JonMeacham http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1383/all en Ex-Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham Links Civil War to 'Neo-Confederate' Conservatives http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/ex-newsweek-editor-jon-meacham-links-civil-war-neo-confederate-conservatives <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-01-25-PBS-CR-Mea.jpg" /></div><p>Writing in the April 11 edition of <a href="http://www.parade.com/news/civil-war/featured/americas-war-without-end.html">Parade magazine</a>, former Newsweek editor Jon Meacham commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by linking modern conservatives to the old Confederacy and bigotry against African Americans.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/ex-newsweek-editor-jon-meacham-links-civil-war-neo-confederate-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert JonMeacham liberalmediabias Newsweek Wed, 13 Apr 2011 18:45:00 +0000 37574 at http://mrc.org Jon Meacham: Media Would Have 'Barbecued' Bush If He Did NCAA Brackets During Crises http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/jon-meacham-media-would-have-barbecued-bush-if-he-did-ncaa-brackets-during-crises <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="176" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2011-03-17-MSNBC-MJ-Meacham.jpg" /></div><p>Jon Meacham, the liberal host of PBS's Need to Know, frankly admitted Thursday that media scrutiny of President Bush would far surpass the mild criticism of Barack Obama when it comes to a 10-minute ESPN segment on the President filling out his NCAA Tournament bracket.<br /> <br /> Stalwart liberals such as MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski and California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D) agreed.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/jon-meacham-media-would-have-barbecued-bush-if-he-did-ncaa-brackets-during-crises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert DonnyDeutsch DoubleStandards GavinNewsom GeorgeW.Bush JoeScarborough JonMeacham liberalmediabias MorningJoe MSNBC Fri, 18 Mar 2011 03:11:00 +0000 37482 at http://mrc.org PBS's Meacham: Why 'Lionize' Reagan Who 'Treated the Poor Poorly'? http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/pbss-meacham-why-lionize-reagan-who-treated-poor-poorly <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-02-04-PBS-NTK-Meacham.jpg" /></div><p>On Friday's Need to Know program on PBS, co-host Jon Meacham - formerly of Newsweek - seemed to agree with HBO filmmaker Eugene Jarecki's characterization of former President Ronald Reagan as someone who "treated the poor poorly," "broke laws," and "committed nearly impeachable offenses" as he asked the producer of the film Reagan why people should be "lionizing" the former President. The PBS host posed the question:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/pbss-meacham-why-lionize-reagan-who-treated-poor-poorly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert EugeneJarecki JonMeacham liberalmediabias Newsweek PBS RonaldReagan Mon, 07 Feb 2011 03:25:00 +0000 37309 at http://mrc.org Media Praise President Obama's 'Humility' In State of the Union http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/media-praise-president-obamas-humility-state-union <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-01-27-ABC-Meacham.jpg" /></div><p>Immediately following President Obama's State of the Union address Wednesday night, ABC's George Stephanopoulos got reaction from Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, who observed: <b>"There were at least three moments where he expressed explicit humility.</b> 'I'm not - I know that people aren't sure I can deliver this change. I take my share of the blame for not explaining health care.'" <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/media-praise-president-obamas-humility-state-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BiasAlert JonMeacham liberalmediabias MattLauer NBC StateoftheUnion TomShales WashingtonPost Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:41:00 +0000 35613 at http://mrc.org Nets Skip Chappaquiddick's 40th; NPR Gets 'Ugly' Mail for Even Blogging About It http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-skip-chappaquiddicks-40th-npr-gets-ugly-mail-even-blogging-about-it <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/1999-07-17-Kennedy.jpg" /></div><p>While the big liberal media usually find it hard to skip any news related to the Kennedy family, ABC, CBS and NBC breathed not a word about Saturday's <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2009/20090719123719.aspx">40th anniversary of Chappaquiddick</a>.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-skip-chappaquiddicks-40th-npr-gets-ugly-mail-even-blogging-about-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert cbs Chappaquiddick JonMeacham KenRudin liberalmediabias MaryJoKopechne NBC Newsweek NPR TedKennedy Mon, 20 Jul 2009 20:52:00 +0000 34879 at http://mrc.org Media Irked by Bachus' 'Socialist' Label; Ignores Double Standard http://mrc.org/articles/media-irked-bachus-socialist-label-ignores-double-standard <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You could almost hear “How dare he!” being uttered by the left-wing establishment <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0409/Bachus_says_theres_17_socialists_in_House.html"></a>when Politico reported April 9 that a Republican congressman identified a specific number of “socialists” in the U.S. House of Representatives.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-irked-bachus-socialist-label-ignores-double-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Politics BarneyFrank EdDriscoll EmilyHeil EvanThomas JonMeacham mccarthyism MSNBC Newsweek PeterAlexander Politico socialism socialist SpencerBachus Fri, 10 Apr 2009 17:53:54 +0000 admin 26857 at http://mrc.org Hitchens: America's Enemy 'Most Godly Imaginable Group' http://mrc.org/articles/hitchens-americas-enemy-most-godly-imaginable-group <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to atheist author Christopher Hitchens, Islamic terrorists are “the most godly imaginable group” of religious people. </p> <p>Hitchens appeared on the April 8 MSNBC broadcast of “Hardball” to debate the Family Research Council's Ken Blackwell on what Newsweek editor Jon Meacham hailed as, “The Rise and Fall of Christian America” in its April 14 issue. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/hitchens-americas-enemy-most-godly-imaginable-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith atheism Christianity ChristopherHitchens Hardball Islam JonMeacham KenBlackwell MikeBarnicle Muslims Fri, 10 Apr 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28716 at http://mrc.org For the Media, it's Un-Holy Week http://mrc.org/articles/media-its-un-holy-week <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Most regular church-goers have heard their less scrupulously observant fellows called “Christmas and Easter Christians.” Well, they also have their counterparts in the mainstream media: “Christmas and Easter <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Anti</i>-Christians.” How else to explain the spate of skeptical, negative stories that inevitably accompany the two most important Christian holy days?</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-its-un-holy-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Christianity DiscoveryChannel Easter ErikReece jesus JonMeacham MichaelMedved Newsweek OnFaith Resurrection Wed, 08 Apr 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28719 at http://mrc.org CNN's 'Compassion' Forum Needed Ben Stein http://mrc.org/articles/cnns-compassion-forum-needed-ben-stein <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jan-larue-esq">Jan LaRue, Esq.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >If Ben Stein watched CNN's “Democratic Candidates Compassion Forum” Sunday night, he may be considering a sequel to his forthcoming movie: <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.</i> The sequel will be <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Expelled II: The Search for Potential Life. </i>There's no intelligence here either.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cnns-compassion-forum-needed-ben-stein" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education BenStein CampbellBrown CNN CompassionForum JonMeacham MessiahCollege Wed, 16 Apr 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28291 at http://mrc.org Hillary, Queen of All Media http://mrc.org/articles/hillary-queen-all-media <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brian-fitzpatrick">Brian Fitzpatrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p ><em>After Hillary Clinton lost the January 3 Iowa caucuses, she  made “improving likeability” a central campaign strategy, as</em> U.S. News & World Report<em> revealed on January 11.*  All of the questions listed in this parody are the exact queries subsequently asked of Clinton by the cited journalists and TV show hosts.</em></p> <p ><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"> </i></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/hillary-queen-all-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Education Media AccessHollywood bias BrianWilliams HillaryClinton JonMeacham KennethT.Walsh MariaMenounos NBCNightlyNews Newsweek TheTyraBanksShow USNewsandWorldReport Thu, 14 Feb 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28372 at http://mrc.org