Vanity Fair's James Wolcott Compares Trump to Hefner and Hitler

November 18th, 2017 1:56 PM
Comparing President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, as many liberals have done, was so common early this year that it has already become quite passé. Yeah, that Trump-Hitler comparison is so early 2017. The new wacky comparison of choice in the latter part of 2017 now seems to be comparing Trump to the late Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner.

The Grilling of Hugh Hefner That Today’s Media Wants to Forget

September 30th, 2017 2:30 PM
In the wake of the death of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, the networks on Thursday hailed the life of the “progressive” pornographer, touting the “beautiful ending” of an American icon. Many of the networks showed snippets of his 1966 discussion with conservative legend William F. Buckley. However, these networks only showed Hefner’s response. Not Buckley’s…

Nets Hail Life of ‘Progressive’ Hefner: ‘Beautiful Ending' for 'Icon'

September 28th, 2017 1:38 PM
All three networks on Thursday hailed the life of “American icon” Hugh Hefner, honoring the “beautiful ending” for the pornographer. CBS also made sure to tout the “progressive politics” of the magazine and support for abortion. In total, ABC, CBS and NBC devoted 27 minutes and three seconds to cheering “one of the most influential figures in social…

CNN, Lena Dunham Honor Hugh Hefner for ‘Celebrating Sexuality’

September 28th, 2017 1:26 PM
Turning a blind eye to someone’s sins is never justified. But liberals love it.   So when Playboy founder Hugh Hefner passed away on Wednesday, no one remembered their grievances with Hefner. CNN’s Brian Stelter said Hefner “celebrated sexuality,” while Lena Dunham tweeted that, even though she disagreed with Hefner on “stuff,”  he was a “…

MediaBistro's Peter Ogburn Giddy Over Playboy Attacking Romney's 'War

October 18th, 2012 3:07 PM
While every liberal journalist and their sister is busy flogging the desperate "binders full of women" attack meme against Mitt Romney today, MediaBistro's Peter Ogburn took time to note that Playboy is ginning their election season push against the former Massachusetts governor and his alleged "war on your sex life." Ironically, Playboy is the original mass-marketed…

Bozell Column: 'Playboy Club' Collapses

October 8th, 2011 8:31 AM
NBC president Robert Greenblatt was really committed to the new drama “The Playboy Club” just weeks ago. “What it has going for it is a recognizable brand that's automatically going to draw attention to it, good or bad," he said. "It's the right kind of thing for us to try." They tried it. Three episodes later, NBC made it the first canceled series of…

Bozell Column: Hugh Hefner's Deep Self-Love

August 14th, 2010 7:06 AM
Hugh Hefner, America's most celebrated and legendary pornographer, has less and less reason to celebrate. His Playboy magazine empire is crumbling — he may even be bought out by competitors — and his prototypical leering pose with girls young enough to be his great-granddaughters is now just plain creepy. His 2009 Christmas card featured 83-year-old Hefner standing between two 20-year-old twins…

Hugh Hefner Weighs in on Sarah Palin

November 19th, 2008 5:40 AM
How could political analysis of the 2008 election be complete without the input of the bathrobe-wearing Hugh Hefner? For those who couldn't care less what Hefner thinks about politics, a video of Playmate Kendra answering a really controversial question is presented at the bottom of this story. But first, here is the Hef answering a few questions about Sarah Palin beginning with, "As an…