Morning Joe: Margaret Thatcher Saved Britain From Becoming France!
September 14th, 2022 9:53 PM
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and former Obama car czar Steve Rattner offer surprising praise for Margaret Thatcher, saying her tough economic policies saved Britain from "becoming France."
Travel Narrows the Mind
September 28th, 2021 3:04 PM
Washington -- Or should I dateline this column "Mid-Atlantic" or just "On the Ground at Heathrow?" Whatever, I feel this column is being written at 35,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, and I am anticipating great fun when I arrive in London. London is always great fun: nightclubs, restaurants, dozens of literate friends -- even a few useful lectures and concerts. Years ago, I could boast of…
‘The Crown’ on Margaret Thatcher: 'She’s Destroying the Country!'
November 20th, 2020 6:00 AM
In the fourth season of Netflix’s The Crown, released November 13, the audience gets a couple of storylines they’ve been waiting for. This season heralded the entrance of Lady Diana Spencer (Elizabeth Debicki, The Night Manager) and her tumultuous beginning as Princess of Wales. For those more interested in the political intrigue than the romantic, season four also brings us…
Vanity Fair: The Conservative Woman Is a 'Racist Gender Traitor’
July 30th, 2020 8:48 AM
In the July/August issue of Vanity Fair, contributor Sonia Saraiya wonders, “Is Hollywood Too Soft on Conservative Women?” It’s a ridiculous question to anyone remotely moderate or right-leaning who is familiar with pop culture, but it appears Saraiya thinks portraying conservative women as anything other than a “white nationalist racist gender traitor” is going too soft.
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 Thatcher…
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’t let up: "A walk through…
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 providing just the…
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 troubling, because it's clear that there…
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’t discuss the short story on killing…
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 obituary at…
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 the journalists at MSNBC and…
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 “elective…
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 disagreed over…