By Brent Baker | May 20, 2017 | 8:03 PM EDT

Actor Robert De Niro delivered an outburst of anti-Trump vitriol just before the Saturday night debut on HBO of The Wizard of Lies, a movie in which he plays Bernie Madoff. He told USA Today that Madoff’s story still “resonates” thanks to President Trump and that while what Madoff “did was horrible and awful; monstrous,” Trump is worse than the Ponzi scheme criminal since he’s a “bad con artist” who every day is “doing something that is absolutely — what word can I use? He’s just a slob. He’s a pig.”

By Brad Wilmouth | May 20, 2017 | 7:03 PM EDT

On Friday's Real Time show on HBO, liberal host Bill Maher took his latest opportunity to joke about the death of a prominent conservative as he recalled the passing of Fox News founder Roger Ailes. After some audience members immediately cheered and applauded the news, Maher went on to call it "comeuppance" and mocked the idea that one is not supposed to speak ill of those  who have just died as he accused Ailes of "making old white Americans more frightened and more ill-informed."

By Tim Graham | May 10, 2017 | 3:55 PM EDT

Radical-left journalist Ken Silverstein is exposing liberal-media hero John Oliver at Observer.com (until recently owned by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner). It seems the moralist who preached against income inequality and tax dodging in July 2014 is practicing what he preached against. Oliver had a tax attorney set up two revocable trusts, one for him and one for his wife, to hide the couple’s purchase of a $9.5 million Manhattan penthouse. “Then he used a tax loophole created by Donald Trump himself back in the 1970s.”

By Seton Motley | May 8, 2017 | 11:45 AM EDT

Our recurring joke - that is itself a ceaselessly recurring joke - is when we mention the “Media-Left,” we always follow it with “please pardon the redundancy.”  The Media-Left merger is now seamless.  I could hand you a New York Times article and a Daily Kos article - and you would be hard pressed to determine which is which (aside from the latter’s propensity for profanity).

As Rush Limbaugh repeatedly points out - the Media are the horse, the Left merely the cart the Media drags along behind.  And the Democrat Party is the inert, inept product in the cart - dragged along by both.  

 

By Karen Townsend | May 8, 2017 | 1:07 AM EDT

In the May 7 episode of HBO’s Veep titled “Justice,” former President Selina Meyers (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) attends the funeral for fictitious Supreme Court Justice Tenny and takes a swipe at a Supreme Court decision. The episode also perfectly illustrates how a cable news station (in this case CNN) can run with a rumor whether it is based in truth or not, aka fake news.

By Brad Wilmouth | April 23, 2017 | 5:59 PM EDT

On Friday's Real Time on HBO, far left comedian Bill Maher hyperbolically likened Syrian dictator Bashar Assad gassing people to death with chemical weapons to the United States "gassing them" "slower with CO2" as he fretted over global warming. He also mocked Republicans as "stupid" for not believing in global warming, and, as he interviewed author Hanna Rosin, he lambasted men as "whiny little bitches."

By Sarah Stites | April 18, 2017 | 10:41 AM EDT

The media love to analyze Girls. Somehow, despite its low viewership, Lena Dunham’s raunchy show about four millennial women finding their way in New York City captured the fancy of the journalistic world – from Jezebel to The New York Times. Now, in the wake of the final episode, writers and critics are “mourning the end of an era” with the loss of the “influential” HBO series. But, amidst all the ruminations on the show’s legacy, no one is asking: what does the journalist-hype for Girls say about the media? 

By Karen Townsend | April 17, 2017 | 2:16 AM EDT

The sixth season premiere of HBO’s Veep aired Sunday, April 16th and, as much as the liberal critics want us to think it is a brilliant and timely show, it felt like all the other seasons. In the episode “Omaha,” former President (for a year) Selena Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) has spent a year recovering from a losing presidential campaign and is now hot on the trail for paid speaking gigs. Sound familiar?

By Callista Ring | April 10, 2017 | 12:35 AM EDT

While Sunday's episode of HBO’s Crashing, “The Baptism,” had its fair share of Christian bashing, it also offered some positive Christian messages. When Christian Pete Holmes and his non-religious friend Artie attend the baptism of one of Pete’s friends, Artie immediately likens the group of Christians to members of a cult. Predictably, the show portrays the Church members as goofy squares, to which Artie remarks, “Dude, I'm freaking out. When do they bring out the Nikes and Kool-Aid? After the service or before?”

By Brad Wilmouth | April 9, 2017 | 3:16 PM EDT

On Friday's Real Time show on HBO, liberal comedian Bill Maher demonized newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch as a "right-wing asshole," a "Scalia clone," and someone who "has never shown any empathy toward a human being" before suggesting that "back alley abortions" might return. He also accused Republicans of "cheating" to get him onto the Court, and of being motivated by racism in refusing to support former President Barack Obama's call for military action in Syria in 2013.

By Brad Wilmouth | April 7, 2017 | 12:17 AM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's Tavis Smiley show on PBS, far-left journalist Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept argued that he is opposed to giving "fascists" a forum in which to debate people like himself. Then, after defining "fascists" as people who "want the extermination" of blacks and Jews, he hyperbolically claimed that fascists are "being normalized" by President Donald Trump. Scahill: "These are people who -- when we're talking about fascists -- want the extermination of black people...."

By Katie Yoder | April 3, 2017 | 4:16 PM EDT

HBO’s latest documentary lets viewers “hear the death” of an actual baby in abortion, according to one pro-life leader who's in it. And, even then, the film sides with "choice" over life. Abortion: Stories Women Tell premieres Monday on HBO to shed “new light” on abortion in Missouri. But, says a director of pro-life group Students for Life of America, the new documentary instead throws a "negative light" on the pro-life movement. In exclusive comments to MRC Culture, she spoke about the media bias against the pro-life movement – and on one of the most disturbing scenes in the film.