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  • NOW 14 KNOWN SLAVEHOLDING ANCESTORS OF BEN AFFLECK THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH

    05/01/2015 8:29:47 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/29/15 | Patrick leahy
    Hollywood movie star Ben Affleck has two additional slaveholding ancestors. S.L. Speisseger, who owned 3 slaves in Chatham County Georgia in 1840, according to 1840 U.S. Census, and Georgia A. Speissegger Cole, who owned 1 slave in 1863 and 1864, according to Savannah and Chatham County, Georgia tax digests found by the Daily Beast. This brings the total number of Affleck’s known slaveholding ancestors to 14, and the number of slaves either owned or “held” as a trustee or on behalf of an estate by these ancestors to 242.
  • BEN AFFLECK HAS ANOTHER NINE SLAVEHOLDER ANCESTORS FROM THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH (214 slaves total)

    04/27/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Big Government ^ | April 27, 2015
    Movie star Ben Affleck has another nine slaveholder ancestors from Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, according to publicly available Census records and genealogy research conducted by Breitbart News. Last week, Affleck admitted that he successfully pressured Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates to edit his Georgia slaveholding ancestor, Benjamin Cole, out of an episode of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” that featured his family history. This brings the number of Affleck’s known slaveholder ancestors to 12, who owned a total of 214 slaves. The relative ease with which Breitbart News was able to find these nine additional slaveholding...
  • Black officer at scholar's home supports arrest

    07/24/2009 11:21:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 41 replies · 2,390+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 24, 2009 | BOB SALSBERG
    <p>A multiracial group of police officers on Friday stood with the white officer who arrested a prominent black Harvard scholar and asked President Barack Obama and Gov. Deval Patrick to apologize for comments the union leaders called insulting.</p> <p>Obama said Wednesday that Cambridge police "acted stupidly" during the disorderly conduct arrest of his friend, Henry Louis Gates Jr., in his own home near Harvard University. Gov. Deval Patrick said Gates' arrest was "every black man's nightmare."</p>
  • WaPo/Henry Louis Gates Website Wants to Write Black Conservatives Out of Black History

    02/24/2010 6:25:39 AM PST · by bocopar · 10 replies · 474+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 2/24/10 | Bob Parks
    Washington, DC: --- As Black History Month draws to a close, the web site The Root has chosen to publish a hateful article that demeans black conservatives solely for their political views -- grouping them with brutal dictators, convicted criminals and self-centered celebrities. This has drawn a stinging rebuke from Project 21 member Bob Parks. "It doesn't take much for liberals to call black conservatives 'self-hating,'" noted Parks, "but what is it called when someone decides that blacks deemed inappropriate should be wholly removed from history? What kind of egos are we talking about here?"The Root is operated by The...
  • NBCbgets fresh leftist invasion. Network teams up with ‘journalism’org founded by Obama campaigners.

    12/07/2011 2:06:37 PM PST · by tutstar · 30 replies
    Aaron Klein Online ^ | 12 6 2011 | Aaron Klein
    NBC-owned television stations in cities across the nation just teamed up with a nonprofit “journalism” group funded by a billionaire husband and wife team who not only spent millions campaigning for President Obama but also topped donor lists to groups like ACORN and MoveOn.org. The nonprofit, ProPublica, will contribute to the news operations of all NBC owned-and-operated stations, including those in such cities as Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia, the network announced Monday. The NBC affiliates will get early access to investigative reports from ProPublica, which describes itself as an “independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public...
  • Revealed: THREE Slave-Owning Ancestors Ben Affleck Didn't Want You To Know About

    04/23/2015 2:07:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10:45 EST, 23 April 2015 | By DANIEL BATES FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Ben Affleck has at least three ancestors who owned slaves including a wealthy landowner who bought a young boy who he appears to have set to work in his tanning business. The Batman star's distant family can be traced to Connecticut and in 1728 they paid 80 pounds for a slave called Tobe who they kept until he was grown up. The bill of sale refers to Tobe as a 'negro boy' which the previous owner 'sold as my proper estate'. Tobe's owner was called Nathaniel Stanley and was known as a smart man of 'respected piety and evangelical sentiments'...
  • Ben Affleck Breaks Silence on PBS Show Controversy (Throws Skip Gates Under The Bus)

    04/21/2015 6:25:10 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 63 replies
    E!Online ^ | Natalie Finn
    Ben Affleck went searching for his roots and ended up finding more than he bargained for. And he admits it. "After an exhaustive search of my ancestry for Finding Your Roots, it was discovered that one of my distant relatives was an owner of slaves," Affleck wrote on Facebook Tuesday, breaking his silence on the controversy kicked up by a leaked Sony email that revealed the actor specifically requested that that limb of his family tree be left out of his episode of the PBS series Finding Your Roots. "I didn't want any television show about my family to include...
  • Ben Affleck demanded PBS program hide his slave-owning ancestor

    Ben Affleck insisted on censoring the fact that one of his ancestors owned slaves from PBS show “Finding Your Roots,” the Sony email hack has revealed. In a hacked Sony email from July 22, 2014, now available on WikiLeaks, the show’s host, Henry Louis Gates Jr., writes to Sony USA chief Michael Lynton asking for advice: “One of our guests has asked us to edit out something about one of his ancestors–the fact that he owned slaves. Now, four or five of our guests this season descend from slave owners, including Ken Burns. We’ve never had anyone ever try to...
  • Ben Affleck suppressed slave-owning ancestry, hacked Sony emails claim

    04/19/2015 12:00:14 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 19 April 2015 | Joanna Walters
    The film star Ben Affleck asked television chiefs to hide the fact that one of his ancestors was a slave owner, according to a newly published batch of hacked emails involving the media giant Sony.
  • Ben Affleck Pressured PBS to Edit Out Slave-Owning Grandfather in Ancestry Doc

    04/17/2015 5:02:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 135 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-17 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Ben Affleck asked the producers of PBS’ Finding Your Roots television show to edit out details of an ancestor who owned slaves, according to a Sony internal email exchange leaked this week. In an email sent to Sony CEO Michael Lynton shortly before the show’s second season premiere, Harvard professor and Finding Your Roots host Henry Louis Gates Jr. wrote that an unnamed “megastar” had asked producers to “edit out something about one of his ancestors – the fact that he owned slaves.”
  • Ben Affleck wanted his slave owner ancestor 'censored' from Finding Your Roots PBS documentary

    04/17/2015 11:54:24 AM PDT · by Sergio · 50 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 17 April 2015 | Daniel Bates
    Ben Affleck persuaded the producers of Finding Your Roots to edit out details of how his ancestors were slave owners even though it was a breach of PBS editorial rules. The new Batman star, who supports a number of liberal causes, objected to the ancestry TV show airing how his distant relations were racist, leaked Sony emails reveal. Instead viewers were shown heartwarming stories of how his third grandfather was a mystic in the Civil War and how his sixth grandfather was a patriot who fought in the American Revolution. Daily Mail Online has reviewed a transcript of the show...
  • Jeffrey Toobin Says Ted Cruz Is Smart -- and Then Ben Affleck Shows Us What Smart Sounds Like

    03/26/2015 2:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | March 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Just a couple of more sound bites here related to Ted Cruz. Now, this is interesting, too. Two sound bites here from Jeffrey Toobin, who is the legal analyst at CNN. He was on Fresh Air, a program on NPR yesterday, the host Terry Gross, and said to Toobin, "For your New Yorker profile of Ted Cruz, you interviewed him several times. Tell us more about your conversations with Ted Cruz and what you learned about him through these conversations."TOOBIN: He's just a very smart guy. He is a very polished speaker. I think people who watched...
  • 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...