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Bill Maher’s (Shades of Al Qaeda) “New Rules” Insult to Our Troops in Iraq
CBS News ^ | August 13, 2007 | CBS Staff

Posted on 08/26/2007 3:50:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne

For those of you who thought you knew how low Bill Maher would go to get a laugh, this one may surprise you. For most of you though, it probably won’t.

As part of Bill’s program ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’, he has a ‘New Rules” segment. During this segment Maher lampoons various public figures and subjects in the news. While viewing a few minutes of Maher’s program today, I viewed the following presentation.

Cut to program… (Maher has just roasted Victoria Becham for not smiling in public…)

Broadcast…

“New Rule, journalists in Iraq must stop celebrating miracle babies rescued by American Soldiers. Like when U.S. Troops found little Fatima lying in a pile of rubble, and instead of bashing her head in with a rock, they brought her to a hospital. (Using high pitched mocking voice…) Ooo, what a miracle. (Raising fist into the air…) USA, number one! Thanks CBS for turning Iraq into a feel good story for the Baby Jessica fell down a well crowd. And no offense Fatima, but the real miracle in Iraq will be if you ever manage to get out.”

This segment aired on Sunday the 26th of Augusts from 2:00pm to 3:00pm PDST.

I included the “Shades of Al Qaeda” phrase in the title of this thread, because Al Qaeda wants people around the world to think the worst of our troops, and Bill Maher has proven himself willing to advance that effort.

From my perspective Maher implies it was a miracle U.S. Troops didn’t bash the baby’s head in rather than take her to the hospital. The headline of the CBS article made it very clear that the troops gave their heart to her instead. And at no time does Maher address who likely killed the baby’s mother and uncle. (Terrorists perhaps?)

While Maher has proven himself capable of putting out cutting edge humor that was “Not Politically Correct”, which drew me in as a viewer years ago, he has devolved into an unfortunate Bush hating, troop despising, and Iraqi freedom denying punk.

Link to CBS story about Baby Fatima.

Miracle Baby In Iraq Young Survivor Captures The Hearts Of U.S. Troops

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/08/13/eveningnews/main3164308.shtml?source=search_story


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billmaher; fatima; maher; penisnose; troops
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1 posted on 08/26/2007 3:50:07 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

Maher is a commie POS who needs his ass kicked for insulting US servicemen. Nothing new there.


2 posted on 08/26/2007 3:52:06 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: DoughtyOne

Here’s that link again.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/08/13/eveningnews/main3164308.shtml?source=search_story


3 posted on 08/26/2007 3:52:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne
instead of bashing her head in with a rock, they brought her to a hospital.

Probably the most insulting part of that bit to me, to insinuate that American soldiers would bash in the head of a child with a rock.
4 posted on 08/26/2007 3:54:44 PM PDT by SoldierMedic (Rowan Walter, 23 Feb 2007 Ramadi)
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To: DoughtyOne

maher’s empty black heart only finds delight in digusting others. i am not surprised by his comment, though i don’t think this was him at his worst.


5 posted on 08/26/2007 3:56:24 PM PDT by new cruelty
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To: DoughtyOne

He is an overt and aggressive black propagandist for our enemy.

He is a betrayer.


6 posted on 08/26/2007 3:56:48 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: SoldierMedic

Especially when he says, “Oooo, what a miracle!” I’d love for this to blow up in his face. Some military families should band together and take HBO on over it.


7 posted on 08/26/2007 3:57:12 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

I have to go out. BB later...


8 posted on 08/26/2007 3:58:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

Has anyone told Bill Maher that he’s about as funny as debriding time at the burn ward?


9 posted on 08/26/2007 3:58:30 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: DoughtyOne

Disgusting POS.


10 posted on 08/26/2007 4:03:07 PM PDT by vietvet67
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To: DoughtyOne

SO....he’s still a small minded, anally cerebrally retentive, intolorant, prejudiced puke, eh?

That’s not news; ALL Lefties are small minded, anally cerebrally retentive, intolorant, prejudiced pukes.


11 posted on 08/26/2007 4:03:33 PM PDT by cake_crumb (May I never live to see the day America has a 'popular war'. God bless our troops.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Some military families should band together and take HBO on over it.

You con't really believe HBO really cares, do you?

From what I can tell from their programming, so long as the cable fees keep rolling in they and the other cable companies will keep on broadcasting and glorifying whatever they darn well want to broadcast and glorify.

Revenue streams talk. And, sad to admit, I'm not rushing out to cancel my subscription anytime soon. But, I might . . .

12 posted on 08/26/2007 4:05:08 PM PDT by Racehorse (Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: SoldierMedic
"Probably the most insulting part of that bit to me, to insinuate that American soldiers would bash in the head of a child with a rock"

I'm old enough to rememebr clearly when this happened before. Vietnam rhetoric redux.

13 posted on 08/26/2007 4:05:09 PM PDT by cake_crumb (May I never live to see the day America has a 'popular war'. God bless our troops.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Bill Maher is an evil hateful traitor.
14 posted on 08/26/2007 4:05:22 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: DoughtyOne

What’s old Bill doin’ these days? I didn’t know he was still employed.


15 posted on 08/26/2007 4:06:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When you start seeing FR as a "hate site," it's time for you to go to rehab.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Let Bill M. speak! He’s performing a free service for the Republican party that they could not possible afford to pay for.


16 posted on 08/26/2007 4:07:31 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

ooos, could not possibly afford to pay for


17 posted on 08/26/2007 4:08:11 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: DoughtyOne

If anyone wants to know what hate and rage do to the soul, just look at Bill Maher.


18 posted on 08/26/2007 4:08:27 PM PDT by DB
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To: DoughtyOne
...it was a miracle U.S. Troops didn’t bash the baby’s head in rather than take her to the hospital.

Maybe Bill Maher is under the impression that John F. Kerry is still in the military.

19 posted on 08/26/2007 4:09:17 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: jveritas
Bill Maher is an evil hateful traitor.

After this (and combining it with his other statements)is there anybody who does not questions BM's patriotism?

LOL appropriate initials eh?

20 posted on 08/26/2007 4:09:30 PM PDT by Sir_Humphrey (Scratch a liberal, find a communist)
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To: DoughtyOne

This guy is no longer worthy of breathing the same air as the rest of us. He is long overdue for a dirt nap.


21 posted on 08/26/2007 4:12:43 PM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08! Return our country to the era of Reagan Conservatism now.)
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To: Sir_Humphrey

When a traitor asks “Are you questioning my patriotism?” our answer should be “ No, I am not questioning your patriotism, I am saying you have absolutely none you SOB Traitor”.


22 posted on 08/26/2007 4:13:30 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: DoughtyOne
“Al Qaeda wants people around the world to think the worst of our troops, and Bill Maher has proven himself willing to advance that effort.”

Your average terrorist is a better American than Bill Maher.

23 posted on 08/26/2007 4:16:11 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: DoughtyOne

This “man”? He has bodyguards? He should.


24 posted on 08/26/2007 4:23:34 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: BillyBonebrake

Alligator mouth, canary a**


25 posted on 08/26/2007 4:29:44 PM PDT by JRjr (hMMM?)
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To: DoughtyOne

Keep on subscribing to HBO and this chump will keep on spewing this garbage.


26 posted on 08/26/2007 4:31:42 PM PDT by frogjerk (If ignorance was bliss, liberals would be happy.)
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To: SoldierMedic
He is such a weenie.

My 9th grade daughter could beat the snot out of him.

27 posted on 08/26/2007 4:33:56 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: DoughtyOne

Moon bat a-hole. I watched his show once, never had to again. The guy is stupid or ignorant...either way that is no way to go through life....


28 posted on 08/26/2007 4:36:44 PM PDT by never4get (Alas, Black John Rackham be me, arrrr. 'Tis the sobriquet that makes the difference.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Bill Maher is way past his shelf date. The only time he makes the news now is when he pulls an “Olbermann” and shoots off some crazy anti-U.S., anti-war, anti-Bush, anti-soldier (etc.) crap.

His shtick has grown way tiresome, and that’s way he needs to create this kind of PR for himself. Pathetic.


29 posted on 08/26/2007 4:42:13 PM PDT by fleagle
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To: DoughtyOne

Maher needs a bus ticket to Key West, an inner tube from a trruck tire, a compass and a kick in the ass in the direction of Cuba. Dumb bastard.


30 posted on 08/26/2007 4:50:59 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: IronJack

why so exotic? His humors much more mundane, like scrubbing under the rim of the toilet


31 posted on 08/26/2007 5:11:31 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: DoughtyOne
He has spent far far too much time on the Chardonnay and Brie circuit. His mind is gone.
32 posted on 08/26/2007 5:23:16 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Doctor Raoul

No, Bill Maher needs a bus ticket Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina for a nice eleven week stint with the Recruit Training Regiment. It might give this traitorous SOB some insight as to what it means to be an American with the freedoms we enjoy... in particular, the Freedom of Speech and the responsibility that goes along with that freedom. What a jerk!


33 posted on 08/26/2007 5:29:33 PM PDT by Joe Marine 76 ("Semper Fi !")
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To: ozzymandus

“Maher is a commie POS who needs his ass kicked for insulting US servicemen”.

If you see a line forming for that particular action, ping me so I can get there ASAP.


34 posted on 08/26/2007 5:33:49 PM PDT by alarm rider (Why should I not vote my conscience?)
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To: DoughtyOne

“And no offense Fatima, but the real miracle in Iraq will be if you ever manage to get out.”

There have been many inquiries into her adoption, but Iraqi law does not allow adoption outside of the country. Hey Bill, it is American service men and women who want to adopt her.


35 posted on 08/26/2007 5:55:13 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: DoughtyOne
I watched that episode last night, and I wouldn't be surprised if the heads of several writers for that show are rolling. Bill looked very uncomfortable, as his "jokes" were not getting the laughs he expected.

Stephen Hayes more than held his own with Tim Robbins, and Tim wasn't too pleased to have his "facts" challenged by a man that wrote a book on VP Cheney. Michel Martin also surprised me a great deal. She must have a child that is now a teenager, or she's been mugged lately (I hope not, though). Whatever it is, she did not sound like a liberal on that show.

There were very few laughs following the "joke" about Baby Fatima.

All in all, an interesting hour of television. It appears to me that Bill better change his shtick, because he's not going to have Dubya to kick around much longer.

I'm not a political scientist, but the audience reaction last night was indicative of the national mood. The average American can see some progress being made with the surge, and they're willing to give it at least six more months. Jokes made at the expense of our soldiers will not fare well, because the upper echelons of the chain of command screwed up in Iraq, not our soldiers.

Bill Maher's shelf life will be expired by January 2009. He's rode the vitriolic hatred of Dubya (from the left) for the past six years. He's gone to that well so many times, he'll have nothing left to shout about when Dubya goes back to Crawford.

36 posted on 08/26/2007 5:55:21 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Chuck Hagel makes Joe Biden look like a statesman!)
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To: DoughtyOne

That’s another twisted, tri-sexual, S&M, biting POS. He doesn’t know who the hell he is. Don’t worry, i’ll run into him soon enough.


37 posted on 08/26/2007 6:13:27 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Today's stolen graphics courtesy of: http://arewelumberjacks.blogspot.com/)
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To: jveritas

if this man is such a douchebag, why in heavens name do you watch?
Do yourself a favor, dont watch his shows, dont write about what he says and dont worry yourself about him. Ignore this ass and he will go away, just like a child having a tantrum. Keep writing about him, and he will just keep going on and on....


38 posted on 08/26/2007 6:17:45 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( When are we going to draw a line a say"this far and no farther")
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To: ozzymandus

I couldn’t agree with you more. I feel dirty when I hear him speak. In fact, I feel dirty when I see a picture of him. He’s vile.
susie


39 posted on 08/26/2007 6:34:11 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: SoldierMedic

Perhaps he’s projecting.
susie


40 posted on 08/26/2007 6:34:41 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: Yorlik803

I do not watch him, and I never watched him.


41 posted on 08/26/2007 7:24:33 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: alarm rider

I hesitated to post that, since bill o’reilly would probably cry “hate speech”, but maher is a real creep.


42 posted on 08/26/2007 7:24:50 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Joe Marine 76
No, Bill Maher needs a bus ticket Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island

Joe, as former ARMY, this punk aint good enough to clean a Marines boots.

Regards

43 posted on 08/26/2007 7:26:37 PM PDT by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment..)
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To: Racehorse

When I look at what HBO, Showtime and Cinamax put out, I sometimes think I should cut the cable. The problem is, there isn’t much out there without cable.

I think HBO cares a lot more what people think than we give them credit for. Not many corporations want to come off looking like they dispise members of the military. It’s just not a good business practice.

As for Maher, his schtick is growing old. HBO just might can his ass if a group of people made enough noise.


44 posted on 08/26/2007 7:43:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: jveritas

Actually Bill is an idiot. I’m not sure you can charge someone as a traitor, who hasn’t the tools to understand what that means. He is oblivious...


45 posted on 08/26/2007 7:45:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Lorianne

Well, I do believe there is some truth in that. Unfortunately there are so many idiots out there these days, and he comes off as a hero to many of them.


46 posted on 08/26/2007 7:46:04 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I hear ya. Someone mentioned him on the forum so I decided to check him out for the first time in years. This was the result.


47 posted on 08/26/2007 7:47:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

To Bull Mahnuer the only Good American Soldier is a Dead American Soldier

Pray for W and Our Troops


48 posted on 08/26/2007 7:47:21 PM PDT by bray (Member of the FR President Bush underground)
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To: DoughtyOne
Treason is a debatable issue and I know that many freepers do not like to use it. However in my opinion when some gives “aid and comfort” to the enemy by spreading defeatism and attacking the troops than in my opinion that is treason. Again that is my opinion and I am not imposing it on any one else.
49 posted on 08/26/2007 7:49:09 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: Night Hides Not

You are right. The laughs were few and far between, during the part I watched. Tim Robbins didn’t go unchallenged did he. That was interesting. The male person you mentioned had his facts handy and beat him over the head with them.

As you stated, the NPR woman seemed to be a thinker. She wasn’t going to be led down any path she didn’t want to be, and she actually made some intelligent observations. She did not back Maher much, and actually challenged his assumpitons several times, with what I thought were some fairly reasoned comments, again for someone from NPR.

Did you catch her offense at Maher’s claim that he used racial flattery to get laid after the show. She took him on over that and wouldn’t let go, reverting to it several times later in the show.


50 posted on 08/26/2007 7:54:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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