Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
Even back in my Republican days (which ran from my birth until 2002 or so) I realized that Fox News had an agenda, back then the agenda wasn't so blatant than it is now and it was excused by the fact that most other major networks had their own quietly liberal agenda. In those days I would even listen to Rush Limbaugh and enjoy Brit Hume and the capital crowd's fresh take on things. But as the Republicans got fat and cocky before their control of Washington imploded (for very good reason), I noticed that just as Fox News reassured me they were unbiased and unafraid they became even more shrill and slanted, pretty much advocates for the right. When I was younger the Democrats always seemed to be deliberately out of touch with reality. With the exception of elements of the stimulus package, it seems to be the Republicans' turn to be out of touch in the new millennium. I tuned in not that long ago, one of their mental midgets had the audacity to suggest that President Obama quiet the leftist extremists taking cheap shots at Sarah Palin (another mental midget). Was that same person suggesting W should quiet Rush Limbaugh say 6 years ago? I think not. How absurd, and everyone there nodded as if it was a point worth considering. As bad as Matthews and Maher and PBS and Maddow and Olberman (good riddance) are on the left, Fox is as bad on the right. What America needs is news without agenda, and that's not Fox News.
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