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HBO’s 'Game of Thrones' parades President George W. Bush’s decapitated head on a stick
Fox News ^ | 6/24/21

Posted on 06/14/2012 9:30:41 AM PDT by antidemoncrat

HBO did not respond to our request for comment, but as outrage mounted Wednesday, they released a statement saying they were "deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste." HBO also said the scene would be removed from future DVD pressings.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; hbo; spology
These a**hole Progressives continue to throw out hateful messages like this and then just offer an apology and say just move on, nothing to see here. If the major media, ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN were truly news outlets, they would surly call out crap like this as unacceptable. But since they are all in George Soros' pocket, that will never happen.
1 posted on 06/14/2012 9:30:56 AM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: antidemoncrat

What can you expect from evil?


2 posted on 06/14/2012 9:35:37 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: antidemoncrat

If what they say is true and they just wanted to use any old head laying around then why don’t we see slick Willie or Obama on a stick too, hmmm??


3 posted on 06/14/2012 9:38:29 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: antidemoncrat

HBO apologizes for putting George W. Bush's head on stake in 'Game of Thrones'
 
06/14/2012 8:38:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies
NY Post ^ | 6/14/12
LOS ANGELES -- HBO has apologized for using a model head of former President George W. Bush in a grisly decapitation scene for its hit drama "Game of Thrones." The tenth episode of the first season of "Game of Thrones," now out on DVD, features the younger Bush's head on a stake. Commentary on the DVD notes that his head appears in a "couple of beheading scenes." The show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss stated that George W. Bush's was used as physical inspiration to create a head for a scene in which King Joffrey shows Sansa Stark her...
 

HBO Apologizes for Bush Head in ‘Game of Thrones’ DVD
 
06/14/2012 6:38:18 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 40 replies
NY Times ^ | 14 June 2012 | David Itzkoff
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. ... “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.”
 

Video: The obligatory “‘Game of Thrones’ puts George W. Bush’s head on a pike” post
 
06/14/2012 6:29:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
Hotair ^ | 06/14/2012 | AllahPundit
Via Mediaite. The producers say it’s not political and that they used him just because they happened to have a spare Bush head lying around (what?), but Gothamist wants so badly to believe that it's a Gesture Of Defiance towards our deposed Hitler that I almost hope for their sake that it's deliberate.The perfunctory denial: HBO responded to CBSNewYork.com’s request for comment on Wednesday night, offering the following statement from Benioff and Weiss:“What happened was this: we use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc. We can’t afford to have these all made from scratch,...
 

Fury as HBO's Game of Thrones shows President George W. Bush's decapitated head impaled on a STAKE
 
06/13/2012 8:37:00 PM PDT · by Justaham · 40 replies
dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 6/13/12 | Emily Anne Epstein
Politicians are calling for a boycott of HBO's fantasy series Game of Thrones after the creator's 'despicable' decision to include former President George W. Bush's severed head in several scenes. In the tenth episode of the first season, Mr Bush's decapitated head is seen impaled on a wooden spike, covered in filthy long hair and slathered in dirt. Show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who noted the appearance in the series' DVD commentary, insist it wasn't a political statement - just a prop. But the image has provoked outrage among some Republican politicians.
 

Fury as HBO's Game of Thrones shows President George W. Bush's decapitated head impaled on a STAKE
 
06/13/2012 4:05:48 PM PDT · by Third Person · 74 replies
Daily Mail UK ^ | June 13, 2012 | Emily Ann Epstein
Politicians are calling for a boycott of HBO's fantasy series Game of Thrones because of the creator's 'despicable' decision to include former President George W. Bush's severed head in several scenes. In the tenth episode of the first season, Mr Bush's decapitated head is barely recognizable impaled on a wooden spike, covered in filthy long hair and slathered in dirt. But show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who noted the appearance in the series' DVD commentary, insist it wasn't a political statement - just a prop. The finale of the first season of Game of Thrones, Fire and Blood,...
 

"Game of Thrones" Season 2 thread - 9pm EDT HBO
 
04/01/2012 5:32:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies

"Game of Thrones" Season 2 thread - 9pm EDT HBO. Season 2 begins tonight at 9pm EDT with a reprise at 10pm EDT on HBO.
 

'Game Of Thrones' Season 2 Trailer: What's Your House Allegiance? [VIDEO]
 
03/27/2012 7:00:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 29 replies
intimes.com ^
With less than a week to go before the two-hour premiere of Season Two of "Game of Thrones" on Sunday, HBO is taking a leaf out of Harry Potter's book and asking fans to "pledge their allegiance" to one of five choices in the battles ahead. Are you a Greyjoy, a Stark, a Lannister, a Baratheon or a Targaryen? With only five days to go before the Season Two premiere of political fantasy epic "Game of Thrones," HBO has aired five new TV spots asking viewers to "pledge their allegiance" to one of the five houses. Watch them all here,...

4 posted on 06/14/2012 9:40:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: antidemoncrat

Let’s see the picture...I don’t want to have to go wading for it.


5 posted on 06/14/2012 9:41:58 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: antidemoncrat

Extremely glad to say I have never given one cent to HBO.

They can stick their own heads on a pike and shove it up Bamster’s puckered a$$hole for all I care.


6 posted on 06/14/2012 9:43:35 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: antidemoncrat
We will not forgive anything you liberal pigs have to say it would be a lie if you said it..why not get rid of the self-righteous loser Bill Maher..As long as you have pigs like him on HBO I think you will continue to lose people..I canceled HBO a long time ago because of their politics..which they should not even be involved in..
7 posted on 06/14/2012 9:46:28 AM PDT by PLD
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

But did you see that thread about “Game of Thrones”?


8 posted on 06/14/2012 9:50:25 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: antidemoncrat

If you or I depicted the murder of a sitting or living ex president, we could expect an uncomfortable visit from the Secret Service, at best.

I wonder which executive at HBO will be getting a visit\sarc


9 posted on 06/14/2012 9:52:00 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: dragonblustar
What can you expect from evil?

But,,, but,,

According to the "Left" it is "WE" that are the evil ones.

"They" only consider that "They" are the truly intelligent, thinkers, and most moral on the face of the earth.

Guess it is more a matter of perspective and sense of reality as to who "Really and Truly deceive themselves" and those that actually "Are" superior thinkers and moralists.

10 posted on 06/14/2012 10:00:00 AM PDT by jongaltsr
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To: antidemoncrat

I know a guy, who knows a guy who used to steal HBO but would never pay for it, especially now.


11 posted on 06/14/2012 10:10:07 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Abathar

Because putting a turd on a stick would be bad taste, indeed.


12 posted on 06/14/2012 10:24:00 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I too have never given anti-American HBO a cent directly...except for often seeing it in motel rooms.

John Leboutillier wrote a book called Harvard Hates America. His follow up should be HBO Hates America.


13 posted on 06/14/2012 11:06:25 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: antidemoncrat
There is absolutely no way that none of the graphics artists who prepared the scene (including putting the wig on that head), or the director who is supposed to notice every detail, did not notice the resemblance.

14 posted on 06/14/2012 11:17:37 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: headsonpikes

Ping.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 11:34:20 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yet this is the first I’ve seen of this story.


16 posted on 06/14/2012 11:36:39 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: antidemoncrat

so we should expect them to show an 0bama look a like on a pike next season... right?

didn’t think so


17 posted on 06/14/2012 11:38:10 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: antidemoncrat
This is disgusting, and it puts me in a quandary.

The books are great — and none of this is on the author, George R. R. Martin. One of the strongest features of the book is that few of the leading characters are either pure evil or pure goodness (unlike in, say, Lord of the Rings). As putative rulers, each has strengths and weaknesses (to say the least!). I want to believe that Martin would not have approved of such cheap shots against Bush, or any other political figure.

I started watching the HBO show, because I liked the books so much. In fact, I subscribed to HBO for the sole purpose of watching the Game of Thrones. The series is about as good as any book-to-movie adaptation. This demented Bush hatred taints it all for me.

One saving grace for me — as I only subscribe to HBO for 10 weeks/year, I've gotten a promotional half-price deal each year. This year, the deal ran out the day after G.O.T. ended.

18 posted on 06/14/2012 12:00:25 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: DuncanWaring

You better post it another dozen times, then.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 12:04:44 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: antidemoncrat

I don’t recall Bush’s hair looking like that....


20 posted on 06/14/2012 12:56:51 PM PDT by xenob
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To: BitWielder1
There is absolutely no way that none of the graphics artists who prepared the scene (including putting the wig on that head), or the director who is supposed to notice every detail, did not notice the resemblance.

When no one noticed their little scheme, they had to divulge it themselves. It is a win win for them. It makes the conservatives furious and it gives the libs their hateful little thrill. It will increase viewers and it will make it some sort of icon for the haters in the progressive party. It may even lead to a gruesome murder someday.

21 posted on 06/14/2012 2:22:34 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: sten

If Obama was ever portrayed like that on a conservative station, the Progressives would howling like a bunch of dogs in a neutering factory.


22 posted on 06/14/2012 6:00:27 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: Gaffer

The picture is in the Fox article.


23 posted on 06/14/2012 6:02:57 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Oh, such hypocrisy. So you’re turned away by a political figure’s head on stick (whom it doesn’t even look like) but not by the nudity, sex scenes, incest, rape, child murder, or child rape? I suggest you take a step back and think about what you just said you babbling moron.

As for the rest of the idiots who haven’t even seen the show, watched the scene, or viewed the picture I laugh at you. You ramble about the injustice of something you’ve never even seen. The funniest part is, it doesn’t even slightly resemble him!

“Oh, if it was Obama they would of been upset!” To that I say that they would have to be just as immature as you are. To take a scene half-a-second long and blow it up into a controversy like this is outrageous.

“HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ parades President George W. Bush’s decapitated head on a stick” is amusing. It shows just how ignorant FOX News is and gives me very good reason to never trust a single article on the site. Pitiful. I’m ashamed to call myself a Republican now.

To conclude my ‘rant’, I’ll leave you a piece of advice: grow up.


24 posted on 06/16/2012 2:01:38 AM PDT by GOT Enthusiast
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To: GOT Enthusiast

“As for the rest of the idiots who haven’t even seen the show, watched the scene, or viewed the picture “

You shouldn’t have said “rest”. This idiot read the books, saw the show, the scene, and the picture.

If it was all so bad — why did you watch it all?


25 posted on 06/22/2012 9:20:23 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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