John F. Kennedy
Along with many comrades in the liberal media, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was incensed that all of President Trump’s adult children joined him on his State Visit this week to the United Kingdom, belly-aching on Tuesday’s show about the “ridiculous” modern-day “Romanovs” going overseas projecting a sense of royalty.
Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin dedicated Sunday’s edition of Life, Liberty, & Levin to promoting his new book Unfreedom of the Press (set for release Tuesday) with Fox & Friends: Weekend co-host Pete Hegseth and, as expected, “the Great One” didn’t hold back, throwing the liberal media through a wood chipper and calling out their rampant Trump hatred.
Try not to laugh, but the Kennedy family giving a Profile in Courage award to Nancy Pelosi isn’t a partisan move. That’s the claim CBS Sunday Morning wants viewers to buy. Host Jane Pauley and reporter Martha Teichner previewed the 2019 award with Pauley haughtily insisting, “For 30 years, the Profile in Courage Award has been leading the way, honoring people for taking the high road.”
Less than a day after Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced her “Green New Deal” to the public, reaction to her proposal has been sharply divided between conservatives and liberals, a fact that was reflected in Friday morning’s edition of the Fox & Friends program. While the three co-hosts expressed deep skepticism about the project, their guest -- and liberal Fox News contributor -- Geraldo Rivera praised it as “idealistic,” “aspirational” and a “wish list” from the New York socialist.
Every president since George Washington has suffered from a critical press. John F. Kennedy canceled all White House subscriptions to the New York Herald Tribune because of coverage he regarded as unfavorable. President Obama, who was almost universally adored by mainstream media, sometimes complained he wasn’t getting all the credit he thought he deserved for his policies; never mind that in many cases — Obamacare is just one example — liberal media rarely criticized him when those policies faltered.
On Thursday, reports began surfacing that President Trump was supposedly looking at making some big changes to the new Air Force Ones due to be delivered sometime after the next presidential election. In addition to having a more comfortable bed, Trump was looking to update the paint scheme which dated to over five decades to President John F. Kennedy. Since the paint job was tied to the Democratic Party icon, CBS was clearly nervous about whatever ghastly ideas the President had.
Only a lefty magazine would publish a story that reminisces about the glory of former White House womanizers, while lamenting sexual antics of the current president. Yeah, yeah, Donald is a boor, and Clinton, and Kennedy were charming, photogenic playboys. This is getting tedious.
The New York Times shamelessly shoehorned gun control into Martin Luther King’s civil rights legacy by way of Richard Oppel Jr.’s tilted history lesson of the 1960s on Wednesday, “Killing Led, at Last, To Gun Restrictions,” part of the series “King’s Legacy: A Fight for Social Change.” Oppel lamented, in the paper’s alleged news section, that if only America had only been wise enough to pass severe gun restrictions generations ago we wouldn’t have a violence problem today.
Back on March 11, CNN began airing a six-part weekly "docuseries" on the Kennedys, America's "First Family," aimed at "uncovering how and why this one family so significantly impacted 20th century America." And less than a month after the series began, Hollywood will release its first cinematic treatment on the death of Kennedy campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick, a scandal that may well have kept Edward Kennedy from becoming president.
Coincidental timing? Count me as skeptical.
Just as dubious is the series' treatment of a specific perilous episode -- the Cuban Missile Crisis and how it was handled by President John F. Kennedy and his brother and attorney general, Robert F. Kennedy.
Early on March 29, the Original Series Twitter account at CNN, the network which has obsessed over President Donald Trump's mid-2000s alleged affairs with Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, posted this tweet about President John F. Kennedy: "JFK had a legendary love life. Did one of his affairs connect him with the mob?" The tweet remained up for over four days, but was pulled after its presence was noticed Monday morning by FoxNews.com, and in turn by Matt Drudge.
WASHINGTON — Last week the headlines should have abounded with the year's good news. It was the economy: gross domestic product was up some 3 percent and, for the last quarter, nearly 4 percent; unemployment was down to a 17-year low, with black unemployment at the lowest level since such statistics were compiled. The stock market was soaring, up some 40 percent since Donald Trump was elected, and inflation was low.
On Thursday afternoon’s CNN Newsroom, presidential historian Douglas Brinkley must have seen the buffoonery Chris Matthews served up the night before as he decided to go out and brutally attack “groveling, sniveling” Vice President Mike Pence for “act[ing] like Donald Trump was Buddha and he’s kissing his belly.”