Cindy McCain Takes Jab at John’s Gay Rights Stance in Absurd Ad

Cindy McCain, wife of Senator John McCain, has joined a handful of celebrities in a new “anti-bullying ad” by a gay advocacy group. Coverage of the ad has thus far been focused on the significance of Mrs. McCain’s direct opposition to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT), a policy her husband supports. However, that detail is [...]

Keith Olbermann: Unsung Inspiration for “Anchorman” Ron Burgundy?

Some of our biggest mistakes occur years before we realize we made them.  Television personality Pat Sajak, of Wheel of Fortune fame, issued an apology Wednesday for what he regards as his unfortunate role in introducing left-wing blowhard Keith Olbermann to a national audience. Keith was a sportscaster at the local CBS affiliate in Los [...]

Bill Maher’s Sad Spin on the Election


Did the voters really part with Obama because he hasn’t been socialist enough?

Time Editor Smacks Down Bill Maher’s Ridiculous Read on the Election

Bill Maher was befuddled by last week’s election as he discussed the results with his Real Time panel, which included Time magazine editor-at-large Fareed Zakaria. Maher could not understand why voters would cast their ballots for Republicans. The leftist ideologue stubbornly refused to accept the simplest explanation, that voters parted with President Obama and his [...]

Leftist Ideologue Bill Maher Befuddled by Mid-Terms

One difference between a political commentator and an ideologue is that the former understands his opposition. Here at NRB, one of our primary objectives is to seek and convey an accurate understanding of the ideologies we oppose. As a result, it never surprises us when a socialist acts like a socialist, or when an Islamist [...]

Farrelly Brothers’ “Hall Pass” Makes Extramarital Sex Look Hard

What if your spouse gave you a “week off marriage” to do whatever you wanted without consequence? Such is the premise of an upcoming comedy from the Farrelly Brothers. Despite the swinging setup, Hall Pass seems likely to convey fairly conservative sentiments. The laughs emerge from a clash between expectation and reality, what the film’s [...]

Adam Corolla on Men: We’re Not That Dumb

The term “blackface” rightfully evokes anger, shame, and a sense of righteous indignation. The practice during the dawn of Hollywood, and in Vaudeville and other theatrical productions going back a century prior, despicably cemented racial stereotypes. It’s a good thing we got rid of blackface, right? Or did we? Comedian and radio personality Adam Corolla [...]

Will Zach Synder’s “Sucker Punch” Take Our Breath Away?

A great movie trailer has to be far more than entertaining. It has to walk a delicate tightrope. On the one hand, a trailer must tease enough to provide a good sense of what to expect from the full feature. On the other hand, a trailer mustn’t reveal too much, lest viewers come away feeling [...]

We’re Looking for a Few Good Writers

NewsReal Blog is expanding and developing. Our Concession Stand sub-blog has moved beyond collecting apolitical posts to exploring political themes in popular culture — movies, music, TV, the arts, and sports. This team has been led masterfully by associate editor Chris Yogerst and features David Forsmark and Ryan Mauro. I was recently asked to assist [...]

On Marijuana Legalization, California Voters Didn’t Just Say No, They Protected a Thriving Industry

The prohibition of marijuana for recreational use shall continue in California. Voters in that state rejected Proposition 19, a measure on the ballot which would have legalized and regulated the substance. At face value, its easy to assume a majority of Californians oppose marijuana use. However, the truth is a little more nuanced. … in [...]