John Oliver and Helen Mirren debunk U.S. torture practices: “The reason so many of us believe that torture works is that it does—on TV”

SALON Oliver enlisted the help of Dame Helen Mirren to read some excerpts from the SIC’s public torture report “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver says that Americans have been “dangerously misinformed” about the U.S.’ torture practices and encouraged everyone to read the “condensed” 500-page report the Senate Intelligence Committee made available to the public… More John Oliver and Helen Mirren debunk U.S. torture practices: “The reason so many of us believe that torture works is that it does—on TV”

Bill Maher: GOP will nominate Scott Walker as worst of ‘are you f*cking kidding me?’ candidates

Raw Story In an interview that concentrated heavily on 2016′s presidential race, comedian Bill Maher said he was placing his bet on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to get the GOP nod, calling him the worst of a weak field made up of  “are you f*cking kidding me?” candidates. Speaking with Buzzfeed, the host of HBO’s Real… More Bill Maher: GOP will nominate Scott Walker as worst of ‘are you f*cking kidding me?’ candidates

Bill Maher Torches ‘Blatant Bald-Assed Liar’ Bill O’Reilly (VIDEO)

 TPM LiveWire Friday night on his HBO show, comedian and progressive political commentator Bill Maher called on the media to treat Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly’s history of false statements with the same “ferocity” as it treated now-suspended NBC’s Brian Williams for inaccurately claiming he was on a helicopter shot down in Iraq. Maher called… More Bill Maher Torches ‘Blatant Bald-Assed Liar’ Bill O’Reilly (VIDEO)

10 things you need to know today: October 16, 2014

The Week Ebola patient’s flight triggers new precautions, Arkansas high court blocks the state’s voter ID law, and more 1. Ebola patient’s flight triggers new precautions The news that the second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola had been allowed to board a commercial flight despite a low fever triggered new precautions on Wednesday. Health officials… More 10 things you need to know today: October 16, 2014

Maher and Guests Battle Over Whether Obama Governs ‘Out of Fear of Assassination’

Mediaite During the “Overtime” online edition of HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher posited that PresidentObama moderates his political positions out of fear of being assassinated, leading to a panel-wide battle over whether Americans are “subconsciously racist” against the president. While lamenting with Oliver Stone about the short political career of John F. Kennedy, Maher suggested that bold leaders like JFK “always… More Maher and Guests Battle Over Whether Obama Governs ‘Out of Fear of Assassination’

“The American Taliban” – HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’

In my opinion HBO’s The Newsroom rates right up there with The West Wing. (So that  there’s no confusion, play the Newsroom clip in it’s entirety and  start the West Wing clip at 2:20) Here’s why… Related articles Trailer for HBO’s THE NEWSROOM Season 2 (geektyrant.com) ‘Together They Stand Alone’ On ‘The Newsroom’ (huffingtonpost.com) The Newsroom Takes… More “The American Taliban” – HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’

Catholic League Wants Time Warner To Have ‘A Serious Talk’ With Bill Maher

‘Nuff said… TPM LiveWire The Catholic League has had enough of Bill Maher’s shtick. Maher on Friday closed his weekly HBO program, “Real Time,” with a monologue that was sharply critical of the Catholic Church and the newly elected Pope Francis. It was a pretty typical rant from the anti-religion satirist but William Donohue, president… More Catholic League Wants Time Warner To Have ‘A Serious Talk’ With Bill Maher