If you’ve been complaining that we just don’t have enough entertainment that paints conservatives as totalitarians, HBO has been listening. Hulu’s dystopian The Handmaid’s Tale has whipped feminists into a red hood-wearing frenzy, and Amazon’s got a show working the Trump-Nazi allusions hard. Now, HBO has greenlighted The Plot Against America.
During Friday’s edition of Real Time With Bill Maher, the eponymous host spoke with comic Sarah Silverman, who recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Commenting on her achievement, Silverman remarked “in a time...where anti-Semitic crime is up 57 percent since this douche bag has taken office, it is not lost on me that I am very lucky that I get a star and don’t have to sew it on my clothes,” a reference to the Star of David sewn on the clothes of Jews in Nazi concentration camps.
During Friday’s edition of Real Time With Bill Maher, the eponymous host engaged in quite a bit of hyperbole as he attempted to convince America’s youth to vote in Tuesday’s midterm elections. In a stream of consciousness lasting less than five minutes, Maher compared the Trump family to the Hussein family, described the Trump Presidency as a “slow-moving coup,” and suggested that President Trump might actually be worse than Adolf Hitler.
The entertainment industry holds the distinction of originating the #MeToo movement while also being responsible for producing many of its worst transgressors. So has it dawned on people in that industry that the sex-laden TV shows and movies that flow from Netflix or HBO may be indicative of an unhealthy and often immoral preoccupation?
Well, can’t say we didn’t see this coming. After a season filled with anti-conservative politics in almost every episode, the season finale of HBO’s dramedy Ballers Sunday night, “There’s No Place Like Home, Baby,” went out with a liberal bang. This time, the infamous Mr. Liberal T-Shirt character TTD (Carl McDowell) wore a “Make My President Black Again” hat, Sarah Huckabee was called a liar, as was President Trump, who was also called a “moron” who “bullshitted his way into the Oval Office by doing nothing more than lying and doubling down.”
Appearing as a guest on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, longtime NBC presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin cracked that maybe the U.S. should have let the South go as she and host Maher fretted over U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's popularity in red states. She even invoked the infamous caning of abolitionist Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner in 1856 that made South Carolina Congressman Preston Brooks popular in slave states and foreshadowed the Civil War.
A new HBO documentary is striving to shed light on the untold stories of Christian schoolgirls captured and held hostage by Islamic terrorists. On Oct. 2, HBO released a trailer for its upcoming documentary “Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram,” which tells the horrific story of Christian schoolgirls or “The Chibok Girls” kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014. The film, set for release on Oct. 22, aims to make their voices heard.
On Sam Harris's "Waking Up" podcast, Bill Maher says that when it comes to immigration, "'Steve Bannon and I share some ideas." Harris and Maher also criticize the liberal media's dishonest coverage of Muslim immigration issues.
Liberal comedian John Oliver spent the majority of his Last Week Tonight show Sunday mocking Brett Kavanaugh’s emotional testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday and bashing Republicans for continuing to support his nomination. Oliver’s vulgar rant attacked the judge for everything from being too weepy and too angry, to too controversial and too partisan to be worthy of confirmation.
HBO’s Ballers continued their political, race-baiting and pro-Kaepernick storylines Sunday night, with fictional L.A. Rams General Manager Charles (Omar Benson Miller) saying of fans who are angry over the National Anthem kneeler protests, “Fuck ‘em,” and equating such protests with the fight for equal rights for blacks in the ‘60s.
On Friday's Real Time show, liberal HBO comedian Bill Maher made gay jokes about Senator Senator Lindsey Graham, including one in which he suggested that the South Carolina Republican needs his "dead boyfriend," John McCain, to make him stand up to President Donald Trump.
HBOhhh no they didn’t! Unfortunately, yes, they did. Again. HBO’s hit dramedy Ballers can’t seem to stop with the race wars and heavily leftist storylines, it seems. Only this time, they really upped the ante, saying "Fuck Trump," calling President Trump a “racist-ass bitch,” and praising controversial Colin Kaepernick for “leading a movement” which should be respected.