Reagan Biographer Denounces Casting Fonda As Nancy in 'The Butler

August 14th, 2013 12:21 PM
Conservative PR guru and Reagan biographer Craig Shirley has an excellent piece over at Breitbart in which he explains why it is utterly detestable that anti-American leftist Jane Fonda was cast as Nancy Reagan in the new Hollywood film Lee Daniels' The Butler, and not, it's not just her infamous pose with North Vietnamese anti-aircraft guns. Fonda, Shirley notes, sought to slam the…

Jane Fonda: Nancy Reagan ‘Very Pleased That I Was Playing Her

August 7th, 2013 10:32 AM
As NewsBusters reported, Jane Fonda claimed a few weeks ago that Nancy Reagan was “not unhappy” that she was playing her in the new movie “The Butler.” On Tuesday, Fonda upped the ante claiming on NBC’s Late Night that Reagan’s “very pleased that I was playing her” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Jane Fonda: Nancy Reagan’s ‘Not Unhappy That I’m Playing Her

July 25th, 2013 4:37 PM
The Weinstein Company on Thursday released a brief clip of Jane Fonda appearing in and talking about her role as Nancy Reagan in the upcoming film “The Butler.” In it, Fonda claimed, “I happen to know that she’s not unhappy that I’m playing her” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

WashPost Food Section Feature Hails Obama Thanksgiving Traditions, Org

November 22nd, 2012 12:46 PM
In last week's Food section, the Washington Post's Manuel Roig-Franzia cooked up a look at various First Families and their respective Thanksgiving traditions. While overall not that bad a feature, the current residents at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue received a fair bit of mushy treatment, especially for incorporating the produce of their organic White House garden into the Thanksgiving…

Ron Reagan Disses His Mother: Michelle Obama Gave 'Best Speech By a Fi

September 7th, 2012 6:19 PM
Just how in the tank for President Obama is MSNBC contributor Ronald Reagan? On Friday's Hardball, he actually said Michelle Obama gave the "best speech by a first lady I have ever seen, and, you know, all due respect to my own mother" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

NBC Notes Bush Birthday and Work in Africa

July 9th, 2012 12:39 AM
Uniquely among the broadcast network evening newscasts, on Friday's NBC Nightly News, substitute host Kate Snow briefly noted that it was former President George W. Bush's 66th birthday, and that the former President was in Africa as part of an effort to fight against cancer on the Third World continent. Snow read the item:

Nancy Reagan Denies Report She's 'Pushing' Christie to Run

October 2nd, 2011 6:14 PM
The New York Times reported Sunday that Nancy Reagan is "pushing" New Jersey governor Chris Christie to run for president. George Will spoke to the former First Lady Saturday evening and told Christiane Amanpour on ABC's "This Week" that Mrs. Reagan "laughed merrily at that absurdity" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

NBC Avoids Crediting Marco Rubio With Saving Nancy Reagan From Fall

August 24th, 2011 12:30 PM
While both ABC's Good Morning America and CBS's Early Show on Tuesday gave due credit to Senator Marco Rubio for catching former First Lady Nancy Reagan as she tripped at Reagan Library event, NBC's Today strangely avoided making any mention of the Florida Republican being present, even as video footage clearly showed him holding Reagan's arm. [Audio available here; Video…

HBO Filmmaker Slams Reagan: His Policies Hurt Those He Sought to Help

February 7th, 2011 7:10 PM
Those who admired Ronald Reagan may want to steer clear of tonight's HBO documentary on the former president if that film's director's comments, on Monday's Hardball, are an indication of how slanted the project will be, as he denied many of Reagan's historic accomplishments. From reinvigorating the economy to defeating the Soviet Union, Eugene Jarecki, who also wrote the…

Ed Schultz, Clueless as Usual, Angered by Allegedly Unprecedented Crit

August 11th, 2010 8:09 PM
Is Ed Schultz determined to make his mark as the dumbest man in media? Hardly a day passes without the lib radio host and MSNBC action hero providing more fodder for the premise.On his radio show Monday, Schultz rushed to the defense of first lady Michelle Obama for criticism of her winging off to an opulent Spanish resort hotel during -- as Schultz and other liberals oft remind us -- the worst…

Obamas Pioneer Recycling Christmas Ornaments – After the Bushes, Cli

December 4th, 2009 12:05 AM
People Magazine practically slipped over their drool-laden piece yesterday involving First Lady Michelle Obama's decision to recycle ornaments for the White House Christmas tree.  The opening statement of this piece is so very complimentary of this novel decision, you'd think it was a decision that qualifies Mrs. Obama as a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize next year.  (Cause that's a little…

Barnicle Wants More 'Jokes' Like Obama's Nancy Reagan Line

November 10th, 2008 6:55 AM
Mike Barnicle, come on up here and accept this morning's Lanny Davis Award for shameless defense of the indefensible.  You've earned it.  Not merely did the Morning Joe panelist excuse Barack Obama's nasty jab at Nancy Reagan, he actually claimed that we need more of those kind of "jokes" from our presidents.Joe Scarborough began the discussion by asserting that whereas mayors,…

McClellan: Obama's Nancy-Mocking Presser Mistake-Free

November 7th, 2008 9:33 PM
Message to Scott McClellan: when your guy's gaffe merits a screaming headline at Drudge [see after the jump] about how he's had to apologize for what he said, he's messed up. Big time.  But that didn't stop Pres. Bush's former press secretary—turned Soros-paid scrivener—from going on TV and proclaiming that Obama turned in a flawless performance in his debut presser today as president-elect.…

Obama Uses Press Conf To Mock 87-Yr. Old Widow

November 7th, 2008 5:53 PM
Say what you will about President George W. Bush, but I don't recall him ever mocking an elderly widow in his pronouncements.  But Barack Obama couldn't get through his first press conference as president-elect without doing just that.Answering a question from Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times as to the presidents he has consulted during the transition, Obama took a gratuitous jab at Nancy…