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HBO On Defense: Writer Danny Strong Claims No Agenda Behind Palin Film
Big Hollywood ^ | January 14, 2012 | by John Nolte

Posted on 01/14/2012 11:39:57 PM PST by SMGFan

HBO is one of the most liberal entertainment outlets ever conceived, but at the very least you had to respect them for not trying to hide that agenda. So why go all spineless now? Part of HBO’s absurd, intelligence-insulting denial is simply disingenuous. The network’s “agenda” took a pretty big hit when Governor Palin chose not to run in 2012, but the timing of this docu-drama, which is based on a political book written my John Heilamann and Mark Halperin, was always obvious: Drop this bomb in the heat of the GOP primary.

(Excerpt) Read more at bighollywood.breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hbo; palin; strong
BTW, Danny Strong started as a minor character on the first episodes of Sarah Michelle Gellar's Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

The episode he starred in was postponed April 1999 due to the Columbine shootings.

His character later developed to be part of an evil trio with Adam Busch ( liberal) and Tom Lenk (also liberal) who took on the Slayer.

1 posted on 01/14/2012 11:40:10 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

And yes, Joss Whedon ( Buffy creator and Avengers movie director) was a big Obama supporter in 2008.


2 posted on 01/14/2012 11:44:35 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

The thing I can’t get past with this thing is that this has to be the first time in film history where a real person is played by an actress who is LESS good-looking than the source.


3 posted on 01/15/2012 12:06:25 AM PST by Darkwolf377 ( It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.--C.S. Lewis)
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To: SMGFan

They know she’ll be president one day and think they can get back on her good side.


4 posted on 01/15/2012 12:19:27 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How can a network that created “ John Adams” and “Band of Brothers” turn around and puke stuff like this out?
Once my free HBO runs out, I am dropping it like a bad habit.


5 posted on 01/15/2012 12:25:09 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Yorlik803
E-mail them and let them know why, as well as your cable or satellite provider. They'll never know unless we tell them!
6 posted on 01/15/2012 12:40:05 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I did the last time I dropped them,It doesnt do any good. They get more than enough cash from morons who dont care about fairness.
Shows like this and that pantsload Bill Maher is the reason that unless I get a free HBO thing from my cable provider I dont bother with them.


7 posted on 01/15/2012 12:47:44 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: SMGFan

When Dishnetwork recently gave me a free “complementary” trial of HBO, I called them and demanded they take it off my subscription, free or not. I did not want even the chance that I would play one second of that garbage on my television. I have been boycotting HBO since they gave Bill Maher a show.


8 posted on 01/15/2012 3:10:50 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: Yorlik803

Strong wrote HBO’s Recount about 2000 Bush vs Gore as well.


9 posted on 01/15/2012 5:09:31 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
Just like McGinniss' book was timed to hit the shelves just when he and the publishers thought she was going to formally announce her candidacy for the GOP nomination. It was designed for maximum impact and to put her behind the eight-ball from the start.

And I remember another major piece written by gay Trig Truther scumbag Andrew Sullivan after she told Levin that she wasn't running in which Sullivan openly admitted trying to stop her and was proud of what he had done.

All of these writers, pundits, journalists, and columnists (many of them part of the gay mafia) were all in cohoots with one another, and I'm sure there's another secret Journolost-type forum out there where they all coordinated with each other.

10 posted on 01/15/2012 5:45:43 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Yorlik803

Easy, you never heard of the Angry Little Man Bill Maher?? HBO is the Company supporting Communist Thugs like this. InFact the Vast Majority of Hollywood and Th entertainment industry is so far to the left that to them Joe Stalin was a Moderate Republican.


11 posted on 01/15/2012 5:48:56 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: Yorlik803

And tell them WHY! (I always love when I can do that!)


12 posted on 01/15/2012 5:58:07 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They know she’ll be president one day

Don't underestimate her. She would surely last longer than one day.

I'll bet she could do a half term at least.

13 posted on 01/15/2012 6:03:50 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: SMGFan

I hope nobody at the FR pays for HBO.


14 posted on 01/15/2012 6:07:22 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Darkwolf377

The thing I can’t get past with this thing is that this has to be the first time in film history where a real person is played by an actress who is LESS good-looking than the source.


Kind of like the law of diminishing returns with a dash of “photo copy fade”. Every successive attempt to copy the original gets worse and worse.


15 posted on 01/15/2012 6:41:21 AM PST by ak267
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To: humblegunner; All

Don’t underestimate her. She would surely last longer than one day.

I’ll bet she could do a half term at least.
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Yes ladies and gentleman, that was humblegunner, noted anti-Palin hack who trolls FR for Palin entries to add sniping remarks and otherwise useless comments.

We call him “Son of Pissant”.

He knows why Palin left the governorshp in Alaska. He knows about the MSM hack pieces, but for humblegunner it’s not about the facts, it’s about shilling (either as a hobby or for a candidate/cause).

He’s here like clockwork. Think of it as a racoon coming here every night to raid the garbage cans.


16 posted on 01/15/2012 6:54:22 AM PST by Kolath
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To: Kolath

Thanks, I’m here all week. Try the veal.

No special rates for n00bs, sorry.


17 posted on 01/15/2012 6:56:41 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: ak267

Every successive attempt to copy the original gets worse and worse.

Just like the Obama birth certificate or rather
the certificate of live birth, or whatever.


18 posted on 01/15/2012 7:45:18 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: humblegunner
I knew we could count on your Flaming PDS to stink up a Palin thread.

I'm confident we'll see your continued flaming irrationality in the future.

19 posted on 01/15/2012 3:44:26 PM PST by hwkbeer
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To: hwkbeer
I knew we could count on your Flaming PDS to stink up a Palin thread.

Are you saying that any thread about Palin should only be commented on by her fans?

Crying "PDS" hardly addresses anyone's objection to her.

Would you prefer that everyone simply bow down to her or shut up, one or the other?

She isn't the Pope you know.

20 posted on 01/15/2012 4:17:28 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner
She isn't the Pope you know.

And you're a far cry from being original as a comedian.

If you're writing your own stuff I recommend you keep your day job as a waiter.

21 posted on 01/15/2012 4:33:39 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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I recommend you keep your day job as a waiter.

Hmmmm...

I have a feeling this isn't going to be pretty.

22 posted on 01/15/2012 4:35:48 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: humblegunner
“Are you saying that any thread about Palin should only be commented on by her fans?” Nope

“Crying “PDS” hardly addresses anyone’s objection to her.”

Your objection to her in light of known facts is PDS.

“Would you prefer that everyone simply bow down to her or shut up, one or the other?”
Standing with her to get this country back is more of what I had in mind.

“She isn't the Pope you know.”

If she were,I wouldn’t be supporting her

23 posted on 01/15/2012 4:36:51 PM PST by hwkbeer
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To: bmwcyle
I hope nobody at the FR pays for HBO.

I do.

24 posted on 01/15/2012 4:51:45 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: Doe Eyes

Too bad you support S&$T.


25 posted on 01/15/2012 6:43:17 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: bmwcyle
Too bad you support S&$T.

You should have me zotted.

26 posted on 01/15/2012 7:12:18 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: humblegunner

From “The Last Boy Scout”: “Sure like to meet bit** that f’ed you up.”


27 posted on 01/15/2012 7:26:44 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: hwkbeer
Standing with her to get this country back is more of what I had in mind.

Yes, her doing occasional commentary at Fox will save us.

She's a freakin' hero.

28 posted on 01/16/2012 1:40:47 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Yorlik803

Adams series got pc preachy too....tried to make Abigail look like an abolitionist

And Jefferson like an old world aristocrat

Not to mention having them shagging on the dinner table

Most common HBO offense is homosexuality gratuitously inserted into every story regardless of plot

Place must be governed by fags and minorities of every stripe


29 posted on 01/16/2012 1:55:43 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: humblegunner

U know she blogs too...lol


30 posted on 01/16/2012 1:57:05 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: humblegunner
“Yes, her doing occasional commentary at Fox will save us.

She's a freakin’ hero.”

Just as I suspected,the Chief Flaming PDS'r has no clue

31 posted on 01/16/2012 5:09:02 AM PST by hwkbeer
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To: hwkbeer

He is to my desire to donate as Helen Thomas is to an erection.


32 posted on 01/16/2012 5:21:24 AM PST by kanawa
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To: Doe Eyes

Truth really hurts. Wake up stupid.


33 posted on 01/16/2012 9:22:32 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: bmwcyle
Truth really hurts. Wake up stupid.

Yeah, I watch HBO. In your world, would you have me sent to a reeducation camp?

34 posted on 01/16/2012 5:51:31 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: All

Sarah’s brother responds to the HBO hit piece:

Hi guys (and gals),

I thought I’d share something with you that you might enjoy. A friend of mine in Alabama told me to check out the trailer for the new HBO show, Game Change. Now as I recall, that book was written about the race between McCain and Obama, but somehow, HBO decided to make it into a Sarah story. Anyway, I watched the trailer tonight with my two sons (eleven and eight years old). When the trailer gets to the end, the actress portraying Sarah says something like, “We have to win this thing; I so don’t want to go back to Alaska”. Both of my kids burst out laughing and the oldest said, “dad, that’s crazy! That doesn’t even sound like Sarah, and you know how much she loves Alaska”.

I know all of you Sarah supporters know that this movie is full of bull; just thought you might like to hear the perspectives of two of her nephews here in Alaska that know her just a little bit better than some Hollywood writer.

Chuck


35 posted on 02/02/2012 4:25:51 PM PST by ak267
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