Fresh off condemning libertarian "freedom" rhetoric as racist, TV producer David Simon, creator of the acclaimed HBO series "The Wire" and others, talked to the non-profit "public interest" news outlet ProPublica about his new miniseries "Show Me a Hero," on the desegregation of Yonkers, NY, after a federal judge ordered public housing projects to be built in white, wealthy parts of town. Simon lamented "the dynamic of hyper-segregation," then explained the term with the illiberal gesture of making insulting generalizations about an entire race: "White people, by and large, are not very good at sharing physical space or power or many other kinds of social dynamics with significant numbers of people of color."
Television writer-producer David Simon, whose acclaimed HBO series The Wire and Treme pushed liberal approaches to urban policy, sat for a New York Times interview to promote Show Me a Hero, Simon's HBO mini-series about the Yonkers, NY, desegregation controversy of the mid-1980s. It also provided Simon yet another platform to rail against the "astonishing moment of political amnesia" that marks what he sees as today's "entrenched libertarian notion," as well as suggesting that libertarian rhetoric about "freedom" and "liberty" is just code for racism.
Wait, we’re not all winners?
Imagine: liberal HBO airing a program that says we should stop treating our special little snowflakes like special little snowflakes! That fluffing Jr.’s short-term self-esteem with those soccer participation trophies may be a long-term mistake. HBO really did it – but Real Sports host and veteran lefty scold Bryant Gumbel couldn’t let the opportunity pass to turn an otherwise constructive segment into a shot at America.
John Oliver, host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, used the Iran Deal as his opening segment this past Sunday and ridiculed both Republicans in Congress and the Obama administration.
Oliver wasn’t using his vaunted troops of researchers to investigate whether the Iran Deal was good or bad. He just made fun of Republicans for saying Obama was “bamboozled," and mocked the Obama administration for creating a Twitter account called @TheIranDeal.
Did you know Spencer Tracy was gay? No? Well he’s one of many labeled as such in a gay activist’s new book.
The Hollywood Reporter interviewed prominent gay activist and filmmaker Larry Kramer about these claims in his new book, The American People: Volume 1: Search for My Heart.
On Sunday night's Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver delved deeply into the topic of transgender rights. The comic argued that those opposed to transgenderism – or even gender-neutral bathrooms – are on the wrong side of history: “[T]his is a civil rights issue, if you are not willing to support transgender people for their own sake, at least do it for your own, because we've been through this before. We know how this thing ends. If you take the anti-civil rights side and deny people access to something they're entitled to, history is not going to be kind to you.”
Watched Fox News today? Taken a look at what's posted on Drudge Report or The Daily Caller? Doing any of this makes you a thought criminal and potentially violent, at least according to liberal comic Bill Maher.
Wasting no time politicizing the mass murder of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., Maher on his show last night literally pointed a finger at one of his guests, Daily Caller columnist Matt Lewis, and suggested that Lewis's website, along with Drudge and Fox News, are complicit in the massacre at the historic house of worship.
Plenty wrong with the public schools in our country but they aren't to blame for Bill Maher not becoming multilingual. Shocking as it will sound to Maher, responsibility for this rests squarely with him.
On his HBO show Friday night, Maher was chatting it up with angry liberal (yeah, it's redundant) comedian Lewis Black about their experiences performing stand-up in Europe.
If his 2012 presidential run is any indicator, Rick Perry’s jump into the 2016 presidential race will bring about a flurry of the liberal media’s favorite pejoratives to hit Republicans with. Racist? Anti-science? Religious bigot? Gun nut? Heartless cutter of programs for the poor? You name it, the former Texas governor was called it by his haters in the leftist press.
Just when you find yourself doubting the legitimacy of capital punishment, a liberal comes along and erodes that doubt.
On his HBO program Sunday night, former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver mocked the efforts of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts to acquire the drugs needed for the lethal-injection execution of an inmate after the solidly Republican state legislature voted to end capital punishment in Nebraska. The new law won't take effect for three months.
On Sunday, HBO's John Oliver gave the latest evidence that the last acceptable prejudice is bigotry against Christianity, especially anti-Catholicism. Oliver blasted the Vatican secretary of state's "defeat for humanity" condemnation of Ireland's vote that legalized same-sex marriage: "Okay, settle down a little, Catholic Church. Remember, you're an organization whose victories for humanity include the Crusades, forced adoptions, and running a widely-successful international pedophile exchange program."
This past Sunday, John Oliver thrilled liberals again with his HBO show Last Week Tonight when he decided to politicize Mother’s Day as another way to bring up the “war on women.” There’s a reason he doesn’t say he’s a “journalist.” He’s a televised activist. He "slams Mother's Day hypocrisy," oozed the Daily Beast.
This was his topic sentence: “You can’t go on and on about how much you support mothers and then fail to support legislation that makes life easier for them.” Obviously, if you cut a mother’s taxes, that would not be on Oliver’s little liberal list. It’s all about mandates: