The finale of the first season of Westworld went out in its usual bloody, sensual mess, only this time, we got 90 minutes of it. But the tenth episode touched on a new subject that has previously been overlooked: the existence of God. Since this is a science-fiction show created by liberal writers on an even more “progressive” HBO network, it’s about as bad as you can expect.
British comedian John Oliver remained in full denial on his Sunday night HBO show, bitterly lashing out with expletives at Americans for supporting Donald Trump, demanding: “How the f- -k did we get here and what the f- -k do we do now?” He proceeded to blame Trump’s win on “deep racism and/or indifference to it,” the media for going too easy on him as they failed to destroy “a serial liar” and argued that to “mitigate Trump’s damage” his viewers should support mainstream media outlets.
The Hollywood freak out over Donald Trump’s victory continued on Wednesday. West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin wrote an open letter to his daughters in which he snarled, “The Klan won last night. White nationalists. Sexists, racists and buffoons.” The missive was published in Vanity Fair and includes unrestrained venom such as this: “Hate was given hope. Abject dumbness was glamorized as being ‘the fresh voice of an outsider’ who’s going to ‘shake things up.’”
On Friday's Real Time on HBO, far left host Bill Maher seemed to be in a panic over the possibility that Donald Trump will be elected President, as he repeatedly hit on his worries that there is a "slow-moving, right-wing coup" that will bring to power a "fascist" President Trump, even going so far as to invoke the Rwanda genocide of the 1990s and Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. Maher even ended up admitting that he and other liberals "cried wolf" in their attacks on President George W. Bush and GOP candidates Mitt Romney and John McCain, calling it a "big mistake" on their part.
A few weeks ago, I said HBO’s Westworld was celebrating the basest of human behavior in an artificial world. Unfortunately, that was only scratching the surface compared to Sunday night’s episode “Contrapasso” which exploits, and I mean EXPLOITS, its Mature Audiences rating.
On Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher, liberal comedienne Chelsea Handler joined with host Maher to promote the use of alcohol and illicit drugs as the two excoriated those who abstain as being "untrustworthy" and "f***ing tricky." Maher brought up Donald Trump's refusal to drink alcohol as a strike against the GOP presidential candidate, as he brought aboard Handler and soon posed: "One thing we did on this show for a while was trying to show red flags about Donald Trump, and I love one of yours that I did not think of, which is that he doesn't drink. And you say this is a red flag."
Appearing as a guest on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, far left CNN political commentator Van Jones made his latest venture into hyperbole as he claimed that congressional Republicans would be committing "treason" if they keep their promises to "obstruct" Hillary Clinton's agenda if she is elected President. And, even though the federal government exists as three branches for the purpose of preventing "tyranny," Jones claimed that it would be "tyranny of the branch" if Senate Republicans blocked Clinton's Supreme Court nominees.
It’s almost cliché to call HBO's new futuristic sci-fi series Westworld a study in backwards human behavior, but even “basic rednecks” have standards. The first thing the show does is throw out those silly morals for what every rich person secretly desires: murder and endless sex.
Here we go again. Just like Showtime produced three seasons of a series reimagining an evil 15th century pontiff in The Borgias, now the Bill Maher Channel is importing from Italy The Young Pope, starring Jude Law as 47-year-old Lenny Belardo, who is installed in the present day as Pope Pius XIII.
Deborah Young of The Hollywood Reporter screened the first two hours of Paolo Sorrentino’s ten-hour miniseries at the Venice Film Festival and reports this “irreverent fantasy” of a “dangerously iconoclastic pontiff” was entertaining. This Pope “Lenny” is “arrogant, whimsical and hilariously destructive....he comes off as a borderline anti-Christ not only in his power-mad dreams, but in all his dealings with the cardinals and the Curia.”
In the August 29 edition of Notable Quotables: Journalists fret about presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton being victimized by a sexist double standard, while reporters find it admirable that President Obama took a principled stand in favor of his vacation instead of visiting flood-ravaged Lousiana. At the same time, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough blames "extreme" talk radio for the "dumbing down" of the GOP that enabled the rise of Donald Trump, while some journalists say their objectivity (as if!) must be sacrificed to the larger goal of stopping "dangerous" Trump from winning the White House.
In the August 8 edition of Notable Quotables: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, at the Democratic convention, likens President Barack Obama to Abraham Lincoln, while MSNBC's Chris Matthews gets in one last thrill, as he exclaims Obama has a smile like actress Julia Roberts. Plus, ABC’s Terry Moran and NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell accused Gov. Chris Christie of inciting an anti-Hillary Clinton “mob” at the Republican convention. And HBO host Bill Maher actually attempts to rationalize recent shootings of police officers.
[Warning: profanity ahead.] The not-married Bill Maher on Thursday closed out his live convention shows by insisting that Bill Clinton can “fuck around” on Hillary Clinton and still “love her.” The Real Time host also pleaded for Americans to have a more “European” attitude about such infidelities.