[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]
During MSNBC's 20 January 2017 coverage of the inauguration, Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow played up a report from the Huffington Report claiming that President Trump's transition team requested military hardware for the inaugural parade. Matthews wondered, "Wouldn't that look like a little shades of Pyongyang?" Maddow added, "It would be a little Red Square to do that." Minutes later, Maddow revisited the supposed request for a "Red Square-style show of military force," and lamented, "It's embarrassing — to be the only president with no public service or military experience being the one who wants to most show off the military."