cambridge, Massachusetts police for acting “stupidly,” recalling that at the time Obama's take “made sense to me.” 

Bozell & Graham Column: Ben Affleck Makes a Scandal for PBS

April 25th, 2015 8:04 AM
The North Korean e-mail hack of Sony continues to haunt Hollywood. The leftist group WikiLeaks recently posted a searchable set of the documents and the London Daily Mail found a new scandal subject: Ben Affleck....and PBS. Featured on the show Finding Your Roots, Affleck demanded (and got) the censorship of a slave-holder in his family tree, creating a scandal for the public-broadcasting…

Rapper Nas: 'I'm a Proud American...There Was a Time When I Didn't Fee

June 2nd, 2014 3:53 PM
It’s funny how hard-earned success can change even a liberal’s view about the greatness of this country. That’s exactly what happened to rapper Nas as he revealed on Friday's Charlie Rose show: “Where I was once a rebel to America...I love America!” On to promote the new documentary Time is Illmatic the hip-hop star was asked by Rose “Why do you like…

Henry Louis Gates: End Affirmative Action For Affluent African-America

October 22nd, 2013 9:18 AM
For all his accomplishments, Henry Louis Gates might be doomed to being best remembered as the man whose arrest led to the "Beer Summit." But the Harvard prof had something surprising to say on today's Morning Joe: Gates questioned the need for affirmative action for affluent African-Americans, saying instead such programs should seek to help poor people, regardless of race.…

The PBS Fall Season: Black History, Latino History, Streisand, and Pil

May 16th, 2013 8:07 AM
PBS has announced its new fall schedule, and it unfolds like a reinforced liberal stereotype. It includes a "landmark" six-hour series on Latino-American history narrated by Benjamin Bratt, and a six-hour series on African-American history narrated by Henry Louis “Beer Summit” Gates, from America's colonial period "up to the present day — when America has a…

Cal Thomas Column: Finding Your Roots

May 8th, 2012 11:07 AM
"Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr." is another of the Harvard professor's wonderful television series for PBS. This is "must-see TV" and a more than worthy sequel to three previous projects Gates has hosted about how some of us came to be what and who we are. In this latest 10-part series, Gates explores the genealogical and genetic history of a diverse…

Gwen Ifill's Overactive Imagination: Media Unfair to Obama on Race and

August 24th, 2011 7:27 AM
President Obama's vacation in Martha's Vineyard also became an occasion for a panel of liberal journalists, politicians, and academics to mourn his alleged mistreatment in the media at a race-and-the-media panel discussion organized by Harvard professor Charles Ogletree. PBS Washington Week anchor Gwen Ifill  lamented the overwhelming media bias against Obama in the Henry Louis…

Rabbi That Filmed Helen Thomas's Anti-Semitism Gets 25,000 Hate Emails

June 10th, 2010 10:36 AM
It's not just members of the media standing up to support disgraced journalist Helen Thomas after her unscheduled retirement caused by anti-Semitic remarks she made on camera last week.The rabbi that caught her disgusting comments on videotape and put them on the Internet has received 25,000 hate-email messages - and counting.Hours after MSNBC's Keith Olbermann actually called Rabbi David…

ABC Guest Reveals: George Stephanopoulos and Hillary Clinton Related

January 29th, 2010 10:45 AM
Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates appeared on Friday’s Good Morning America to promote a new series on genealogy and revealed to George Stephanopoulos that he might be related to Hillary Clinton. Gates told the former Democratic staffer turned journalist, "You are very likely a maternal cousin with Hillary Clinton."[Audio available here.]Gates, who very famously was involved in an…

Dobbs Excoriates Obama for Double Standard: Compares President’s Pos

November 11th, 2009 1:34 AM
Some of the mainstream media intelligentsia following the Fort Hood, Texas massacre have cautioned people to reserve judgment about the suspect Major Nidal Malik Hasan and have bypassed many key details in order to live up to what could be construed as a politically correct standard. CNN's Lou Dobbs isn't one of them. Dobbs, on his Nov. 10 radio program, didn't reserve judgment and criticized…

Bob Dylan Detained By Cops Week After Gates, Story Buried Until Now

August 15th, 2009 11:56 AM
Exactly one week after the highly-publicized arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates stirred a national discussion on race relations, legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was detained by police officers in a "low-income, predominantly minority neighborhood" in Long Branch, New Jersey.Makes one wonder why it took so long for this to get reported, and if news outlets that were…