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These Reality Shows Highlight American Grit, Not Glitz

These Reality Shows Highlight American Grit, Not Glitz

Although I’m a bit of a couch potato, reality television is not one of my guilty pleasures. I find many of these shows so removed from reality they should be called something more descriptive – fantasy TV. Although “Candid Camera”

Grading Television's Female Police Officers

When it comes to watching actresses portraying police officers or detectives, I admit that I am a bit of a chauvinist. I prefer my cops to be big and strong like Dirty Harry, and as more television programs feature women

Louisiana Abortion Clinic Scandal

Pennsylvania and Texas are finally investigating abortion clinics that allegedly have violations and that’s a healthy sign, but what is Louisiana waiting for? I’ve been told that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is a good man and there’s even been some

Forgotten Gem of a War Film: 'The Victors' (1963)

Until Saving Private Ryan, the 1963 film The Victors was what I considered the best war movie ever. Although some have pegged this as an anti-war film, I believe it is more descriptive of a movie that proves that war

Does Hollywood Influence Where Our Medical Research Dollars Go?

I was watching a Giants football game when I noticed that an opposing player’s chin guard was pink. Then I noticed his pink socks and other uniform parts were this god-awful color that I have always despised. My daughter told

Media Mostly Wrong About the Hispanic Vote

It’s no surprise to me when the MSM pontificates about the Hispanic vote when it tries to explain the immigration policies of this administration. But I was expecting more clarity in conservative publications. A couple of recent articles continue the

'Justified': The Best Show On TV

Tuesday was the finale of what I’ve come to believe is the best show on TV: “Justified.” I say that not because I’m enamored of the lead, Timothy Olyphant — and who would not love that hat? — but because

Farewell to Helen Thomas: Ding, Dong… You Know the Rest

When I learned of Helen Thomas’ retirement I was tempted to head my column with, ” Ding, Dong, the **^ is Dead …..” but then I remembered that I’m not a liberal journalist who resorts to personal attacks instead of

James Blunt: A Tale of Two Videos

Although James Blunt hit the big time with his hit, “You’re Beautiful,” I had never paid much attention to him until he guest starred in the “Las Vegas” finale singing “Same Mistake.” It was a haunting song and I went

Lighten Up, America: PC Speech Is Not Free Speech

In a recent column I wrote for Irish Examiner USA, I mentioned an email I received that was politically correct but that I thought was very funny. I debated including it in the column but decided against it for the

Does Liberal Ideology Come Directly From the Movies?

I finally had the opportunity to see James Cameron’s paean to nature, “Avatar.” It is definitely beautifully filmed and there is an edenic quality to the alien planet of Pandora that probably reflects the director’s image of the biblical garden.

Let's Hear It for the Bloody Peace and Tolerance Party

In my column this week for the Irish Examiner USA, I wrote, “When it comes to Hate Speech and Violence, Liberals Rule.” For some strange reason liberals are identifying all contrary opinions as hateful regardless of the words actually used.

Why the Push for Amnesty Again? Is Voter Fraud in Play?

If there was some way to check the eligibility of every voter showing up at the polls on Election Day, would the Democrats be in power today? Every attempt to legislate safeguards against voter fraud has been stymied by them

Bart Stupak, Gullibility, Mendacity, and the Party of Death

A few years ago, the Human Life Foundation’s Defender of Life annual award was given to Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey, and in the brochure noting his accomplishments I learned that the congressman is co-chairman of the bipartisan pro-life

Sean Penn Exposed: Useful Idiot

Although Sean Penn has the reputation of being a fine actor, I’ve never shared that opinion and regard his acting as overrated. His early performance in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” as stoner Jeff Spicoli is regarded fondly by those

A Lifelong New Yorker, Waking Up for Change In 2010

Last year I had written a piece for the American Thinker and I went to that site to read the comments posted. Next to the article was an ad that showed a video of Sen. Chuck Schumer saying that “the

The Impossible Blindsiding of Hollywood

For the past few years I’ve avoided watching the Academy Awards having finally gotten the message that they’re just a big fat marketing tool that have nothing to do with quality filmmaking. My self-imposed boycott of the televised event was

A Homework Assignment for Juan Williams: the DOE Was DOA

Juan Williams is the titular liberal on Fox News and he tries very hard to maintain the impression that the news panels are fair and balanced. To do that he routinely parrots the Democrat mantra du jour on all issues

'Eleventh Hour': When Good Television Dies Young

In my last Big Hollywood column, I waxed nostalgic over old television series but there is one modern drama that I wish had not bitten the dust so soon after debuting. That it was cancelled was probably inevitable and I’m

Why Won't the Mainstream Media Cover Planned Parenthood Honestly?

James O’Keefe may have come to everyone’s attention when he and Hannah Giles posed as a pimp and a prostitute and videotaped the ACORN workers but his other venture into investigative journalism has been largely ignored by the MSM. His

Bring Back June Cleaver: PCTV Too Real For My Taste

Whenever I watch a retrospective of the Golden Age of Television, I find the shows considerable less entertaining than television I’ve watched as an adult. The Golden Age actually refers to the dramatic programs, sometimes broadcast “live” starring many great

Why Won't the MSM Cover Islam? What Are They Afraid Of?

There are many things on the World Wide Web that are not suitable for public viewing but that should be required viewing for journalists and political figures to alert them to the horrors that exist in some parts of the

'SNL' Trashes Staten Island: Why Leftists Hate the Borough

Every once in a while, I’ll get sent a clip of a Saturday Night Live segment that someone finds amusing but it’s been years since I’ve watched the show because it’s simply not that funny anymore. Most of the humor

Part II: Modern Cinema Hasn't a Clue About Eroticism

[Part one of this two-part series can be found here.] Sixteen of the top 20 box office earners have either a G or PG rating which should be a clue that R rated films ( “Titanic” being the exception) don’t