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Matthew Perry Calls Fox’s Bret Baier A “Scared A**hole” On Bill Maher Panel
Mediaite.com ^ | 02/12/2011 | Frances Martel

Posted on 02/12/2011 12:41:15 PM PST by OldDeckHand

Poor Bret Baier can’t even get ’90s sitcom celebrities to properly remember his name when they call him a “scared asshole” on national TV, which they are still on for some reason. Thus was his misfortune last night on Real Time, as Bill Maher’s panel evaluated Bill O’Reilly’s pre-Super Bowl interview with President Obama and Matthew Perry chimed in to compare that interview to the one “Bill” Baier did with the president a while ago, which he found only marginally more acceptable.

Real Time isn’t exactly a place for euphemisms, but last night’s panel was particularly abrasive, even for the venue (save Princeton professor Cornel West, whose “mom is watching” and thus limited his vocabulary to only certain flourishes of implied vulgarity). Maher opened the discussion arguing that patriotism was less about guns and more about “not belittling your president,” and wondered incredulously what the response would have been to a similar interview of President George W. Bush conducted by Keith Olbermann. Author Hooman Majd went a step further and considered many of O’Reilly’s comments “bigoted,” suggesting that, were he in the president’s shoes, he would have kicked O’Reilly out of the house when he asked whether he knew about football. West noted that he felt the President managed to keep his cool because it’s really dissent among progressives that makes him angry– “people like us”– and that O’Reilly’s routine was expected. Still, Maher countered, O’Reilly “leaned over like it was a bar” and, in his eyes, was generally rude.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: abc; billoreilly; maher; perry; television
Matthew Perry apparently has a new show on ABC. Remember that quote if contemplating turning it on.

*The title was edited for decency.

1 posted on 02/12/2011 12:41:22 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Interesting that you mention that - I was going to tune into Mr. Sunshine, but it conflicted with another show that I watch at that time. I was going to tape it this week, but, now (to quote Chandler Bing) “not so much”.


2 posted on 02/12/2011 12:45:15 PM PST by chickadee
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks OldDeckHand.
Maher opened the discussion arguing that patriotism was less about guns and more about "not belittling your president," and wondered incredulously what the response would have been to a similar interview of President George W. Bush conducted by Keith Olbermann.
That remark is so offensive, I have to self-censor my reaction. That's a break for you.
Author Hooman Majd went a step further and considered many of O'Reilly's comments "bigoted," ...West noted that he felt the President managed to keep his cool because it's really dissent among progressives that makes him angry... Maher countered, O'Reilly "leaned over like it was a bar" and, in his eyes, was generally rude.

3 posted on 02/12/2011 12:50:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Matthew Perry? Doesn’t ring a bell.


4 posted on 02/12/2011 12:52:23 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: OldDeckHand

I predict this loser will be doing another stint in rehab soon.


5 posted on 02/12/2011 12:52:40 PM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: OldDeckHand

This is your brain marinated in drugs.


6 posted on 02/12/2011 12:54:03 PM PST by Rytas
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To: chickadee

I saw the pilot of Mr. Sunshine. It was acrid and foul, and felt like everybody from the writing staff on down was suffering from the worst hangover in history. I give the show about three more weeks, tops.


7 posted on 02/12/2011 12:54:23 PM PST by Argus
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To: paulycy

I got ya beat..never watched 1 single episode of that show who’s name escapes me.


8 posted on 02/12/2011 12:55:28 PM PST by max americana
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To: OldDeckHand

Who’s Matthew Perry? And why would he lower himself to appear on Maher’s show?


9 posted on 02/12/2011 12:56:13 PM PST by popdonnelly (If Obama improves education, who'll vote for him?)
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To: OldDeckHand

Good find, ODH..

Maher, Perry et al are the worst form of pandering racists. They have to intellectually lower the bar for Mr. Soetaro. No ‘tough’ questions allowed; no ‘silly’ ones (like about footbal for interview preceeding the Super Bowl!?!). And no rude leaning either!

I watched it. O’Reilly all but asked Barry ‘do you want a pillow?’ It was superfluous at best. BOR is really, really starstruck by Duh Won...and even that fawning isn’t enough for the True Believers like Maher.


10 posted on 02/12/2011 12:59:07 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Newt Gingrich, he would rather sit on a couch with Nancy Pelosi, than stand with Sarah Palin.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Brett Bari could snap pretty perry in two like a matchstick if he was so inclined. Fortunately for perry, Brett doesn’t care to play with fecal matter.


11 posted on 02/12/2011 1:07:35 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: OldDeckHand
I saw a promo for the new TV show. He gets his face slapped by a woman in the sitcom. I guess that is entertainment to some. Perfect! Seems like a pansy.
12 posted on 02/12/2011 1:17:19 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: OldDeckHand

The only reason Perry isn’t in rehab is Charlie Sheen has the place booked for awhile. Lindsay can’t even get a room.


13 posted on 02/12/2011 1:18:11 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Green Bay Packers - SuperBowl 45 champs)
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To: chickadee

I watched it only because it was on in between something else I was watching, or I was too lazy to find the remote - I can’t remember. Either way, next week I’ll make the effort to find a rerun of Dog the Bounty Hunter or something classier and funnier than Mr. Sunshine.


14 posted on 02/12/2011 1:19:39 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Green Bay Packers - SuperBowl 45 champs)
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To: OldDeckHand
Just watched the link....

...what children they are....pitiful!

15 posted on 02/12/2011 1:36:35 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: OldDeckHand
Matthew Perry apparently has a new show on ABC. Remember that quote if contemplating turning it on.

I tried to watch the opener and it was simply awful! I gave up halfway through. It's one of the worst attempts at a TV sitcom I've ever seen and I've seen a lot because I used write a daily TV column. (I had to quit - no paycheck is worth enduring what I went through and Perry's new show is among the worst of the worst!)

16 posted on 02/12/2011 1:36:58 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: OldDeckHand

Pandering for his new show like his opinion is worth anything.


17 posted on 02/12/2011 1:44:14 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: OldDeckHand

Not that I’d watch either the O’Reilly interview of Obama or especially the Maher show, but the story seems to attribute the name screw up to Brett Baier rather than Bill O’Reilly.

So far as I can recall, O’Reilly is the only Fox person to do a one-on-one with Obama, back during the ‘08 campaign. Did Baier do one, too? I have Obama Interview Avoidance Syndrome.

The big question, really, is who cares what these people think, pro or con? Do people really watch Maher? He’s up there with Helen Thomas in the looks department, just too painful to look at. From clips, he doesn’t seem to have much in the intelligence sphere, either. But, hell, he gets paid to do whatever it is he does.


18 posted on 02/12/2011 1:47:03 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA
"Did Baier do one, too?

Yes. I believe he did one last spring with Baier. He might have done one around Thanksgiving too, but I'm not positive.

19 posted on 02/12/2011 1:50:55 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand
Like others here I wonder if he was sober.

I've seen 2 or 3 of Perry's movies. The Bruce Willis movie was funny.

March 08, 2001
Perry, who did a 28- day program three years ago for a Vicodin addiction, flew to L.A. and checked into Marina del Rey's Daniel Freeman Hospital. Us says he was taking Vicodin, methadone and speed, and drinking.

opiates.com

20 posted on 02/12/2011 1:53:57 PM PST by Daaave ( "I want one bourbon, one scotch and one beer")
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To: paulycy
Matthew Perry? Doesn’t ring a bell.

He's probably better known in Japan.

21 posted on 02/12/2011 1:54:34 PM PST by x
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

TV turned off Nov 4 2008.....I will trust your review ...

:o)

Stay Safe...


22 posted on 02/12/2011 1:56:57 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: x

He has a mouth like a salty sailor.


23 posted on 02/12/2011 1:58:39 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: OldDeckHand
Real Time, the adult version of Romper Room.
24 posted on 02/12/2011 2:04:22 PM PST by windsorknot (Int)
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To: OldDeckHand

Thanks. Alas, I *missed* it or them.


25 posted on 02/12/2011 2:23:53 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: chickadee

Mr. Perry thinks the sun shines out of his ass.


26 posted on 02/12/2011 2:58:26 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: OldDeckHand

I think we should all start getting his name wrong now.

He’s “Gaylord” Perry to me now.


27 posted on 02/12/2011 2:59:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: OldDeckHand

It looked like a lousy show, anyway. Still, I wish these people would just shut up and do their jobs—acting, singing, whatever.


28 posted on 02/12/2011 3:18:25 PM PST by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: OldDeckHand

I saw that last night, and the stupid prick called him Bill instead of Bret. Part
of my self abuse to keep up with the enemy, like reading the NY Slimes.

I had his new show recorded on the DVR to watch and promptly deleted it.
Morons like him don’t realize half their fan base votes normal.


29 posted on 02/12/2011 3:40:52 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (YOU BETCHA!)
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To: Squantos

Nov 4, 2008 - probably a good idea. Stay warm!


30 posted on 02/12/2011 7:44:40 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Green Bay Packers - SuperBowl 45 champs)
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