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  • NEW POLL: DONALD TRUMP’s THE ONE!

    02/24/2015 10:13:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The National Enquirer ^ | February 24, 2015 | Barry Levine, executive editor & director of news
    DONALD TRUMP is in “secret talks” to run for president in 2016 after a new national poll has him beating out top Republican names for the nomination. The National ENQUIRER can reveal that the billionaire businessman – and star of NBC’s “The Apprentice” – is meeting with Washington, D.C., insiders clamoring for The Donald to take on expected Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House! Even former doubters have woken up to the popularity of the real estate mogul, with Donald as the most popular candidate in a political survey that included top GOP contenders like...
  • Will Smith Gets Candid About Racism, Gun Culture & Hints About Hip-Hop Return w/Help From Kanye West

    02/24/2015 2:11:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | February 15, 2015 | Taylor Gordon
    As the nation continues discussions about police brutality and how it pertains to racism, acting veteran Will Smith is also addressing the way America’s overall obsession with gun culture is leading to many early deaths in the Black community. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air has also sparked rumors that he may be making a return to the music business with the help of one of hip-hop’s biggest stars, Kanye West. Smith has spent more than 25 years in the acting business, something that often leaves big stars disconnected from the issues impacting people who don’t benefit from fame and...
  • Ofcom to probe Channel 4's UKIP drama

    02/24/2015 2:38:58 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 23 February 2015 | bbc
    ...The Telegraph called it "fatally flawed", saying it stereotyped UKIP supporters as "an army of bald-headed, beer-swilling thugs".
  • Freakout: The Media's Breathtaking Double Standards on Patriotism and 'Civility'

    02/23/2015 4:20:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 23, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Democrats and Republicans play by different rules because the media enforces those rules, and members of the national press tend to be liberal Democrats. During the Bush years, we were often reminded, dissent was the "highest form of patriotism." Over the course Obama's tenure, dissent became dangerous, disrespectful, un-American and quite possibly racist. When a conservative figure says something that seems to impugn or question a prominent liberal's character or love of country, "civility" SWAT teams are dispatched to knock down some proverbial doors. Such transgressions mustn't stand. But when the dynamic is reversed, the civility police are curiously off...
  • ‘American Horror Story’ actor Ben Woolf in 'critical but stable' condition

    02/23/2015 12:54:10 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | February 21, 2015 | Kirthana Ramisetti
    “American Horror Story” actor Ben Woolf is no longer in critical condition. The actor's rep confirmed to the Daily News on Saturday that Woolf has been upgraded to "critical but stable condition." Woolf was struck in the head by the side-view mirror of a passing vehicle while crossing the street at Hollywood Boulevard and Gramercy Place on Thursday evening, police said.
  • Neil Patrick Harris opens the Academy Awards with an #OscarsSoWhite Joke [Vine]

    02/22/2015 5:59:07 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    So, how long would it take for somebody at tonight’s 87th Academy Awards to comment on lack of diversity among this year’s nominees?Would you believe about 10 seconds?Here’s host Neil Patrick Harris with a fake slip-of-the-tongue, “…we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest…” We assume we’ll hear much more about this as the night progresses.***
  • Trooper Shines Much-Needed Spotlight on Iraq Vets and Uranium Poisoning [2009 released]

    02/22/2015 3:35:00 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 11 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 18, 2015 | Joshua Kors
    ****snip*** The result is Trooper, a beautiful, heart-wrenching film that offers far more than empathy. It dares viewers to explore a disturbing corner of the Iraq War, a realm that no film has yet to touch: the blight of depleted uranium poisoning, which has infected thousands of Iraq veterans but is yet to be acknowledged by the Pentagon and is virtually unknown to the American public. ****snip*** Trooper has just been released on iTunes, Xbox, Vimeo, Playstation, Google Play, and Shaw on Demand. Martini spoke with me about creating the film and why Iraq and the depleted uranium scandal was...
  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 5 Episode 11 [SPOILER warning]

    02/22/2015 10:50:56 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 250 replies
    N/A | February 22, 2015 | N/A
  • Taylor Swift Didn't Roll Her Eyes at Sarah Palin—What Really Happened at SNL 40th Anniversary Show

    02/19/2015 7:20:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies
    E! ^ | February 17, 2015 | Rebecca Macatee
    When Taylor Swift throws shade, you know it. Yet, the Internet had a field day when the "Shake It Off" singer was seated next to Sarah Palin Sunday during the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Show. But, despite multiple accusations of eye rolling and/or serious side eye directed at the former vice presidential hopeful, Taylor didn't cast any devious glances in studio 8H. If you look at a wider audience shot, you'll see that Taylor (and almost every other individual seated in the area surrounding her) was looking up at the monitors showing what viewers at home saw of Dakota...
  • Fmr 'SNL' Actress Victoria Jackson on Political Bias at Anniversary Show: "Is Lorne Ashamed of Me?"

    02/18/2015 6:11:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 18, 2015 | Paul Bond
    Victoria Jackson, a six-year veteran of Saturday Night Live, is publicly wondering if her opposition to gay marriage prompted Lorne Michaels to treat her differently than the other cast members who attended the 40th anniversary of the show Sunday. Jackson, on her Facebook page, Twitter and in interviews, has mostly raved about Michaels and thanked the creator of SNL numerous times for hiring her in 1986, though she is also saying that she was the only castmember at Sunday's event to be banished to an overflow room. Some bloggers noted the oddity and were wondering if Michaels or someone else...
  • Girls Guns & Dangerous Games

    02/18/2015 10:33:02 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/18/2015 | C Cocoles
    California Clothing Mavens Hit The Road For New Hunting Series They’ve come a long ways, metaphorically at least, from designing outdoor fashion clothes for women out of a home garage in northern California. Jen Adams and Norissa Harman had a vision that spawned a successful company, Girls With Guns Clothing. But while the gals remain small-town at heart, choosing to continue their work out of Red Bluff, a quiet hamlet of 14,000 off Interstate 5, 130 miles north of Sacramento, even for these ambitious entrepreneurs, traveling across a continent, an ocean and hunting the wild lands of Africa in...
  • CNN: The Comedy News Network Strikes Back

    02/18/2015 7:08:22 AM PST · by lifeofgrace
    Charting Course ^ | 2/18/15 | Steve Berman
    There are few transcendent principles that continually prove themselves more than Liberals Stick Together.  In a hagiographic fantasy, The Wrap published an interview with CNN chief Jeff Zucker, who made the funniest joke I've heard since Night Court went off the air: “Everyone said we were getting out of news — we doubled-down on news.” CNN really needs to re-evaluate its acronym. Now that Comedy Central is getting out of the news business, CNN should change it’s name to the Comedy News Network, and give Zucker his own show, because I laughed myself silly at the “doubled-down” remark.  In fact, they should call the...
  • Live from New York, Sharpton pushes Palin run

    02/16/2015 5:34:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | February 16, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's receiving encouragement to run for president from an unlikely source — Rev. Al Sharpton. The MSNBC host and civil rights leader tweeted that during a meeting on the red carpet at the 40th anniversary episode of Saturday Night Live on Sunday, he encouraged Palin on Twitter to make a bid for the White House — but not with the intention of winning. Reverend Al Sharpton ✔ @TheRevAl I saw Sarah Palin on the red carpet and we talked to Xtra together. I urged her to run in 2016 and help the Democrats out. 9:24...
  • Oprah and Sharpton attack Black Lives Matter movement

    02/15/2015 12:16:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Florida Courier - Sharing Black Life, Statewide ^ | February 12, 2015 | Glen Ford, executive editor, Black Agenda Report
    Al Sharpton and Oprah Winfrey are scared witless that the Black Lives Matter mobilization will become a sustained, independent political movement – one that challenges both the rich White rulers and their junior partners in the Black Misleadership Class. The viciousness of Winfrey’s and Sharpton’s assaults on the new crop of organizers is a good barometer of the nascent movement’s effectiveness, to date, in discomforting the comfortable. If one thing is clear to African-American youth, it is that so-called Black leadership has been complicit in the catastrophe that has engulfed their communities – that the “leaders” are part of the...
  • To the Leftist Media, UNC Victims Are Just #Hashtags

    02/12/2015 7:14:07 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/12/15 | Steve Berman
    Let’s see how fast this story evaporates from the mainstream media. A man in Chapel Hill shot three UNC students, two women and a man.  Normally, a story like this would hit local media, and maybe garner ten seconds in a national newscast, a Fox News alert, or a few column inches in national newspapers.  But this story was about a white man shooting three Muslims.  The Left’s outrage machine automatically spun up its turbines and punched the afterburner because !HATE CRIME! The New York Times is drawn to the hate crime angle like iron to a magnet: The victims’ families...
  • Does Brian Williams's incestuous voyeurism trump lying?

    02/11/2015 10:04:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 11, 2015 | M. Catharine Evans
    What parent would cozy up with his daughter to watch her in a graphic sex scene? Brian Williams did. As the mainstream media erupts over Williams’ fish tales about downed helicopters, dead bodies floating in flood-swamped streets of New Orleans and burning puppies, another one of news anchor’s bizarre behaviors is going unnoticed. If NBC is embarrassed by its managing editor's fibs, what about Williams’s kinky voyeurism when it comes to his actress-daughter's explicit sex-capades on HBO? Katrina and helicopter lies are only the tip of the iceberg. Williams is not only a liar, he looks to be one sick...
  • Jon Stewart's retirement from 'Daily Show' could be more than pure coincidence

    02/11/2015 3:38:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 10, 2015 | David Hinckley
    As crazy as the 'NBC Nightly News' with Jon Stewart may sound, the timing of Stewart's announcement and the length of Brian Williams' suspension is oddly perfect for exactly that to happen.Jon Stewart's retirement announcement times up perfectly with Brian WIlliams' suspension ending. Is there more than meets the eye in that coincidence? For media conspiracy theorists, it doesn't get any better than this. At almost the exact moment NBC gives Brian Williams a six-month timeout, Jon Stewart announces that somewhere around the time those six months are up, he will become a free agent. Coincidence? Oh yeah, say the...
  • Gut Check: Your Own Personal Blasphemy

    02/10/2015 7:16:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | February 9, 2015 | Greg Gutfeld
    The common definition of blasphemy is simple: an affront to faith or belief, an offense to god or what you believe to be spiritually sacred. This definition has widened, however, to encompass truly anything you hold sacred. No longer just a religious term, people apply blasphemy to language about gender, social issues, climate, pets, their heroes, their countries, even their health practices, favorite bands or teams. Mind you, this is different from the faux outrage I wrote an entire book about (see the delightful The Joy of Hate), in which people trump up phony anger based on assorted violations of...
  • NBC Anchor Admits to Lying about Iraq War Experience [satire]

    02/08/2015 10:37:52 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    NBC’S Brian Williams finally admitted that after 12 years of bragging about how he faced death while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003 that he had lied. Real soldiers flying in the helicopter transporting Williams to the war zone unanimously attested that, contrary to Williams’ heroic story, the aircraft was not hit and landed safely. Williams characterized his lie as “a mistake made in good faith. It was my way of bonding with the men and women who risked their lives in the battle against Saddam Hussein. It was also an attempt to make the war seem more real...
  • Ukraine crisis spiraling out of control

    02/08/2015 8:31:51 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 11 replies
    AmericanThinker.com Blog ^ | February 8, 2015 | Rick Moran
    With last summer's cease fire agreement a distant memory, and amid a growing division between the US and Europe on whether to supply the Kiev government with weapons, western leaders are meeting in Munich to desperately find a formula that would stop the escalating fighting in eastern Ukraine. The Ukraine government claims that Russian tanks and troops are assisting separatist rebels in their drive to defeat government forces and establish a separate country for the largely ethnic Russians who live there. The Ukraine government refuses to bargain away their territory and Russia appears just as determined to help the rebels...
  • Steyn on Brian Williams

    02/08/2015 8:27:06 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 36 replies
    AmericanThinker.com Blog ^ | February 8, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    He’s the one we’ve been waiting for. The inimitable Mark Steyn has taken on Brian Williams, perhaps the most satirized figure in public life of the last month. Actually, with Williams, Steyn offers both wisdom and potshots, musing on the way memories embellish themselves over the years, but pointing out the egregiousness not only of Williams’ self-promotion, but the failure of the NBC organization to do much beyond ensure that his hair is perfect when he appears on camera.
  • Lying isn’t what it used to be

    02/07/2015 6:30:43 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    PowerLineBlog.com ^ | 2/7/15 | Paul Mirengoff
    Lying used to be an offense that caused people to stop trusting and believing you. Now, it’s a “mistake” that’s to be weighed against the liar’s virtues before deciding if he is to be trusted. I noticed this in my law practice. When I first started out, you hit the litigation jackpot if you could show that the opposing party had lied about any semi-material fact. If you showed this in the pre-trial stages, opposing counsel usually would settle the case for peanuts. If you showed it during trial, the judge or the jury would slam the lying party. As...
  • Greenfield: al-gore-al-jazeera-to-fight-over-65-million-in-court

    02/06/2015 8:26:19 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 27 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Al Gore, Al Jazeera to Fight Over $65 Million in Court February 6, 2015 by Daniel Greenfield 0 Comments  Print This Post It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of guys. Al Gore used his contacts to get a sweetheart deal for a lefty news network no one wanted that he then sold out to the state sponsor of ISIS, Qatar’s Al Jazeera, which then used it to get even less viewers. Then Qatar screwed Al Gore. And Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera. If only they would agree to end this with an ankle-biting contest. A trial will be...
  • The Media is Soylent Green

    02/05/2015 2:11:33 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 6 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/5/15 | Steve Berman
    Mark Twain wrote over 100 years ago “if you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.”  And this gives the lie to NBC News anchor Brian Williams' fake apology for telling a heinous lie for twelve years.  Williams said to Star & Stripes, when they broke the story, “I would not have chosen to make this mistake,” Williams said. “I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.” Just what mistake would Williams have chosen to make?  He wasn’t aboard an Army helicopter that was hit...
  • ‘Widespread Shock and Disbelief’ at NBC over Brian Williams Lies; Pilot Confirms Not Hit By RPG

    02/05/2015 11:57:13 AM PST · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, February 5, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    CNN reports there is “widespread shock and disbelief” at NBC over the lies and explanation by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams over his now infamous military helicopter ride in Iraq in 2003.“An NBC News spokeswoman said Thursday that the network stood by Williams’ apology and had nothing further to say. “But others within the news division, granted anonymity to speak freely about the situation, said there was widespread shock and disbelief about Williams’ foggy-memory explanation. One correspondent called it “unreal.”” CNN also reported NBC war correspondents and producers are “particularly perturbed” with Williams and question whether he will be...
  • Oscar Caliber

    02/04/2015 8:27:32 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/4/2015 | C Cocoles
    With His American Sniper Up For Six Academy Awards, Clint Eastwood, 84, Shows He’s Nowhere Close To Riding Off Into The Sunset Eastwood is back at the top of his craft. American Sniper is up for six Oscars at this month’s Academy Awards, and while he did not garner a fifth overall Best Director nomination, he’s one of the movie’s producers in the Best Motion Picture category. From his beginnings in those squinty-eyed, six-gunning genre-altering movies we all hold so dear, his quality work spanning many decades and categories across the film industry makes him one of Hollywood’s power players....
  • Legalising Man-Dolphin Marriage Is Next

    02/03/2015 3:20:34 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 27 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 3 February 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    Why shouldn't this man be (or have been) allowed to marry his dolphin sweetheart? After all, it's only "love" that matters in holy matrimony, not building a family and a safe environment in which to raise kids. It's all to do with "feelings" these days, little else is important, and obviously we are here talking about the feelings of adults. (The feelings of children of anomalous families carry little weight.) Love in particular, however defined. For some people, like paedophile Oscar Wilde who was paying to have sex with working-class rent boys, the definition of love is lust. A...
  • One Shot's All it Takes

    02/02/2015 7:58:44 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/2/2015 | C Cocoles
    “American Sniper” star Bradley Cooper on Working with Director Clint EastwoodClassically good-looking, very blue-eyed Bradley Cooper has been popping up in movies for almost a decade and a half. You’ll recognize a young Cooper playing Ben in 2001’s Wet Hot American Summer, then there were TV movies, TV series and lead part in the Midnight Meat Train. Yeah, you read the title right, and no, you don’t ever have to see that film. Note: It’s on a marquee of a cinema Cooper walks by in Silver Linings Playbook. Speaking of which he was Oscar nominated, Cooper has really been more...
  • Real-life 'American Sniper' called 'blowhard and liar'

    02/01/2015 12:12:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Chestnut Hill Local ^ | January 30, 2015 | Cindy Sheehan
    Ed. Note: The biggest Hollywood box office hit these days is “American Sniper,” the hagiography biopic of Chris Kyle, the sniper from Texas who had 160 confirmed kills and possibly many more in Iraq. Two of the most passionate antiwar activists in the country over the past few years have been Celeste Zappala, of the First United Methodist Church of Germantown and Gold Star Families Speak Out, whose son, Sgt. Sherwood Baker, was killed in Baghdad on April 26, 2004, and Cindy Sheehan, whose son, Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004. The following article...
  • ‘American Sniper’ thrills audiences — in Iraq

    01/29/2015 1:50:37 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 16 replies
    NYPOST.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Chris Perez
    Moviegoers in Baghdad were on the edge of their seats while watching “American Sniper” — as the controversial war drama thrilled audiences in Iraq, where much of the film is set. “When the sniper was hesitating to shoot [the child holding the RPG in the film’s first scene], everyone was yelling, ‘Just shoot him!’” Gaith Mohammed told the Global Post, adding that his theater was packed. “Some people watching were just concentrating, but others were screaming, ‘F-ck, shoot him! He has an IED, don’t wait for permission!!’” Since the movie’s release, many people have objected to the film’s portrayal of...
  • Quotes of the day

    01/28/2015 10:41:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 28, 2015 | Allahpundit
    She says she’s interested in running for president, but Sarah Palin is not backing that interest up with action… “I see no activity, no hires, no grassroots, and there is no structure to the volunteer organization for Palin that existed four years ago,” said Craig Bergman, a Republican consultant who worked with the Organize4Palin group in Iowa in 2011. Myrna Beeber, who oversaw 11 counties as a regional coordinator for the group in 2011, attended Palin’s speech in Des Moines on Saturday and said she still counts herself among Palin’s supporters. But she hasn’t been in touch with anyone about...
  • In Defense of Sarah Palin

    01/28/2015 2:18:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Weekly Standard's The Blog ^ | January 28, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    Matt Lewis has a column today over at the Daily Beast headlined, "You Betcha I Was Wrong About Sarah Palin: It’s time to admit that, whatever their motivation was at the time, the Alaska governor’s critics always had a point." I don't really disagree with much of what Matt says when it comes to noting that Palin's speaker-circuit pandering and Hee-Haw witticisms have become cringe-worthy—speaking as a Christian, I was pretty dissappointed last year when Palin referred to waterboarding as baptism for terrorists. As usual, Matt makes some very good points so I encourage you to read his column. However,...
  • Huckabee brings his celebrity back to Iowa, but his presidential pitch is still in the works

    01/28/2015 1:58:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Post's Debrief Blog ^ | January 28, 2015 | Robert Costa
    WINDSOR HEIGHTS, Iowa — When former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee walked into Walnut Creek Church here on Sunday night, fresh off his gleaming navy-blue bus, he was greeted by the crowd of suburban evangelicals as a visiting celebrity rather than a 2016 presidential candidate. Waiting in line to get their copies of the Republican’s latest book signed, a handful of the attendees shared recollections of Huckabee’s spunky 2008 bid for the White House, when he won the Iowa caucuses and seven more states before bowing out. But most of the conversations focused on Fox News, where Huckabee had been perched...
  • Chris Kyle and American Sniper: A Critique of a Faux Critique (small spoilers)

    01/28/2015 5:02:07 AM PST · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    Stately McDaniel Manor ^ | 1-24-2015 | Mike McDaniel
    Media Progressives are nothing if not predictable. A case in point is one Matt Taibbi, writing what purports to be a movie review of American Sniper in a January 21, 2015 edition of Rolling Stone, which rag hasn’t had a good run of journalistic integrity of late. One can expect the self-appointed cultural elite to be insultingly dismissive of and terminally snarky about anything the denizens of flyover country–you know, Americans?–like, but his article “American Sniper’ Is Almost Too Dumb To Criticize. Almost,” is a study in predictability and lazy disdain.Regular readers know that I’ve been covering Chris Kyle for...
  • Howard Dean Says ‘American Sniper’ Fans Are ‘Angry’ Tea Party Supporters

    01/26/2015 8:51:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | January 26, 2015
    Howard Dean believes that the millions of American Sniper fans are primarily just “angry” Tea Party members. The former Democratic National Chairman shared his views about the Chris Kyle supporters during a weekend appearance on the Bill Maher show on HBO – backlash quickly ensued via Twitter and Facebook. “There’s a lot of anger in this country, and the people who go see this movie are people who are very angry,” Howard Dean said about the American Sniper Chris Kyle moviegoers. “This guy [Chris Kyle] basically says, “I’m going to fight on your side. I bet if you looked...
  • 'Miss Colombia' Paulina Vega Stuns Judges, is Duly Crowned 'Miss Universe 2014'

    01/26/2015 8:46:29 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 50 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • American Sniper: What do veterans say about the movie? (+video)

    01/24/2015 7:22:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor | January 24, 2015 | Samantha Laine
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Since the film opened earlier this month, "American Sniper" has stirred up passionate responses from critics and supporters alike. What began as a surprise box-office hit, raking in $105 million its opening weekend, is now a flashpoint for conservative and liberal views of the Iraq war. The movie follows the life of Chris Kyle – one of the deadliest snipers and a US Navy SEAL – and his deployment on four tours to Iraq. During this time, he was credited with 160 kills before he was honorably discharged in 2009 after 10 years of service. His 2012 memoir, also...
  • Sarah Palin and American Sniper Widow Taya Kyle Team Up for Charity Event

    01/24/2015 6:33:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    People Magazine ^ | January 24, 2015 | Janine Rayford Rubenstein
    Sarah Palin (left) and Taya Kyle When it comes to supporting military families, Taya Kyle – widow of Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL who's portrayed by Bradley Cooper in American Sniper – is on the front lines. And former Alaskan governor and VP candidate Sarah Palin says she couldn't be prouder of Kyle's involvement. "Like most military families, Taya never stops giving of herself to support others," Palin, a friend of the former military officer, wrote in a Facebook post Friday. The two teamed up with the Sportsman Channel for a reception at the Vegas Shot Show in on...
  • Hollywood actor Rob Lowe: Obama prefers fruit loops over Netanyahu

    01/24/2015 6:12:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | January 25, 2015 | Tovah Lazaroff, Deputy Managing Editor
    Rob Lowe can't believe that Obama won't meet with Netanyahu, but will meet with YouTube star. How is it that a woman famous for eating cereal in a bathtub can get an audience with US President Barack Obama, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to do so? asked Rob Lowe on Twitter. Among the Hollywood actorÂ’s famous roles, is that of Deputy White House Communications Director in the television show The West Wing. On Friday Lowe entered a real-life diplomatic drama, when he weighed in on one of the most serious crises in the often infamous series of political battles...
  • NBC News Launches Website For Black People… Good Idea?

    01/23/2015 6:21:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 76 replies
    Breaking911 Newsroom ^ | Jan 22, 2015 | Grant
    Friday, January 23, 2015 | 2:45 am EST Grant NBC News Launches Website For Black People… Good Idea? By: Grant (Breaking911 Newsroom) January 22, 2015 | 10:06 PM Ahhh, yes. The day has come, where black folks and white folks don’t have to read news from the same website. NBC news has a new website and social media accounts geared towards the African-American community. According to a letter from the editor: “NBCBLK covers stories by, for and about the black community. Our product is meant to elevate America’s conversation about black identity, politics, and culture. We share positive, solution-based journalism...
  • YouTube Star Who Drinks Cereal From a Bathtub to Interview President Obama

    01/22/2015 4:08:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 22, 2015 | Mary Bruce
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Scoring a presidential interview is a distinction coveted by White House journalists, anchors and network bookers alike, but today the honor is being given to three diverse, wacky YouTube creators -- Bethany Mota, GloZell Green and Hank Green. Their expertise ranges from putting together “comfy and cute outfits” to completing zany challenges like inhaling massive amounts of cinnamon spice and eating cereal out of a bathtub (while still in it). It’s the kind of stuff you honestly can’t make up. And today, they will get to direct questions from their followers to the president of the United States....
  • 'American Sniper': The Strategy Behind Warner Bros.' $107M Opening

    01/22/2015 3:27:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 21, 2015 | Pamela McClintock
    Warner Bros. domestic distribution chief Dan Fellman can't count the number of times he has called Clint Eastwood over the years to relay opening-weekend box office. But never had he phoned with news like this: American Sniper was exploding. It was Saturday morning, Jan. 17, and Fellman informed the 84-year-old filmmaker, who lives in Carmel, Calif., and doesn't use email, that Sniper looked to cross $80 million over the four-day weekend. Fellman wasn't planning on calling Eastwood again until Monday — but by late Saturday, it became clear that the $60 million-budgeted Sniper was surging to a historic $107.2 million...
  • Justified Final Season Thread [Spoiler Alert]

    01/22/2015 12:51:14 PM PST · by ColdOne · 89 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 1/22/14 | coldone
    Hiya....thought I would start a thread for the TV series Justified on FX Tuesday nights.
  • Exclusive—Todd Palin: ‘Heartland’ Can See Through Lib Hollywood About Chris Kyle, ‘American Sniper’

    01/21/2015 5:35:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 21, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Todd Palin, husband of 2008 GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, tells Breitbart News that Chris Kyle was “an unbelievable man” who “fought for freedom in this country.” Kyle had appeared alongside Todd Palin on the reality TV show Stars Earn Stripes, where several celebrities competed in military training competitions to raise funds for charities that help American troops. Kyle also served as the personal bodyguard for Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, at many points throughout her political career, including at the screening of Breitbart News Network Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon’s film about her political rise: “The Undefeated.”“Meeting...
  • Why Sarah Palin Takes American Sniper Criticism Personally

    01/21/2015 2:53:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    People Magazine ^ | January 20, 2015 | Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
    Sure, Sarah Palin can be quick to pounce when something rubs her wrong. But when Michael Moore and others take after the man behind box-office hit American Sniper it gets personal. "You're not fit to shine Chris Kyle's combat boots," the former Alaska governor and VP candidate wrote on her Facebook page Monday night after Moore, the liberal filmmaker, Tweeted that "snipers aren't heroes" – which many took as a reference to the Clint Eastwood film starring Bradley Cooper. It turns out that Palin and Kyle were friends. They met and bonded in 2011, when the retired Navy SEAL was...
  • ‘The View’s’ Whoopi Goldberg Slams Seth Rogen, Michael Moore Over ‘American Sniper’ Criticism

    01/21/2015 1:25:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 20, 2015 | Alicia Banks
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The ABC daytime talk show host comes back feisty from a two-week hiatus and dominates the first portion of “Hot Topics” “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg wasted no time firing back Tuesday at Seth Rogen and director Michael Moore for their comments about film “American Sniper,” which surpassed $105 million in a record-breaking MLK-weekend box office. Rogen had tweeted that the Oscar-nominated film reminded him of a scene in “Inglourious Basterds.” Moore, meanwhile, tweeted that his father taught him “snipers are cowards.” “We stood behind you Seth with your movie, and we said you had the right to make...
  • Ted Cruz “Excellence” Award Raises Questions About Caucus’ Union Ties

    01/20/2015 7:27:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 20, 2015 | David Robb
    The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors’ former ties to Hollywood’s unions are coming into question in light of its recent decision to stand by its award to ultra-conservative presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz. The decision to give the Texas Republican its American Spirit Award had polarized the caucus’ membership, with internal objections leading to an emergency meeting of the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors executive committee Monday, which upheld the decision to honor Cruz. The caucus traditionally hands out American Spirit Awards to a Republican and a Democrat (California Governor Jerry Brown appears to be the choice on...
  • MICHAEL MOORE COMPARES AMERICAN SNIPERS TO MARTIN LUTHER KING ASSASSIN

    01/20/2015 3:34:36 PM PST · by LizHarrison · 20 replies
    Radix News ^ | 1-20-15 | Liz Harrison
    When Michael Moore and Seth Rogen decided to hit social media with their flippant remarks about “American Sniper,” the outrage was quick and thick. Moore said snipers were cowards, and Rogen compared the film to Nazi propaganda. Of course, both decided to dial back their 140 character commentaries by claiming that they weren’t really directed at the movie (or weren’t really saying that the movie was bad). But these comments were made over the weekend, before the box office take for the movie’s premiere weekend had been tabulated, or all the people who intended to watch the film managed to...
  • MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Was ‘Disturbed’ By ‘American Sniper’ [VIDEO]

    01/20/2015 11:39:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 19, 2015 | Heather Smith
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)MSNBC host Ed Schultz told his audience Monday night that he was “disturbed” by the film “American Sniper” and to him, the film represented “a harsh reminder that soldiers were sent to war over under false pretense.” “The Ed Show” host began his opening monologue about “American Sniper” by noting that the film “serves to highlight some of the most disturbing consequences of this war.” Here is Schultz’s show monologue about “American Sniper”: “It humanized the struggle of soldiers returning from combat with post-traumatic stress disorder. It also serves as a harsh reminder that soldiers were sent to war under...
  • "Let me be clear" SOTU

    01/20/2015 6:29:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 50 replies
    Jan 20, 2015 | self
    I am sure that my fellow freepers can provide a list of Obama SOTU phrases that he will surely use tonight in his speech to the masses...