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BEHEADED BUSH: EVOLVING 'GAME OF THRONES' EXCUSES FAIL SMELL TEST
Breitbart TV ^ | 61/13/12 | John Nolte

Posted on 06/14/2012 8:04:29 PM PDT by Eva

The producers behind HBO's "Game of Thrones" would've been better off had they simple said what is likely the truth, that they hate George W. Bush and impaled his prosthetic head on a pole for the kind of childish shits and giggles the Secret Service might want to look into. Instead, they offer absurd explanations that, in my opinion, only prove what sniveling weasals (sic) they really are:

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I hadn't heard or read anything about this. I know that nothing that the leftist media does surprises us anymore, but this seems to rise to a new level, even for HBO.
1 posted on 06/14/2012 8:04:48 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

I once saw for sale urinal cakes with Obama’s photo on them.

I dislike Obama, but that was too much.

I see the Left isn’t so principled.


2 posted on 06/14/2012 8:09:53 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Eva

In before the long list of links.


3 posted on 06/14/2012 8:10:19 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

I did a search and nothing showed up. I didn’t want to post the article, so I did a search to see what people had to say about it —— nothing.


4 posted on 06/14/2012 8:14:25 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

All these websites moaning about this have given so much advertisement to the fact that his head was on a stake. Something which I am sure less than 1% of the viewers actually noticed while watching. On the dvd they mention that it was not intentional to use the head but they worked with what they had. Since I love the show I will give them the benefit of the doubt and believe what they say. This is being blown way out of proportion, and why do people even care about this?


5 posted on 06/14/2012 8:16:00 PM PDT by hannibaal
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To: hannibaal

The article from Breitbart points out that the first excuse was that no one on the set noticed it until it was too late, then they changed their story to they went with what they had available - B.S.

This is a despicable stunt. If it had been Obama’s head, would it have been, “just what was laying around?” No, and it would even have been called a racist stunt.


6 posted on 06/14/2012 8:19:43 PM PDT by Eva
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Another one for you.


7 posted on 06/14/2012 8:25:22 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Eva

The purpose of this latest ‘Tempest in a Teapot’ is to bring up the name ‘Bush’ during this election cycle. The episode this originally appeared on was over a year ago.

They (Liberals) want people to make a big deal about it to draw attention away from Romney and once again make this election Obama v. Bush. Getting upset about it now is playing into their hands.

They want you to be upset and make noise pointing to a largely popular TV series. It just makes conservatives look dumb. Be upset about unemployment, be upset about Obamacare, be upset about any number of things he’s done - ignore the tomfoolery of his supporters. It won’t stick to Obama - he didn’t put the head on a pole.


8 posted on 06/14/2012 8:28:15 PM PDT by Outlaw76 (Citizens on the Bounce!)
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To: Outlaw76

Two things.

First, George RR Martin is a liberal who loathes Bush.

Second, George RR Martin is an extremely talented man, quite possibly the best we have seen in a generation in his genre.

I appreciate what the man creates, regardless of his politics. I would recommend his writing to anyone who enjoys a good story, not just the Game of Thrones stuff but his earlier works like Wild Cards.

I think that it’s plausible they had a Bush head and needed a prop - plus it’s facing away from the camera, and wearing a wig to make him look different. I really think this is much ado about nothing.


9 posted on 06/14/2012 8:40:15 PM PDT by Ueriah
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To: Eva

Saw it posted earlier today with a photo of the head on a “geek news” site. Despite the link title saying “topless” there’s no nudity on this page at least. Think it’s a “new movie” Star Wars joke...

http://www.toplessrobot.com/2012/06/george_w_bush_lost_the_game_of_thrones.php


10 posted on 06/14/2012 9:17:04 PM PDT by Southern Magnolia
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To: Eva

Also you have to be mindful of who did the beheading etc.. If its the “bad” guys doing the beheading then it is sort of a compliment. Think about it in the same way as being hitlers enemy.


11 posted on 06/14/2012 9:18:15 PM PDT by hannibaal
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To: Eva

Just replace Bush with JugEars and watch the Leftist’s heads explode!


12 posted on 06/14/2012 9:27:04 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Eva

I guess they think it will create buzz and make lots of people go see the movie.

Reprehensible.


13 posted on 06/14/2012 9:31:02 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Ueriah
Dish Network had a free HBO weekend last month in which they showed the first season in a back-to-back marathon.

Having loved Deadwood and Rome (bought the Blu Rays) I eagerly DVR'd it.

I was underwhelmed (to say the least)

I just didn't get whatever everyone else is seeing.

14 posted on 06/14/2012 9:36:44 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Outlaw76

I think that you’re probably right. I would like to see someone do the same with the likeness of Obama, though and watch the reaction. Maybe someone could make one of those fake shrunken heads to look like Obama and make a bobble head out of it, and see how that goes over.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 9:42:00 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Outlaw76

Bullshit on that tripe

And i had my issues with George


16 posted on 06/14/2012 9:44:04 PM PDT by wardaddy (the GOP are cowards)
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To: PGR88

“I dislike Obama, but that was too much.”

He’s emptied his bladder on us for years now, so I would have no problem returning the favor.


17 posted on 06/14/2012 9:46:43 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: hannibaal

“we had to use what heads we had lying around.”

The fact that they had a decapitated prop head of George W. Bush lying around is enough for me to know what kind of people we are talking about.


18 posted on 06/14/2012 9:52:04 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Eva

I doubt that they intended this, but any libs on the set who thought that this would be funny only managed to imply that GW was one of Ned Stark’s men; i.e. one of the good guys. And they probably didn’t realize that since Obama is the Joffrey Baratheon of American politics, an abusive, spoiled child who throws tantrums when he doesn’t get his way, the prop makes sense from that perspective as well.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 10:01:13 PM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: Eva

'Game of Thrones' apologizes for severed George Bush head (Another load of crap "apology")
 
06/14/2012 5:19:36 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
ABC 30 KFSN ^ | 6/14/2012 | staff
HBO and producers of "Game of Thrones" apologized Thursday for a scene that depicted former President George W. Bush's severed head on a spike. The scene first aired last year and was repeated on a DVD release in March. But in a particularly bad piece of timing for HBO, stories about it spread online this week, when the network premiered a documentary on Bush's father, former President George H.W. Bush. Bush's head was one of several on spikes in a scene where King Joffrey reveals to his fiancé the severed head of her father, who he had judged disloyal. The...
 

HBO’s 'Game of Thrones' parades President George W. Bush’s decapitated head on a stick
 
06/14/2012 9:30:41 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 22 replies
Fox News ^ | 6/24/21
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.
 

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 · 29 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 · 41 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 · 7 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 · 42 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 · 75 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,...
 

20 posted on 06/15/2012 6:08:48 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

chicagotribune.com

Hollywood partisanship rears its ugly head
As Obama spreads blame for economic crisis backward , La-La left helps him stick it to Bush 43

John Kass

June 15, 2012

HBO was still apologizing for putting a rubberized President George W. Bushhead on a pike in the medieval fantasy show “Game of Thrones”when President Barack Obama put his predecessor’s head on a pike again, blaming Bush for all our problems.

“We can’t afford to jeopardize our future by repeating the mistakes of the past,” Obama said in a speech Thursday. “Not now, not when there is so much at stake. ... Of course, the economy isn’t where it needs to be.”

But the Bush heads were where they needed to be. The HBO version was a rubber one with a wig, and the version used by Obama was purely rhetorical and political.

The “Game of Thrones” controversy started when the show’s creators pointed out that a scene included Bush’s head on a pike — but only because “we just had to use whatever heads we had around.” David Axelrod must have written that on a napkin.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-0615-20120615,0,7167487.column


21 posted on 06/15/2012 8:12:08 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Those producers knew exactly what they were doing. As usual, they didn’t think anyone would notice.


22 posted on 06/15/2012 8:20:49 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Eva

Sounds like time for Equal Time.

Obama heads on stakes EVERYWHERE for Halloween. After all, his policies ARE scary. . .


23 posted on 06/15/2012 9:45:36 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Congratulations, the search engine worked for you. As you can see none of the article had the same title and none of them turned up on a key word search for HBO.

I’m glad that you are so talented, you should be proud of yourself.


24 posted on 06/15/2012 5:13:42 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva
I think you should post ten more articles on the silly thing.

I chose to reserve the things I take offense at to things that actually matter. God knows there are enough of them.

You prefer to get your outrage from the pages of TV magazine.

25 posted on 06/15/2012 5:29:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You seem to be outraged more easily by reposted variations of the same story about tv programs than you are the egregious disrespect of a former president.

You spent quite a bit of time putting together those links.

Have a nice a day.


26 posted on 06/16/2012 7:18:43 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva
You spent quite a bit of time putting together those links.

30 second is a lot of time?

Shouldn't you be reading up on the latest on Justin Bieber or something?

Have a nice whatever.

27 posted on 06/16/2012 7:49:20 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

LOL! You must be a fast typist. I don’t even watch much TV, unlike you. I never heard of your favorite TV show and I don’t know who Justin Bieber is.

I think that you place way too much value on TV if you feel the need to spend the time defending the morons who produced this HBO series.

Like I said, have a nice day. Get out away from your TV.


28 posted on 06/16/2012 10:38:47 AM PDT by Eva
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