Shields Slams Barr for Ruining Himself, Becoming 'Trump's Roy Cohn'
May 9th, 2020 9:45 PM
On Friday's PBS NewsHour, liberal pundit Mark Shields ripped Attorney General William Barr for ruining his own legacy by being the president's "in-house lawyer," but he wanted a more stinging insult. He suggested he was "Donald Trump's Roy Cohn," a lawyer hated by liberals for prosecuting Soviet agents like Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in the Cold War years. Shields…
On PBS, David Brooks Hammers Trump for 'North Korean Loyalty Tests'
April 11th, 2020 7:15 AM
On the PBS NewsHour Friday night, pundits David Brooks and Mark Shields trashed President Trump's "North Korean-style loyalty tests" and praised Bernie Sanders. Brooks said a commission to make recommendations on reopening the economy is a good thing, but there's the sense that being nice to President Trump is essential to being appointed.
Angry PBS Pundit David Brooks Diagnoses Trump as a 'Sociopath'
March 14th, 2020 8:12 AM
The media are completely incapable of approaching the coronavirus fight as apolitical or nonpartisan. They just stay in Hate Trump mode, incessantly trashing the president, and then they attack him as a narcissist -- or even a sociopath -- for thinking this is about him. Well, they certainly imply it's all about him, and how he'll be the death of us. That was the tone of Friday night'…
PBS Pundit Mark Shields Compares 2020 Democrats to Founding Fathers
February 22nd, 2020 10:28 PM
On Friday's PBS NewsHour, liberal commentator Mark Shields made a very odd historical comparison -- the 2020 Democrat presidential contenders were like American revolutionaries of 1776, fighting a president who is somehow like King George III, the tyrannical English monarch.
Brooks on PBS: Schiff Will 'Just Walk All Over' Ken Starr, Dershowitz
January 18th, 2020 7:04 AM
On Friday's PBS NewsHour, pseudoconservative pundit David Brooks noted that public opinion is moving the wrong way for people who want to remove President Trump from office, but he's "99.9 percent guilty" and Adam Schiff will "walk all over" Trump's new defense lawyers, like Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz, because "he has the evidence on his side."
PBS's Mark Shields: Buttigieg's 'The Mister Rogers of This Campaign'
November 30th, 2019 8:57 PM
PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff turned to liberal pundit Mark Shields on Friday and said time may be running out for Democrats to impeach without interfering with the primaries early next year. Then Shields said something weird about Pete Buttigieg. It was a product placement for PBS. Buttigieg is a regular Mister Rogers!
PBS Pundit: If Democrats Win Trump Counties, Voters Not Racist
October 26th, 2019 10:48 AM
Liberal PBS NewsHour analyst Mark Shields sort of bumbled into the idea that the way voters prove they're not racist is by voting for Democrats. Many years ago, NBC's Bryant Gumbel announced they had a test to see "whether you're a racist or a liberal." Shields was discussing counties where voters picked Obama, but then switched to Trump. If -- and the if is what makes the…
PBS Pundit: Dems Have 'A Strong Spiritual, Almost Religious Chord'
August 3rd, 2019 11:15 AM
If there's one amazingly bad take on the Democrats in 2019, it's the idea that they're somehow not secular, and appeal to a strong base of secularists. Mark Shields used old examples to argue "I think there is a strong spiritual, almost religious chord to the Democratic story."
PBS Duo Come Rushing to Joe Biden's Defense on Segregationist Gaffe
June 24th, 2019 12:20 PM
On the PBS NewsHour on Friday night, liberal analyst Mark Shields and "conservative" analyst David Brooks aggressively agreed with each other, as usual -- this time, in defending Democrat front-runner Joe Biden after he brought up working with segregationist Democrats in the 1970s to get work done. Brooks, a New York Times columnist, compared segregationists to "homophobes,"…
Bozell & Graham Column: The Media's Push for Impeachment
April 23rd, 2019 10:57 PM
The Mueller Report is out, and Donald Trump’s summary got it right: “no collusion, no obstruction.” Mueller could also have labeled him the next iteration of St. Teresa but it still wouldn’t have made a lick of difference. The left wants him impeached -- period.
PBS Won't Move On: Mark Shields Calls for 'New 9/11 Commission'
April 20th, 2019 11:21 AM
It was bad enough when liberals like Thomas Friedman reacted to Hillary Clinton losing the election by calling it a "moral 9/11," which in no way represented anything like a set of terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 and wounded more than 6,000. But on Friday night, PBS NewsHour analyst Mark Shields returned to the scene of that rhetorical excess in reaction to the Mueller report. The…
On PBS, David Brooks Backs Reparations, Due to the 'Election of Trump'
April 13th, 2019 6:37 AM
On the PBS NewsHour, New York Times columnist David Brooks is somehow expected to be identified as the conservative (or at least center-right) pundit, and he keeps sounding like a leftist instead. On Friday, he came out for reparations because "we're in a make-or-break moment on race" due to "the election of Trump," and "aggressive gestures" are needed to show…
On PBS, David Brooks Warns Dems 'Somewhere to the Left of Che Guevara'
February 17th, 2019 2:43 PM
Friday night's pundit segment on the PBS NewsHour began in a predictable way, as both pseudoconservative David Brooks and liberal Mark Shields rained fire on President Trump declaring a national emergency to secure federal funding for a border wall. But after both pundits agreed that Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was "impressive," Brooks was gently asked if the…
Mark Shields Insists: 'The Time for Protest...and Shrieking Is Over'
October 7th, 2018 9:29 PM
On Friday's PBS NewsHour, liberal analyst and columnist Mark Shields took a position for civility, arguing that Kavanaugh critics on the Left shouldn't be protesting after the fight has ended. The Supreme Court is too important for ongoing agitation: