The special program will air Presidents’ Day at 10pm on MSNBC. For the record, Presidents’ Day is the third Monday in February, observed in the United States as a legal holiday in commemoration of the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. MSNBC has decided to mark President’s Day not with specials about George & Abe, but by airing a Chris Matthews special feature which all but canonizes William Jefferson Clinton (one of just two American Presidents to be impeached).
The one-hour documentary follows Clinton around the globe and highlights some of the good works done by the former President in the past year. But the release does seem to have small probelm with reality, especially when you consider this statement about Mr. Clinton;
In the last year alone, he’s provided invaluable political support to President Obama, hitting the campaign trail for countless Democratic candidates leading up to the November 2010 midterm elections.
November 2010 was not that long ago. Does anyone at MSNBC recall that the Midterm elections were a bloodbath for the Democrats? The President’s party lost more seats than any party has in 60 years. hardly what one would call “invaluable political support.”
“PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD: THE BILL CLINTON PHENOMENON” airs on MSNBC at 10pm Monday, February 21, 2011