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HBO Apologizes for Bush Head in ‘Game of Thrones’ DVD
NY Times ^ | 14 June 2012 | David Itzkoff

Posted on 06/14/2012 6:38:18 AM PDT by Rummyfan

HBO has apologized for a scene in its hit fantasy series “Game of Thrones” that showed the decapitated head of former President George W. Bush on a pike and said the scene will be removed from future DVD releases, the Web site io9.com reported.

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“The last head on the left is George Bush,” the producers say in the audio commentary. “George Bush’s head appears in a couple beheading scenes. It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. It’s just, we had to use what heads we had around.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bs; hboliars; hbolies
Yeah right! UN - EFFING - BELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!
1 posted on 06/14/2012 6:38:24 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

So they just happened to have a dismembered head of George Bush just lying around?


2 posted on 06/14/2012 6:41:05 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Rummyfan
Typical liberal cowards...get the benefit of impressing all your liberal cohorts and then deny you did it on purpose. Did you ever think how this “ACCIDENTAL” disrespect never happens to Obama, Clinton Or Kennedy???
3 posted on 06/14/2012 6:45:31 AM PDT by ontap
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To: mkmensinger

This is bizarre to say the least. I guess they didn’t have a severed head of obammy lying around...............


4 posted on 06/14/2012 6:45:31 AM PDT by basil
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To: mkmensinger

This is bizarre to say the least. I guess they didn’t have a severed head of obammy lying around...............


5 posted on 06/14/2012 6:45:39 AM PDT by basil
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To: Rummyfan

Well at least they didn’t put a bulls eye on it.


6 posted on 06/14/2012 6:45:39 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Rummyfan

it’s not a political statement. It’s just, we had to use what heads we had around————??????

It IS a political statement.

And HBO is lying. “heads lying around”. Uh-huh. Yeah, we believe you. Not.

They talk like Obama.


7 posted on 06/14/2012 6:46:12 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Rummyfan

All the people who lose their heads in the show are men of courage and honor, so in a way it is a compliment.


8 posted on 06/14/2012 6:47:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Rummyfan

“The last head on the left is George Bush,” the producers say in the audio commentary. “George Bush’s head appears in a couple beheading scenes. It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement.”

They’re lyingg. They made their statement, had their giggle, and now they’re trying to CYA to prevent hurting sales.


9 posted on 06/14/2012 6:48:22 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Any conservative that continues to watch this show is an idiot.


10 posted on 06/14/2012 6:48:53 AM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: Rummyfan

Just another reason to hate HBO.

That is so incredibly phony.... happened to have a head of George Bush lying around.

Why don’t they happen to have a head of Obama or Saddam Hussein or Ben Laden?


11 posted on 06/14/2012 6:50:02 AM PDT by altura
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To: Rummyfan

If anyone knows anything about video-game design, we certainly do know that ^everything^ is approved at the highest level. No design aspect goes without scrutiny to avoid copyright issues and to maintain secrecy until release.

In short, they are lying...again.


12 posted on 06/14/2012 6:50:30 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Rummyfan

To make amends just replace the Bush head with Obama’s head in all future releases.

Fair and balanced - it’s the right thing to do.


13 posted on 06/14/2012 6:50:31 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Somehow I don’t think HBO meant it as a compliment.


14 posted on 06/14/2012 6:51:20 AM PDT by altura
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To: Rummyfan

Not good enough.

HBObama needs to be punished the way Rush and Breitbart have been.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 6:52:21 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Rummyfan

Wow.

If I hadn’t already canceled HBO, I would cancel it.


16 posted on 06/14/2012 7:00:51 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Rummyfan

HBO (as a whole and individually) hasn’t 1% of the class G. W. Bush has.


17 posted on 06/14/2012 7:05:44 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: mkmensinger

HBO: “Well, we would have used Obama’s head, but his ears are too damn big. We would have used Mrs. Obama’s head, but, hell, we couldn’t even look at that! So we decided to use Bush’s head, because, you know, we just had one of those lying around!”


18 posted on 06/14/2012 7:06:04 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan
George Bush's head was in good company.

That is the fate of good and honorable men under the reign of the tyrant bastard Joffrey.

Look what happened to Eddard “Ned” Stark. All for trying to obey the law and the dictates of honor.

19 posted on 06/14/2012 7:06:55 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Rummyfan

When ever they cannot explain, they always have in reserve...

Must be Bush’s fault!


20 posted on 06/14/2012 7:08:52 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Rummyfan

Like we believe that BS!
It wasn’t a mistake or an oversight, it was deliberate and calculated.
Programmers don’t do this kind of stuff by accident.......................


21 posted on 06/14/2012 7:13:14 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Rummyfan

I was an “extra” in a movie once, and I had to sign a whole pile of release documents before the filming began. Why didn’t HBO need a release form signed in order to use Bush’s head in the show?


22 posted on 06/14/2012 7:16:50 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: Rummyfan
I cancelled HBO 3 years ago. I miss it like the plague.
23 posted on 06/14/2012 7:17:20 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Rummyfan

If it was an Obama head they would be talking to the Secret Service and the media would be having a fit.


24 posted on 06/14/2012 7:17:29 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: basil

HBO = HAIL BARRACK OBAMA!.................


25 posted on 06/14/2012 7:18:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Rummyfan

It was not a mistake....Put a FAKE head of obama on a pike and we’ll call it even....


26 posted on 06/14/2012 7:19:32 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Rummyfan
For the life of me, I'll never understand why the Left hates Bush (Compassionate Conservative) so much. I can understand it if they hated Reagan, but Bush? He bent over backwards to compromise with the Left. He refused to defend himself when the Left attacked him. If was his failure to defend himself that helped the Democrats take control of Congress in 2006. The Left should love Bush like they love McCain...
27 posted on 06/14/2012 7:22:37 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: ontap

“Did you ever think how this “ACCIDENTAL” disrespect never happens to Obama...”

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Hey man, it ain’t cool to pick on the hip negro.

“Cool” is a primary concern for these vacuous, puerile Communists. Can’t you just hear them snickering amongst themselves, like pimply-faced pubescent punks, over their juvenile little Bush trick?


28 posted on 06/14/2012 7:27:02 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Rummyfan

“It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. It’s just, we had to use what heads we had around.”

Sure—tell me they didn’t have any oobama heads around.


29 posted on 06/14/2012 7:37:36 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Rummyfan

I think we have bigger things to be outraged about.


30 posted on 06/14/2012 7:39:43 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: Cowboy Bob

Why does the left hate Bush? Simple. He refused to step-down and hand Gore the election.

Make no mistakes, they hate Reagan as much, he simply has been out of office too long to blame everything on him. Look at many leftists rants and they will still invoke Reaganomics as the “death of democracy”. Liberalism really is a mental disorder.


31 posted on 06/14/2012 7:40:40 AM PDT by Brytani (Liberals - destroying America since 1776)
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To: altura
Who cares?

Why look for trivial things to be upset about?

You don't have enough real things to be upset about?

32 posted on 06/14/2012 7:45:41 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Rummyfan

The worldwide left’s ongoing “political double standard” is, profoundly, sick! I wish that there would be a way to end this ongoing trend, asap and for always.


33 posted on 06/14/2012 7:46:32 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Rummyfan; All

Sorry Lib sobs. Never miss a chance.


34 posted on 06/14/2012 7:47:18 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: basil

The implication to me is that imam obama would carry it out.


35 posted on 06/14/2012 7:47:49 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Rummyfan

And where is the free visit from the Secret Service to HBO?

Is this not considered a threat to the former President?

And just why would they just happen to have a head of George Bush just lying around? What was the original purpose of said head?


36 posted on 06/14/2012 7:51:21 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Rummyfan

Another MSM accidental coincidence.

Like the clipped Zimmerman tape.


37 posted on 06/14/2012 7:54:45 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Rummyfan

Wait wait wait, where are those who were certain just yesterday that people were making a big deal out of nothing, that we were ‘seeing’ what we wanted to see!

Juveniles at HBO stike again, how unexpected!


38 posted on 06/14/2012 8:31:50 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: Rummyfan

That’s cool...Sean Hannity still supports HBO.


39 posted on 06/14/2012 8:39:59 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

caleessi ping


40 posted on 06/14/2012 8:40:27 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
With respect, I do not think this is trivial. The prop head itself may not be the most pressing issue of the day, but one should consider the whole picture. A film was made depicting the assassination of President Bush, and no less a celebrated author than Vincent Bugliosi wrote a widely publicized book calling for the arrest and trial of George W. Bush on murder charges. Bugliosi stated publicly that if the verdict called for such a measure, then Bush should be subjected to the death penalty.

Taken in its totality it's clear that a vindictive campaign of demonization has been conducted against the man that could clearly lead a deranged individual to murder Bush with a demented sense of righteous vindication as if trying to kill Hitler in 1944. Such a threat to Bush's life is still a possibility even long after the man left office, particularly when SS protection is slated to end in another six years.

That IS a big deal, IMHO.

41 posted on 06/14/2012 8:44:32 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Sloth
I think we have bigger things to be outraged about.

As Rush often says, 'it's the little things'.

42 posted on 06/14/2012 1:50:42 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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