Sad Trombone: NYT Calls Out WH for Hiding Biden from the News Media

April 23rd, 2023 8:48 PM

In a nearly 1,800-word piece posted Thursday afternoon at The New York Times website (but buried on A-16 of Saturday’s print edition), longtime White House reporter Michael Shear blasted the Biden administration for having “protect[ed]” the President through his first two years in office with only 54 interviews and the fewest press conferences in his first two years since Richard…


Let the Fawning Begin! Doris Kearns Goodwin Likens Joe Biden to FDR

November 9th, 2020 3:13 PM

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.

Media Are Still Peddling One of the Great Myths of the Depression

April 18th, 2020 10:30 AM
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld once cautioned newcomers to learn from those who held the same positions before. “Try to make original mistakes rather than needlessly repeating theirs,” he said. Harry Kazianis should have taken Rumsfeld’s advice before writing this annoying paragraph on April 2: "The rapidly worsening pandemic is shaping up as the defining challenge of the Trump…

Schieffer on CBS: Romney Firing Remark Just Shy of Saying 'Herbert Hoo

January 10th, 2012 1:41 PM
Bob Schieffer slammed Mitt Romney on Tuesday's CBS This Morning for his recent "I like to fire people" line, stating that he was "looking for every way he can try to lose and drive down his percentage of victory." He added, "I guess the only thing worse you could say...when people are out of work is that Herbert Hoover is my hero or something like that. It just boggles the mind." Right after…

Krugman Completely Misrepresents Herbert Hoover as Well as British Eco

March 18th, 2011 1:34 PM
It really is amazing that anybody takes New York Times columnist Paul Krugman seriously. Consider the following factual misrepresentations in what he wrote Friday:

Spitzer: Tea Party Endorses 'Path of Hoover,' Will 'Destroy Our Countr

October 6th, 2010 4:45 PM
CNN's new host Eliot Spitzer slammed the Tea Party movement on Tuesday's Parker-Spitzer: "I think that that piece of the Republican Party is vapid. It has no ideas....They're going to destroy our country." Spitzer also accused Tea Party members of forwarding a "Herbert Hoover vision of government...saying, we want to take away the very pieces of government that created the middle class."The…

George Will Schools Robert Reich On Deficit Spending, FDR and Herbert

August 22nd, 2010 3:26 PM
George Will on Sunday gave Robert Reich a much-needed history lesson about deficit spending and liberal myths concerning Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover.As the Roundtable segment on ABC's "This Week" moved to the current state of the economy, Reich predictably called for another stimulus package. "You can't even talk about stimulus because people say, 'Oh, that would create a deficit…

Ground Zero Mosque Backlash a Symptom of Economy Says Think Progress B

August 10th, 2010 12:31 PM
Is it "the economy, stupid" or is it just that the economy makes people stupid? Either way Matt Yglesias, blogger extraordinaire, believes the economy is what's driving conservative furor over the "Ground Zero Mosque." On MSNBC's August 9 broadcast of "Countdown," Yglesias did his best to psychoanalyze people that are upset a mosque is being built in the shadow of Ground Zero,…

Rachel Maddow Still Can't Get it Right About Hoover

March 10th, 2009 8:48 AM

Clownish Rachel Maddow Rewrites History of Great Depression, Reinforce

December 15th, 2008 2:13 PM
Must have been that full moon. Or "fool full moon" as Rachel Maddow stumbled in referring to it.If the Newseum is accepting suggestions for exhibits, a possibility comes to mind -- the Pantheon of Unfortunate Punditry. First submission -- Maddow's hilarious revisionism of Herbert Hoover on her MSNBC show Friday. I've watched the segment several times, each time in awe at Maddow's supreme…

Maddow Perpetuates Hoary Great Depression Myth

November 10th, 2008 1:01 PM
"Rachel Maddow is the smartest person on TV," proclaims The Advocate magazine in a cover story on the newly christened MSNBC pundit and Air America Radio host.That being the case, Maddow ought to know better than make some of the claims she does -- at least when it comes to politics, economics and American history.Most recent example: Maddow's interview on Nov. 5 with former Rhode Island Senator…

ABC Finds FDR Partly to Blame for 10-Year Great Depression

October 14th, 2008 12:40 AM

Kyl Spikes Schumer's Bush=Hoover Shtick

March 23rd, 2008 12:08 PM
With Eliot Spitzer gone, Chuck Schumer moves to the head of the list of smugly self-righteous New York pols. So it was particularly satisfying to see Sen. Jon Kyl [R-AZ] put Schumer is his place on This Week with George Stephanopoulos today. A guest with Kyl for purposes of discussing the economy, Schumer clearly came in with a game plan: to analogize President Bush to the man who presided over…

Hillary, Please Check the Oil While You're At It

February 14th, 2008 7:01 PM
It's questionable whether Herbert Hoover actually ever promised to put "a chicken in every pot." But even if Hoover did, he was a piker compared to Hillary Clinton. Check out her remarks in a campaign speech today, as aired on this afternoon's Hardball. HILLARY CLINTON: Over the years, you've heard plenty of promises, from plenty of people in plenty of speeches. And some of those speeches…