HBO routinely serves up content that either denigrates conservatives or fetes liberals. Think Real Time with Bill Maher, Game Change and The Newsroom for three examples.
Some of the channel’s power brokers often do more than that on the Democratic Party’s behalf. They cut checks for President Barack Obama.
HBO co-president Richard Plepler gave between $50,000 and $100,000 to Obama, and James Costos, HBO VP of Global Licensing and Retail donated north of $500,000 while hosting fundraisers for the Commander in Chief.
Costos just received a very nice thank you note from Obama.
As was widely expected, President Barack Obama today named James Costos as next Ambassador to Spain. The HBO VP of Global Licensing and Retail was a big bundler for Obama’s reelection campaign last year and co-hosted fundraisers in both LA and NYC along with his partner Michael Smith.