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  • Berkeley students try to boot Bill Maher

    10/28/2014 1:22:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/28/2014 | By JONATHAN TOPAZ
    A student petition at University of California, Berkeley, aims to prevent Bill Maher from speaking on campus following his recent comments on Islam. The petition, which now has more than 2,200 signatures and is circulated on change.org, demands that the university revoke its invitation for the liberal comedian to speak at a December commencement ceremony. “Bill Maher is a blatant bigot and racist who has no respect for the values UC Berkeley students and administration stand for,” the petition reads. “Bill Maher’s public statements on various religions and cultures are offensive and his dangerous rhetoric has found its way into...
  • Berkeley Studets Protest Bill Maher for "Racist" Comments Against Islam, Start Petition to Ban Him

    10/27/2014 1:26:03 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 45 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/27/14 | Aurelius
    ...But he stumbled onto the truth a few months ago, arguing that, indeed, Islamic extremism is a problem that needs to be confronted. The cheering from the Left has stopped. Now, to punish Maher for pointing out the truth, students at UC Berkeley are looking to ban him from the campus and to prevent him from making a speech there. They have started a petition, which now has over 1,500 signatures. The petition, called, "Stop Bill Maher from speaking at UC Berkeley's December graduation," makes a number of accusations about Maher, specifically slamming him for his statements against radical Islam....
  • Bill Maher controversially describes ...Michael Brown as 'thug who didn't deserve to be shot.

    10/27/2014 4:27:33 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:05 GMT, 27 October 2014 | By MIA DE GRAAF FOR MAILONLINE
    Late night comedian Bill Maher has controversially described Michael Brown a 'thug' that didn't deserve to be shot and rubbished claims he was a 'gentle giant'. Weighing in on the conflict in Ferguson, Missouri, he urged people on both sides to 'look at the facts'. 'I'm sorry, but Michael Brown's people say he is a gentle giant,' he told viewers of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night. 'Well, we saw that video of when he was in that 7-Eleven. No, he wasn't a gentle giant.
  • For Ben Affleck, It's Ridicule Before Reason

    10/11/2014 6:15:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2014 | Tony Katz
    Ben Affleck's recent turn on Real Time with Bill Maher - his ranting, nonsensical and history-altering tripe during a smart, reasoned and valuable conversation about Islam and the world - exposes a myriad of truths about the actor and director, and about Liberalism.The conversation between Maher and author Sam Harris started off reasoned and clear; Liberals need to stand up for liberal principles, and Liberals need to be honest about these principles when speaking about the Muslim world. After just 60 seconds of conversation between the two, Affleck interjected with his first of many caustic statements. His demeanor was aggressive...
  • Slings and Arrows

    10/08/2014 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Bill Maher is no one's idea of a disinterested scholar on religion. He's long been the loudest, most obnoxious barroom brawler for atheism. What makes his argument toxic is that it isn't an intellectual defense of atheism. It is a sophomoric, boorish attack on religion, wholly dependent on yuk-yuk lines. These attacks have drawn little attention of late, perhaps because he's so predictable, but in the last few weeks, Maher has drawn new attention for singling out Islam as the worst of all them all. He almost sounded pro-Christian (by comparison) in a surprisingly contentious PBS interview with Charlie Rose...
  • Bill Maher, Ben Affleck and Islam

    10/07/2014 12:17:14 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last Friday night a rare dialogue/debate took place on American television. It was rare because it involved criticism of Islam, one of the many taboo subjects that are labeled "politically incorrect." And it took place on the program "Real Time with Bill Maher," a show not generally known for taking politically incorrect positions. But on this night the host, Bill Maher, along with atheism-advocate Sam Harris, had a vigorous debate with Actor Ben Affleck, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. Bill Maher, a man of the left on virtually every issue, began...
  • Bill Maher, Ben Affleck and Islam

    10/07/2014 2:17:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-7-2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last Friday night a rare dialogue/debate took place on American television. It was rare because it involved criticism of Islam, one of the many taboo subjects that are labeled "politically incorrect." And it took place on the program "Real Time with Bill Maher," a show not generally known for taking politically incorrect positions. But on this night the host, Bill Maher, along with atheism-advocate Sam Harris, had a vigorous debate with Actor Ben Affleck, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. Bill Maher, a man of the left on virtually every issue, began...
  • Bill Maher on Islam spat with Ben Affleck: “We’re liberals! We’re not crazy tea-baggers”

    10/06/2014 12:49:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Salon ^ | October 6, 2014 | Elias Isquith
    ... I think Sam and I and Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Salman Rushdie and everyone who is basically making the same point, I think we all feel frustrated because I think we feel like the people who are arguing with us are not listening. We’re liberals! We’re liberals. We’re not crazy tea-baggers, y’know, and so it’s kind of hard to be making this case — based on facts, based on polling, I think based on what everybody really knows… I mean, do the people arguing with us, would they really open a lesbian art gallery in Ramallah? [Laughs] Or Karachi?...
  • After His Islam Defense, Rosie O'Donnell Thrills: 'Ben Affleck for President!'

    10/06/2014 10:56:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 6, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Rosie O'Donnell may have worried about the threat of "radical Christianity," but Ben Affleck's defense of Islam thrilled The View host on Monday, prompting her to tout the actor as a presidential candidate. O'Donnell and her co-hosts were discussing the verbal battle from Friday's Real Time. Atheist Maher called out his fellow liberals for not standing up to militant Islam. O'Donnell praised, "I was listening to Ben Affleck and every single thing he said, I agreed with...I wrote on my Twitter 'Ben Affleck for president.'" [MP3 audio here.] The comedienne then explained what the actor's words meant to her: "Fundamentalists...
  • Did Obama use a "No True Scotsman" fallacy when talking recently about Islam and Muslims?

    10/02/2014 7:54:42 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 99 replies
    10/2/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Some people - and quite a few atheists - have made hay over Obama's comments, primary among them being Obama's comment that "No religion condones the killing of innocents." Inherent within Obama's statement is that no TRUE Muslim would ever kill innocent people, be they men, women or children. As such, this would fall within the parameters of the "No True Scotsman" fallacy. The only problem with this is that it leaves Christians open to the charge that true Christians have (for example) bombed abortion clinics, takes away from Christians the ability to say that "No true Christian would ever...
  • Atheist Bill Maher Defends Christians as Host Charlie Rose Compares Christianity to Islam

    09/13/2014 6:02:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/13/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    Appearing on Charlie Rose's PBS show this week, HBO's "Real Time" host Bull Maher rebuked him for linking Islam to Christianity, defending Christians by saying a vast numbers of them do not believe in violence or treat women as second class citizens. Maher, a self-proclaimed atheist, began by refuting former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean's recent statement that vast numbers of Muslims are not like ISIS in Iraq and Syria, an al-Qaeda offshoot that seeks to form an Islamic emirate in the Levant region through "jihad." Interrupting Maher, Rose asked, "Behind every Muslim is a future member of some radical?"...
  • Ben Stein: CNN Has 'Flipped Out in a Leftward Direction'

    08/27/2014 5:21:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 26, 2014 | Bill Hoffmann
    CNN has been transformed from a sober and respected news network into a shrill and biased mouthpiece for liberals, according to actor, author and economist Ben Stein. Stein, a speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, said the dramatic change is particularly noticeable in CNN's coverage of the racial strife in Ferguson, Mo., following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer. "They've flipped out. I don't know what happened to CNN because CNN used to really be great and I can remember when it was great," Stein said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show"...
  • Shocker: Bill Maher Smacks Down Liberal Attacks on Israel

    08/04/2014 10:12:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 4, 2014 | Laura Flint
    Bill Maher is known for his pathological, frothing attacks on all things conservative. However, on the August 1 edition of Real Time With Bill Maher, the HBO host took a controversial stance for a liberal: he defended Israel. When his Iranian-American guest Reza Aslan argued that “Amnesty International...have found no evidence whatsoever of any kind of human shield being used,” Maher interrupted to state “It's a war. It's a war that Hamas started.” The left-wing comedian continued, claiming that “somehow when Israel reacts to this, they have to do everything in a way that doesn't kill any civilians. People die...
  • Policing America

    07/23/2014 4:20:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | John Stossel
    I want the police to be better armed than the bad guys, but what exactly does that mean today? Apparently it means the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security equip even the tiniest rural police departments with massive military vehicles, body armor and grenade launchers. The equipment is surplus from the long wars we fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. To a hammer, everything resembles a nail. SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) teams were once used only in emergencies such as riots or robberies where hostages were taken. But today there are more than 50,000 "no-knock raids" a year. It's...
  • Bill Maher: Hillary Clinton is ‘John McCain in drag’ (Unexpected! Bill Maher said something funny!)

    ...Mrs. Clinton admitted in her just-released “Hard Choices” book that she made a “mistake” in supporting the sending of U.S. troops into Iraq. But Mr. Maher scoffed at that admission in his blog, saying her “hawkish instincts” are still intact.... Citing a New York Times article from April characterizing Mrs. Clinton’s positions while secretary of state as out of step with those of the Obama’s administration, along with her recent comparison of Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler, Mr. Maher said: “She’s almost John McCain in drag.”... “She could grow a Hitler mustache and still win the Democratic nomination.” Read more:...
  • Bill Maher pitches Clinton-Warren 2016 ("Granny ticket" -wants carbon tax for AGW)

    05/16/2014 1:01:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 15, 2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    Bill Maher said he would “love” to see Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) run as part of a 2016 presidential ticket with Hillary Clinton, calling the potential duo “a granny ticket.” Speaking on Ora.tv’s PoliticKING with Larry King, the liberal comic called Warren one of the “most gutsy” people in politics. When asked by King whom he thought would be able to lead the country to address climate change, Maher said: “I think someone like Elizabeth Warren, one of the most gutsy people I’ve seen in politics in a long time. She’s somebody, I think, who would really say what she...
  • Eleanor Clift: Chris Stevens Not Murdered, Died of Smoke Inhalation; Blames YouTube Video

    05/11/2014 1:21:53 PM PDT · by Tenlein · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/10/2014 | Jeff Poor
    On this weekend’s “The McLaughlin Group,” Daily Beast columnist Eleanor Clift laid out the same reasoning for the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi as Bill Maher had on Friday, which was to still blame the now infamous YouTube video.
  • Bill Maher Defends Sterling’s Right to Privacy: ‘Even If It Makes Me an A**hole’

    05/11/2014 6:06:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 05/11/2014 | by Matt Wilstein
    For his last “New Rule” of the night on Friday, Bill Maher used a recent column about Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling by The Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker to stand up for privacy and the Fourth Amendment. If the Sterling case taught us anything, Maher said, it’s that “there’s a force out there just as powerful as Big Brother: Big Girlfriend.” “If you don’t want your words broadcast in the public square, don’t say them,” Parker wrote in her column published last week, adding, “Such potential exposure forces us to more carefully select our words and edit our thoughts. This...
  • Bill Maher feels guilt over Monica Lewinsky jokes

    05/10/2014 10:27:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/10/2014 | By LUCY MCCALMONT
    Liberal comedian Bill Maher has some remorse for one of his former punchlines—Monica Lewinsky—after reading her essay in Vanity Fair. “I was moved by it. I gotta tell you, I literally felt guilty,” Maher said Friday on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Maher said he was moved after reading what Lewinsky described in the pages of the magazine as a time in which she was suicidal. “I remember doing a million Monica Lewinsky blow job jokes, and I kinda feel bad,” the late-night host said. Maher said he understands why Lewinsky is coming out now after ten years of...
  • Bill 'The Second Amendment Is BS' Maher: 'I Ain’t Giving Up My Gun'

    05/18/2013 10:32:56 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 18, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Bill Maher on Friday once again exposed himself as a total hypocrite. Minutes after telling his HBO Real Time panel "the Second Amendment is bulls--t," he admitted having two firearms in his house - "one upstairs and one down" - claiming, "As long as we live in the gun country, I ain’t giving up my gun" (video follows with transcript and commentary): MAHER: I say all the time on this show, as long as we live in the gun country, I ain’t giving up my gun. S.E. CUPP: There you go. MAHER: There have been twelve home invasions in my...
  • Bill Maher: If You Can’t Handle Seeing A Cross Now & Then You Picked The Wrong Country!

    04/26/2014 11:14:33 AM PDT · by absentee · 25 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/26/14 | Caleb Howe
    On Real Time with Bill Maher last night, the host spared a rare moment to blast liberals and their ridiculous habits. [video at link] Maher spent the first two minutes of his “New Rule” trashing Republicans, but then launched into this tirade about the political correctness nazis on the left. From Gwyneth Paltrow to soda-hating mayors, Maher pepper sprays the PC brigades in a much deserved and long overdue tongue-lashing. Even atheists take a shot from the maker of virulently anti-religion fake-documentary screed Religulous. Maher’s Real Point? Democrats are good and Republicans are evil, but Democrats are too nice and...
  • Maher: Does U.S. Really Have Moral Authority to Lecture Putin About Human Rights?

    04/19/2014 2:31:32 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 43 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    <p>Bill Maher took on American “ignorance and belligerence” over Ukraine Friday night (the less Americans know about Ukraine’s location the more they want to invade it), and pointed to America’s prison system to argue that the U.S. has lost its moral authority to lecture anyone else, Vladimir Putinincluded, about human rights.</p>
  • Letter: At least Recchia doesn't misrepresent what he stands for

    04/13/2014 7:39:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Michael Grimm’s supporters have latched on to the Bill Maher issue as a reason to vote against Domenic Recchia, as though Maher is Recchia’s boss instead of just an irrelevant fool. But Grimm’s actual boss in Congress is far more meaningful — the man who contributed thousands to Grimm’s campaign, John Boehner.
  • Republicans Are Insane and Sick Because They Love Guns

    04/06/2014 4:53:12 PM PDT · by progunner · 57 replies
    Tea Party ^ | April 6, 2014 | Meadiaite
    Bill Maher appeared on Fusion’s America with Jorge Ramos this week, and at one point the host brought up the rumor he heard that Maher owns a gun. After confirming that it’s true, Maher said the difference between him and conservative gun owners in America is that he doesn’t “love” his gun, he just keeps it on hand in case of an emergency.“Of course, I think the Republicans are insane about guns,” Maher told Ramos, “because they love guns, which is a sick position to have in the first place, to love something like a gun? I don’t love my...
  • BILL MAHER: REPUBLICANS ARE INSANE AND SICK BECAUSE THEY LOVE GUNS

    04/05/2014 10:10:10 AM PDT · by kingattax · 72 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 4 Apr 2014
    Appearing on Fusion's "AMERICA with Jorge Ramos" Thursday night, HBO's “Real Time” host Bill Maher slammed "insane" Republicans for what he perceives as a sick love of guns. “Of course, I think the Republicans are insane about guns, because they love guns, which is a sick position to have in the first place, to love something like a gun? I don’t love my gun, I have it the way I have, you know, antibiotics. It’s not something I love, it’s something in case of an emergency that I might have to use.” “One party loves guns and one party likes...
  • Bill Maher: ‘Gay mafia’ will take your career down ‘if you cross them’

    04/05/2014 10:24:58 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | April 5, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    Bill Maher used his HBO show on Friday to call out an element of the gay community that he says enforces political correctness like James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano dished out mob justice. “I think there is a gay mafia,” the Real Time host said during a panel discussion. “I think if you cross them, you do get whacked.......”
  • Sarah Palin Blasts Hollywood Stars as 'Full of Hate' at Movie Premiere

    06/29/2011 6:25:54 AM PDT · by radioone · 47 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6-28-11 | Paul Bond
    <p>The first 10 minutes of "The Undefeated" doc features entertainers using vulgar language aimed at Palin, who told THR it was the first time she'd seen most of it: "It makes you want to reach out to some of these folks and say, What's your problem?"</p>
  • Bill Maher Fools Guests With ‘Racist’ Paul Ryan Quote That Was Actually Said By Michelle Obama

    03/29/2014 12:03:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    IJReview ^ | 03/29/2014 | Michael Hausam
    After a short discussion with guests about some controversial statements from Paul Ryan, that some asserted were racist, Maher then read a quote that he falsely attributed to Ryan. He then dropped the hammer by identifying the source: Michelle Obama.Maher made made the point that black people can say things that white people cannot. I’m just asking: Is something less true if a white person says it about black people? This sounds even more like, ‘Hey Black people, don’t be lazy.’ Comedian W. Kamau Bell, obviously uncomfortable, responded back: She’s talking to Black people,” Bell retorted. “We talk to each...
  • ‘Racist’ Michelle Obama quote fools panel; Bill Maher pretends Paul Ryan said it

    03/29/2014 10:57:44 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 28 replies
    “Real Time” host Bill Maher caused some real confusion with his knee-jerk liberal guests Friday night when he offered them a “racist” quote from Paul Ryan that turned out to really be from Michelle Obama. And he did it to make a point. Maher was piling on the latest liberal meme of Paul Ryan as pińata for comments he made in mid-March about inner-city “men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work.” Two of Maher’s guests, Center for American President Neera Tanden and comedian W. Kamau...
  • Twitter Twaddle: Bill Maher Compares 'March Madness' to Colonial Slavery

    03/25/2014 10:30:05 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 21 replies
    On his Twitter page, Maher cracked “wise” on Saturday, comparing unpaid college basketball players to slaves in the American colonies: March Madness really is a stirring reminder of what America was founded on: making tons of money off the labor of unpaid black people — Bill Maher (@billmaher) March 22, 2014
  • Rep Ellison: 'Get Rid of Them Crazy Military-Style Assault Weapons'

    03/25/2014 8:08:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/25/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    During an March 23rd appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said it's okay to have shotguns "but get rid of them crazy military-style assault weapons."
  • Bill Maher: Even I can’t take any more of this endless MSNBC feeding frenzy over Chris Christie

    02/20/2014 4:54:13 PM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 10 replies
    HotAir ^ | 02-18-2014
    Whatever we had is not working any more. You’re obviously interested in another man: Chris Christie. You’re obsessed with him. So I wanted you to hear it from me first. I’m going to start seeing other news organizations. I’ll miss what we had. It was a rocket ship ride. We were both passionate flaming liberals and we didn’t care what the world thought of us. It was a glorious time. We finished each other’s Sarah Palin jokes. But now we never talk about any of the things we used to talk about: global warming, gun control, poverty… All because Chris...
  • How Comedians Are Making 'Climate Change' a Joke

    02/17/2014 2:38:50 PM PST · by Marcus · 9 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | February 17, 2014 | Mark R. Whittington
    One can figure out that the "science" of climate change has fallen on hard times when its chief defenders are not actual scientists, but rather a pair of comedians, Bill Maher and Bill Nye the former "science guy," according to Politico. Of course a third comedian, albeit an amateur one, is also flogging the idea. John Kerry is comparing "climate change" to the threat of WMDs. When one considers that controversy that ensued when the coalition forces that liberated Iraq failed to find much evidence of WMDs, it was perhaps an unfortunate analogy.
  • Bill Maher makes Country Music Awards shooting joke

    02/01/2014 7:27:51 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 71 replies
    politico ^ | 2/1/14 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    Taking a swipe at conservatives on gun control, liberal comic Bill Maher joked that a mass shooting should take place at the Country Music Awards. “Now that liberals have forwarded their agenda by inserting a mass gay wedding into the Grammys, conservatives must match them tit-for-tat by having a mass shooting at the Country Music Awards,”
  • Maher: Palin at 16 Was ‘Probably Pregnant But Still in Third Grade’

    11/23/2013 11:49:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 165 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/23/2013 | Noel Sheppard
    You would think given all the heat MSNBC’s Martin Bashir is taking for his vile comments about Sarah Palin earlier this month, comedians might want to lay low for a while in attacking the former Alaska governor. Not HBO’s Bill Maher who on Real Time Friday said, “When Reagan was elected, Sarah Palin was barely 16, probably pregnant, but still in third grade” (video follows with transcript and commentary): (video at link) BILL MAHER: Just last week, Sarah Palin said, "There is no Ronald Reagan on the scene today. If he was, that's who I would put my faith in."...
  • Libertarian Larry Elder tells Bill Maher to stop calling himself a Libertarian

    11/17/2013 8:21:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 17, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Libertarian Larry Elder tells Bill Maher to stop calling himself a Libertarian
  • The Problem With Libertarians

    11/07/2013 4:59:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 215 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    There was a time I called myself a Libertarian. And there was a time I was a Libertarian. I just wanted to get government to leave me alone, to leave people alone and to go all crazy and limit itself to doing only that which is spelled out clearly in the Constitution. That was what a Libertarian was. But it’s not anymore. The word no longer has any meaning, no definition or parameters, certainly no coherent philosophy to speak of. And there’s no one to blame for that except Libertarians themselves. So what happened? By not even loosely defining...
  • Rob Reiner aka Meathead: 'Obama Is Right Around Where Reagan Was' Politically

    11/02/2013 3:16:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 2, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    It really is hysterical listening to liberal Hollywoodans talk about politics. Take for example actor/director Rob Reiner - made famous by his role as Meathead in the legendary sitcom All in the Family - claiming on HBO's Real Time Friday ("Overtime" web segment) that Barack Obama politically "is right around where Reagan was. Rob Reiner aka Meathead: 'Obama Is Right Around Where Reagan Was' Politically BILL MAHER, HOST: I’m just saying the Democrats have moved to the middle. CONGRESSWOMAN DEBBIE WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ (D-FLORIDA): We have. MAHER: Unfortunately, the other people have moved way over there. So now the middle isn’t the...
  • Maher Battles Wasserman-Schultz Over Obamacare: Obama Clearly Lied, His ‘No New Taxes’ Moment

    11/01/2013 8:22:44 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 45 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | November 01, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    Bill Maher has no qualms about saying that President Obama clearly lied about people being able to keep their health care plans if they liked them, and clashed with DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz over exactly how significant that lie was to the health care debate and whether Obamacare would have been passed in the first place without it. Maher wondered if Obamacare had been passed in the first place if he was more honest about insurance plans. Wasserman-Schultz insisted “it was not a lie,” but Maher shot back, “Because of Obamacare, they are not able to keep [insurance plans]. To...
  • Maher: Sure Obama Lied But He Had to or ObamaCare Might Not Have Passed

    10/29/2013 10:53:11 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 57 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | October 29, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    "First of all, insurance companies are always dropping people from their plans. This goes on, this went on before ObamaCare went on, after ObamaCare. We’re losing a lot of perspective here. But, yeah, he probably should have not been so blatant about saying you iron clad guarantee." "On the other hand, since he got no Republican votes and no Republican help, and since three years after it’s a law they’re still fighting it, can you imagine what it would be like if he said, “Yeah, some people your rates are going to up.” I mean, he, the thing passed by...
  • Michael Moore Quotes Jesus While Bashing Christianity - On Maher Show

    10/28/2013 3:32:18 PM PDT · by tom h · 19 replies
    HBO Real Time ^ | October 26, 2013 | Not applicable
    Amazing. Michael Moore and other panelists spend 10 minutes bashing Christianity but in an attempt to make a point about morality and hypocrisy, Moore actually quotes Jesus but doesn't realize it! Says "some guy once said to remove the plank from your eye ..." See 4:30 for the comment but watch the entire clip for context.
  • Richard Dawkins Talks Religion, Science, and Why He Thinks Obama’s an Atheist with Bill Maher

    10/26/2013 3:57:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/25/2013 | Josh Feldman
    Oxford professor and celebrity atheist Richard Dawkins joined Bill Maher Friday night to talk about his personal evolution from theism to atheism, why a scientific view of the universe does not entail a series of random events, and which public figures he believes are secretly atheists.Maher and Dawkins agreed that people like them are often called “militant” atheists, when, in fact, the real problem people have with them is their “clarity” and how steadfast they are on these issues. Dawkins acknowledged he used to be religious, adding, “When I became a man I put away childish things.”Dawkins dispelled some truly...
  • Bill Maher and Panel Unloads on Obamacare Rollout: ‘Big F***-Up for Liberals’

    10/25/2013 8:45:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | October 25, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    <p>Bill Maher admitted at the outset that the Obamacare rollout has been a “big [snip]-up for liberals,” and while he didn’t want to be stuck in an uncritical liberal bubble, he also couldn’t help but recall a time when President Bush screwed up on a colossal level and apologized for nothing. Michael Moore, Al Sharpton, and Valerie Plame all joined Maher in still making clear the GOP’s at fault here.</p>
  • Bill Maher: Fear of assassination drives Obama’s policies

    10/17/2013 1:20:36 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/16/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    HBO’s Bill Maher suggested during his show Friday that President Obama is leading as a “centrist” out of fear of being assassinated like John F. Kennedy. The “Real Time” host said that leaders such as JFK always “get cut out of the picture, violently or otherwise, and maybe that is why Barack Obama is a little more of the centrist than we want him to be.” MSNBC host Chris Matthews, appearing as a guest on the show, said he was surprised by the “extraordinary statement.” “I’m amazed. I’m impressed you think that,” Mr. Matthews said. Mr. Maher explained that assassination...
  • Argumentum Ad Monsantum: Bill Maher and The Lure of a Liberal Logical Fallacy

    10/16/2013 8:17:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Scientific American ^ | October 16, 2013 | Kyle Hill
    Let’s get real. It doesn’t matter if you think Monsanto is evil. Genetically modified  food is safe—no matter what logical fallacies will lead liberals like Bill Maher to believe. If Monsanto has anything to do with it, it must be evil. That seems to be the prevailing opinion on the monolithic biotech company. Following that logic, if they produce corn or soybeans or another crop that has been genetically modified (GM), those too must be evil. That’s Bill Maher’s reasoning at least—reasoning that lures liberals away from science and towards denial. Making the leap from Monsanto’s business practices—whatever you may...
  • Maher and Guests Battle Over Whether Obama Governs ‘Out of Fear of Assassination’

    10/12/2013 10:02:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/12/13 | Andrew Kirell
    During the “Overtime” online edition of HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher posited that President Obama moderates his political positions out of fear of being assassinated, leading to a panel-wide battle over whether Americans are “subconsciously racist” against the president. While lamenting with Oliver Stone about the short political career of John F. Kennedy, Maher suggested that bold leaders like JFK “always seem to, at the end of the day, get cut out of the picture, violently or otherwise. And maybe that is why Barack Obama is more of a centrist than we want him to be?” “You think that?”
  • Maher Mocks WWII Vets: ‘Nobody Said They Were The Brightest Generation’

    10/05/2013 8:59:30 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 105 replies
    Just when you thought Bill Maher couldn’t say anything more offensive than he already has, he outdoes himself.
  • Dem Congressman Slams GOP As Party Of ‘Corporate Shills,’ ‘Religious Fanatics’ & ‘Freedom Fiends’

    10/05/2013 9:43:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 5, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Florida) lambasted the Republican Party on Friday night during an appearance on “Real Time With Bill Maher,” accusing the GOP of being divided into three fringe sectors. “There are really 3 Republican parties: there are the corporate shills, there are the religious fanatics and then there are the freedom fiends, the ones who want to make sure you have the right to sleep under a bridge,” Grayson told HBO’s Bill Maher. Maher, an outspoken liberal comedian, appeared to agree and summed up Grayson’s analysis in his own words. “So Jesus freaks, gun nuts, generic obese suburbanites, and...
  • Bill Maher Makes Bold Proclamation About Gay Marriage and the Future of Atheism in America

    09/25/2013 4:44:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 25, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Comedian Bill Maher has no plans to run for public office. In fact, he believes his outspoken atheism would be a major barrier to any potential candidacy. But at the same time, the “Real Time” HBO host also sees changing tides on the horizon when it comes to the treatment of non-believers in America. In an interview Monday with entertainment news outlet TheWrap, Maher said that atheism will be “the new gay marriage.” What does he mean by this? With the nation becoming more understanding and accepting of same-sex unions, it seems Maher believes that atheists, who have frequently been...
  • Friday Night Fights: Conservative Woman KOs Bill Maher and Ben Affleck

    10/15/2006 6:23:08 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 99 replies · 4,290+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Oct 15, 2006 | staff
    is quite doubtful that HBO’s Bill Maher knew what he was in for when he scheduled Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute to be on his "Real Time" panel Friday night. After all, with CNN’s Lou Dobbs and liberal actor Ben Affleck surrounding her, it seemed highly unlikely the lone conservative in the discussion would survive the scrum, let alone win the debate. However, not only did Pletka hold her own, but she also ended up schooling Maher and Affleck on a virtual plethora of geopolitical issues making this one of the more enjoyable Friday Night Fights in recent...