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Bill Maher: Fringe Losers Can Ruin Everything

The “Real Time” host battles the birthers, “the far-right goofballs who claim Obama wasn’t really born in Hawaii and therefore the job of president goes to the runner-up, Miss California Carrie Prejean.” [Video fixed]

Posted on Aug 2, 2009 READ MORE


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Bill Maher: ‘Democrats Are the New Republicans’

Last week Bill Maher took on the president. This week, the “Real Time” host accuses the Democrats of selling out their principles to hedge funds and polluters: ” ... over the last 30-odd years, Democrats have moved to the right and the right has moved into a mental hospital.”

Posted on Jun 21, 2009 READ MORE


Bill Maher: America Is Greedy, Not Good

The “Real Time” host takes exception to American exceptionalism, the idea that Americans are unique and superior despite a penchant for poisoning, imprisoning and killing each other just to make a buck.

Posted on May 31, 2009 READ MORE


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Bill Maher’s California Elegy

The “Real Time” host laments the ballot initiative, which, he says, has made his home state ungovernable: “This is why America’s founders wanted a representative democracy, because they knew if you gave the average guy the chance, he’d vote for a fantasy world with no taxes, free beer and vagina trees.”

Posted on May 24, 2009 READ MORE


Bill Maher on GOP Drama

The “Real Time” host marvels at Republican rage in the era of Obama: “The conservative base these days is absolutely apoplectic because ... well, nobody knows.”

Posted on Apr 26, 2009 READ MORE


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Maher Puts His Stamp of Approval on the Post Office

Even while pocketing billions in bailouts, the captains of industry who wrecked the world economy sneer at government. Just imagine, they say, if their businesses were run like the post office. “You mean the place that takes a note in my hand in L.A. on Monday and gives it to my sister in New Jersey on Wednesday for 42 cents?”

Posted on Mar 8, 2009 READ MORE


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Bill Maher’s Election Recap

The “Real Time” host has the highlights from the last two years of the “best election ever.”

Posted on Nov 3, 2008 READ MORE


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Bill Maher Defends Elitism

The “Real Time” host offers his own unique take on the bitterness fiasco: “If you think the Democrats are going to take away your Bible, you’re an idiot. If you think they’re going to take away your gun, you’re an armed idiot. And if you think they’re going to take away your gun and give it to a Mexican to kill your god, you’re Bill O’Reilly.”

Posted on Apr 21, 2008 READ MORE


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Bill Maher vs. the Pope

The “Real Time” host uses the recent raid on a polygamist compound to point a finger at the Vatican, which he calls “the Bear Sterns of organized pedophilia—too big to fail.” This wasn’t one of Maher’s more applauded closing numbers, but it’s not one you should miss.

Posted on Apr 14, 2008 READ MORE


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Maher to Democrats: ?Chill Out?

From TSA’s mood music to Obama’s bowling blunder, Bill Maher takes on the issues of the week, including the growing concern over the Democrats’ heated primary battle: “If voting can destroy the Democratic Party, then the party isn’t very democratic.”

Posted on Apr 7, 2008 READ MORE


?A Little Fit? in the Polls

A couple of recent polls have indicated that Clinton and Obama supporters would be so devastated by their candidate’s loss they would throw their support to McCain. Bill Maher asked Dan Savage to investigate the claim, and Savage concluded that voters were “having a little fit now, because they’re not going to have that little fit in November.”

Posted on Mar 30, 2008 READ MORE


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Bill Maher vs. Terry McAuliffe

Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe joined Bill Maher on Friday for what turned into a surprisingly tough satellite interview, which ended prematurely due to technical difficulties—and perhaps because of a crack about Bill Clinton and Puerto Rico.

Posted on Mar 9, 2008 READ MORE


Bill Maher on Smear Tactics

In this edition of “New Rules,” the “Real Time” host takes on Alberto Gonzales, Mexican cruises and conservative slurs: “To honor the life of William F. Buckley, conservatives have to take the high road against Barack Obama.”

Posted on Mar 2, 2008 READ MORE


Bill Maher

The Return of ‘New Rules’

Bill Maher’s writers are back and so is his biting commentary on the political and cultural issues of the week. In this clip, the “Real Time” host tackles the decline of the handshake, Bush’s war addiction, the fighting Romneys, McCain’s zombie army and why it isn’t amazing that the Democrats have suddenly discovered diversity.

Posted on Feb 17, 2008 READ MORE


Obama, Clinton and California

Down to the Wire

Super Tuesday, when 22 states and American Samoa could decide the Democratic nominee, is one day away and no one knows what is going to happen. A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton dead even nationally. Clinton led by as many as 15 points a month ago. But it’s the biggest prize of the contest, California, where only a week ago Clinton led by 17 points, that has everyone guessing.

Posted on Feb 4, 2008 READ MORE


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Maher Calls for a Middle-Class Uprising

The “Real Time” host takes aim at the über-rich, as well as the disadvantaged who vote against their own economic self-interests, because “In America it’s not the haves and have nots, it’s the haves and been hads.”

Posted on Nov 4, 2007 READ MORE


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Bill Maher on the Politics of Fear

The “Real Time” host makes the case for prioritizing our fear: “What’s really scary this Halloween is that the same group of idea-free losers who won the last presidential election could win the next one by making us afraid of the wrong things, which is why this Halloween, I’m going as something truly horrifying: a melting polar ice cap.”

Posted on Oct 28, 2007 READ MORE


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Bill Maher vs. ‘9/11 Truthers’

The “Real Time” host became so frustrated with a couple of “9/11 Truthers” who infiltrated his audience Friday that he left the stage to personally oversee their expulsion. The fracas was so entertaining that HBO aired the entire incident on the West Coast feed, which could have easily been edited.

Posted on Oct 21, 2007 READ MORE


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Bill Maher on Phony Patriotism

The “Real Time” host agrees with Barack Obama that wearing an American flag pin is but a token of patriotism that probably doesn’t amount to much: “Show me a man wearing an American flag pin in his lapel, and I’ll show you an a—hole.”

Posted on Oct 14, 2007 READ MORE


Rahm Emanuel

Bill Maher vs. Rep. Rahm Emanuel

The “Real Time” host asks one of the Democratic Party’s shining stars the question that seems to be on everyone’s mind: If you hate the war so much, why are you paying for it?

Posted on Sep 30, 2007 READ MORE


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Hagel Calls Bush’s Use of Petraeus Dishonest

Retiring Sen. Chuck Hagel tells Bill Maher why the president’s exploitation of Gen. Petraeus is “not only a dirty trick, but it’s dishonest, it’s hypocritical, it’s dangerous and irresponsible. The fact is, this is not Petraeus’ policy, it’s Bush’s policy.”

Posted on Sep 16, 2007 READ MORE


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Bill Maher’s Summer Vacation

The “Real Time” host returns with a look back on the summer, full of the usual barbs like this gem about the Democrats’ FISA capitulation: “Yes the Democrats in Congress took advantage of a deeply unpopular lame duck president by caving into his every whim and agreeing to allow the attorney general to spy on Americans without a warrant.”

Posted on Aug 23, 2007 READ MORE


Moore and Maher

Moore and Maher on ‘SiCKO’

Back on May 25th, Michael Moore joined “Real Time” host Bill Maher to chat about his latest, “SiCKO,” which Maher called “amazing” and “your best yet.” In case you missed it or you just can’t get enough of the all-American documentarian on this “SiCKO” Friday, check it out.

Posted on Jun 29, 2007 READ MORE


Richard Dreyfuss

Dreyfuss Schools America

During “Real Time With Bill Maher,” actor Richard Dreyfuss gave the country a lesson in civics and defense against indoctrination. Watch it. (part 1, part 2)

Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


In Memoriam

‘A Farewell to Douchebags’

“Real Time” put together this gut-busting post-election farewell to the villains of the ‘06 campaign—in the style of the Academy Awards “In Memoriam” reel.  Stay tuned for an interview with earmark-fighting Republican (and champion grinner) Jeff Flake.

  • Watch it

  • Posted on Nov 14, 2006 READ MORE


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    Greenwald Talks War Corruption With Maher

    Documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald speaks to Bill Maher about his latest movie, “Iraq for Sale,” which peels back the layers of the war profiteer industry in Iraq. Stunner: Private contractors are charging the U.S. Army $45 for a six-pack of Coke.

    Posted on Nov 9, 2006 READ MORE


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    CNN Censors Maher’s ‘Gay Mehlman’ Comment

    During a live broadcast of “Larry King Live” on Wednesday, Bill Maher alluded to the biggest open secret in Washington: Ken Mehlman, chairman of the Republican National Committee, is gay. But when the program re-aired, Maher’s comment had been edited out. Watch both versions at HuffPo.

    Posted on Nov 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Halliburton

    ‘Halliburton: Because Orphans Just Don’t Make Themselves’

    Check out this stinging satire of Halliburton from “Real Time With Bill Maher.”
    (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

    Posted on Oct 28, 2006 READ MORE


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    Weekly Video Roundup

    This week our collection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes Bill Maher delivering the best analogy about America’s presence in Iraq that we’ve ever heard; a race-baiting ad leveled against Rep. Harold Ford; and President Bush ludicrously trying to convince America that he never said the words “stay the course.”

    Posted on Oct 27, 2006 READ MORE


    Maher and Scarborough

    Bill Maher: Impeach Bush

    Bill Maher went on “Scarborough Country” to list his reasons for impeaching Bush.

  • Earlier: See Part 1 of his interview
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    Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


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    Maher: ‘You Can’t Call Yourself a Think Tank if All Your Ideas Are Stupid’

    Bill Maher delivers a stirring and passionate rebuke to the neocons who so tragically misplanned the Iraq war. (Video & Transcript)

    Posted on Oct 22, 2006 READ MORE


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    Weekly Video Roundup

    In this edition of our Truthdig-flavored videos: A comedy troupe reenacts Mark Foley’s IMs; Jon Stewart skewers Bush’s reduction of Iraq violence to a “comma”; and Bill Maher critiques sexual repression in America.

    Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


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    Bill Maher Almost Defends Foley

    Maher makes the good point that in a less sexually repressed society, Mark Foley could have come out of the closet a long time ago.

    Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Collage

    Weekly Video Roundup

    This week, our roundup of Truthdig-flavored videos includes Bill Clinton’s thrashing of Fox News’ Chris Wallace; Bill Maher & Co. debating the sanity of religion; retired generals blasting Rumsfeld; and Jon Stewart’s evisceration of Bush’s torture bill.

    Posted on Sep 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Bill Maher and Jesus Camp

    Maher & Mixed Panel Debate ‘Jesus Camp’

    Bill Maher and a panel including Reza Aslan (a Muslim), Sandy Rios (a conservative Christian) and Bradley Whitford (a liberal Episcopalian) discuss the morality of raising “Christian soldiers” to fight in God’s army, as depicted in the movie “Jesus Camp.”

    Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


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    Weekly Video Roundup

    This week’s edition of Truthdig-flavored videos includes a “Daily Show” spot-on satirical interview with a discharged gay Army linguist; a classic Bill Maher broadside on President Bush; and Jon Stewart asking Bill Clinton how to defeat Hillary.

    Posted on Sep 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Maher and Scarborough

    Scarborough, Maher Debate Bush’s Idiocy, Free Speech

    Check out this can’t-miss two-part interview between Bill Maher and Joe Scarborough. Maher ends the first segment with a uppercut knockout punch straight to Bush’s jaw; in the second part, Bill says “the jury’s in” on the “idiot” question.

    Posted on Sep 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Bill Maher

    Bill Maher Takes On ‘The Path to 9/11’

    Maher, along with guests Rob Thomas, P.J. O’Rourke and Joan Walsh, ripped into ABC’s undocu-drama, which pins the blame for 9/11 on Bill Clinton. Maher reminds us: As president, Clinton had a meeting a week about bin Laden; George W. Bush, before 9/11, had zero. Watch it on the jump.

    Posted on Sep 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Bill Maher: The Difference Between Sunni and Suri

    The HBO talk show host delivers President Bush a primer on Sunni Muslims and Suri Cruise. Cute.

    Posted on Sep 8, 2006 READ MORE


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    From HBO

    Maher: Scientists ‘Cut and Run’ on Pluto

    Bill Maher sends up conservatives’ war on science, abortion and the United Nations in this planetary riff during the first new episode of his HBO series “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

    Posted on Aug 28, 2006 READ MORE


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