'Shades of Pyongyang': MSNBC Hypes HuffPost's Military Parade Claim

Matthew Balan | January 20, 2017
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[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."

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