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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:14 AM
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What’s bad for liberals has been very good for Bill Maher.
HBO’s pol-chat salon, Real Time With Bill Maher, is a successor of sorts to Maher’s late-night ABC roundtable, Politically Incorrect, which ended its eight-year run in 2002, pursuant to, as Maher calls them, “the tragic events of 9/17.” (The night Maher agreed with a conservative pundit that the September 11 hijackers had not been cowardly, which caused advertisers to desert the show.)



As it turns out, the move to HBO was all silver lining, no clouds. Premium cable ended up freeing Maher and his weekly guests (a motley assemblage of outspoken celebrities, politicos, and intellectuals—pointedly both liberal and conservative) to be even more politically incorrect. On the most recent season, which ended November 12, Maher arguably hit his cantankerous apex as he skewered President Obama’s neo-Camelot, to say nothing of Sarah Palin, Christine O’Donnell (who first proclaimed her witchcraft dabbling on Politically Incorrect), and the tea-baggers—gifts that will keep on giving during his new season, beginning January 14.

http://nymag.com/arts/tv/features/70438/
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:30 AM
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1. There are certainly "clouds". The main one being....
... a lot of us can't watch it. HBO costs money. Above and beyond the usual monthly fee.

I try to catch what little I can of Maher ( I'm a *huge* fan) here or on youtube.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:32 AM
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2. He destroyed the teabaggers on Friday.
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dotymed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:32 AM
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3. I have thought about this also.
What has bothered me for years about Maher is his vehement response to anyone who questions the official story of 9-11. Smart propaganda can be presented in so many forms, as long as the outcome is acceptable...
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