Thatcher and Reagan: Why Do They Hate Them So?
February 20th, 2020 4:24 PM
WASHINGTON — I am rounding the last turn of Charles Moore's magisterial biography of Margaret Thatcher. It is no sprint. It is not even a long-distance race. It is a marathon of a literary work, three volumes. Three thick volumes. Yet, as I have said, it is a masterpiece. Charles loves Ms. Thatcher. That is not to say he lets her off easy. Charles is too fine a biographer for that, and…
NY Times Front Page 'News': Still Bashing Thatcher 'Austerity'
May 30th, 2018 4:05 PM
The front of Monday’s New York Times featured socialist-spouting economics reporter Peter Goodman using Prescot, a struggling town in northwest England, as a cudgel for Margaret Thatcher bashing worthy of a Marxist professor: "After Years of Fiscal Belt-Tightening, England is Feeling the Pinch – Prolonged Budget Cuts Reshape British Life.” Goodman started hot and didn…
Spotify, Mic Push Left-Wing Agenda on Economy
October 6th, 2016 12:13 PM
Proving again that its new podcast slants left, Clarify bashed the policies of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher for current problems with the economy. Nevermind the many years since those leaders were in charge. That’s right. No discussion of the current president’s economic policies, just old liberal attacks on deregulation, globalization and less unionization. So much for…
Britain to EU: Good Riddance
June 28th, 2016 2:29 PM
Maybe it was those college courses on the history of Europe that soured me on the idea of a united continent. How could a conglomeration of nation states noted for invading each other, pillaging and warring against each other form a union? How could a continent with different languages, cultures and money become a united states of Europe modeled after the USA?
Former Obama Official: 'Can Gay Marriage Defeat the Islamic State?'
June 30th, 2015 2:46 PM
In a column at ForeignPolicy.com, a former Obama administration defense official who "served as a counselor to the U.S. defense undersecretary for policy from 2009 to 2011" has asked: "Can Gay Marriage Defeat the Islamic State?"
Rosa Brooks, who "is a law professor at Georgetown University," is serious. Her earnestness and deep ignorance are especially…
NY Times Thrilled By 'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher' Story
October 8th, 2014 7:13 AM
It’s easily guessed that no one at the New York Times would welcome a book titled “The Assassination of Barack Obama.” But the Times is in love with a book titled “The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher.”
This book of short stories by British author Hilary Mantel graced the cover of Sunday’s book review, but mysteriously, that review by Terry Castle didn…
Do You Agree, Brian? Williams Says Shevardnadze 'Admitted That Too Muc
July 8th, 2014 8:32 PM
On Monday evening's NBC Nightly News, host Brian Williams used a perhaps revealing verb to describe a belief held by former Soviet foreign minister and Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze, who died on Monday at 86.
It would be good to look back and learn how Shevardnadze came to say what he said a decade ago before getting to how Williams framed it. As reported in Doug Martin's…
MSNBC Savaged Thatcher When She Died, But Now Matthews Insists It’s
December 10th, 2013 9:46 AM
An indignant Chris Matthews on Monday took internet attacks on the late Nelson Mandela, allegedly from conservative commenters, and slammed the right for a lack of respect towards the South African leader: “Don’t they know that it’s not nice to make fun of a person so recently deceased, much less the world’s most honored champion of human freedom?”
Yet, how did…
Rest In Whitewash: Networks Set to Ignore Mandela's Communist Party Ti
December 7th, 2013 7:07 PM
At the Daily Beast, Michael Moynihan attempted to overcome the tendency of journalists and celebrities to make Nelson Mandela a secular saint. Moynihan recalled that when Margaret Thatcher died, these same people denounced her for here "indulgence" of right-wing dictators like Agosto Pinochet in Chile, who allowed his country to become a democracy.
ABC called her reign an “…
NYT's Sanger Pathetically Compares Cameron's UK War Support Failure to
August 30th, 2013 4:30 PM
Well, if you can't say anything good about how your guy's foreign policy is going, you can at least try to trash one of his predecessors so your guy doesn't look so bad.
That would appear to be the idea behind David E. Sanger's attempt at the New York Times today to falsely inform readers that the two towering leaders of the 1980s, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, angrily…
Mick Jagger Tells DC Concert Crowd: 'I Don't Think Obama Is Here But I
June 24th, 2013 10:52 PM
Famed rock group the Rolling Stones played the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Monday, and according to numerous fans reporting on Twitter, lead singer Mick Jagger took a shot at the current White House resident and his recently revealed domestic surveillance program.
Self-described progressive @MikeCarvalho tweeted during the show, "I don't think President Obama is here, but I…
NY Times Doesn't Let 'Costly' Funeral Halt Criticism of 'Deeply Polari
April 17th, 2013 2:19 PM
The New York Times marked the day of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral with disrespect, with London bureau chief John Burns reporting from one of the last places on earth likely to offer sympathetic tribute to the prime minister who broke the left-wing coal miners' union: A mining town in the middle of England.
And the paper's post-funeral story today offered left-…
As Britain Says Goodbye, Networks Tout Ugly Attacks on 'Polarizing
April 17th, 2013 12:24 PM
In the days leading up to Margaret Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday, the three networks repeatedly hyped hateful, ugly attacks on the former Prime Minister of Britain, describing her as a "polarizing," "divisive" figure. On Rock Center, his low-rated Friday night show, Brian Williams explained that it was "sad, but necessary to report" that, while Americans may…
Daily Kos Week in Review: Grave Dancers' Union
April 12th, 2013 10:22 PM
This past week, while some Kossacks bade Margaret Thatcher a not-so-fond farewell, others argued that the Democratic party has moved so far to the right that it would suit, say, Ronald Reagan, and even Thatcher if she'd been an American.
As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.