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  • Sen. Ted Cruz Appearance Has Hollywood Group on Edge

    01/18/2015 8:48:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 18, 2015 | Paul Bond
    Some members of a Hollywood organization are questioning whether to honor Ted Cruz. The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors this year chose the conservative Senator from Texas as one of its recipients of its annual "American Spirit Award." Another is to go to liberal Calif. governor Jerry Brown. The Caucus, founded three decades ago by Norman Lear, Aaron Spelling and others, has set a meeting Monday to determine whether to stick with its plan to give a Spirit award to Cruz after some of its more liberal members objected to the selection, and some threatened to quit if the...
  • Exclusive Norman Lear Memoir Excerpt: Throwdowns With Carroll O'Connor, Race Battles on 'Good

    10/02/2014 8:25:47 PM PDT · by iowamark · 36 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/2/2014 | Norman Lear
    [Norman Lear wryly titled his memoir Even This I Get to Experience (out Oct. 14, Penguin) as a wink to his belief that even the bad times in his life were worthwhile because they made the living interesting. And over the course of 92 years, Lear has led as interesting a life as anyone in Hollywood. Born in 1922 in Connecticut, Lear lived with relatives for a time while his father spent three years in jail from 1931 to 1934 for a dodgy get-rich-quick scheme...] [All in the Family: Season 2 Carroll O'Connor's insecurities and fears drove him to great...
  • People for the American Way’s Leftist Diatribe Against a Brazilian Conservative

    08/11/2014 10:12:28 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 3 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    People for the American Way’s Leftist Diatribe Against a Brazilian Conservative By Julio Severo The American Way should be to expose and destroy tyrannies, especially socialism. But do not tell that to the People for the American Way (PFAW), which, according to WorldNetDaily, is “an atheist socialist organization which, through publications like its ‘Right Wing Watch,’ dedicates itself to the destruction of conservatives in general.” Former leftist U.S. Presidente Bill Clinton in People for the American Way The latest attack from “Right Wing Watch” was against me, Julio Severo, in a piece entitled “BarbWire Pundit Defends Brazil’s Past Violent...
  • HGTV cancels reality TV show after left-wingers ‘expose’ the stars’ pro-life, pro-family views

    05/07/2014 8:52:26 PM PDT · by topher · 55 replies
    LifesiteNews.com ^ | Wed May 07, 2014 17:25 EST | Ben Johnson
    CONCORD, NC, May 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The home improvement television network HGTV has canceled a proposed reality show after a left-wing website printed an “exposé” of the evangelical stars' pro-life, pro-family activism. Flip It Forward, scheduled to debut on Home and Garden Television this October, would feature brothers David and Jason Benham helping down-on-their-luck families purchase a dream home they thought they could never afford. “In each episode, the guys help a deserving family find a fixer-upper and transform it into their forever home - with a healthy dose of sibling rivalry between the brothers along the way,” HGTV...
  • Media Matters Employees Are Now Publicly Attacking Their Bosses

    04/29/2014 12:31:24 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/29/2014 | Christopher Bedford
    Media Matters employees are furious that their bosses are trying to keep them from unionizing. A union-organizing committee at the liberal group released a statement Monday slamming their employers for “the unexpected and unexplained path our leadership has taken in response to our efforts to unionize,” adding that “the actions of Media Matters executives have placed employees in the impossible position of continuing to produce content espousing pro-labor values for an employer who is challenging our right to unionize.”
  • Hollywood’s Obamacare Zombies Posted By

    10/15/2013 6:53:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 15, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Hollywood’s Obamacare ZombiesPosted By Matthew Vadum On October 15, 2013 @ 12:54 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments If you’re sick and tired of TV news broadcasts spewing pro-Obamacare propaganda, get ready to be inundated with even more progressive health care proselytizing in the dramas and comedies that follow those news shows.For this you have the left-wing California Endowment to thank. The radical philanthropy is in the news because it is funding Obamacare public outreach efforts.As Newsmax reports, the Obama administration is “turning its focus on prime time television series, using the influential...
  • Edith Bunker’s place

    06/04/2013 9:20:36 AM PDT · by NJRighty · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/4/13 | NY Post Editorial
    Jean Stapleton, a born-and-bred New Yorker immortalized in pop culture as the iconic Edith Bunker, died Friday in her Manhattan home at the age of 90. snipToday’s Queens is arguably America’s most diverse county. snipBut what of “All in the Family” creator Norman Lear? Well, according to the ZIP code listed on his political contributions, Lear lives in the Brentwood hills of Los Angeles — ZIP code 90049, to be exact. That neighborhood’s population? It’s 84 percent white, 1.4 percent black, 8.7 percent Asian, with the remainder “other” and multiracial. That almost looks like Archie Bunker’s dream spot.
  • Norman Lear Attacks Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Karl Rove and GOP Presidential Candidates

    12/13/2011 4:48:07 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies
    Norman Lear Attacks Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Karl Rove and GOP Presidential Candidates By Noel Sheppard Created 12/13/2011 - 6:51pm Television's Norman Lear, in a speech celebrating the 30th anniversary of his far-left organization People for the American Way, called James Dobson, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Karl Rove hate-mongers. In his December 5 address published at the Huffington Post Tuesday, he also accused the Republican candidates for president of having a "holier-than-thou sanctity" (video follows with transcript and commentary): NORMAN LEAR: I want to suggest we lefties start laying claim to what we see as "sacred" -- and serve...
  • Elizabeth Warren and Barbra Streisand fight for the downtrodden at $5,000 a pop

    11/03/2011 11:08:11 AM PDT · by martosko · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/03/2011 | Caroline May
    Occupy Wall Street sweetheart and Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren spent Tuesday evening hobnobbing with Hollywood celebrities and fundraising for her campaign at the home of Emmy Award-winning television producer Norman Lear, The Daily Caller has confirmed. Dubbing Warren liberal Hollywood’s new “It girl,” The Hollywood Reporter’s Tina Daunt wrote last month that Lear and his wife Linda would be co-hosting an event for Warren, featuring such stars as Barbra Streisand, Rhea Perlman, Danny DeVito and Hans Zimmer. Attending the event required a donation of between $1,000 and $5,000, continuing Warren’s trend of raising money outside the state...
  • Norman Lear Childishly Slams Rush Limbaugh...Without Mentioning a Single Issue

    10/21/2010 7:43:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 21, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    You're so angry and stupid that...you're GONNA EXPLODE!!! That sums up the incredibly embarrassing childish critique of Rush Limbaugh by Norman Lear. Not one issue was mentioned. Ironically Lear slammed Limbaugh for being like an uncontrollable kid yet it was Lear himself who lowered himself to using slams that most folks haven't heard since sitting in a grade school cafeteria and hearing the children ragging on each other.  Even for the Huffington Post, Lear's childishness is over the top. The only reason I can think of about why the editor gave his piece a pass is that Lear is a...
  • Norman Lear: Dear Rush... (Pabulum Puking Liberal Alert)

    01/30/2010 7:50:56 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 39 replies · 1,500+ views
    Propeller ^ | Jan 30, 2010 | Norman Lear
    Yesterday, driving to work I listened to Rush Limbaugh read a letter he'd written to President Obama. I listen to Limbaugh because he reminds me of the carnival barkers of my youth, men who were selling elixirs, snake oil, or inviting you for an extra 50 cents to check out the half man/half woman in the secreted tent. They were quaint and harmless compared to the barking Limbaugh who yesterday would have us believe -- he actually said this! -- the President was seeking to destroy the country so that he might then save it. The rest of the day,...
  • "Born Again American"

    01/24/2010 7:58:25 PM PST · by Red RN · 19 replies · 546+ views
    Does anyone know anything about this group? It is a 503c that was started by Norman Lear. According to the website it "is committed to the rebirth and re-expression of citizenship through informed and thoughtful activism." Forgive me if I screw up this post, I've never doe it before....
  • TRADITIONAL EXTREMIST - BASED AN AN E-MAIL BY A MAN NAMED LEAR

    11/09/2008 7:53:15 AM PST · by andrew roman · 15 replies · 200+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 9 November 2008 | Andrew Roman
    Without realizing it, I have apparently evolved – or been promoted. Instead of being just an average, everyday garden variety Republican, I am suddenly one of “them.” Without application or initiation, I now have a “hard line” membership with the far right – and the astonishing thing is, I didn’t have to do a damn thing to receive it, sort of like a President Obama tax “cut.” No longer am I just a middling conservative, or a meager traditionalist. I am an honest-to-goodness, above-board extremist now. How cool is that? I honestly thought there’d be more work involved in earning...
  • Norman Lear: New Right Will Emerge

    11/07/2008 10:17:03 PM PST · by jessduntno · 30 replies · 1,437+ views
    newsmax ^ | November 7, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    Norman Lear: New Right Will Emerge November 7, 2008 Jim Meyers TV producer Norman Lear has warned, the Republican Party will “take a hard turn to the extreme right.” Lear, co-founder of People For the American Way, wrote: “With the right in its new role as ‘the opposition,’ get ready to see an invigorated right-wing grassroots, media and organizational infrastructure.” Lear — whose TV shows included “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” — asserted that the The Heritage Foundation “is already digging in its heels saying they will not let President-elect Obama bring about the change he's promised.” The...
  • Norman Lear: New Right Will Emerge

    11/07/2008 5:27:22 PM PST · by jmcenanly · 2 replies · 1,147+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, November 7, 2008 5:05 PM | Jim Meyers
    TV producer Norman Lear has co-signed an e-mail warning fellow liberals that with Democrats in control of Congress and the White House, the Republican Party will “take a hard turn to the extreme right.” Lear, co-founder of People For the American Way, and the organization’s president, Kathryn Kolbert, wrote: “With the right in its new role as ‘the opposition,’ get ready to see an invigorated right-wing grassroots, media and organizational infrastructure.” Kolbert and Lear — whose TV shows included “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” — asserted that the The Heritage Foundation “is already digging in its heels saying...
  • Norman Lear: New Right Will Emerge

    11/07/2008 5:20:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies · 2,047+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | November 7, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    TV producer Norman Lear has co-signed an e-mail warning fellow liberals that with Democrats in control of Congress and the White House, the Republican Party will “take a hard turn to the extreme right.” Lear, co-founder of People For the American Way, and the organization’s president, Kathryn Kolbert, wrote: “With the right in its new role as ‘the opposition,’ get ready to see an invigorated right-wing grassroots, media and organizational infrastructure.” Kolbert and Lear — whose TV shows included “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” — asserted that the The Heritage Foundation “is already digging in its heels saying...
  • Norman Lear: New Right Will Emerge

    11/07/2008 9:55:36 PM PST · by americanophile · 42 replies · 1,246+ views
    Newsmax ^ | November 7, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    TV producer Norman Lear has co-signed an e-mail warning fellow liberals that with Democrats in control of Congress and the White House, the Republican Party will “take a hard turn to the extreme right.” Lear, co-founder of People For the American Way, and the organization’s president, Kathryn Kolbert, wrote: “With the right in its new role as ‘the opposition,’ get ready to see an invigorated right-wing grassroots, media and organizational infrastructure.” Kolbert and Lear — whose TV shows included “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” — asserted that the The Heritage Foundation “is already digging in its heels saying...
  • Caption Norman Lear laying a liplock on Alec Baldwin

    10/29/2008 3:46:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 617+ views
    Alec Baldwin kisses Norman Lear at the 2008 Sundance Gala Fundraiser held at Roseland Ballroom in midtown.
  • Mrs. Norman Lear: If Dems Don't Win, the Only Answer 'Will Be to Take to the Streets'

    10/23/2006 12:25:05 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 40 replies · 950+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 10/23/2006 | NewsBusters
    Lyn Davis Lear is worried. As Mrs. Norman Lear writes in the Huffington Post, President Bush, Karl Rove and Vice President Cheney appear awfully confident of retaining a Congressional majority. This, despite the fact the mainstream media merrily reports every poll suggesting a huge Democratic victory, if not a landslide, is only two weeks away. Mrs. Lear frets that Republicans are planning an election eve surprise, or may win by spending so much more than their opponents. Then again, maybe they're planning to just steal the election. Gore Vidal suggested to her that "the Bush-Cheney henchmen could simply call on...
  • Streisand, Soros Back Lieberman Foe

    07/17/2006 4:17:36 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 65 replies · 1,113+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/17/06 | AP
    Some famous people are trying to help Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont defeat three-term U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman in next month's primary. Entertainer Barbra Streisand, actor Paul Newman, billionaire financier George Soros, television producer Norman Lear and singer Jackson Browne all contributed to Lamont's campaign, according to campaign finance data filed Saturday with the Federal Election Commission. Streisand, Soros and Lear, producer of "All in the Family" and "Maude," each contributed $1,000. Newman, who lives in Westport, Conn., gave $2,100, while Browne, known for hits such as "Running on Empty" and "Lawyers in Love" contributed $500. Lamont's campaign released a breakdown...
  • Hollywood celebrities pitch in to defeat Rep. DeLay

    02/23/2006 7:16:47 AM PST · by ChuckShick · 30 replies · 1,246+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/21/06 | Jonathan E. Kaplan
    Hollywood celebrities and prominent corporate executives have poured thousands of dollars into the campaign of former Rep. Nick Lampson (D-Texas) to knock off Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas). Screenwriter and producer Norman Lear, director Rob Reiner, actress and singer Barbara Streisand and musician Don Henley have written checks to Lampson, according to politicalmoneyline.com, a website that tracks campaign contributions. Reiner and Streisand kicked in $1,000, and Lear and Henley sent Lampson $4,200. While Democrats have courted Hollywood stars in recent years, the moguls’ money has usually flowed to presidential candidates, the national party or the congressional fundraising committees. As a rule,...
  • Savethecourt.org: attempt to block Judge Alito (Barf/Head-spinning Lefty Alert)

    01/18/2006 3:05:05 PM PST · by flixxx · 39 replies · 649+ views
    people for the american way ^ | 1 18 06 | normal lear
    Dear Senators, The Senate must reject President Bush's attempt to reward right-wing special interests by nominating Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court of the United States. Alito's record as an ideological activist would make his confirmation a threat to civil rights protections, reproductive and privacy rights, environmental protections, religious liberty, and laws safeguarding workers. I urge you to vote not to confirm Samuel Alito to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • Did you catch TVLand All in the Family marathon?

    01/16/2006 5:48:46 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 13 replies · 324+ views
    raccoonradio ^ | 01/16/06 | raccoonradio
    Probably over now unless they're continuing it today on the MLKing holiday but hope you were able to catch this. Great show--writing, acting, etc. Yeah, a bunch of libs put it together and they portrayed a traditionalist/ conservative as an ignorant bigot while liberal Mike was a college student, but whaddaya expect. Still entertaining. So many phrases and lines pop into one's head: Stifle; Meathead; Dingbat; lil' girl; ya figured that out, hah?; Edith, get me a beer, hah?; You're a pip, etc. More than a few dramatic moments mixed in with the comedy. What other comedy show ends an...
  • The Roberts Disruption

    09/23/2005 11:31:41 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 49 replies · 1,712+ views
    National Review ^ | 09-23-05 | William F. Buckley,Jr.-Editor At Large
    September 23, 2005, 10:55 a.m. The Roberts Disruption A few years ago, checking in with the office, I was told I had a telephone call from Norman Lear. I immediately returned it, and probably my voice quavered. The very thought of being in personal touch with the producer of All in the Family! My all-time favorite television program. "What," I asked unctuously, "can I do for you?" "Well," he said, "I would like you to be the keynote speaker at the annual banquet of People for the American Way." I wondered how Archie Bunker would have responded to such a...
  • Wary Big Business Is Loath to Speak On Bush's Behalf (so says the voice from Nerdland)

    10/26/2004 6:21:32 AM PDT · by OESY · 11 replies · 641+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 26, 2004 | Alan Murray
    Liberal activist Norman Lear told me last week that if George W. Bush wins re-election, "watch what happens to real estate in New Zealand." He wasn't joking. Mr. Lear may have an exaggerated notion of the number of Americans with means to relocate to the other side of the globe. But he accurately reflects the intense feelings of a few who do: himself, financier George Soros, insurance executive Peter Lewis and Hollywood mogul Stephen Bing. Together, they have spent more than $50 million to register new voters and defeat President Bush. They are the X factor in this year's election:...
  • The Rise and Decline of Joe Wilson

    05/10/2004 3:35:32 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 10 replies · 572+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 05/17/2004 | Matthew Continetti
    New York ON A THURSDAY they had the book party. It was a simple affair: just family, friends, coworkers, and journalists. They came to Ambassador Joseph Wilson's house, nestled in the ritzy Palisades neighborhood of Northwest Washington, to celebrate the release of his first book, The Politics of Truth. One thing Joe Wilson keeps track of is his "Notoriety Quotient," or the amount of attention he receives from the media. And that Thursday it seemed to be on the rise. For the past week The Politics of Truth was mentioned in the same breath as Ron Suskind's The Price of...
  • General enlists Hollywood to ignite campaign (Clark gets Maddona's approval on policy matters)

    11/30/2003 11:53:15 AM PST · by mylife · 42 replies · 433+ views
    telegragh ^ | 11/30/03 | Julian Coman
    General enlists Hollywood to ignite campaign By Julian Coman in Washington (Filed: 30/11/2003) In an unlikely attempt to gain star backing for a slow-burning campaign, the Democratic presidential candidate, General Wesley Clark, is spending late nights talking politics with Madonna and wooing sympathetic supergroups such as The Eagles, with whom he recently shared the stage during a rendition of Hotel California. Gen Clark, who had a cerebral and somewhat austere reputation during his military career, has spent much of the past month seeking out the late-night company of west coast rock stars, screen idols and movie producers. While his rivals...
  • Norman Lear launches voter drive

    11/13/2003 1:40:17 PM PST · by seamus · 14 replies · 187+ views
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 13, 2003 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON — The man who brought Archie Bunker into America's living rooms launched a major new drive Thursday - with the help of some Hollywood celebrities - to get young people into the voting booth.</p> <p>Television producer Norman Lear (search) said the campaign, called Declare Yourself, will use entertainment, education and the Internet to inspire Americans ages 18 to 29 to register and vote. Despite his liberal reputation, Lear said the voter drive is nonpartisan.</p>
  • Inside Move: Dems' last-minute casting Politicos try Clark for prexy role (HOLLYWOOD)

    10/06/2003 8:07:40 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 7 replies · 297+ views
    VARIETY ^ | Mon., Oct. 6, 2003 | GABRIEL SNYDER
    Gen. Wesley Clark, the latest Democratic presidential aspirant, barnstormed through Hollywood last week, positioning himself as a rival to Howard Dean as the entertainment industry's favorite candidate. In a whirlwind of plate passing, Clark attended two events on the night of Oct. 1, one hosted by Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson, the other by Norman Lear. The next morning, former L.A. district attorney Ira Reiner, Gil Friesen and Richard Donner hosted a breakfast for the four-star general. Democrats in Hollywood are looking for a candidate they think can beat George W. Bush. And Clark's combo of being former NATO Supreme...
  • Norman Lear to Co-Write'South Park'

    03/13/2003 8:40:30 AM PST · by tophat9000 · 85 replies · 603+ views
    Orange Co. Register ^ | Mar 12, 6:59 PM EST | ANTHONY BREZNICAN
    Mar 12, 6:59 PM EST Norman Lear to Co-Write'South Park' By ANTHONY BREZNICAN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Archie Bunker, meet Cartman. Norman Lear, the Emmy-winning producer of "All in the Family," said Wednesday he will collaborate on several episodes of the Comedy Central satire "South Park." Among the subjects he hopes to mock on the show are the U.S. push for war in Iraq, reality TV shows and immigration. "This is a show that always has something on its mind - as funny as it is, as outrageous and ridiculous," said Lear, who began watching "South Park"...
  • Stations reject TV ads that connect SUVs to terrorism (Take THAT, Lear and Huffinstuff!)

    01/10/2003 12:09:43 PM PST · by Timesink · 33 replies · 492+ views
    Scripps-Howard News Service ^ | January 8, 2002 | Joan Lowy
    Stations reject TV ads that connect SUVs to terrorismWednesday, January 8, 2003By JOAN LOWYSCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICETelevision stations in New York, Detroit and Los Angeles are refusing to air ads that link driving sport utility vehicles with supporting terrorism, producers of the ads said yesterday.The two ads were produced for The Detroit Project, a media campaign organized by author and columnist Arianna Huffington and Hollywood movie producer Lawrence Bender, among others. Both ads were modeled on hard-hitting anti-drug public service announcements produced by the Bush administration that equate drug use with support for violence and terrorism.In one ad, a man...
  • The Campaign to Control America’s Vote [PFAW alert!]

    10/20/2002 7:50:17 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 31 replies · 751+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | October 2002 | Patrick J. Reilly
      The Campaign to Control America's VoteLiberal Group Leads Fight Against Bush Judicial Nominees and School ChoiceBy Patrick J. ReillySummary: Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen is the latest victim of People for the American Way's campaign against President Bush's judicial nominees. On September 5, the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 10-9 party-line vote rejected her nomination to the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. When the electronic voting machines introduced in last month's Florida primary elections failed to correct the voting irregularities that appeared during the state's 2000 presidential election, People for the American Way (PFAW)...