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  • Bill Maher’s Astonishing Economic Illiteracy

    02/06/2015 1:42:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Back in 2013, I actually wrote something vaguely nice about HBO’s Bill Maher. Or at least I expressed approval for a point he made about the limits of class-warfare taxation.It’s now time to compensate for that action.Check out this interview. It’s about Obama’s new tax-and-spend budget, but pay particular attention at the 5:15 mark of the video and you’ll hear Maher asserting that “socialism” deserves the credit for the development of a thriving middle class in America. Dan Mitchell Debunks Bill Maher's Historical Illiteracy, Rejects Obama StatismWow. Maher’s comments are astonishingly illiterate.As I remarked in the interview, the United States...
  • Bill Maher: Obama 'perhaps the worst' on press freedom

    02/01/2015 2:24:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Bill Maher is throwing some shade on President Obama's credentials as a supposed champion of freedom of the press. The host of HBO's "Real Time" sat down Friday to discuss media coverage of secret government work with documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, one of the journalists centrally involved in bringing revelations from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to light. "I don't understand why he is perhaps the worst president we've had on clamping down on the press," Maher said. "He's used the Espionage Act more than any other president, right?" Maher added. Other members of the media have blasted...
  • Joaquin Castro lands funds, rhetorical punches in L.A.

    01/31/2015 10:20:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 31, 2015 | Brian Chasnoff
    LOS ANGELES — Backstage on Friday night at CBS Studio Center, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro was about 30 minutes from appearing live on the edgy HBO comedy show “Real Time with Bill Maher.” He was cramming for his spot on the show’s panel, reviewing topics with Scott Carter, the show’s executive producer. Castro should expect to talk about the Koch brothers, Mitt Romney, Saudi Arabia. Carter peppered the congressman with questions. Castro, 40, offered one-sentence answers. “Do not feel like you have to be concise for us,” Carter said. “If anything, be expansive.” Another topic Maher might cover: The Iowa...
  • 70 years later, Hitchcock’s Holocaust footage airs

    01/27/2015 5:49:00 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 79 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | January 27, 2015 | Tamar Pileggi
    A holocaust documentary about unreleased Alfred Hitchcock footage of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps aired in 15 countries Monday, as part of the international Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations. HBO’s “Night Will Fall” includes harrowing footage captured by the legendary filmmaker, who recorded the grim scene that met Allied troops at Bergen-Belsen, Dachau and Auschwitz in the spring of 1945. Initially, Hitchcock together with media baron Sidney Bernstein were commissioned by the British government to make “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey,” a documentary that was intended to show Germans the horrors of Nazi brutality.
  • Bryant Gumbel: I 'Hate' the NRA, They're 'Pigs' That 'Don't Care About Human Life,'..

    01/21/2015 11:43:49 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 75 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/21/15 | Tim Graham
    ...A 'Curse' on America In an interview with Rolling Stone, HBO host Bryant Gumbel was asked about the National Rifle Association and a segment he did on his Real Sports show about the "Eat what you kill" movement. There are a few things I hate more than the NRA. I mean truly. I think they're pigs. I think they don't care about human life. I think they are a curse upon the American landscape. So we got that on the record. That said, I'm willing to separate that this story had nothing to do with that. It's not a gun...
  • HBO’s ‘Girls’ Hits Season-Premiere Low, ‘Togetherness’ Debuts Soft & ‘Looking’ Falls In Return

    01/15/2015 6:43:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | January 14, 2015 | Dominic Patten
    There are similarities and some stark differences between the debut of the fourth season of HBO’s Girls on Sunday and the Season 3 launch last year. In the similarities category, series creator Lena Dunham was up for Golden Globes awards both this year and last year with no wins either time. In both cases, Girls debuted against the Golden Globes. In the difference category, last year saw the Season 3 of Girls premiering at 10 PM after the debut of the heavily promoted True Detective. That wasn’t the case this year and it showed – with Girls as well as...
  • On the Red Carpet, Lena Dunham Trashes 'Deranged Neocons' Who Criticize Her Online

    01/12/2015 7:28:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 11, 2015 | Tim Graham
    You don’t usually here denunciations of “deranged neocons” on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, but HBO star Lena Dunham uncorked this attack on her Twitter enemies to Ryan Seacrest on the E! Network. Seacrest noted that her show “Girls” began its fourth season on Sunday night, and he asked if she would be checking for online reaction:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)LENA DUNHAM: I deleted Twitter because I tried to create a safer space for me emotionally. RYAN SEACREST: Explain. DUNHAM: People threaten my life and tell me what I cow I am, so I decided....I check it occasionally but it’s not the...
  • Bill Maher On Charlie Hebdo: All Religions Are 'Stupid and Dangerous' [Video]

    01/09/2015 9:29:39 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 101 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 1/8/2015 | Staff
    Bill Maher stunned his liberal-friendly audience on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday night with his most recent comments on the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, demonizing religious extremists and religion in general, true to form for the outspoken and controversial comedian and host of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO. Maher was on Jimmy Kimmel Live the night of the attacks in Paris that killed 12, and he had plenty to say about liberalism, freedom of speech, and religion, particularly the Muslim religion, which he has come out against in the past, drawing the ire of his fellow liberals and accusations...
  • Exclusive interview with Laura Silverman: The ‘comeback’ kid

    12/08/2014 8:59:27 AM PST · by zoharm · 5 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/8/14 | Jpost
    Comedian Sarah Silverman and Rabbi Susan Silverman cast long shadows, but their sister Laura Silverman possesses the golden touch in the HBO hit ‘The Comeback.’
  • 'Interstellar's' Jonah Nolan Developing 'Foundation' Series for HBO, WBTV (Exclusive)

    11/10/2014 5:07:22 PM PST · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    The Wrap ^ | November 10, 2014 | Jeff Sneider
    The Oscar-nominated "Memento" writer says "everyone would benefit from reading" the sci-fi trilogy HBO and Warner Bros. TV are teaming to produce a series based on Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" trilogy that will be written and produced by "Interstellar" writer Jonathan Nolan, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Nolan, who is already working with HBO on "Westworld," has been quietly developing the project for the last several months. He recently tipped his hand to Indiewire, which asked him, 'what's the one piece of science fiction you truly love that people don't know enough about?'
  • Lena Dunham cancels two book tour events and threatens to sue right-wing website

    11/04/2014 10:23:12 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13:00 EST, 4 November 2014 | Ashley Collman for MailOnline
    Lena Dunham is reportedly threatening to sue the right-wing website which last week accused her of sexually abusing her little sister Grace when they were children. In the wake of the allegations, the creator and star of HBO's Girls, has cancelled two stops on her book tour scheduled this week in Belgium and Germany for health issues. On Monday, she tweeted that she was 'deeply sorry' to miss the Antwerp Book Fair and a signing in Berlin, adding that she's 'so grateful for your energy and support'.
  • 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...
  • Ted Cruz bites back at ‘True Blood’

    07/22/2014 3:17:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/22/14 | Colby Itkowitz
    There were only a few ways Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) could react to HBO’s “True Blood” portrayal of Texas Republicans being murdered at a fictitious Cruz fundraiser. He could have ignored it, or laughed it off. But he went political. A scene in Sunday’s episode took place at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, where a Cruz function was being held. The vampires who went made disparaging comments about the Republicans in attendance (What do you expect? It’s Hollywood.) and then there was a vicious bloodbath. (We admittedly do not watch “True Blood,” so we can’t offer further context, but...
  • SARAH PALIN DRIVES STAKE THROUGH HEART OF 'TRUE BLOOD' PRODUCERS

    07/22/2014 5:07:31 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 47 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | 22 Jul 2014, 4:31 AM PDT | by TONY LEE
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin rejected overtures from True Blood's producers for a cameo role on the conservative-bashing vampire show. Her instincts proved to be correct after Sunday's HBO episode in which Republican women were once again demeaned when one of the lead characters said in horror, "Oh my God, I'm a Republi-c*nt." Palin told Breitbart News after she heard about the misogynistic episode that she simply wondered, "'True Blood' or true gall?" "The brilliant minds of 'True Blood' were brazen enough to ask me to do a cameo on their show, apparently so they could insult a conservative woman...
  • Texas Politics To Be Lone Star Of New HBO Series

    06/16/2014 5:36:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | June 16, 2014 | Gregory Barber
    Between Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and Wendy Davis, Texas politicians in recent years have lived up to their state's reputation for producing larger-than-life characters. That makes the Texas political scene a natural for the Hollywood treatment. HBO has given God Save Texas, a drama about the state's often raucous political culture, the green light for development. It's set to unfold at the Texas statehouse, a perennial flashpoint for national debates about issues ranging from abortion to gun rights to the size and role of government. According to an early description first reported by Deadline.com, the show will follow an "idealistic...
  • Bill Maher feels guilt over Monica Lewinsky jokes

    05/10/2014 10:27:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/10/2014 | By LUCY MCCALMONT
    Liberal comedian Bill Maher has some remorse for one of his former punchlines—Monica Lewinsky—after reading her essay in Vanity Fair. “I was moved by it. I gotta tell you, I literally felt guilty,” Maher said Friday on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Maher said he was moved after reading what Lewinsky described in the pages of the magazine as a time in which she was suicidal. “I remember doing a million Monica Lewinsky blow job jokes, and I kinda feel bad,” the late-night host said. Maher said he understands why Lewinsky is coming out now after ten years of...
  • Snitchgate -- Sharpton Is Still Lying

    04/17/2014 5:26:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Larry Elder
    <p>If the Rev. Al Sharpton, the bigoted, anti-Semitic, non-tax paying race-hustling poverty pimp, had any credibility left, it just vanished.</p> <p>The beneficiary of a lifetime of passes from our race-conscious mainscream media, Sharpton ran into an outlet not afraid of him -- The Smoking Gun. They obtained material that exposed Sharpton as an FBI "informant." Sharpton, of course, denies that this constitutes "snitching." No, he says he "volunteered" to "cooperate" with the FBI -- and for the most honorable of motives.</p>
  • Has Game of Thrones gone too far? Scene involving group of prostitutes at start of new series..

    04/09/2014 11:34:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 9, 2014 | Laura Cox
    A prince strips a posing group of prostitutes naked one by one as he selects a companion for the night. It sounds like a scene from a porn film, but this was the latest episode of the epic fantasy drama Game of Thrones, based on the novels of George R R Martin. The start of the gory series’ fourth season on Monday even managed to shock its own fans. ..................................................... Campaigners warned it could lead to young people being ‘desensitised’ to content once considered shocking and being influenced by the behaviour they displayed. Miranda Suit, of Safermedia, said: ‘What are...
  • Ratings: Season Finale of HBO's 'Girls' Flops

    03/24/2014 7:34:36 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 40 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | 24 Mar 2014, 1:55 PM PDT | John Nolte
    Deadline Hollywood puts the best spin they can on the disastrous season finale ratings for HBO's impossibly low-rated series "Girls." Deadline calls the a dismal 670,000 viewers "steady." Yeah, "steady" in the same way the Titanic steadily sank. After three airings Sunday night, "Girls" averaged only a million viewers. If you are looking for a reference point, the season finale of "True Detective" averaged 11 million viewers. Not beholden to ratings, and obviously eager to not the pop the bubble of a small group of elite urban provincials who have spent three years trying to convince themselves "Girls" is not...
  • Bill Maher Absolutely Trashes the Bible and ‘Psychotic Mass Murderer’ God

    03/15/2014 12:49:04 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11:22 pm, March 14th, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Maher began the monologue by declaring that America is “stupid” because 60 percent of the country reportedly believes the tale of Noah’s ark is literally true. He went on to slam the film Noah as “floating giraffe cr**,” but said it “must be doing something right” since it’s been condemned by both Muslims and Christians. And the fact that it might lose a lot of studio money, he joked, “may put it in hot water with the Jews too.”
  • HBO Go coming to PS3 and PS4 (plus HBO Go w/out a cable subscription!)

    01/18/2014 3:48:00 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 7 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | January 17, 2014 | Ryan Fleming
    The HBO Go app is coming to PlayStation 3 soon, with the PlayStation 4 app to follow, according to Sony. As with other HBO Go apps, you will still need an HBO cable TV subscription. The app grants you much of HBO’s content on demand, including its original series including the recently debuted True Detective, older series’ like Deadwood, and current hits like Game of Thrones. The service also includes sports, documentaries, movies, and more. HBO Go is currently available on several platforms, including the Xbox 360 and soon the Xbox One. An exact date wasn’t given for when the...
  • Vogue's Lena Dunham airbrush uncovered: Unretouched image reveals exactly HOW MUCH Photoshop..

    01/17/2014 12:13:46 PM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 27, 2014 | Staff
    Apparently unretouched photographs of Lena Dunham's Vogue shoot have revealed exactly how much the fashion glossy airbrushed the star. The pre-Photoshop images, acquired by Jezebel today, show how the Girls creator's jawline has been narrowed, her waistline slimmed and even smile lines removed. An image of the 27-year-old star seated on the edge of a bathtub in a Dolce & Gabbana dress demonstrates these changes to greatest effect.
  • Bozell Column: Sarah Silverman's Insult Act Gets Old

    01/04/2014 10:56:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 4, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Sarah Silverman celebrated Christmas in her usual mode: mocking Christians, and religion in general. On Twitter, she wrote “Happy Birthday, Jesus! I'm sorry [you] were murdered by people afraid of new ideas!” Her last HBO special in 2002 was even mockingly titled “Jesus Is Magic.” Her new special was called “We Are Miracles.” Once again in the new show, she made fun of the death of Jesus, as a Jew: “You’re welcome. If we hadn’t killed him, he wouldn’t even be famous.”
  • Maher and Guests Battle Over Whether Obama Governs ‘Out of Fear of Assassination’

    10/12/2013 10:02:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/12/13 | Andrew Kirell
    During the “Overtime” online edition of HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher posited that President Obama moderates his political positions out of fear of being assassinated, leading to a panel-wide battle over whether Americans are “subconsciously racist” against the president. While lamenting with Oliver Stone about the short political career of John F. Kennedy, Maher suggested that bold leaders like JFK “always seem to, at the end of the day, get cut out of the picture, violently or otherwise. And maybe that is why Barack Obama is more of a centrist than we want him to be?” “You think that?”
  • Maher Mocks WWII Vets: ‘Nobody Said They Were The Brightest Generation’

    10/05/2013 8:59:30 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 105 replies
    Just when you thought Bill Maher couldn’t say anything more offensive than he already has, he outdoes himself.
  • Maher Calls Bike Ride with Wounded Warriors ‘Nauseating,’ Compares Bush to Cleveland Kidnaper

    06/02/2013 12:18:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 1, 2013 | Brent Baker
    Though he had no idea what it was, the annual “Bush Center Warrior 100K” mountain bike ride, which took place over the Memorial Day weekend, upset Bill Maher. “I guess they walked or ran or something on their prosthetic limbs,” Maher sneered about George W. Bush’s ride around his Texas ranch with 20 servicemen, “and I found this to be nauseating. I mean, first he sends them off to war to get their limbs blown off and then he has them over for a barbecue.” Maher then equated the former President with Ariel Castro, the kidnaper who held captive multiple...
  • Liberace: He's Far More Important And Influential Than You Think

    05/31/2013 8:19:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 05/31/2013 | Palash Ghosh
    A tepid, superficial and unsatisfying movie by HBO has brought the spectacle of Wladziu Valentino Liberace -- better known to the world simply as pianist-showman extraordinaire Liberace – back into America's living rooms and consciousness more than 25 years after his death from AIDS complications. Liberace led as fascinating and tragic a life as you could imagine, one that deserved a deeper, more comprehensive treatment than what director Steven Soderbergh served up Sunday night. Aside from the absurdities of casting the very homely Michael Douglas as the superstar pianist (and the 42-year-old Matt Damon as his “teenaged” lover, Scott Thorson),...
  • Question: Did anyone watch the HBO movie "Behind the Candelabra" over the weekend?

    05/28/2013 9:56:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 111 replies
    HBO Movie Premier | 05-28-2013 | Red Badger
    Just asking. Any opinions on the movie?......
  • Anti-Second Amendment Bill Maher: ‘I Ain’t Giving Up My Gun’

    05/18/2013 10:50:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 5/18/2013
    Bill Maher on Friday once again exposed himself as a total hypocrite. Minutes after telling his HBO Real Time panel "the Second Amendment is bulls--t," he admitted having two firearms in his house - "one upstairs and one down" - claiming, "As long as we live in the gun country, I ain’t giving up my gun"
  • Bill Maher: It’s ‘Ridiculous,’ ‘Quaint’ & ‘Nonsensical’ to Think 2nd Amendment Can Prevent Tyranny

    05/05/2013 12:29:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 4, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    HBO host Bill Maher had MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell as one of his guests on “Real Time” Friday night, and the two were adamant that the Second Amendment cannot protect against tyranny (and that such a conversation shouldn’t even really be happening in this age). After pointing out the poll where 44% of Republicans said an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect liberties in the next few years, compared to 18% of Democrats, Maher said: “Can we get to, first of all, how ridiculous it is for people to think that the Second Amendment protects them from tyranny....
  • Lawrence O’Donnell: Obama’s Tax Rate ‘In the High Twenties’; Nope! Try 18.4%

    05/04/2013 5:51:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 4, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    It really is amazing how liberal media members regularly make false statements on national television with total impunity. Consider MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell who twice on HBO's Real Time Friday arrogantly claimed that the Obamas' federal income tax rate was "in the high twenties" (video follows with transcribed lowlights and commentary): Lawrence O’Donnell: Obama’s Tax Rate ‘In the High Twenties’; Nope! Try 18.4% In a discussion about the federal budget, Pete Hegseth, the CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, said, “We missed some opportunities by not arguing for the simplification of the codes that Mitt Romney and President Obama and everyone...
  • Maher To Defender Of Islam: Equating Christianity And Islam "Liberal "********" (video)

    04/21/2013 10:33:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    HBO host Bill Maher debates guest Brian Levy, the director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University in San Bernardino, about the Boston Marathon Bombers' Muslim faith playing a role in their terrorism "It's not like people who are Muslim who do wacky things have a monopoly on it," Levy claimed. "We have hypocrites across faiths, Jewish, Christian who say they're out for God and end up doing not so nice things." Maher, true to form, called his guest out and said his premise was "liberal bullshit."
  • Maher to Guest Defending Islam in Wake of Boston Bombings: 'That's Liberal ####

    04/20/2013 9:26:31 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 79 replies
    Bill Maher on HBO's Real Time Friday made a statement that will make the Right cheer as the left predictably cringes. After his guest Brian Levin - the director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino - said of the Boston bombings and how it relates to radical Islam, "We have hypocrites across faiths, Jewish, Christian who say they're out for God and end up doing not so nice things," Maher marvelously responded, "That’s liberal bulls--t right there" (video follows with transcript and commentary): BILL MAHER, HOST: So you're obviously the...
  • Maher to Guest Defending Islam in Wake of Boston Bombings: 'That's Liberal ####'

    04/20/2013 11:10:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 119 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 20, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Bill Maher on HBO's Real Time Friday made a statement that will make the Right cheer as the left predictably cringes. After his guest Brian Levin - the director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino - said of the Boston bombings and how it relates to radical Islam, "We have hypocrites across faiths, Jewish, Christian who say they're out for God and end up doing not so nice things," Maher marvelously responded, "That’s liberal bulls--t right there" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Maher to Guest Defending Islam in the...
  • Bill Maher: 'The Role Model for Every President Should be Jimmy Carter'

    04/14/2013 6:53:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 13, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Bill Maher has said a lot of REALLY dumb things throughout his career, but this howler uttered with a straight face on HBO's Real Time Friday might possibly be his stupidest. "Do you know who the role model for every president should be? Jimmy Carter" (video follows with transcript and commentary):(VIDEO-AT-LINK) BILL MAHER: America needs to start defining peace as strength. Do you know who the role model for every president should be? Jimmy Carter. Because he is the one out of all of them who figured out how to sit in office for four years and never fire a...
  • Bill Maher: ‘The Second Amendment is bleep'

    04/14/2013 3:44:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 13, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    <p>On his Friday HBO program, “Real Time” host Bill Maher said what many people on the left have been reluctant to say: that he opposes the Second Amendment guarantee of the right to bear arms.</p> <p>Maher complained his side would not come out and say that, making the argument a “constant center-right debate.”</p>
  • HBO Hates Popes, Loves Kennedys

    02/15/2013 3:06:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world on Monday morning by announcing he would resign at the end of February. For Catholics, there was sorrow and there was gratitude for a Holy Father who taught with such distinction and worked with such care to safeguard the church's theological traditions. But there are those people who hate the Catholic Church, and they are ecstatic. Take documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, a man who clearly thinks he is holier than the Pope. He told the Daily Beast that Benedict is a "criminal." This helps explain why he's made a documentary for HBO, the...
  • Sex, Lies, and HBO Documentaries (Mea Maxima Culpa is long on vitriol, short on facts)

    02/14/2013 11:35:36 AM PST · by presidio9 · 6 replies
    November 09, 2012 ^ | David F. Pierre, Jr.
    Catholic and non-Catholic moviegoers alike should be concerned about a new film that purports to document decades-old abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, created by HBO Productions, attempts to chronicle the Church’s response to the crimes of the notorious pedophile priest Lawrence Murphy, who is alleged to have abused dozens of innocent boys at St. John’s School for the Deaf in St. Francis, Wisconsin from the 1950s to the 1970s. The episode was the subject of a series of high-profile articles by the New York Times’ Laurie Goodstein during Lent of...
  • For Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Character, Dating Republicans Like Dating Nazis

    01/15/2013 12:09:57 PM PST · by drewh · 78 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | by Breitbart News
    Lena Dunham, creator of the HBO sitcom "Girls," has stated that the character she plays would view dating a black Republican the same way as dating a Nazi. The show's second season premieres Sunday night, and Dunham's character Hannah has found a new love interest in Donald Glover of NBC's "Community," whose character is a Republican. In an interview with New York Magagazine, Dunham explains what his character's politics mean for her character, Hannah. Why make him a Republican? We liked the idea of a Republican entering their universe. And Hannah doesn’t really have a clear sense of why you...
  • Bill Maher Warns Romney Supporters: 'Black People Know Who You Are and They Will Come After You'

    11/03/2012 2:32:08 AM PDT · by massmike · 108 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | 11/03/2012 | Noel SHeppard
    Bill Maher on HBO's Real Time Friday might have said one of the most disgraceful things uttered during the 2012 campaign season. "If you're thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea: black people know who you are and they will come after you" Imagine for a moment the outrage if a conservative commentator said even jokingly to Obama supporters, "White people know who you are and they will come after you." That would be the end of that person's career. Period. No questions asked. Done! But Maher who's beloved by the Obama-loving media...
  • Bill Maher warns Romney supporters, "Black people know who you are and they will come after you."

    11/03/2012 6:44:26 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 127 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/3/12 | noel Sheppard
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  • Bill Maher: “We Need To Promote Death”

    10/11/2012 11:02:41 AM PDT · by traumer · 36 replies
    Asked by host Neil deGrasse Tyson what he thought about the death penalty and abortion, Maher re-affirmed his support for both, remarking, “The Pope is consistently pro-life, I am consistently pro-death.” Expressing how he was pro-death penalty, Maher said, “my motto is let’s kill the right people.” “I’m pro-choice, I’m for assisted suicide, I’m for regular suicide, I’m for whatever gets the freeway moving – that’s what I’m for,” said Maher, adding, “It’s too crowded, the planet is too crowded and we need to promote death.” Explaining how he knew many people who felt the same, Maher went on to...
  • Bill Maher vs. Dinesh D'Souza On "Obama's America" Documentary (D'Souza creams snarky Maher)

    09/02/2012 9:27:32 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 31 replies
    RealClearPolitics/HBO ^ | September 1, 2012 | Bill Maher & Dinesh D'Souza
    (video) HBO's Bill Maher debates Dinesh D'Souza about his anti-Obama documentary, "Obama's America." Maher also argues with D'Souza about the comments he made about 9/11 that cost him his job with ABC.
  • The most honest three and a half minutes of television, EVER... (Stage 3 Hurl Alert)

    08/29/2012 1:35:14 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 11 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | June 26, 2012 | HBO TV series "The Newsroom"
    Link is a 3.5 minute video clip of the beginning scene of the new HBO series The Newsroom explaining why America's Not the Greatest Country Any Longer. See why I don't watch TV? For those who don't want to watch - college students are asking candidates "Why is America the greatest country in the world?" and a few candidates give trite happy answers and the "real" candidate (i.e., lib) goes on a disgusted monologue that starts with the answer "AMerica is NOT the greatest country in the world..." and then devolves into rapidfire statistics (e.g., 178 in infant mortality" or...
  • ‘Newsroom’ Renewed by HBO Despite Few Viewers, Many Critics

    07/05/2012 9:45:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBuster.org ^ | July 5, 2012 | Randy Hall
    Despite the fact that few people are watching "The Newsroom," premimum cable channel HBO aseriesnnounced on Tuesday that it has renewed the left-leaning new series for a second season even though only two episodes have been broadcast. The premiere of the show, which aired on Sunday, June 24, drew a mediocre total of 2.14 million viewers, which included a second airing, as it chronicled the behind-the-scenes events at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) series.Created and primarily written by liberal TV producer Aaron Sorkin (who was also the driving force behind “The West Wing”), “Newsroom” features an ensemble cast that...
  • Washington’s Glitzy Debut of ‘Game Change’ (Paul Ryan in attendance)

    08/11/2012 3:57:45 PM PDT · by Kolath · 7 replies
    Fishbowl DC ^ | 3-9-2012 | Betsy Rothstein
    HBO’s Game Change came to Washington last night, perhaps in more ways than one. Politicians, their aides and reporters came together last night at the Newseum for a star-studded evening to celebrate the now famed book by NY Mag’s John Heilemann and TIME‘s Mark Halperin. On hand was Julianne Moore, who plays former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and producer Tom Hanks. Spotted in the crowd… (see below) Unity? Big tent? Ryan got some explaining to do.
  • Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Challenges George Lopez to Meeting After Lopez's Tirade

    07/17/2012 11:18:38 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 29 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 07/16/12 | Jennifer Abbey
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., responded to George Lopez's profanity-filled tirade against him by telling the comedian to come meet with him. "Get some guts, come down here and meet me face to face. Let's see how you act then," Arpaio, known as "America's Toughest Sheriff," told ABC affiliate KNXV. Lopez has no comment regarding Arpaio's invitation, according to his publicist. Lopez's attack on Arapio was part of the comedian's "It's not me, it's you" standup comedy show on HBO Saturday night. The rant came after Lopez joked that Mitt Romney is Latino but won't admit it. Lopez's...
  • ‘True Blood’ episode uses Obama masks despite recent 'Game of Thrones' controversy

    07/12/2012 7:03:40 PM PDT · by max americana · 18 replies
    YAHOO ^ | JULY 12, 2012 | William Browning
    The creators of HBO's "True Blood" used masks of President Barack Obama in an intense scene Sunday night. In the episode, a group of thugs shot at some main characters, reminiscent of the movie "Point Break" where a bunch of bank robbers commit crimes wearing masks of several former presidents. What's the big deal? The big deal is that just a few weeks ago HBO apologized for using a mask of George W. Bush as a head on a pike in a first season episode of "Game of Thrones." The creators used DVD commentary to say it wasn't a political...
  • HBO's 'Newsroom' Becomes MSNBC: Trashes Tea Party, Compares Bachmann to McCarthy

    07/09/2012 9:02:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.com ^ | July 9, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    People turning on HBO Sunday evening must have thought they'd accidentally switched channels to MSNBC. In the third episode of Aaron Sorkin's new drama Newsroom, those involved in the fictitious cable news network ACN all basically became MSNBC employees mercilessly attacking the Tea Party whilst comparing Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) to the late Joe McCarthy (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): HBO's 'Newsroom' Becomes MSNBC: Trashes Tea Party, Compares Bachmann to McCarthyThe episode was done largely as a flashback. At the core was a meeting between heads of the parent company Atlantis World Media including CEO Leona Lansing played...
  • HBO - John Adams, Pt 5, Unite Or Die on now - 2:15pm CT

    07/04/2012 12:15:43 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies
    HBO ^ | 7-4-12
    Show Summary Adapted from David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, this lavish seven-part miniseries chronicles the life of Founding Father John Adams, starting with the Boston Massacre of 1770 through his years as an ambassador in Europe, then his terms as vice president and president of the United States, up to his death on July 4, 1826. HBO - John Adams movie info