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PBS Show Trashes Thomas As 'Far-Right' Affirmative Action Beneficiary
PBS released their latest Frontline documentary on Tuesday with the subtitle of Clarence and Ginni Thomas: Politics, Power and the Supreme Court that purported to uncover why the Thomases view the world the way they do. Ultimately, however, Clarence Thomas was portrayed as a far-right sexual abuser who benefited from affirmative action who rules the way he does on cases in…
With the Debt Limit, It’s the Same Old Song
The very term “debt limit” makes a mockery of any kind of responsible budgeting. Each time the government reaches the “limit” it gets raised with the familiar scenarios that include threats of a government shutdown (an idea that increasingly appeals to some conservatives) and the claim that the “full faith and credit” of the U.S. is at stake. We have faith and credit? Who knew?
Reagan-Hating PBS Reheats Old ‘October Surprise’ Election Conspiracy
PBS celebrated the return of the ancient “October Surprise” election conspiracy theory -- the unsubstantiated rumor that Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign, led by William Casey, delayed the release of the 52 American hostages in Iran in order to win election over Democrat Jimmy Carter. The original version was advanced by former Carter aide Gary Sick before being discredited…
PBS, NPR Use Rep. Pat Schroeder’s Death to Dig at ‘Teflon’ Reagan
The press never misses a chance for a dig at conservative president Ronald Reagan, as shown by public television’s fulsome tributes to “trailblazing” former Colorado Rep. Pat Schroeder, dead at 82. Schroeder served 12 terms in the House as a prominent liberal feminist. PBS and NPR also celebrated her "sharp wit," or at least her political cracks at the expense of then-President Reagan.
Colbert Labels Reagan A Crack Dealer, Condemns Pro-Lifers With Harris
CBS’s Stephen Colbert sat down for a softball interview with Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday for an interview where the duo lamented pro-life laws and the toughest question was Colbert wondering if the administration was not sufficiently radical on the environment. Colbert would also use Wednesday’s edition of The Late Show to label Ronald Reagan a crack dealer.
President’s Day Parade (of Quotes): Using History to Spin the News
Journalists love to use past presidents to measure today’s politicians, either to build up those who exemplify their historical liberal heroes, or to belittle conservatives with whom they disagree. Here’s a deep dive into the MRC’s archives showing how the media have used presidents from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln to JFK as talking points in today’s political battles.
Vile Reid Uses MLK Day to Falsely Smear Reagan and GOP as Racists
On MSNBC’s The ReidOut, the always nasty and venomous Joy Reid used the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr Day to smear former President Ronald Reagan as a racist who signed the federal holiday into law as a cover so people wouldn’t think he’s racist. This despite the fact that Reagan was never a racist and his policies did more to get African Americans off welfare and out of poverty…
Why the Prevalence of JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theories?
WASHINGTON -- I am engaged in reading a very fine book by my colleague, Paul Kengor. It was written six years ago, so do not feel bad if you missed it. You still have time. It is called “A Pope and a President.” It covers the lives of John Paul II and Ronald Reagan, and, as its coverage is chronological, I just read its treatment of the assassination of President John Kennedy. This will be the…
Reining in Government Spending? Let’s Get Real
Behind the refusal of the House Republican Party’s so-called freedom caucus to vote for Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is the caucus’s skepticism that he will actually “rein in government spending.” I’ve never quite understood why all Republicans do not belong to the Freedom Caucus. If the Republican Party supports low taxes, light regulations and strong national security, why is a Freedom…
Colbert Uses Speaker Battle To Suggest Reagan Is In Hell
When it comes to the election to be Speaker of the House, nobody is safe from the late night liberals. If you support Kevin McCarthy they relish in your failure, if you oppose Kevin McCarthy they will denounce you as an extremist, and if you’re Ronald Reagan and have been dead for nearly 20 years, CBS Late Night host Stephen Colbert will take the opportunity to suggest you are in hell…
Lemon As Biden Turns 80: US Doesn't Honor Elders Like Other Countries
During the last presidency, CNN hosts like Don Lemon routinely insisted Donald Trump was mentally unfit for office, and then would compare him to a six-year-old. On Monday's CNN This Morning, Lemon greeted Joe Biden's 80th birthday by lamenting anyone who…
Obama's Show ‘The G Word’ Is Big Government Propaganda
Netflix is paying Barack and Michelle Obama millions of dollars to produce shows for them. The latest Obama documentary series is “The G Word.” “G” for government. As Netflix documentaries go, this one is remarkably stupid. It’s big-government propaganda. Obama begins by claiming that he does his own income taxes, saying, “It’s actually easy.” I think he’s joking, but it’s not clear.
Free Speech vs. Banning Jews
The University of California, Berkeley is known for many things, some good and some very bad, even outrageous. In 1964, a ban on campus political and religious activities launched what was called the free speech and academic freedom movement that quickly spread to other campuses. To many of an older generation, it quickly got out of hand.