PBS on Coronation Protester Arrests: More Like Moscow Than London

May 9th, 2023 11:33 AM

Saturday’s edition of PBS News Weekend led with a story on the coronation of King Charles in England, but the story was dominated by anti-monarchy protesters. This was not the BBC. Correspondent Malcolm Brabant relayed "The arrests have been widely condemned by opposition parliamentarians, and Human Rights Watch, which said this was something you would expect in Moscow, not London."…

NY Times Rips ‘Racist, Sexist, Classist, Out of Touch' Royal Family

May 8th, 2023 9:27 AM

New York Times writer-at-large Sarah Lyall came at the English royal family from the Left from London as King Charles III formally became King of England in Westminster Abbey on Saturday. While most in the United Kingdom, and the United States, greeted the traditionwith respect or at least acceptance, Lyall couldn’t resist injecting some adolescent non-conformism into the mix with “As…

Monarchs of the American Big City

September 24th, 2022 5:31 PM

WASHINGTON -- The enormous outpouring of affection for Queen Elizabeth II has recently demonstrated to the world that monarchy is not dead. Now attention will turn to King Charles III, and we shall see how he will do. As I intimated last week, I think he will do very well. I said his initial speech to his subjects and to the world was “brilliant.”

The Prince of Wales Becomes a King

September 19th, 2022 10:01 AM

WASHINGTON -- I met King Charles III when he was but the prince of Wales on the evening of Nov. 2, 2005. I was the guest of President George W. Bush, and he invited me to the White House perhaps to demonstrate to the future British King that though Great Britain had a much older Spectator, America had its own Spectator, and it was read in the White House. His wife, Laura,…


'I Need You To Stop'! Velshi Gets Mad When Historian Debunks Him

September 10th, 2022 11:30 AM

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi broke with network tradition on his Saturday show and welcomed an actual historian on to discuss current events. It did not go well for Velshi as repeatedly told Roberts “I need you to stop” because Roberts debunked his reductive view of the history of the British monarchy.