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HBO: Vicious to Christians, Silent on Muslims

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

HBO is running a dark little miniseries called "The New Pope," which is basically a reboot of "The Young Pope." Both are scabrously anti-Catholic. Imagine the possibilities of Bill Maher's channel going off in a different direction with a mischievous miniseries called "The New Ayatollah." Instead of uncorking wild and crazy conspiracy theories in Vatican City, it could be based in Tehran. Iran's highest religious authorities could be shown to be corrupted by power and addicted to sex. Hollywood celebrities could drop by to demand a Quran upgrade. Somehow, the Christians are always caricatured, and the Muslims are never touched. So how brave are these godless showrunners?