Abraham Lincoln http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22070/all en CBS's Major Garrett: Obama 'May Need the Wisdom of Lincoln' For Gun Control 'Battle' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-major-garrett-obama-may-need-wisdom-lincoln-gun-control-battle <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-12-20-CBS-Garrett_thumb.JPG" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />On Thursday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, Major Garrett tried to shoehorn Steven Spielberg's screening of his recent film "Lincoln" for the Senate into his report on President Obama's Wednesday press conference on the fiscal cliff and gun control.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-major-garrett-obama-may-need-wisdom-lincoln-gun-control-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abraham Lincoln Barack Obama Budget cbs CBS This Morning Guns John Boehner Major Garrett Thu, 20 Dec 2012 22:28:50 +0000 matthew.balan 42088 at http://mrc.org Honest Barry? Media Hype Comparisons of Obama to Lincoln http://mrc.org/articles/honest-barry-media-hype-comparisons-obama-lincoln <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MSNBC, others lament Obama’s ‘terrible trials and struggles to make changes’ just like Lincoln. </div> </div> </div> <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/lauren-thompson">Lauren Thompson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>One was a self-educated rail-splitter and circuit lawyer in humble frontier towns. The other is an Ivy League-educated radical who only ventured out from his comfortable Hyde Park digs for some day work stirring up trouble as a “community organizer.” But to watch MSNBC is to learn that Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama have so much in common.<img src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQzNzczMDUyNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjM2ODEzOA@@._V1._SY317_CR0,0,214,317_.jpg" style="float: right;" height="278" width="188" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/honest-barry-media-hype-comparisons-obama-lincoln" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Government Patriotism Politics Abraham Lincoln Barack Obama Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:00:05 +0000 matt.philbin 41929 at http://mrc.org NBC's Gregory to Liberal Historian: What Can Obama Learn From Lincoln to Be a 'Great President'? http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-gregory-liberal-historian-what-can-obama-learn-lincoln-be-great-president <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> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-11-18-NBC-PP-GregoryKearnsGoodwin.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 168px; float: right; margin: 3px;" height="670" width="1200" /></p><p> In an interview with liberal historian Doris Kearns-Goodwin for <a href="http://presspass.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/14/15170349-press-pass-doris-kearns-goodwin?lite" target="_blank">NBC's <em>Press Pass</em></a>, <em>Meet the Press</em> moderator David Gregory invited her to draw parallels between President Obama and Abraham Lincoln: "It seems like it's so hard to put Lincoln in a modern political context...But <strong>there is a leadership lesson that you think is important now and is important for President Obama embarking on a second term, as he seeks to be what he's always wanted to be, which is not just a president, but a great president."</strong><br /> <br /> Kearns-Goodwin used the newly released film about Lincoln to make the point: "Absolutely. I mean I think the timing of it couldn't be better. And it's just coincidence that it really happened to be....there's this great scene, it's not just a scene, but Lincoln's actual words, 'I am clothed with immense power. You will get this vote.' So a president is clothed in immense power if they use the leadership skills to make it happen."</p> <p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-gregory-liberal-historian-what-can-obama-learn-lincoln-be-great-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abraham Lincoln Barack Obama David Gregory Doris Kearns-Goodwin NBC Press Pass Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:37:46 +0000 kyle.drennen 41855 at http://mrc.org CBS Boosts Obama Adulation, Likens President to Lincoln http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-boosts-obama-adulation-likens-president-lincoln <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-11-15-CBS-Goodwin_thumb.jpg" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />On Thursday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/obama-donor-gayle-king-acclaims-romney-binder-remark-its-going-be-joke-keeps-giving">open Obama supporter</a> Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell repeatedly prompted liberal historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to equate the newly-reelected President Obama to Abraham Lincoln.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-boosts-obama-adulation-likens-president-lincoln" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abraham Lincoln cbs CBS This Morning Doris Kearns Goodwin Gayle King Norah O'Donnell Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:45:02 +0000 matthew.balan 41832 at http://mrc.org NBC: 'No Coincidence' Lincoln Film Debuts After Obama Re-Election http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-no-coincidence-lincoln-film-debuts-after-obama-re-election <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> <p> Eager to draw a comparison between Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln during a report for Saturday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, correspondent Kevin Tibbles observed of the new film about the nation's 16th president: <strong>"No coincidence, perhaps, the film opens the week America's 21st century President won re-election in difficult times fraught with partisan bickering. </strong>Times in which many ask, what would Lincoln do?" [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-11-10-NBC-NN-Tibbles.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-no-coincidence-lincoln-film-debuts-after-obama-re-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abraham Lincoln Barack Obama Kevin Tibbles NBC Nightly News Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:11:29 +0000 kyle.drennen 41804 at http://mrc.org MSNBC's Chris Jansing: 'Parallels' Between Lincoln and Reelected Obama Are 'Fascinating' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-chris-jansing-parallels-between-lincoln-and-reelected-obama-are-fascinating <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> <p>MSNBC host Chris Jansing on Monday found the "<strong>parallels" between Abraham Lincoln and the newly reelected Barack Obama to be "fascinating</strong>." The anchor interviewed Gloria Reuben, liberal actress and co-star of the just-released Steven Spielberg biography of the 16th president. Jansing compared, "...You have a president who is newly elected, who faces a divided divided Congress and a divided country."&nbsp;<strong>[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-11-12-MSNBC-JANSING-REUBEN-LINCOLN.mp3">here</a>.]</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-chris-jansing-parallels-between-lincoln-and-reelected-obama-are-fascinating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abraham Lincoln Chris Jansing Gloria Reuben MSNBC Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:59:25 +0000 scott.whitlock 41785 at http://mrc.org