Barney Frank fantasizes about banning 'House of Cards'

The Netflix breakout mega-hit House of Cards portrays Washington, DC as a nest of ruthless, self-interested hypocrites, advancing their own interests and agendas by capturing the power of government, all the while mouthing platitudes about the public interest. No wonder so many people, including me, love it.

But not Barney Frank. Appearing on Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show (video below), he said, “I’m a great believer in free speech. If I was [sic] going to make an exception, I would ban House of Cards from being shown. It is the most inaccurate, misleading, and unfortunately gives people a bad idea.”

Barney’s candidate for a better show: The West Wing, which portrayed idealistic, pretty liberals trying their selfless darndest to do good things for the public.

People just like Hillary Clinton, right?

 

The Netflix breakout mega-hit House of Cards portrays Washington, DC as a nest of ruthless, self-interested hypocrites, advancing their own interests and agendas by capturing the power of government, all the while mouthing platitudes about the public interest. No wonder so many people, including me, love it.

But not Barney Frank. Appearing on Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show (video below), he said, “I’m a great believer in free speech. If I was [sic] going to make an exception, I would ban House of Cards from being shown. It is the most inaccurate, misleading, and unfortunately gives people a bad idea.”

Barney’s candidate for a better show: The West Wing, which portrayed idealistic, pretty liberals trying their selfless darndest to do good things for the public.

People just like Hillary Clinton, right?