As is my plight in life, I find it necessary to monitor ALL the news networks.  It was my sad task to watch “Deadline: White House” anchored by Nicole Wallace on the day of the 75th D-Day anniversary celebration.

In all fairness I must confess that I respond to Wallace, as a person, much like I respond to the annoying sounds they use to interrupt television shows with severe weather warnings.  She has an annoying habit of laughing whenever anyone says something ugly about Trump, Republicans or conservatives – even when she is the one saying it.  I never met the woman – and hope to continue such avoidance – but I still take her mocking guffaws personally.

Oh yeah!  The show.

Among Wallace’s panel of parroting pundits for this particular program were Princeton Professor and “Morning Joe” regular Eddie Glaude, former federal prosecutor Paul Butler, both Eugene Robinson (another “Morning Joe” regular) and Robert Costa of the Washington Post, Heide Przybyla, National Reporter for NBC and Nick Confessore of the New York Times. The one thing they have in common is that they are among the most strident Trump antagonists on the telly.  If the #NeverTrump Resistance Movement were an army, these folks would be generals.  Wallace does not let considerations of fairness, balance or even honesty interfere with her propaganda-based program.

As a sidebar, I was particularly interested in the appearance of Confessore since the New York Times recently let it be known that they did not intend to have their reporters appear on biased opinion shows because it would cast doubt on the newspaper’s objectivity.  If the editors at the Times had been serious, the Wallace program would have been one of the first to be boycotted.  I guess you just cannot believe what comes out of the Times.

Rather than praising Trump’s excellent D-Day speech – as even much of the liberal press did – the Wallace crew dismissed it out of hand as just a well-written speech that Trump delivered without any major blunders.

Rather, they focused on Trump’s earlier interview with Laura Ingraham of FOX News in which he said that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was “foolish” and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was “Nervous Nancy.”  In terms of Trump’s ability to insult, those are just short of compliments.  But boy, did the Wallace gang pounce.

Wallace unfavorably compared Trump’s comments to those of Pelosi, who talked about bipartisanship when it comes to military and veteran matters.  Wallace complimented Pelosi for not picking up on Trump’s remark.   However, I had seen the Pelosi interview and the Wallace production team took one quote out of context and intentionally did not air Pelosi’s other comments about Trump.  And as far as not picking up on Trump’s comments, the Pelosi interview preceded the Trump interviews.  Nice going, Wallace.

Robert Costa analyzed Trump’s speech as undermining the NATO alliance.  He said the President’s allusions to “nationalism” were not overt.  Not only not overt, there were none.  Trump was accused of “talking more about the nation” rather then Europe of “international institutions.”

I had two reactions.  When is it wrong for a President to talk about what America did in World War II and why so many Americans are interred in France?  And Costa is just wrong (lying?) because Trump gave a strong endorsement to the American alliance – calling it “stronger than ever.”  Earlier in the day, Joe Scarborough of “Morning Joe” made that very point – saying that our allies should feel very reassured by Trump’s comments about the greater European alliance.

After bashing Trump from every conceivable angle, Robinson summed things up by saying that Trump only thinks about himself, not the men who suffered and died saving the civilized world from Adolph Hitler.  Everything is always about Trump, opined Robinson.

Ironically, throughout the entire show, none of these panelists said much about D-Day, and the more than 100,000 brave men who stormed the beaches of Normandy.  Some 9,833 now resting below that sea of crosses in Normandy, some 33,000 never to be found, and that shrinking number who are still around to tell their tales.

Wallace’s entire D-Day show was consumed with Trump bashing.  It was all about Trump, but not the man, who on this day, gave a moving tribute to all those souls – living and dead – that Wallace ignored completely.  You would think that Wallace & Co. could have had a timeout from their unrelenting criticism of the President to have paid homage to those to whom this day is dedicated.  But no.   Why can’t they give up the anti-Trump screeds?  Because — as the MSNBC motto proclaims – “That’s who we are.”

So, there ‘tis.

 

By Larry Horist

So, there ‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

8 thoughts on “MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace ignores our D-Day veterans”
  1. You have this man who lies constantly that is so inarticulate and inappropriate not to mention who insults our leaders and is very complimentary to the words biggest offenders of human rights and you’re writing about Nicole Wallace’s behavior ? really ? Trump is such an embarrassment as the President it’s Beyond comprehension.

  2. Lady needs US history lesson and should be independent, not biased. Why not replace her as there are plenty of women who would take her job in a heartbeat?

  3. Right on! That’s why I don’t watch nbc and msnbc and cnn and the rest of the Trump haters.

    Why do they hate Trump so much when he is accomplishing so much for the good of the American people?
    Shame on them!

  4. Larry – FYI you cannot teach OLD DOGS new tricks & you sure as hell cannot give the vast majority of democrats A WORKING BRAIN – they refuse to see some of the Good that Trump is doing the same way they refused to see how bad of president Obama was & the reason he was elected was because “he fit” the suit – no experience – other the fact he was a community organizer – if that was even true – FYI I felt the same way about JFK – so its not a racial thing

  5. MaryAnn ,
    You are so, so right!! I keep saying that the Democrats have Rocks for brains! What’s so sad is they refuse to acknowledge that the majority of American’s voted for President Trump is their own corruption! Plus American’s wanted someone with brains to turn this country around from a Welfare state to American’s working!! We were right!!

  6. First all, what you said is true about ‘not being able to teach old dogs new tricks’. Since, all of those old hate filled white out of touch republicans, are the old dogs, that cannot learn anything worthy of mentioning here. As for as DEMOCRATS are concerned, at least we believe in equality, democracy, inclusion, respecting other races, integration, love, acceptance and patriotism as good faithful Americans. Which, with those hate filled republicans, none of the things above mentioned can any republican adhere to or believe in. If that blonde white bigot racist, big baby, conman, charlatan, imposter, white women ‘Pus….y Grabber’, sexual abuser has done anything worthwhile mentioning, then, he sure as hell has kept it to himself. All that he has done is break every emolument clause written, given huge tax breaks to himself, his family, the rich, and big companies, yet, it fools like you, who has gotten nothing for your votes for Trump, but, broken promises, lie’s, deceit, destruction of our democracy, while being the most unpatriotic person who ever sat in the oval office. You and all of your President Barack Obama haters, wish each day of your hate filled miserable lives. That Trump had the exceptional qualities of President Obama, who was a good husband, good Father, good man, great President, believed in patriotism, believed in America first, a great statesman, a Harvard Law Graduate, a professor, loved and respected around the world, eloquent speaker, magnificent orator, and totally professional in the way he carried himself and represented this country. The reason President Obama was elected twice, and could have been elected a third time. It’s because of his overall statesmanship, his intelligence, his love for the people of this country, and the many great things he did to make this country and it’s citizens better. The climate, water, earth, education, military, insurance coverage for people, equal pay for women and many other things that could be mentioned. Now, hate filled racist, how many of those things can your attribute to Trump? Oh, I know, none, not one can Trump measure up to. The only thing Trump knows, it’s lying over 10,000 time and counting, deceiving the people of this country, being unpatriotic, loving Putin, and is Putin’s puppet. Love Kim Jong Un, who has made a fool out of Trump, twice. And, Trump got nothing for his foolishness. So, stop lying, when you said, it’s not a racial thing. With bigots and racist like you, it’s always a racial thing. But, one thing racists and bigots will do, they will lie about not being racist, when everything they do is totally racist. Just like the sad hate fill piece you just posted with your lies and alternative facts. But, keep on loving your god and guru Trump, 2020 is just around the corner, both of you will be gone.

  7. The whole democrat party sold their souls to the she devil and became sacrificial lambs. They ruined live and careers all to be on her losing parade. I wish them well but it was their decision. When you lie down with pig you’ll end up in the gutter.

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