MSNBC's Brian Williams Finds 'Hope' in GOP Getting Crushed in Election
July 24th, 2020 5:38 AM
On Monday's The 11th Hour show, MSNBC host Brian Williams devoted a segment to letting liberal New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof cheer for the U.S. to embrace more European-style socialism as he looked for a silver lining in the country's current problems with the economy, race relations and the pandemic.
Then and Now
April 29th, 2020 10:53 PM
Getting my parents and grandparents to talk about their experiences during the Great Depression and World War II was always difficult. They lived in the pre-Dr. Phil generation before people went public with their deepest thoughts. I have been thinking how they might have responded to the current panic caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. I suspect their reactions would come in ways far different…
Dangers of Government Control
January 4th, 2018 1:52 PM
We are a nation of 325 million people. We have a bit of control over the behavior of our 535 elected representatives in Congress, the president and the vice president. But there are seven unelected people who have life-and-death control over our economy and hence our lives -- the seven governors of the Federal Reserve Board. The Federal Reserve Board controls our money supply. Its governors are…
FDR and Trump: From Radio to Twitter
April 2nd, 2017 4:28 PM
Over at Reason, University of Alabama professor of history David T. Beito has written a fascinating look at “Roosevelt’s War Against the Press.” The telling subtitle? “FDR Had His Own Breitbart, and Radio Was His Twitter.” Well, yes. Exactly. I have been writing for sometime that not only is the FDR and radio comparison to Trump and Twitter eerily analogous, but that…
Eight Kooky Things Heard on Thursday Night’s ‘Hardball’
March 17th, 2017 2:16 PM
MSNBC’s Hardball featured not one or two particularly crazy moments in Thursday night’s installment by host Chris Matthews, but rather a whole host of notable exchanges, insinuations, and quotes from both Matthews and a few of his guests. Without any further adieu, here’s the top eight loony moments (presented in chronological order).
Shhh: Unionized Percentage of Workforce Is at an Over 100-Year Low
January 27th, 2015 10:02 PM
On Friday, Melissa Quinn at the Daily Signal, after the release of the government's "Union Members -- 2014" report, uniquely observed that the unionized percentage of the public- and private-sector nonagricultural wage and salary U.S. workforce had reached "its lowest rate in 100 years." From what I can tell in web and news searches, despite the fact that…
It's Long Past Time For the Press to Compare This 'Recovery' to the Aw
June 26th, 2014 3:47 PM
The press, even in the wake of yesterday's awful reported 2.9 percent annualized first-quarter contraction, continues to regale us with noise about the economy's "recovery" during the past five years.
As P.J. Gladnick at NewsBusters noted yesterday, CNNMoney.com's Annalyn Kurtz, in giving readers "3 reasons not to freak out about -2.9% GDP," concluded her…
R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. Column: God and Man and FDR
June 21st, 2012 10:20 AM
Warren Kozak, the author of "LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay," wrote a memorable piece in "The Wall Street Journal" on June 6, 2012 that cries out for comment. On the 68th anniversary of the Allies' invasion of Europe over the bloody beaches of Normandy, he reminds us of an unthinkable act by President Franklin Roosevelt on that day. At least it is an…
NBC's Mitchell: Bloomberg Donation to Planned Parenthood Helped Him 'C
February 6th, 2012 8:44 AM
On Sunday's Chris Matthews Show, after panel member Richard Stengel of Time magazine argued that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is an example of a wealthy President who connected with average Americans more effectively than GOP presidential candidate Mitt Rommney does, NBC Andrea Mitchell praised New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for donating $250,000 to Planned Parenthood, arguing…
NY Mag Editor Admits On National TV He Never Reported John Kerry's Inc
January 30th, 2012 12:30 PM
The ridiculous media hypocrisy concerning all the fuss over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wealth and income tax rate was perfectly demonstrated on MSNBC's Morning Joe Monday.
After claiming that Romney's "tax issue is not remotely" past him, John Heilemann, the National Affairs editor for New York magazine, admitted that he never reported John Kerry…
Matt Damon: Obama Isn't 'Someone Like FDR
September 7th, 2011 6:57 AM
Time's Ten Questions to Matt Damon beat around the bush about Damon's disappointment with President Obama as he's failed to deliver for the teachers' unions, but when asked what kind of leader America needs, Damon suggested "someone like FDR," and not like Obama. They didn't discuss the Education Secretary offering to meet the celebrity at the airport.
New MSNBC Host: Obama's No Roosevelt - FDR Had Strong Economic Record
September 2nd, 2011 10:24 AM
Somebody better tell incoming MSNBC host Chris Hayes the network giving him his own show later this month doesn't cotton to commentators disrespecting President Obama.
On Thursday's "The Last Word," Hayes told host Lawrence O'Donnell the current White House resident can't run his reelection campaign like Franklin Delano Roosevelt did in 1936 because FDR actually had…
Chris Matthews: Roosevelt 'Saved Capitalism in the 1930s
August 4th, 2011 7:01 PM
Chris Matthews on Thursday claimed Franklin Delano Roosevelt saved capitalism in the 1930s.
This deliciously came during a "Hardball" segment wherein he mocked the intelligence of Tea Party members saying they "need to read history, and especially Michele Bachmann" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Obama: FDR Was 'Fiscally Conservative
July 25th, 2011 2:17 PM
President Barack Obama said that Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) – the president best known for establishing a welfare and regulatory state in America – was “fiscally conservative,” in response to a question about how to keep the economy going.
Obama was referring to spending-cut measures Roosevelt took in the middle of the New Deal that lasted from 1933 to 1940.