Director Rob Reiner‘s new movie Shock and Awe is a movie about journalists. According to the movie’s description on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is “based on the true events of Knight Ridder journalists who were the only ones who ‘got it right’ in the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War when they questioned the true nature of the Bush White House’s justification for the conflict.” Yet, you would be forgiven for not knowing that because this weekend practically no one bought tickets to see the film, which opened in limited release on July 13th. According to Box Office Mojo, for the weekend of July 13-15th, Shock and Awe grossed a measly $41,000. In contrast, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, which topped ticket sales earned $44,100,00. Now granted, the latter is a big budget kids movie, but in comparison, Shock and Awe earned about the same amount on Continue reading "Rob Reiner’s Shock and Awe Earns a Measly $41,000 on Opening Weekend"
Steve Bannon reportedly launched a profanity-ridden tirade at a radio British journalist on Sunday. The journalist had questioned his support for Tommy Robinson, the co-founder of the far-right English Defense League. During a radio interview conducted by UKIP leader Nigel Farage on his radio show and with LBC radio’s political editor Theo Usherwood in the room, talk turned to the far-right political activist Robinson — whose real name is Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon — and his politics. according to The Guardian, “I take the view
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Just hours ahead of Sunday night’s Showtime premiere of Who Is America?, a ten-minute teaser dropped, featuring its star, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen disguised as Col. Erran Morad, an Israeli anti-terror expert with an answer to America’s scourge of deadly mass shootings: arming kids. As it turns out, Kinder-Guardians, the name for the fictional program to get guns into the hands of children under age 7, garnered supportive on-camera statements from a handful of Republican politicians. “A 3-year-old cannot defend itself from an assault rifle by throwing a Hello Kitty pencil case at it,” says Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC). “The Founding Fathers didn’t put an age limit on the Second Amendment.” Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott also said he was on board, calling the plan one that “America would be wise to implement.” “It’s something we should think about in America, about putting guns Continue reading "WATCH: Sacha Baron Cohen Dupes GOP Pols With ‘Kinder-Guardians’ Guns for Toddlers Program"
National Security Advisor John Bolton says it is “hard to believe” that Russian President Vladimir Putin was unaware of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. During an interview with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl Sunday on This Week, Bolton was asked by Karl about Putin’s knowledge of the meddling. Bolton replied by noting that when he spoke with Putin in preparation for the summit in June, the Russian president “made it plain that he said the Russian state was not involved.” Karl then asked the NSA head if there was any way “we could have 12 officials, some of them quite senior in Russian military intelligence, carry out an operation to undermine a U.S. presidential election and Putin himself would not know?” “I find it hard to believe,” Bolton replied. “But that’s what one of the purposes of this meeting is, so the president can see Continue reading "John Bolton: It’s ‘Hard to Believe’ Putin Was Unaware of Russian Election Meddling"
Booksellers on the online marketplace are charging thousands for books that normally sell for a few dollars. Authors are perplexed — and annoyed.
Congressman Trey Gowdy was one of many Republicans who grilled FBI agent Peter Strzok during last week’s public hearing, but he conceded today that the private hearing was far more constructive. Gowdy confronted Strzok about his bias getting in the way of his judgment, something Strzok vociferously denied. On Face the Nation this morning, Gowdy told Margaret Brennan he exhibited clear bias against President Trump, saying that “I think there are four or five other unidentified Bureau and Department agents and employees who also had bias.” When Brennan asked if the Strzok hearing is being used as a way to conflate a few FBI agents with the entire agency, Gowdy said this:
“Well, our private hearing was much more constructive than the public hearing. I mean, public hearings are a circus, Margaret, I mean, that’s why I don’t like to do them. I don’t do many of them. Continue reading "Trey Gowdy Says ‘Public Hearings Are a Circus’ After Strzok Hearing: ‘It’s a Freak Show’"