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.
Cal Thomas Column: The Lady Was a Champ
April 12th, 2013 6:41 PM
MANCHESTER, England -- There is a story about Margaret Thatcher, which is probably apocryphal, but speaks volumes about the strength of Britain's first female prime minister, who died Monday at age 87.
Following her election in 1979, the story goes that Thatcher took her all-male cabinet out to dinner. The waiter asked what she would like. "I'll have the beef," she said. The…
WaPo's London Bureau Chief: Thatcher's Death 'Appears To Be Opening O
April 12th, 2013 8:00 AM
As the world mourns the loss of one of the greatest stateswomen of the 20th century, Washington Post London bureau chief Anthony Faiola wrote yesterday that Margaret Thatcher’s death “appears to be opening old wounds.” To do so, however, Faiola selectively picked up anecdotes of left-wing hate-mongering, such as how the UK's leading conservative paper Faiola noted how the…
Time’s Foroohar Uses Thatcher’s Death to Dismiss Free Market Princ
April 11th, 2013 3:07 PM
Legendary British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has passed away, and given that she was a conservative, PBS can’t let her go without finding some way to criticize her. On Tuesday evening’s PBS NewsHour, Time Magazine’s Rana Foroohar was brought on to discuss Thatcher’s legacy. Why Foroohar? Well, according to anchor Gwen Ifill, not only does she cover economics and…
MSNBC's O'Donnell Frets Americans 'Suffer Deprivations' Because of Low
April 10th, 2013 4:00 PM
On Tuesday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC host O'Donnell fretted that people "suffer deprivations" in the United States because the U.S. is the "world's biggest tax haven" with a relatively low tax burden compared to other countries. After showing his viewers a chart recounting that the U.S. ranks 31st in the percentage of the economy the…
Bozell Column: Remembering (and Forgetting) Thatcher
April 9th, 2013 10:26 PM
The legendary British prime minister Margaret Thatcher has died, and the national media tried to pay their respects, not only for breaking Britain’s “glass ceiling” with a “bruising” political style, but for transforming Britain and helping wind down the Cold War.
Still, Thatcher was a conservative and one of Ronald Reagan’s staunchest friends in the…
Angry Leftists Bully Spice Girl Geri Halliwell to Remove Tweet Praisin
April 9th, 2013 8:23 PM
The tumult over the death of Margaret Thatcher on Monday has continued online, where Geri Halliwell, an original member of the Spice Girls singing group, apologized to the many people who were angered when “Ginger Spice” called the former British Prime Minister “the original Spice Girl.”
“I'm sorry if I offended u...x,” @GeriHalliwell posted regarding…
MSNBC's Hayes Lauds 'Beloved' UK National Health Care as 'Great Hallma
April 9th, 2013 5:52 PM
On Monday's All In show on MSNBC, host Chris Hayes praised Britain's "beloved" national health care program as possibly "one of the great hallmarks of western social democracy," as he admitted to delivering criticism from a liberal point of view of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's administration.
Avalanche of Hate Causes UK Paper to Block Comments on All Margaret Th
April 9th, 2013 3:59 PM
Upon learning that former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher had died of a stroke on Monday, the Daily Telegraph published an obituary that stated she “was not only Britain’s first woman prime minister, she was also the outstanding peacetime leader of the 20th century.”
But just hours later, the newspaper had to shut down all comment sections on articles related to…
Margaret Thatcher a 'Dominant Yet Divisive Figure' Who Helped 'Unravel
April 9th, 2013 2:17 PM
The death at 87 of former British Prime Minister and Cold War conservative icon Margaret Thatcher was marked with a respectful obituary on Tuesday's New York Times front page by Joseph Gregory: "'Iron Lady' Who Set Britain on a New Course."
A front-page "news analysis" by reporters John Burns and Alan Cowell was more objectionable, "Hard Policies In Hard…
NBC: Margaret Thatcher 'Too Controversial' for State Funeral; 'Dancing
April 9th, 2013 1:04 PM
During a report on Tuesday's NBC Today, correspondent Michelle Kosinski took gratuitous shots at Margaret Thatcher while detailing funeral plans for the former British prime minister who died Monday: "...many feel this is appropriate that it will not be a state funeral because she remains so controversial....How controversial is Thatcher still today?...in Glasgow, jubilant dancing in the…
Priorities: USA Today Print Edition Puts Thatcher Coverage Below the F
April 9th, 2013 9:23 AM
Coverage of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death and life was relegated to below the fold at USA Today this morning (pictured here; the paper stopped posting front-page pics two years ago).
Three items above the fold (excluding left-side teases to coverage of other stories) were considered more important that the Iron Lady's passing: "Remembering Annette Funicello…
Daily Kos: Thatcher's Death Celebrated Because She Committed Grand 'In
April 9th, 2013 8:16 AM
If anyone was going to dance in the streets when Margaret Thatcher died, you could reliably find a Daily Kos blogger with two turntables and a microphone.
"Ollie Garkey" protested that Thatcher's economic policies were "the greatest case of international larceny in history...far harsher than even Ronald Reagan's economic policies. Thatcher destroyed whole industries in…
Daily Beast Offers Hate Forum for '80s Pop Star Who Sang of 'Margaret
April 8th, 2013 10:38 PM
On his well-titled 1988 solo album “Viva Hate,” the British pop star Morrissey sang “Margaret on the guillotine / Cause people like you / Make me feel so tired / When will you die?”
Twenty-five years later, Thatcher has died, and Morrissey’s hate is still going strong. Tina Brown’s Daily Beast website provided a forum for Morrissey proclaiming Thatcher was…