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  • Penn Jillette, Not Having the Courage to Confront Islam is Bull

    06/26/2010 6:56:21 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 69 replies · 2+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | June 26, 2010 | David Swindle
    It’s always a sad day when someone you admire tremendously, who has entertained and challenged you for years lets you down and reveals themselves to really stand up only for themselves instead of the ideas of freedom they claim to support. Reason Magazine highlights some deeply discouraging remarks from Penn Jillette, the libertarian co-host of the extraordinarily great Showtime show “Penn and Teller’s Bullsh*t”: Are there any groups you won’t go after? We haven’t tackled Scientology because Showtime doesn’t want us to. Maybe they have deals with individual Scientologists—I’m not sure. And we haven’t tackled Islam because we have families.
  • Donald Trump’s baseless claim that the Bush White House tried to ‘silence’ his Iraq War opposition

    10/21/2015 10:24:05 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 21 Oct 15 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    This Trump brag line goes like this: He had the vision and foresight to oppose the Iraq War ahead of the invasion in 2003. His opposition was so vocal, and his reach so great, that the White House approached him and asked him to tone it down. Really? We examined the slim evidence. The Facts At The Fact Checker, we place the burden of proof on the speaker. Trump has not responded to repeated requests by us or other media outlets for proof of his early opposition to the invasion. Military action began on March 20, 2003. An extensive review...
  • Southwest Airlines, Comcast, Office Depot Sponsor Homosexual...Conference Featuring ‘Gay Jesus'

    02/06/2015 12:37:53 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 57 replies
    Americans for Truth ^ | 2-6-15 | Peter LaBarbera
    Southwest Airlines is among the major corporate sponsors of the 2015 “Creating Change” conference, an annual event drawing thousands of homosexual, bisexual, transgender, “queer” and “kink” (sadomasochistic) activists from across the country. The massive gathering of LGBTQueer activists opens today in Denver and includes a screening of a documentary film celebrating a “gay”-authored play casting “Jesus” as a homosexual. The documentary, “Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption,” celebrates the 1998 play “Corpus Christi,” by homosexual playwright Terrence McNally, in which “Joshua,” representing Jesus Christ, is cast as a homosexual who as a teenager had homosexual sex with Judas (who later becomes...
  • Major corporations funding “gay” indoctrination in elementary schools across America.

    12/29/2014 7:27:53 AM PST · by massmike · 59 replies ^ | 12/29/2014 | n/a
    It's every parent's nightmare, but true: Major U.S. corporations are funding a campaign of sophisticated, psychologically intrusive "gay" indoctrination programs targeting very young children in elementary schools across America. It’s part of a very well-planned and well-funded effort to reach children as young as possible without their parents’ intervention. The national program, called “Welcoming Schools”, skillfully works on the minds of young children in three ways: (1) Introducing the concept of homosexuality to children. (2) Telling them that homosexuality is normal and natural. (3) Telling them that their parents or friends who portray homosexuality in a less than positive way...
  • Time Warner blackout of CBS goes into 2nd day

    08/03/2013 7:26:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | August 3, 2013 | Tom Krisher
    Time Warner Cable's blackout of CBS continued Saturday, and neither side indicated a resolution of their dispute over fees is imminent. Time Warner dropped CBS Friday in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and several other cities, leaving three million customers without the network's programs. The issue is fees that the cable company pays CBS to air its programs. Each has accused the other of making unreasonable demands ... The CBS stations that went dark are WCBS and WLNY in New York; KCBS and KCAL in Los Angeles; KTVT and KTXA in Dallas; WBZ and WSBK in Boston; KDKA, WPCW-CW in...
  • Hollywood Producer Pleads Guilty For Gambling Operations With Suspected Ties To Russian Mob

    07/28/2013 5:09:12 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 4 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 07/28/13 | Friends of Ours
    Bryan Zuriff, the executive producer of the Showtime drama Ray Donovan, pleaded guilty in a federal court to his role in gambling operations with suspected ties to the Russian Mafia which took sports bets and ran poker tables for the fabulous people in Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY as reported by the Daily News. Earlier this year the feds indicted 34 defendants for their alleged roles in the gambling schemes, and Zuriff is the first to plead guilty. The 44-year-old degenerate gambler agreed to forfeit $500,000, and faces up to five years in prison when sentenced on November...
  • ‘Homeland’: Showtime’s Thriller Gets Fact Checked by an Intelligence Expert (CAUTION: Spoiler Alert)

    10/30/2012 2:08:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Oct 29, 2012 | Samantha Zalaznick
    Would that really happen to Brody? Samantha Zalaznick talks to an intelligence expert about the level of realism within Showtime’s Emmy Award–winning drama Homeland. WARNING: Contains major spoilers for Sunday’s episode. Read at your own risk. Last night's (sic Oct. 28) Homeland thrillingly ripped itself open. Over the course of a single episode, Brody (Damian Lewis) was outed, as he admitted to working with Abu Nazir (Navid Negabhan), loving Issa, and planning to kill VP William Walden (Jamey Sheridan). It’s all out on the intense interrogation table between Carrie (Claire Danes) and Brody. So now they’re double flipping him, and...
  • Homeland : Season 2 Trailer

    09/14/2012 2:58:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 17, 2012 | Showtime
    The first official trailer for Homeland season 2. Premieres on Showtime Sunday September 30th at 10PM ET/PT.
  • Claire Danes on Playing a Bipolar CIA Agent in ‘Homeland’ (Damien Lewis aka Maj Winters stars)

    09/15/2011 8:52:00 AM PDT · by tlb · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 14, 2011 | Amy Chozick
    Claire Danes returns to TV in the new Showtime series “Homeland.” This time instead of angsty suburban teenager Angela Chase in “My So Called Life,” she plays a bipolar CIA agent. When an American Marine sergeant is rescued in Afghanistan after eight years of captivity, he quickly becomes a hero and a symbol of the continuing fight in the war against Al Qaeda. But Ms. Danes’s Carrie Anderson has a sinking suspicion Sgt. Nicholas Brody has been turned and is now working for the terrorists. The drama premiers Oct. 2 and comes from “24” veterans Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa....
  • CBS Airs "Most vile, Obscene" Attack on Catholic Church "Ever Aired"

    09/03/2009 10:25:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 109 replies · 3,369+ views
    LifeSite ^ | September 2, 2009 | John-Henry Westen
    LOS ANGELES, CA, September 2, 2009 ( - In all of his 16 years defending the rights of Catholics, the President of the Catholic League has "never seen a more defamatory, obscene and vicious show on TV."  League President Bill Donohue was referring to the August 27 edition of the CBS/Showtime program Penn & Teller.  The half-hour show libeled the Catholic Church with impunity, blaming the Church for, as Donohue put it, "every evil in history." Show host Jillette said the "intolerance, greed, paranoia, hypocrisy and callous disregard for human suffering" was the hallmark of the Catholic Church. Others on...
  • 'Atheists are out to get us!' says Catholic League president, compares Penn & Teller to Nazis

    09/01/2009 9:14:22 AM PDT · by GL of Sector 2814 · 61 replies · 1,693+ views ^ | Aug 31st, 2009 | Hugh Kramer
    "And not just atheists," said Bill Donohue during an August 31st Fox News interview. "I’m talking about people who are disaffected Catholics and Protestants who are mutineers within their own religion, trying to change things." It wasn't just "militant, dogmatic" atheists and "disaffected" Christians that the Catholic League president complained about either. Donohue also had a few choice words for magicians Penn & Teller whose Showtime series, Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!, just ran an episode on the history of the Catholic Church. "This was the most Nazi-like assault,” Donohue said. “The most unrelenting half an hour of bashing I’ve ever...

    08/31/2009 4:09:22 PM PDT · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 51 replies · 1,356+ views
    Catholic League ^ | August 28, 2009 | Bill Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night’s edition of Penn & Teller’s show. The program aired on Showtime which is owned by CBS: The Nazis couldn’t have done better. Having been in this job for over 16 years, I have never seen a more defamatory, obscene and vicious show on TV. And I mean about any religious or demographic group—not just Catholics. The lies about the Catholic Church, to say nothing of the vile language used by Penn Jillette, were positively astounding. Moreover, it never attempted to be comedic—from the very beginning it advertised the show as payback...
  • On the Gaza Border: Israelis Cheering On the Attacks

    12/29/2008 3:24:16 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 21 replies · 1,035+ views
    Time/CNN ^ | 12-29-08 | Aaron J. Klein
    In the first 36 hours after the Israeli offensive against Gaza started, Hamas militants fired only 150 rockets, some with a range of about 22 miles, toward Israeli towns. That is below their capacity of up to 200 a day, an estimate by Israeli military sources. "They are keeping their heads down," says a senior military intelligence officer. "Their accuracy is very low right now because of the dense aerial presence by Israeli planes. They know that the chances that they are being spotted by Israel surveillance and intelligence forces is very high." The officer adds, "The clear skies above...
  • Obama's convention planner talks Invesco, speeches, theme

    07/19/2008 10:06:28 AM PDT · by fidelio · 8 replies · 164+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | Jul 18, 2008 | Rocky Mountain News
    On that other Obama convention speech, in 2004, that introduced him to the nation: "No one more than Barack Obama understands how important it is to deliver a convention speech well," (Senior Advisor Jenny) Backus said. "He wouldn't be where he is if he didn't know how to deliver convention speeches."
  • Apple is gay-friendly, survey shows

    05/14/2008 7:53:10 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 46 replies · 617+ views
    Macworld UK ^ | 05/14/2008 | Jonny Evans
    Apple is one of the top US gay-friendly brands, community research showsApple is among the top six gay-friendly brands in the US, recent research reveals. The company shares the status with Bravo, Showtime, HBO, Absolut and Levi’s. Apple is seen as gay-friendly by 39 per cent of the gay and lesbian population in the US, just behind Bravo’s 52 per cent share. But WalMart, Dunkin Donuts, Cracker Barrel, Exxon Mobil and Samsung score the lowest marks in survey results taken among gay and lesbian consumers, claims the 2008 Prime Access/PlanetOut Gay and Lesbian Consumer Study released. The survey is one...
  • Movie Studios to Pull the Plug on Showtime

    04/25/2008 1:23:31 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 19 replies · 145+ views
    Real Money ^ | April 23, 2008 | Steve Birenberg
    A planned fourth pay-TV channel could leave CBS' Showtime without movies. Viacom, Lions Gate Entertainment and MGM announced that they will no longer sell their movies to Showtime and instead will launch a new, fourth pay-TV channel. The announcement leaves Showtime, the current owner of rights to films from Viacom, Lions Gate and MGM, without the rights to output from any of the major movie studios. This move would affect many companies in the entertainment industry, including the owners of the current pay-TV services, Time Warner (HBO and Cinemax) and Liberty Entertainment (Starz and Encore). Time Warner would also be...
  • Dan Walters: Capitol's conviviality just facade

    01/08/2008 8:15:52 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 86+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/8/8 | Dan Walters
    State legislators exchanged hugs, handshakes and kisses Monday as they returned to the Capitol for another year of doing whatever it is that they do – which usually isn't much and may be even less this year. The outward conviviality was merely a facade because lawmakers know that the 2008 session could be one of the most contentious in years, given a wide ideological divide and a surfeit of critical, long-simmering issues, most notably and importantly a budget deficit of at least $14 billion over the next 18 months. Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will quickly set the stage for confrontation...
  • Showtime's $38M Gamble on 'The Tudors'

    03/29/2007 5:54:19 PM PDT · by JohnSheppard · 6 replies · 151+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 03/29/2007 | SHAWN POGATCHNIK
    DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) Henry VIII is coming back to the throne. And this time, he's bloody gorgeous. Showtime's epic 10-part miniseries "The Tudors" holds court starting 10 p.m. EDT Sunday, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers cast as the unlikely lead. And much like Henry VIII, the show's producers can't disguise their ambitions — to produce a show that finally gets Showtime an HBO-style hit, popular both with the Emmy nobility and peasants alike. They've invested an unprecedented $38 million and have spent millions more promoting it. "We are hoping to be back here filming for another two, three, maybe four years,...
  • It Was Easier In Hanoi (Oliver North)

    03/15/2007 8:55:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies · 1,331+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | March 16, 2007 | Oliver North
    March 16, 2007 Last summer we went to Vietnam to shoot several "War Stories" episodes for FOX News Channel. As one might expect in a communist country where they take red tape very seriously, my producers spent weeks before our trip filling out forms, questionnaires and documents required by numerous government bureaucracies. In the process it became evident that not all the folks in Hanoi were on the same sheet of music -- but after several weeks of negotiation we were able to accomplish all that we set out to do and more, thanks to their cooperation. As it turns...
  • Selling America's Heritage (Oliver North)

    02/08/2007 8:12:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies · 1,793+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | February 9, 2007 | Oliver North
    For more than 160 years the Smithsonian Institution made America's remarkable history available to one and all. In keeping with founder James Smithson's benevolent vision of "an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men," the institution's taxpayer-subsidized museums, exhibits and archives used to be open to the general public, students and legitimate researchers. But not anymore -- and it's an outrage that I'm taking personally. My "War Stories" producers and I asked for access to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington's Dulles International Airport. We were commencing production of a...
  • TV's serial killer chic (article by Brent Bozell)

    10/06/2006 10:55:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 66 replies · 1,808+ views ^ | October 6, 2006 | Brent Bozell III
    Are television critics a menace to society? What do we do when our media tastemakers, the men and women entrusted to evaluate the artistic merit of Tinseltown offerings, exult in Hollywood's lack of taste? When perverse novelty and "edge" and complete moral confusion is what these critics live to watch and love to promote, they appear to be seeking to establish the polar opposite of a moral tone in our culture. Take as an example the critics' views on the new Showtime drama "Dexter." Its sickening premise makes a hero out of a sadistic serial killer, because he kills only...
  • Penn & Teller Take On Boy Scouts

    04/03/2006 7:30:41 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 161 replies · 6,162+ views ^ | April 3 06 | Hartford Courant
    On premium cable, "Penn & Teller" (Showtime, 10 p.m.) starts a fourth season by taking on the Boy Scouts of America, charging their anti-gay bias came after the Mormons hijacked the organization in the '70s. Brash humor keeps this lively series from becoming too strident
  • Showtime's 'Sleeper Cell' has Muslims as terrorists but goes beyond

    12/01/2005 12:35:35 PM PST · by Millee · 6 replies · 348+ views
    Sign On San | 12/1/05 | Sandi Dolbee
    Hollywood's favorite bad guy is a Muslim terrorist, preferably one who looks like he's come from the Middle East, is accompanied by a mysterious-sounding Arabic soundtrack and ends up on the losing side."The Siege" pitted Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, and Bruce Willis against Muslim fanatics who wanted to take a bite out of the Big Apple. "Executive Decision" paired up Kurt Russell and Steven Seagal to take on Arab hijackers. The small screen has followed the big screen, from Fox-TV's breathless "24" series to the CBS CIA drama, "The Agency." Now it's Showtime's turn, with a 10-hour project called "Sleeper...
  • Apple sells 12 million videos; Showtime added to iTunes

    02/07/2006 7:45:38 AM PST · by Panerai · 9 replies · 241+ views
    Playlist ^ | 02/07/2006 | Jim Dalrymple
    In addition to its new iPod nano on Tuesday, Apple revealed the company has sold over 12 million videos on the iTunes Music Store. To further spur sales, Apple and Showtime announced a deal that brings television programming from the premium cable’s network to the iTunes Music Store. “When we first introduced video we didn’t know what would happen,” Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of worldwide product marketing for iPod, told Macworld. “What we were pleased to find out is that people were very interested in buying videos.” The addition of Showtime to the iTunes Music Store gives Apple more...
  • Sleeper Cell - Showtime TV series

    12/04/2005 7:27:57 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies · 4,457+ views
    Hollywood reporter ^ | Barry Garron
    Sleeper Cell By Barry Garron Bottom line: A riveting, edge-of-your-seat drama about danger in our backyards. 10-11 p.m., Sunday-Wednesday, Dec. 4-7 and 11-14 Showtime From time to time, Washington announces that terrorist plots have been foiled, but is anyone really breathing easier? Although the orange alerts pretty much stopped after the last election, who knows whether all our security upgrades have made us safer or only left us with a false sense of security? These are among the nagging questions that arise in "Sleeper Cell," a bold and suspenseful 10-part miniseries. The premiere is so filled with unexpected turns and...
  • Dante's Inferno (Showtime to Air 'Homecoming' Movie Disgracing America's Fallen Heros)

    11/29/2005 2:55:50 PM PST · by kristinn · 29 replies · 1,759+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | Tuesday, November 29, 2005 | Dennis Lim
    TURIN, ITALY "This is a horror story because most of the characters are Republicans," director Joe Dante announced before the November 13 world premiere of his latest movie, Homecoming, at the Turin Film Festival. Republicans, as it happens, will be the ones who find Homecoming's agitprop premise scariest: In an election year, dead veterans of the current conflict crawl out of their graves and stagger single-mindedly to voting booths so they can eject the president who sent them to fight a war sold on "horse(manure) and elbow grease." The dizzying high point of Showtime's new Masters of Horror series, the...
  • On a New Showtime Series, America's Protector Is a Muslim

    07/05/2005 8:07:02 AM PDT · by Valin · 11 replies · 532+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/4/05 | JACQUES STEINBERG
    LOS ANGELES - The two members of the Islamic terrorist cell pulled up to the curb at the airport and quickly exited their Cadillac Escalade. (snip) The lead character is an undercover F.B.I. agent who has managed to infiltrate a Southern California sleeper cell largely because he is a practicing Muslim. The character, Darwyn, is the first major role created on an American series - whether before or after the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackings - that depicts a Muslim as a hero seeking to check the intentions of terrorists. That the production has such a high gloss of credibility -...

    06/09/2005 11:50:50 AM PDT · by Dancing Jane · 158 replies · 3,953+ views
    CBS PETITIONED TO PROBE SHOWTIME Catholic League president William Donohue explained today the league’s strategy for dealing with Showtime, the cable network that recently aired a hate-filled episode of “Penn and Teller”: “On May 23, 24 and 27, Showtime’s ‘Penn and Teller’ aired the ‘Holier Than Thou’ episode that has so enraged Catholics, as well as people of all faiths (click here). The obscene assault on Mother Teresa, her Missionaries of Charity and the Catholic Church was arguably the most vicious anti-Catholic fare ever shown on television in the United States. An excerpt of this show was sent to 350...
  • Catholic Group Calls Showtime’s Mockery of Mother Theresa, Vicious, Monstrous

    05/27/2005 6:27:49 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies · 549+ views
    New York, May. 26, 2005 (CNA) - Shareholders in the media giant, Viacom, will be greeted by many unhappy faces as they enter a meeting at New York’s Marriot Marquis Hotel this afternoon. William Donahue, president of the Catholic League, an organization for religious and civil rights, is leading a charge, railing against the company, and their subsidiary, Showtime, for airing a program which they call “a full frontal assault” on the late Mother Theresa and the Catholic Church. The program, “Holier than thou”, starring magician entertainers Penn and Teller, paints Mother Theresa and her Sisters of Charity as “cruel,...

    05/25/2005 5:47:50 PM PDT · by kellynla · 9 replies · 408+ views
    On May 26, the Catholic League will hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. outside the Marriott Marquis Hotel on Broadway and 46th Street in New York City. The press conference will address the vile assault on Mother Teresa that Showtime aired this week in its “Holier Than Thou” episode of Penn and Teller; Showtime is owned by Viacom. The timing and venue of the press conference is intentional: at 2:00 p.m., the 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Viacom will begin. Catholic League president William Donohue wrote a news release today that explains the seriousness of this issue. A...
  • Viacom's Showtime Slanders Mother Teresa

    05/25/2005 4:57:31 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 336 replies · 4,312+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/25/05 | Carl Limbacher
    When shareholders of media conglomerate Viacom show up for their annual meeting tomorrow, they'll face the wrath of Catholic League President Dr. William Donahue over a shocking Showtime episode that slandered the late Mother Teresa and her order of nuns in the vilest of terms. According to Donahue, who plans a press conference in front of the hotel in New York City where the Viacom meeting is being held, an episode of Showtime's Penn and Teller show "Holier Than Thou” was a "Nazi-like assault on Catholicism, and on the person the show calls "Mother F***ing Teresa.” Showtime is owned by...
  • Fat, But not an Actress

    03/06/2005 5:49:38 PM PST · by InHisService · 33 replies · 1,613+ views | March 6, 2005 | InHisService
    Fat, But not an Actress Tomorrow is the big premier of Kirstie Alley's new show "Fat Actress." I'm excited because I too, am fat. But to clarify, I'm NOT an actress. However, I'm starting another "Big Diet" tomorrow, maybe even inspired by this show. It's one of many diets I've been on over the years. My last one was successful, having lost about 50 pounds in, oh, about 6 months. But alas, after a few years, back surgery, and a new boyfriend (who claims he loves "all" of me) I gained it all back. I consider him responsible for 99...
  • MTV Networks To Launch LOGO [on 2/17] - A New Television Network For Gay And Lesbian Viewers

    01/06/2005 8:34:29 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 62 replies · 1,326+ views
    Viacom ^ | May 25, 2004 | Press release
    New York, N.Y. (May 25, 2004)— LOGO, a new cable television network targeted at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) viewers will be launched by MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIAB) on February 17, 2005. The new channel will be advertiser-supported, targeting primarily gays and lesbians, 25-49, and will provide a mix of original and acquired programming that is authentic, smart, inclusive and open-minded. LOGO will launch in markets across America, including Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta and San Francisco, through national cable operators, including Time Warner Cable, RCN and additional distributors that will...
  • "Showtime" CARTOON featuring Stolen Honor documentary and John Kerry

    10/20/2004 11:11:06 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 25 replies · 965+ views ^ | 10/21/2004 | IPWGOP
      This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • Park Gillespie, American Candidate (Outstanding Acceptance Speech)

    10/12/2004 6:16:10 PM PDT · by condi2008 · 3 replies · 318+ views
    Two hundred and thirty years ago, our country was founded by God-fearing, God-honoring people who envisioned a land where life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness could be more than just concepts inked onto parchment. In the decades since then, other men and women of passion and principle have spent their energy, their ideas, their sweat – and yes, sometimes their blood – to help ensure that the United States remains the freest, finest nation on Earth. But the battle is far from over, my friends. We are a country at war. A country in which far too many people...
  • Terror TV Show Ticking (Should we just surrender now and get it over with?)

    10/05/2004 6:02:41 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 23 replies · 769+ views
    NY Post ^ | 10/5/2004 | SUSAN KARLIN
    Cable channel Showtime is quietly at work on a new series about the personal lives of an Islamic terrorist cell in the United States, The Post has learned. The series — to be called "The Cell" — will be told from the view points of a group of Euro pean and American con verts to Islam who are plotting terror attacks here. Showtime says it realizes it is walking into a potential minefield by portraying terrorists sympathetically without pulling punches about their violent aims.
  • Showtime's plan to humanize terrorists

    10/05/2004 5:04:33 AM PDT · by AJ in NYC · 15 replies · 413+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 5, 2004 | SUSAN KARLIN
    Cable channel Showtime is quietly at work on a new series about the personal lives of an Islamic terrorist cell in the United States, The Post has learned. The series — to be called "The Cell" — will be told from the view points of a group of Euro pean and American con verts to Islam who are plotting terror attacks here. Showtime says it realizes it is walking into a potential minefield by portraying terrorists sympathetically without pulling punches about their violent aims. HBO's "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" have found success doing that with mobsters and drug dealers....
  • Wanna Stick it to Showtime?

    09/29/2004 2:52:49 PM PDT · by TheSchnays · 7 replies · 490+ views
    Remember that awful TV miniseries that trashed President Reagan? Ever wished you could send a message to the network that aired it -- Showtime? Well, here's your chance. This Sunday, Oct. 3, Showtime will air the next-to-last episode of its reality series "American Candidate." The show is like "Survivor" meets a presidential election, with "candidates" delivering speeches and developing a platform and trying to survive to the next round. Showtime had loaded the cast -- 10 at the beginning -- with every shade of liberal, and guess what? The one true conservative is still in the hunt for the top...
  • Oct. 3 is Election Night for "American Candidate"

    09/29/2004 2:34:31 PM PDT · by TheSchnays · 4 replies · 215+ views
    CitizenLink ^ | Sept. 28, 2004 | Karla Dial
    'American Candidate' Still Standing by Karla Dial, contributing editor Final vote to take place this Sunday, Oct. 3 Two weeks ago, CitizenLink introduced you to Park Gillespie, a schoolteacher and father of four from the little town of Stanley, N.C. He's been given a unique opportunity to discuss biblical values to the nation through the Showtime reality series "American Candidate,"airing Sundays from 9 to 9:45 p.m. EDT and PDT. Since then, hundreds of you have used CitizenLink to send Gillespie e-mails of encouragement and prayer-and this week, those prayers were answered: He remains the only conservative in the competition. "This...

    09/26/2004 3:42:47 PM PDT · by rightjb · 2 replies · 225+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | September 26, 2004 | Worldnet Daily
    Showtime's "The American Candidate" has 1 Republican and 2 anti-Bush candidates left to determine who would be the perfect American Candidate. The phone number to call will be publicized on the "American Candidate" website and Gillespie's site on Sunday night. Check out for full article and for the times and phone numbers to vote.

    08/01/2004 9:20:38 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies · 500+ views
    Showtime ^ | Sunday August 1, 2004 | Showtime
    Ten candidates from across the country have been chosen to compete in Showtime Networks' unscripted and unprecedented reality series, AMERICAN CANDIDATE. The series focuses on six men and four women of various ages, backgrounds and political views, including Independents, Democrats, Republicans, Greens and Libertarians. AMERICAN CANDIDATE is hosted by Emmy® Award-winning talk show host Montel Williams. The 10-episode, one-hour program is created by Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy®-winning documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler ("The War Room," "American High," Showtime's FRESHMAN DIARIES) and executive produced by Cutler, Jay Roach (director of "Austin Powers in Goldmember," "Meet the Parents") and Tom Lassally ("Stay"). Week-by-week,...
  • It's Showtime for Kerry at Boston Convention

    07/18/2004 10:59:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 650+ views
    Reuters onYahoo ^ | 7/18/04 | John Whitesside - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It's showtime for John Kerry (news - web sites) at the Democratic convention next week, when four days of carefully choreographed image-building will introduce Americans to the White House hopeful and try to spark a bounce for him in the polls. Kerry's prime-time, televised speech to accept the Democratic nomination to challenge President Bush (news - web sites) will be one of the 2004 campaign's crucial moments, giving him a national stage to define himself and his candidacy for voters. The speech on July 29 caps a four-day convention that will be equal parts pep rally and...
  • What Ironies, Reagan Fans

    06/10/2004 3:10:48 PM PDT · by catonsville · 1 replies · 161+ views
    June 10,2004 | ME
    As someone who believes that life is full of unexpected big and little ironies that eventually catch up with the bad guys, the last few days have made me think. What if the producers, writer, actors and others had given us a fair, honest, decent portrayal of the Reagans, emphasizing both politics and the their remarkable 53 year old ( at that time) love story? Recent events have shown they have many admirers. I believe the show would have done well initially with good ratings. Now eight months later the death of Ronald Reagan would have given CBS the opportunity...
  • Few Conservative Candidates in Reality Political TV Show - One Needs Help

    04/25/2004 12:48:41 AM PDT · by netjr · 2 replies · 84+ views
    American Candidate ^ | 4/24/2004 | Jim Dale
    The greatest country on earth can do just about anything it wants. Then it needs to make dramatic changes in some of the issues facing it today. While our national defense against terrorist is of the highest priority there are domestic issues we can and should address. Health care, education and immigration need a Capitalist approach. By this I mean they need dramatic changes to make them better. I present the best ideas to solve the problems at home. And I pledge to gather the full resources of those who aim to protect us, and let them do so.
  • Any Freepers Want to be President?

    03/31/2004 9:03:46 AM PST · by Feiny · 58 replies · 157+ views
    Showtime ^ | today | me
    Showtime is looking for people with a vision for America to compete on its' newest reality show AMERICAN CANDIDATE. Check out the website for all the info. I think it would be a shame if there were no freepers competing.
  • National Coalition Launches

    02/13/2004 11:25:31 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 53 replies · 378+ views
    National Coalition Launches 2/13/04 1:42:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Religion Reporter Contact: Maryam Kubasek of the National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families, 513-521-6227, ext. 111; web: CINCINNATI, Feb. 13 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families has launched a new educational initiative regarding MTV and its negative impact on teens. The organization has launched a web site, , which gives parents some startling facts about the music channel and encourages them to make some tough choices regarding viewing it. MTV's latest production, the halftime show at...
  • MTV Networks revs up gay-themed Outlet

    02/11/2004 4:45:07 PM PST · by Houmatt · 19 replies · 229+ views
    Yahoo via ^ | 2-10-04 | JOHN DEMPSEY
    MTV Networks, buoyed by positive talks with top cable operators, has begun stepping up the planning for Outlet, a 24-hour network aimed at gays and lesbians. In development for more than two years, Outlet failed to launch in 2002 because MTV had brought in sister network Showtime to market it as a pay channel. When that strategy didn't pass muster with cable operators, Showtime bowed out of the picture and MTV repositioned Outlet as an ad-supported, digital, basic cable network. But with that repositioning, MTV has had to change its programming blueprint to lifestyle shows rather than hard-edged series and...
  • Why does Showtime (a CBS affiliate) air garbage??

    02/06/2004 9:59:47 PM PST · by DieselBoy · 12 replies · 184+ views
    Diesel Boy
    I had a question for everyone. Did anyone notice how Showtime's "The Regans" (or whatever the heck the name was of that horrible movie) portray Ronald Regan as a bumbling old fool who is in such a demented state that he doesnt even realize hes president. Then showtime airs "Fidel", which i took a glance at, and Fidel Castro, a ruthless villan, is portrayed as a modest man just trying to help "the people" live better in Cuba. Parts of the movie try to get people to reason with Castro, as if the man makes any type of sense. What...
  • Reagan's Son to Pen Anti-Bush Editorial

    01/22/2004 6:21:46 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 50 replies · 330+ views
    Kinky Friedman
    Reagan's Son to Pen Anti-Bush Editorial Thursday, January 22, 2004 By Roger Friedman Reagan's Son Anti-Bush? | Kennedy Memoir | Secret Miramax Movie Ron Reagan to Pen Anti-Bush Editorial Ron Reagan, son of the former president of the United States, is set to write an editorial piece for Esquire magazine urging the end of the Bush administration. Reagan co-hosted a panel discussion yesterday for The Creative Coalition, the non-partisan lobbying group, at the Sundance Film Festival along with "Lord of the Rings" star Sean Astin, the inimitable "Joey Pants," Joe Pantoliano, and actor Kevin Pollak. Coincidentally, both Reagan's dad, Ronald,...
  • Ron Reagan Jr. Urges End of Bush

    01/22/2004 6:32:11 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 37 replies · 1,394+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/22/04 | Limbacher
    Former President Ronald Reagan's youngest son, Ron Jr., is writing a commentary "urging the end of the Bush administration," Fox News' Roger Friedman reported today. "Reagan has always been a vocal opponent of his father's political party, but never as much as he is now. He told me he will write an article of undetermined length for Esquire explaining why George W. Bush should not be re-elected." One reason: Bush's opposition to stem-cell research that destroys human embryos. Critics of the ban say such research could help people suffering from diseases such as Alzheimer's, which has devastated the former president....