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  • Think Ben Affleck still wants to argue with Bill Maher about murderous Islamists?

    01/11/2015 1:19:03 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 46 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 01/07/2015 | Joe Saunders
    Wednesday’s latest example of Islamist savagery had to be tough for Hollywood liberals with a well-earned reputation for criticizing the West in defense of religious fanatics who despise everything the West stands for. But it had to be particularly tough on Ben Affleck. --SNIP-- Affleck took objection to Maher’s scathing put-down of Islamist terrorists, even calling the ultra-liberal host and a guest “racist” for stating the obvious: Islam is a religion unique in the world for the sheer number of murderous extremists who wreak havoc in its name.
  • Maher to Berkeley Grads: Avoid Groupthink! Fight Climate Change!

    12/21/2014 6:32:13 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    Comedian Bill Maher delivered his long-anticipated and controversial speech at the University of California Berkeley winter commencement on Saturday–and it turned out to be a rather conventional liberal address. Though much debate surrounded Maher’s views on Islam, he largely avoided the subject, instead telling students to make climate change their generation’s priority. “I hope all of you here today consider the environment to be paramount among the many challenges we face.” Ironically, Maher would later tell students to think for themselves. “Be a free thinker. One reason our politics is so screwed up is that everyone has become so tribal....
  • Bill Maher Speech at UC Berkeley Unaffected by Small Protests

    12/21/2014 7:16:04 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/20/2014 | Zombie
    Comedian and pundit Bill Maher is this year’s commencement speaker at the University of California-Berkeley’s winter graduation ceremony. While Maher’s original invitation to address today’s event was uncontroversial, after an on-air argument he subsequently had with Ben Affleck about the nature of Islam, campus Muslim groups at Berkeley demanded that Chancellor Nicholas Dirks retract Maher’s invitation to speak.
  • Why Sam Harris Is Wrong about Islam: Just because Ben Affleck is wrong doesn't make him right.

    10/20/2014 2:52:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/20/2014 | Roger Kimball
    No doubt many of my readers know about the encounter about Islam [1] between Ben Affleck, the Hollywood actor, and Sam Harris, the “New Atheist” writer and neuroscientist, on Bill Maher’s show. I do not know Ben Affleck’s work as an actor, so I don’t know whether he is commonly cast in comic roles. He was pretty funny, in a slightly deranged sort of way, on Bill Maher’s show, but perhaps that is his usual modus operandi. I propose to leave the substance — if “substance” is the correct word — of Mr. Affleck’s effusions to one side. His performance...
  • This is how I would imagine Superman if he was a liberal...

    10/14/2014 3:16:10 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-14-14 | The Looking Spoon
    And Ben Affleck is perfect for this...honestly, I'm not all that optimistic about his upcoming performance as Batman.
  • Matt Damon and Ben Affleck developing thriller for SyFy

    10/13/2014 1:34:01 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 45 replies
    Sarnia Observer ^ | 10-13-2014 | Whitney Friedlander
    Set in a world where corporations have seemingly unlimited power, the story will focus on one man's efforts to beat the system. Although it is still known for campy projects like "Sharknado," the deal is another example of how SyFy has been upping its game in scripted content. The cabler recently ordered the alien series "Hunters" from "The Walking Dead's" Gale Anne Hurd and it is developing "Ghost Brigades," which is based on the "Old Man's War" universe book series, with Wolfgang Petersen and Scott Stuber.
  • For Ben Affleck, It's Ridicule Before Reason

    10/11/2014 6:15:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2014 | Tony Katz
    Ben Affleck's recent turn on Real Time with Bill Maher - his ranting, nonsensical and history-altering tripe during a smart, reasoned and valuable conversation about Islam and the world - exposes a myriad of truths about the actor and director, and about Liberalism.The conversation between Maher and author Sam Harris started off reasoned and clear; Liberals need to stand up for liberal principles, and Liberals need to be honest about these principles when speaking about the Muslim world. After just 60 seconds of conversation between the two, Affleck interjected with his first of many caustic statements. His demeanor was aggressive...
  • Slings and Arrows

    10/08/2014 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Bill Maher is no one's idea of a disinterested scholar on religion. He's long been the loudest, most obnoxious barroom brawler for atheism. What makes his argument toxic is that it isn't an intellectual defense of atheism. It is a sophomoric, boorish attack on religion, wholly dependent on yuk-yuk lines. These attacks have drawn little attention of late, perhaps because he's so predictable, but in the last few weeks, Maher has drawn new attention for singling out Islam as the worst of all them all. He almost sounded pro-Christian (by comparison) in a surprisingly contentious PBS interview with Charlie Rose...
  • Bill Maher, Ben Affleck and Islam

    10/07/2014 12:17:14 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last Friday night a rare dialogue/debate took place on American television. It was rare because it involved criticism of Islam, one of the many taboo subjects that are labeled "politically incorrect." And it took place on the program "Real Time with Bill Maher," a show not generally known for taking politically incorrect positions. But on this night the host, Bill Maher, along with atheism-advocate Sam Harris, had a vigorous debate with Actor Ben Affleck, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. Bill Maher, a man of the left on virtually every issue, began...
  • Bill Maher, Ben Affleck and Islam

    10/07/2014 2:17:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-7-2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last Friday night a rare dialogue/debate took place on American television. It was rare because it involved criticism of Islam, one of the many taboo subjects that are labeled "politically incorrect." And it took place on the program "Real Time with Bill Maher," a show not generally known for taking politically incorrect positions. But on this night the host, Bill Maher, along with atheism-advocate Sam Harris, had a vigorous debate with Actor Ben Affleck, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. Bill Maher, a man of the left on virtually every issue, began...
  • Bill Maher on Islam spat with Ben Affleck: “We’re liberals! We’re not crazy tea-baggers”

    10/06/2014 12:49:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Salon ^ | October 6, 2014 | Elias Isquith
    ... I think Sam and I and Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Salman Rushdie and everyone who is basically making the same point, I think we all feel frustrated because I think we feel like the people who are arguing with us are not listening. We’re liberals! We’re liberals. We’re not crazy tea-baggers, y’know, and so it’s kind of hard to be making this case — based on facts, based on polling, I think based on what everybody really knows… I mean, do the people arguing with us, would they really open a lesbian art gallery in Ramallah? [Laughs] Or Karachi?...
  • After His Islam Defense, Rosie O'Donnell Thrills: 'Ben Affleck for President!'

    10/06/2014 10:56:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 6, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Rosie O'Donnell may have worried about the threat of "radical Christianity," but Ben Affleck's defense of Islam thrilled The View host on Monday, prompting her to tout the actor as a presidential candidate. O'Donnell and her co-hosts were discussing the verbal battle from Friday's Real Time. Atheist Maher called out his fellow liberals for not standing up to militant Islam. O'Donnell praised, "I was listening to Ben Affleck and every single thing he said, I agreed with...I wrote on my Twitter 'Ben Affleck for president.'" [MP3 audio here.] The comedienne then explained what the actor's words meant to her: "Fundamentalists...
  • Ben Affleck launches into rant on TV show Read more at

    10/06/2014 8:34:10 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 46 replies
    Ben Affleck launched into an angry debate over religion on TV show "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday. The "Argo" star appeared on a panel discussing current affairs and became incensed when the host Bill Maher and author Sam Harris began talking about radical Islamists because he felt they were stereotyping all Muslims. He interrupted their conversation, asking Harris where he got his facts from, and then told them their talk was "gross" and "racist" before launching into a tirade. Affleck said, "How about the more than a billion people who are not fanatical, who don't punish women, who...
  • Ben Affleck in passionate defence of Islam on Bill Maher show

    10/05/2014 7:53:12 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 49 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 05 Oct 2014 | Harriet Alexander
    Ben Affleck, the Oscar-winning actor and director, has launched a ferocious defence of Islam, after becoming involved in a heated argument when he appeared on an American chat show. Affleck, the star of Good Will Hunting and director of Argo, appeared on HBO’s television show Real Time with Bill Maher to promote his latest film, Gone Girl. But instead of talking about the film, the 42-year-old found himself in a furious discussion with both Maher and Sam Harris, the author of a series of books on religion. Maher, an outspoken atheist and critic of Islam, said last week in his...
  • Ben Affleck thinks Muslims are a separate race

    10/05/2014 6:50:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/05/2014 | Rick Moran
    In their eagerness to play the race card, liberals will occassionally (?) get carried away.That's what happened to actor Ben Affleck who got into a shouting match with HBO's Bill Mahar and neuroscientist Sam Harris over Mahar's scatthing monologue on the show last week that harshly criticized Islam: “Why are you so hostile about this?” Maher asked Affleck. “It’s gross, it’s racist,” Affleck replied. “It’s so not,” Maher insisted, though Affleck compared it to using the term, “Shifty Jew.” “You’re not listening to what we are saying,” Maher insisted. “You guys are saying, if you want to be liberal, believe...
  • The face of America’s enemies: Hollywood quislings donating to Socialist Democrats

    08/16/2014 10:10:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/16/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Hollywood’s enemies of American freedom are busy undermining the life we have built and hope to keep. These social parasites, who have the wherewithal to live anywhere after they complete the destruction of America, are opening their checkbooks to the Democrats who will carry out the end game for America if we let them. People like Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Barbra Streisand, whose personal lives have nothing whatsoever in common with our own, are pouring out their “One percenter” fortunes to force us to live as they deign we should live. In an effort to save Democrat...
  • Batman gets blackjack ban in Vegas: Affleck accused of counting cards

    05/03/2014 11:29:59 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    A Hollywood a-lister was banned from a Vegas casino for cheating at cards. Ben Affleck, Mr. Affleck is set to play Batman in the upcoming Batman v. Superman, and who starred in and directed the last year’s Oscar winning best film Argo, was allegedly caught counting cards while playing blackjack at the Hard Rock casino in Vegas.Unnamed sources told TMZ that hotel security approached the actor and told him, “you’re too good at this game.” Security then informed him that he had been deemed an advantaged player and would no longer be able to play blackjack at the Hard Rock.
  • Ben Affleck: 'Big Republican' Actors Are Hard to Watch

    01/30/2014 5:38:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Democratic fundraiser/actor Ben Affleck -- and the next big-screen "Batman" -- recently gave an interview to Playboy. His own bias against Republicans, he admits, prevents him from fully enjoying a Republican actor's performance. "It's ... hard," said Affleck, "to get people to suspend disbelief." Affleck said: "When I watch a guy I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn't like this person if I met him, or we would have different opinions. That (bleep) fogs the mind when you should be paying attention and be swept into the illusion." Fair enough. But how do you...
  • Playboy Interview: Actor Ben Affleck on Batman, Argo & Politics (Mod Warning: Racy Content at Site)

    12/09/2013 11:31:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Playboy ^ | December 4, 2013 | Michael Fleming
    Ben Affleck arrives for his Playboy Interview beaming after dropping off his kids for their first day of school. For Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner, it is the familiar ordeal of dodging the cameras of 20 paparazzi who have followed every step taken by son Samuel and daughters Violet and Seraphina ... Playboy sent Michael Fleming, who last interviewed Quentin Tarantino, to catch up with Affleck. Reports Fleming: “We met right after his Batman announcement elicited hostility he hadn’t seen since the Bennifer days. A more mature Affleck doesn’t care. After his career overhaul, who’s to doubt him when he...
  • Ben Affleck on Republican Actors: 'I Probably Wouldn’t Like This Person If I Met Him'

    12/09/2013 10:49:56 AM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/9/13 | Noel Sheppard
    Just how much do many Hollywood liberals hate conservatives? In an interview with Playboy, Ben Affleck said, "When I watch a guy [on film] I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him": PLAYBOY: You developed a political profile campaigning for presidential candidates Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama. How did that come about? AFFLECK: I grew up in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider—very left-wing Democrats living in a heterogeneous working-class neighborhood. I picked up a lot of those values...
  • Hillary to Ben Affleck: I’m now available for Argo II

    09/26/2013 11:57:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Let’s see. Oscar Best Picture Winner, Argo told a story that took place in a larger context of an American diplomatic facility being sacked by radical Islamic extremists, after US action undermined the previous cooperative regime, which became an ongoing demonstration of American impotence. Hasn’t Hillary Clinton already starred in Argo II? Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Most of Affleck’s speech, though, was focused on his own philanthropic work in Congo, praising Hillary Clinton for her involvement with the country during her time as secretary of state. When she arrived on stage after...
  • Ben Affleck As Batman? Thousands Sign Removal Petition

    08/23/2013 8:15:58 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    cbs detroit ^ | August 23, 2013 10:29 AM
    He’s tall, dark and — well, he’s definitely tall and has dark hair and once played the real-life role of Jennifer Lopez’s man candy. But is Ben Affleck man enough to play “Batman?” Controversy erupted across social media networks when Warner Bros. announced Thursday the 41-year-old Affleck will star in the newest version of the Dark Knight, a movie that promises to bring Batman and Superman together.
  • Ben Affleck Cast as Batman in Man of Steel Sequel!

    08/22/2013 6:37:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    SuperHero Hype ^ | 8/22/13 | Silas Lesnick
    It's official! Ben Affleck has been cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Zack Snyder's still untitled Batman/Superman sequel to this past summer's Man of Steel. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. The studio has slated the film to open worldwide on July 17, 2015. Last month’s surprise announcement of the new movie featuring both Superman and Batman created a wave of excitement and immediately fueled discussion and debate—among fans as well as in the media—about who would put on the cape...
  • Ben Affleck: Bush Can Be Hung for 'Leaks' in Plamegate

    04/09/2006 5:41:46 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 93 replies · 2,998+ views
    National Ledger ^ | April 9, 2006 | Josh Hart
    Ben Affleck: Bush Can Be Hung for 'Leaks' in Plamegate By Josh Hart Apr 9, 2006 Actor Ben Affleck suggested this weekend on 'Real Time with Bill Maher' that President Bush “probably leaked” Valerie Plame's name and so “if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!” The would be politician and Democrat went through this exchange according to News Busters that gives a brief and rough transcript on how Mr. Affleck came to this conclusion. *** The panel guests were Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) who was quite humorous as he let loose with some funny four-quotes. Bill...
  • Affleck: Clean-cut Romney GOP pick in ‘08 [and anti-Mormon rant]

    05/30/2007 7:55:48 AM PDT · by TaxachusettsMan · 35 replies · 1,887+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | May 30, 2007 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    “Gone, Baby, Gone” director Ben Affleck, who tried mightily - but unsuccessfully - to get Sen. John Kerry elected to the White House, said he expects ex-Gov. Mitt Romney to be the Republican nominee in 2008. Chatting about the upcoming presidential race on the season finale of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the Cambridge homey said he thinks the GOP will end up with Romney because the ex-gov looks good, has nice hair - and the Republicans really don’t have anyone else. “He says he doesn’t like abortion and he’s all clean-cut and he looks like a Ken doll,” said...
  • Friday Night Fights: Conservative Woman KOs Bill Maher and Ben Affleck

    10/15/2006 6:23:08 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 99 replies · 4,290+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Oct 15, 2006 | staff
    is quite doubtful that HBO’s Bill Maher knew what he was in for when he scheduled Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute to be on his "Real Time" panel Friday night. After all, with CNN’s Lou Dobbs and liberal actor Ben Affleck surrounding her, it seemed highly unlikely the lone conservative in the discussion would survive the scrum, let alone win the debate. However, not only did Pletka hold her own, but she also ended up schooling Maher and Affleck on a virtual plethora of geopolitical issues making this one of the more enjoyable Friday Night Fights in recent...
  • Ben Affleck could go into politics, says Jennifer Garner

    08/15/2013 8:48:38 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/14/2013 | Andrew Pulver
    Argo director Ben Affleck may be one of Hollywood's leading liberals, but he could take the extra step and enter politics in the not too distant future. That's the opinion of his wife, actor Jennifer Garner, who suggested Affleck's future career direction in a forthcoming interview in Allure magazine.
  • I rescued Argo hostages in my orange Austin Maxi with a GB sticker on the back...

    03/03/2013 5:49:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-3-13 | Martin Williams
    Martin Williams was a First Secretary at the British Embassy in Iran when militants invaded the US Embassy in November 1979, taking 52 hostages and sparking an international crisis that lasted 14 months. In his Oscar-winning film Argo, director and star Ben Affleck tells how six American diplomats hid in the Canadian Ambassador’s house in Tehran until the CIA arranged an ingenious escape plan – after they had been callously turned away when they sought shelter at the British Embassy. Here Mr Williams, 71, who later was High Commissioner to Zimbabwe and New Zealand, says this is a gross misrepresentation...
  • Golden Globes 2013: "Argo," "Les Miserables" win best picture honors

    01/14/2013 6:54:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | 01/14/2013
    "Argo" was the best drama winner at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, beating out the Civil War epic "Lincoln," which had emerged as an awards-season favorite. The Iran hostage thriller also claimed the directing prize for Ben Affleck, a prize that normally bodes well for an Academy Award win -- except he missed out on an Oscar nomination this time. Affleck is now in an unusual position during Hollywood's long awards season, taking home the top filmmaking trophy at the second-highest film honors knowing he does not have a shot at an Oscar. 48 PHOTOS Golden Globes 2013 show highlights And...
  • Ben Affleck Quits Politics, Fears Poker, Stripper Orgy, and Rehab History Would Hurt Career

    01/19/2013 9:27:14 PM PST · by doug from upland · 27 replies
    celebrity dirty laundry ^ | January 12, 2013 | Sphinx Cat
    Ben Affleck has been off the radar for a while, coming out of his married-with-kidslife only for bigger films (and maybe to cheat!). We all thought he was taking time off to prepare for his political career, but he’s reportedly nixed it amidst fear of all his scandals which would be stirred up in the campaign process! The father of three has a dark past, which he isn’t eager to put back on the radar! An insider reported his decision to National Enquirer, print edition January 21, 2013. “The real reason he’s decided not to run for US Senate” is...
  • Affleck leaves door open to Senate run

    12/23/2012 8:15:57 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 23, 2012 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Oscar-winning Cambridge native Ben Affleck -- who played a congressman in the 2009 political thriller “State of Play” -- isn't ruling out a real-life run for office in the pending Massachusetts race to fill Sen. John Kerry's seat but downplayed the idea in an interview aired today. In a segment airing today on CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” a coy Affleck, 40, tells host Bob Schieffer with a nervous laugh, “Well, for one thing, the state of Massachusetts currently has two extraordinary senators, so there is no vacancy,” when pressed by Schieffer on whether he’ll run for fellow Democrat Kerry’s...
  • Ben Affleck On Possible Senate Run: ‘One Never Knows’ [Drooling Media] I

    12/24/2012 7:01:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12/23/12 | Anjali Sareen
    On CBS’s Face The Nation this week, host Bob Schieffer asked Ben Affleck point blank, “Have you ever thought about running for public office?” Although he attempted to deflect the question by noting “the state of Massachusetts currently has two extraordinary Senators,” he ended up saying, “well, one never knows.” Schieffer noted there might be a vacancy for him soon, with Senator John Kerry being tapped to be President Obama‘s next Secretary of State. Affleck said, “I’m not one to get into conjecture,” but then said, “I like to be involved.”
  • It's an ugly world': (big lib) Ben Affleck reveals how a crazed stalker prompted him to buy a gun

    10/10/2012 10:24:49 PM PDT · by dennisw · 15 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 10 October 2012 | By Sara Nathan
    Hollywood star Ben Affleck has revealed he keeps guns at home after his actress wife Jennifer Garner was harassed by a crazed stalker. The 40-year-old actor and director, whose new film Argo is attracting Oscar buzz, admits to owning several guns which he keeps on hand at the $17.5 million mansion he shares with Jennifer, also 40, and their three young children in California's Pacific Palisades. Affleck said that after Jennifer’s stalker, Steven Burky, was arrested in December 2009, it ‘gave me a stronger sense of feeling protective about my family.' He told the Hollywood Reporter that he goes skeet...
  • Tobey Maguire Sued Over Multi-Million Dollar Illegal Poker Game; DiCaprio, Affleck & Damon Involved.

    06/22/2011 8:17:39 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    radar online.com ^ | 6/22/2011 | Dylan Howard
    Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire is among more than a dozen high-profile Hollywood celebrities being sued in connection with a mega-millions illegal gambling ring that ran high-stakes underground poker games, Star magazine is reporting exclusively. Maguire, 35, won more than $300,000 from a Beverly Hills hedge fund manager who embezzled investor funds and orchestrated a Ponzi scheme in a desperate bid to pay off his monster debt to the star and others, it's alleged. An FBI investigation into Brad Ruderman, the CEO of Ruderman Capital Partners, uncovered how he lost $25 million of investor money in clandestine poker games held on...
  • Affleck reflects on the role of newspapers

    04/15/2009 6:56:07 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 44 replies · 1,144+ views
    Even before "State of Play," his new movie celebrating the watchdog role of newspapers, Ben Affleck was partial to print. He grew up a reader of The Boston Globe and can't imagine his hometown paper going out of business. "I was definitely shocked to hear about the Globe," the actor told us, referring to The New York Times Co.'s threat to shutter New England's newspaper of record unless it gets concessions from the paper's unions. "I fundamentally misunderstood what was going on. Boston.com has 5.6 million readers a month, and yet this hugely successful news gathering operation is going out...
  • Ben Affeck, Matt Damon Pledge Support for Obama

    08/04/2008 8:12:36 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 57 replies · 166+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 08.04.2008 | ANI
    Hollywood stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and their pregnant wives turned up at a Miami fundraiser for presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barrack Obama on Saturday. Both the couples attended the orientation at club 'Set' to pledge their support for Obama. According to reports, the actors also delivered speeches from the stage. "Jennifer Garner gave the first speech supporting Obama, and she was very witty, clever and funny," Peoples Magazine quoted a source as saying. "She was followed by her husband Ben, then Matt Damon. The men gave serious political speeches on how the country needs change," the source said....
  • Meet ABC News' Newest Reporter, Ben Affleck: Fan of Chomsky, Hater of America

    07/22/2008 9:43:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 217+ views
    debbieschlussel.com ^ | July 22, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    What do you do when you're a fat, washed up actor who could never act, is tired of waxing your back, and now can't attract movie-goers? Oh, and you can no longer attract media attention as Mr. J-Lo a/k/a Ben-Lo? Well, if you're Ben Affleck, you become a reporter for ABC News. Affleck has been hired by the network news division to shoot a "documentary" (sounds like Michael Moore, only not as fat . . . yet) for "Nightline," the ABC's latenight news show. Yup, sadly, I had to "read" the July 14, 2008 issue of Us Magazine to learn...
  • Director Affleck Casts Literal Bible Believers as 'Neanderthals'

    06/08/2007 7:56:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 70 replies · 2,342+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As NewsBuster Geoffrey Dickens has noted, Ben Affleck appeared on yesterday evening's edition of Hardball. And while it's true that the actor/director/Dem activist offered a generally innocuous analysis, he did manage to engage in a bit of religious bigotry. Affleck's foul foray arose in the course of his discussion of the way the various Republican candidates have dealt with the issue of evolution and creationism. Talk turned to the former governor of Arkansas. BEN AFFLECK: I think Huckabee actually framed his position in a much less dramatic way than had been made out. Which was he said it could...
  • Affleck: Clean-cut Romney GOP pick in ‘08

    05/30/2007 6:37:22 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 48 replies · 1,335+ views
    Boston herald ^ | 5/30/07 | gayle fee
    “Gone, Baby, Gone” director Ben Affleck, who tried mightily - but unsuccessfully - to get Sen. John Kerry elected to the White House, said he expects ex-Gov. Mitt Romney to be the Republican nominee in 2008. Chatting about the upcoming presidential race on the season finale of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the Cambridge homey said he thinks the GOP will end up with Romney because the ex-gov looks good, has nice hair - and the Republicans really don’t have anyone else. “He says he doesn’t like abortion and he’s all clean-cut and he looks like a Ken doll,” said...
  • Ben Affleck Goes on Vulgar Tirade About Cowardly [Bleeping] Democrats Caving on Iraq

    05/26/2007 9:04:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 109 replies · 6,865+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 26, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    If you had any questions about how antiwar liberals were going to respond when the Democrats didn't withdraw American troops from Iraq like they promised during the 2006 campaign, you got your answers last night on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." When the host moved the discussion to what the panel thought of "the Democrats, you know, caving in on this Iraq spending bill," actor Ben Affleck went on a tirade about these "f***ing people," saying that the "Democrats live in fear of basically, you know, being called cowards" and of "looking like p***ies." Affleck concluded his attack on his...
  • Sony Hopes Memory Erasing Technology Will Boost Online Movie Sales

    02/11/2007 2:57:59 PM PST · by savedbygrace · 43 replies · 1,335+ views
    BBSpot ^ | Thursday, February 8 12:00 AM ET | Brian Briggs
    Hollywood, CA - Sony Pictures movie downloads will feature a memory erasing sequence of sounds and flashing light that will cause viewers to forget that they've just watched a movie. Sony hopes the system, called “NoMemory Stick,” will increase the number of repeat downloads for its popular movie titles from online download services like iTunes and Wal-Mart. Memory Erasing“We're masters at getting people to buy the same content over and again,” said Sony Pictures Vice president of Marketing, Kevin Fullbanks. “Look what we did with laser discs, VHS DVD, Blu-Ray and now digital. Now with the NoMemory Stick technology, we...
  • Ben Affleck Is Captain Kirk?

    05/02/2006 3:34:23 PM PDT · by WestVirginiaRebel · 54 replies · 943+ views
    Cinescape ^ | 05-02-05 | WestVirginiaRebel
    ...some others had heard that Ben has also been talking to Paramount about possibly playing a lead role ina new Star Trek film from J.J. Abrams. Apparently Abrams is coming down to visit the set in a few weeks, to visit Michelle Monaghan, whom he directed in Mission: Impossible 3, so that might add some more fuel to the fire. If it comes off, he's apparently playing the hero. Don't know if that's Captain Kirk or some other protagonist...but that's the gist of it.
  • Affleck: Bush 'Can Be Hung' for Leakgate

    04/08/2006 8:16:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 225 replies · 7,061+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/8/06 | NewsMax
    Actor Ben Affleck has made it very clear where his sympathies lie in the Leakgate affair -- and it isn't with the White House. Appearing on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," Affleck charged that President Bush "probably also leaked” CIA agent Valerie Plame's name and so "if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!” He continued: "You could be killed. That's not a joking around Tom DeLay 'I'll do a year, I bribed the state officials with corporate money.' That's like they shoot you in the battlefield for doing that.” Affleck also called DeLay a "criminal."
  • Eyeing a Role for Ben Affleck in the Senate (Allen v Affleck in Virginia?)

    09/26/2005 11:50:27 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 31 replies · 1,148+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 27, 2005 | Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
    If you liked him as Bennifer . . . you'll love him as Benator! That's the hot new idea being tossed around by Virginia Democrats, who are desperately searching for a big name to challenge the reelection bid of rising GOP star Sen. George Allen next year, now that outgoing Gov. Mark Warner has ducked out. Why, who should happen to be pondering a move to Thomas Jefferson country but a certain square-jawed media magnet with a taste for liberal politics and millions to spend on it . . . Ben Affleck! Star of "Gigli" and the J.Lo tab romance,...
  • America is no more thanks to Ben Affleck

    08/15/2005 2:57:28 PM PDT · by jbwbubba · 48 replies · 759+ views
    LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) Ben Affleck is taking another shot at television, closing in on a deal with ABC for a drama pilot about a fractured America. Affleck will write and executive produce a pilot called "Resistance," about a near-future United States that has splintered into separate nations following devastating terrorist attacks. The show will focus on a group of people trying to restore the Constitution and democracy, the showbiz trade papers report.
  • Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner Said Engaged (AP: "Bennifer Part Deux?"

    04/21/2005 2:21:10 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 34 replies · 669+ views
    Yahoo & Associated Press ^ | Thu, Apr 21, 2005
    Call it Bennifer: Part Deux. Nine months after they started dating, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are engaged, People and Star magazines are reporting. Citing a "close friend" of Affleck's, People says the "Pearl Harbor" actor has been privately spreading the news. A friend of Garner's told the magazine in February that she expected Affleck to propose. Affleck's publicist, Ken Sunshine, would not comment on the reports. A call to Garner's rep was not returned. As you may have heard, Affleck got engaged to Jennifer Lopez in 2002, but they called it off in January 2004. As opposed to the...
  • Matt and Ben 'to grow old together'

    10/14/2004 7:05:12 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 40 replies · 1,490+ views
    Ananova ^ | 10/14/04
    Matt Damon has admitted that he'll probably grow old with Ben Affleck rather than the woman of his dreams. Speaking to German magazine Brigitte Damon said he believed in his long term friendship with Affleck and added: "I can well imagine growing old with him." He also said that it was unlikely a woman would come between them. "My longest relationship with a woman lasted two and a half years. That's very short when I consider how long I've been friends with Ben," he said. The actor, who wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting together with Affleck, also stood...
  • Boston Globe Reporter Stars in John Kerry Film (Michael Kranish along with Ben Affleck)

    09/16/2004 11:03:28 AM PDT · by Cableguy · 16 replies · 669+ views
    Remember Michael Kranish, the Boston Globe reporter who is one of the Kerry campaign’s prime boosters in the media, and whose name mysteriously disappeared from the official Kerry campaign book sometime during the publication process? Well, look who’s starring in a new film about John Kerry’s Vietnam service: Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry. From IMDB: Credited cast: Ben Affleck .... Narrator (voice) John Kerry .... Himself Michael Kranish .... Himself http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407263/
  • Bill's out, so Ben gets 'SNL' vote

    09/16/2004 6:20:24 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 940+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 16, 2004 | MARISA GUTHRIE
    Bill Clinton wasn't available to host the premiere of "Saturday Night Live" so the next most ubiquitous Democrat will do - Ben Affleck. Affleck has been tapped to host the 30th season opener of NBC's "SNL" Oct. 2 at 11:30 p.m. Rap star Nelly is the musical guest. Boston-bred Affleck spent a lot of time stumping at the Democratic National Convention in his hometown earlier this summer and has emerged as a political figure. "SNL" producers tried to woo Clinton to kick off the season, but the ex-President and best-selling author turned down the invitation. Now, of course, he's convalescing...
  • Stars looking for lucky break: Hollywood begging for tax incentives

    08/27/2004 8:43:43 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 16 replies · 677+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 28, 2004 | Scott Van Voorhis
    A cast of Hollywoodstarsmay soon swarmBeacon Hill to charm rumpled state lawmakerswhile toutingpublic subsidies for the movie industry. The big-name actors with local roots are ready to lobby for tax ``incentives'' for major movie companies that shoot their productions in the Bay State, film industry supporters Cambridge shooting star Ben Affleck and his pal, ``Bourne Supremacy'' idol Matt Damon; HBO's ``Entourage'' producer Mark Wahlberg, of Dorchester, and fellow Dot guy Neal McDonough of TV's ``Medical Investigation;'' and deadly serious thespian Chris Cooper, currently residing in the Hub's suburbs: they're all ready to make the tax relief pitch, according to state...