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MSNBC's O'Donnell Compares John Fetterman to FDR & Winston Churchill

October 26th, 2022 11:38 PM

On Wednesday night's edition of MSNBC's The Last Word, host Lawrence O'Donnell went into damage-control mode in the aftermath of Tuesday night's Pennsylvania Senate debate where Democrat candidate John Fetterman proved to everyone watching that he is incapacitated from the stroke he suffered last spring, and is unqualified to serve in the United States Senate. Knowing that O'Donnell…

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Meacham Tells CNN Voting Democrat Is Like Lincoln Saving The Union

October 26th, 2022 10:31 AM

Presidential historian Jon Meacham swung by Tuesday’s CNN Tonight for a segment that included several loony analogies, including that voting Republican is akin to voting for the Confederacy or the Knights of the Golden Circle, which naturally means that voting Democrat is like Abraham Lincoln saving the Union and Winston Churchill not surrendering to the Nazis.

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Scarborough: In Dark Trump Days, I'd Sit At Night, Listen To Churchill

September 28th, 2022 11:40 PM

On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough claims that during the "dark days" of Trump, he would sit at night with the lights off, and listen to the speeches of Winston Churchill, rallying the British people in the darkest days of WWII.

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MSNBC Decries Republicans as 'Killers' and Fascists

October 24th, 2021 12:33 PM

Friday's edition of The 11th Hour on MSNBC devolved into hyperbolic name-calling when host Brian Williams compared Republicans to "killers" and the Lincoln Project's Steve Schmidt comparing them to fascists all while Democrats do nothing to stop them.

The Aukus Treaty, 30 Years of Calm?

September 30th, 2021 11:25 AM

Washington -- One of the unsung prophets of Aukus last week was the great British historian Andrew Roberts, who soon will be recognized throughout the English-speaking world as the man who has attempted to retrieve the reputation of King George III from the sneers of ... well, of people like me. His biography of George III will come out in early November, and of course, I have not had a chance…

An Evening with Don Rumsfeld and Winston Churchill’s Biographer

September 2nd, 2021 10:15 PM

Washington — Donald Rumsfeld, the two-time secretary of Defense, adviser to presidents and three-term member of Congress, was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Aug. 23 after a stately ceremony in the cemetery's large chapel. His friends and associates filled the chapel, and I wish I could report on what luminaries were present, but I cannot. Everyone was wearing a mask. The media…

Not So Easy Summertime

September 2nd, 2021 7:13 PM

There once were summertimes when the living was easy, as the song from the Broadway musical “Porgy and Bess” melodically reminds us. But not this summer, not with COVID-19 still spreading dangerously across the land and uncertainty over what happens next after the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. Before the entire world became glued to the internet, social media, and summer TV re-…

Jimmy Carter Is Redeemed

August 20th, 2021 6:30 PM

Looking back on the contradictory pronunciamentos uttered by President Joe Biden so solemnly over the last few months on the subject of Afghanistan, what has struck me is how inane they show him to be. When he was affirming that everything in Kabul, Afghanistan, was hunky-dory or when he was sounding the alarm, he was inane. His statements were vacuous. How did this man become president of the…

A Ceasefire Solves Nothing

May 26th, 2021 4:43 PM

In outlining the goal for winning the Persian Gulf War against Saddam Hussein for invading and occupying Kuwait in 1991, Gen. Colin Powell, then the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, “Our strategy to go after this army is very, very simple. First, we're going to cut it off, and then we're going to kill it.” The ceasefire announced last week between the terrorist organization Hamas…

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John Heilemann: Cohen Testimony Was A 'Blood, Sweat And Tears' Moment

February 28th, 2019 10:55 AM
MSNBC's Morning Joe's week of strange Churchillian analogies continued on Thursday when the morning show panel discussed President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen's testimony to the House Oversight Committee.
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Clashing Over Clintons, Conason Compares Scarborough to Nazis

May 20th, 2015 10:41 AM
Hillary Clinton must be worried if she's willing to trot out a bottom-of-the-barrel dead-ender like Joe Conason to defend her. Conason slithered onto the Morning Joe set today and it didn't take him long--quoting Winston Churchill--to compare Joe Scarborough to Nazis. Even then, Conason couldn't tell the truth, claiming Churchill hadn't been referring to Nazis, when he clearly had.

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. Column: Churchill and Company

December 31st, 2012 7:18 PM
The year 2012 is about to expire. It was a blank in my judgment — poof and it is gone. We have the same sorry vacuity in the White House, bereft of knowing how to run the government. Just now he is off to Hawaii to loll in the sun, having left behind questions as to how to avoid our "fiscal cliff." Yes, he wants to raise taxes on the top two percent, but how do we reduce the deficit and finish…

Don't Know Much About History: MSNBC's Matthews Uses Phony Winston Chu

May 14th, 2012 4:45 PM
MSNBC's Chris Matthews is featured in a new "Lean Forward" promo spot [embedded below page break; MP3 audio here] quoting his "hero" Winston Churchill as having asked "Then what are we fighting for?" when his finance minister suggested that the government's budget for the arts would have to cut to aid Britain's war effort.  Matthews used that story as a warning to conservatives that the nation'…

Matthews Calls Palin Stupid Moments After Erring On Churchill Quote

December 7th, 2010 8:31 PM
Chris Matthews on Tuesday once again claimed former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is not very knowledgable about politics. This deliciously came moments after he wrongly challenged Pat Buchanan about a Winston Churchill quote (video follows with transcript and commentary):