August 25, 2009

BUT IT ISN'T HATE WHEN THE LEFT DOES IT:

HBO’s Potential New Star ‘Licked Doorknobs’ to Make Republicans Sick (John Nolte, 8/25/09, Big Hollywood)

The first reaction to a story like this is get wrapped ’round the axle of HBO’s hypocrisy, so let’s get that out of the way: Of course no Republican who had behaved in the same manner as ”sex columnist” Dan Savage would get a shot at an HBO show. But there’s really no hypocrisy when you realize that Bill Maher’s network is waging ideological war. Through that prism of clarity, the network’s desire to do business with and thrust Mr. Savage further into the American cultural/political landscape is perfectly consistent. [...]

Acting out his burning hostility in such an inappropriate manner wasn’t a one shot deal, either. As recently as 2006, Savage declared in a videotaped interview that Green Party candidate Carl Romanelli should:

“…be dragged behind a pickup truck until there’s nothing left but the rope.”

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 25, 2009 9:56 AM
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