On Saturday's Velshi show, as MSNBC host Ali Velshi again used the coronavirus pandemic to promote an increase in welfare and socialism in the U.S., MSNBC contributor Eddie Glaude made time to go all the way back to the Ronald Reagan administration as he complained about an "ideology" "that has demonized poor people" for decades.
President Ronald Reagan left office in January 1989 yet liberals in Hollywood still love nothing better than to randomly insert crude caricatures of him into television storylines. America’s 40th president is credited with inspiring a generation of young people to join the Republican Party but to the left, he’s a joke of a human being.
Farhad Manjoo, New York Times tech columnist turned proudly left-wing opinion columnist, positively gloated over the private sector and President Trump’s failure to bring the coronavirus to heel in “Bring Back Big Government -- America’s failed response to the coronavirus is a direct result of decades of starving federal agencies of expertise.” Of course, it turned out to be Ronald Reagan's fault. Manjoo admired how China, an authoritarian Communist regime, handled things, while ignoring China's responsbility, both in the origin of the virus and how its top-down squelching of medical warnings launched the global crisis in the first place.
Sunday's Washington Post Outlook section carried a preposterous article by Sam Tanenhaus, the former editor of The New York Times Book Review. It tried to suggest Bernie Sanders was a lot like Ronald Reagan, a "Reagan of the left." Why pick this man to try this lame thesis? This is the same Tanenhaus who wrote a book predicting The Death of Conservatism in 2009.
It’s another presidential election and CNN is releasing more episodes of its documentary series Race for the White House. The February 23 episode showcased the 1980 Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Regan battle. The show bizarrely labeled Jimmy Carter a “fiscal conservative” and made sure to highlight Reagan’s “gift-wrapped” gaffes. Narrator Mahershala Ali began with the primaries, telling voters: “As the election approaches, Carter needs his party behind him. Instead, he feels the chill of growing discontent.”
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 is too complicated a subject to escape his critical eye. So, he has given us three volumes on the lady who returned Britain to economic health and world significance. Read it for yourself.
Many Republicans -- and some Democrats as well -- have been unhappy ever since wildly liberal Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won New York’s 14th congressional district in November of 2018, after she upset 10-term Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley. While several people have expressed an interest in running against her in this year’s primary and general election, the most recent person to challenge that member of the liberal “Squad” is Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former anchor for the CNBC channel who is a registered Democrat and a descendant of Cuban immigrants.
Hippie parents Alicia (Tika Sumpter) and Paul Johnson (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) learn to get outside of their comfort zones in the February 11 Valentine's Day episode of ABC's Mixish. In the show, which takes place in the 1980s, Alicia has to grow comfortable with young Rainbow (Arica Himmel) going on a date with Bryce.
Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner reported former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw gave an interview to NBC's NFL sideline reporter Michele Tafoya for the magazine Artful Living and complained "I think the most extraordinarily powerful tool and the most destructive development in modern life is the current media." What? He suddenly hates the media? Listen closer. He doesn't like social media, and how there's no fact-checking.
Addressing the British Parliament in 1982, President Ronald Reagan outlined a plan for placing the Soviet Union and Marxism-Leninism on the “ash heap of history.” It is an objective President Trump might pursue against the mullahs in Iran, who are subsidizing terrorism in the Middle East and threatening to export it elsewhere. The latest military and verbal volleys between the United States and Iran started when a branch of the Hezbollah terrorist group (called “militants” by some reporters), attacked the American Embassy in Baghdad.
As the decade comes to a close, NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of the last 10 years. Today’s installment showcases some of the decade’s most rancid quotes attacking Republicans or conservatives.
“Blowout” was how one UK newspaper described the decisive victory of Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party in last week's election. How decisive was it? Not only did conservatives win an 80-seat majority in Parliament, a constituency in Blythe Valley in Northeast England elected a conservative member for the first time since its creation 40 years ago. Pundits leading up to the election were wrong, as usual. They predicted a very tight race.