Students Want Washington’s Portrait Removed from Diploma
November 20th, 2019 8:45 AM
The students at the law school at my alma mater Washington and Lee University find the portraits of the school’s namesakes to be so “controversial” and “offensive” that they want the option for them to be removed from the diplomas graduates receive.
MSNBC Chyron Misquotes Conway as Saying Trump 'Commended' Nazis
April 28th, 2019 5:44 PM
On Sunday's Up with David Gura show on MSNBC, during a panel discussion lambasting White House officials like Kellyanne Conway for pushing "lies" and "propaganda" in their press appearances, the show made an on-screen misspelling that seems unlikely to have been an innocent typo as the chyron misquoted Conway as saying President Donald Trump "commended…
Sharpton Wrongly Hints Trump Made Up General Lee Angle As Cover
April 27th, 2019 9:47 PM
As MSNBC host Al Sharpton appeared as a guest on MSNBC Live with Alex Witt on Saturday afternoon to discuss President Donald Trump's recent defense of his Charlottesville comments from 2017, Sharpton and fill-in host Phillip Mena both hinted that President Trump only recently made up the issue of demonstrators having legitimate concerns about statues of General Robert E. Lee even though video…
Lemon: Lee Statues Are Like Naming a School After Osama Bin Laden
August 18th, 2017 5:03 PM
Late in the going on Thursday’s CNN Tonight, two eyebrow-raising claims arose when host Don Lemon compared Robert E. Lee statues to having schools named after Osama Bin Laden while political commentator Keith Boykin defended the Missouri liberal who called for President Trump’s assassination.
Were Confederate Generals Traitors?
June 28th, 2017 4:50 PM
My "Rewriting American History" column of a fortnight ago, about the dismantling of Confederate monuments, generated considerable mail. Some argued there should not be statues honoring traitors such as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, who fought against the Union. Victors of wars get to write the history, and the history they write often does not reflect the facts.…
AP: Fans Flames of Race Hatred With Focus on MLKing/Robert E. Lee Day
January 22nd, 2008 1:59 PM