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Does anyone like Bill Maher?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by runner-guy, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    I didn't find that remark objectionable, and I hate Maher.

    I didn't say I found it objectionable either. In fact, I think on some level he was correct. However, there's little doubt it was found objectionable by a large group of people and he lost his then current show over it.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I didn't say I found it objectionable either. In fact, I think on some level he was correct. However, there's little doubt it was found objectionable by a large group of people and he lost his then current show over it.

    Manufactured outrage. The right so rarely gets to do it to the left that we leap at really dubious examples (see Sherrod, Shirley). That was one of them. I don't think we helped our cause any over it.
     
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    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Didn't Maher marry "Superhead", that really is more punishment than any man, regardless of how unfunny and bitter, should be subjected to.
     
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  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Manufactured outrage. The right so rarely gets to do it to the left that we leap at really dubious examples (see Sherrod, Shirley). That was one of them. I don't think we helped our cause any over it.

    Agreed and agreed. In fact, he's back and going strong with his new propaganda show, so I'd say lose/lose for the outraged folks.
     
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    Agreed and agreed. In fact, he's back and going strong with his new propaganda show, so I'd say lose/lose for the outraged folks.

    Bill Maher is in the manufactured outrage industry and quite good at it. He's a strong advocate of Obama's health care plan, but complains it didn't go far enough. Yet when asked about vaccinations, he says "I don't trust the government with anything, especially not my health." He's a member of PETA, favors privatizing part of Social Security, wants to end the federal funding of nonprofits, and favors racial profiling in airports.

    He basically trolls for a living. Any backlash he gets is part of the game.
     
  7. Piobaire

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    Bill Maher is in the manufactured outrage industry and quite good at it. He's a strong advocate of Obama's health care plan, but complains it didn't go far enough. Yet when asked about vaccinations, he says "I don't trust the government with anything, especially not my health." He's a member of PETA, favors privatizing part of Social Security, wants to end the federal funding of nonprofits, and favors racial profiling in airports.

    He basically trolls for a living. Any backlash he gets is part of the game.


    /mindblown.

    Javyn = Bill Maher?
     
  8. javyn

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    /mindblown.

    Javyn = Bill Maher?


    Shit, I wish I got that kinda money for trolling. But now that I think about it, yeah. Maybe that's why I hate him so much, I see some likeness.
     
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    "New Rules" can be funny. The Muslim fashion show at the end of the standup, mentioned in the OP, was also funny. The quality of his show can vary, depending on the guests.
     
  10. javyn

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    The only Real Time eps I watched were the ones he had Ron Paul on. Never as a guest that I can recall, just on that big TV screen.
     
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    I like his points, but he is smug, and even worse, I just cant stand looking at his face.
     
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    He basically trolls for a living. Any backlash he gets is part of the game.

    +1
    He also supported McCain in 2000 and Dole in 96. [​IMG]

    I still find his show to be better than Olbermann, Limbaugh, Hannity,...
     
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    I will not divulge my personal feelings for the man, however, we have 3 pages of discussion of Bill Maher without discussing his hideous, ill-cut, and ill fitting suits?
     
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    I will not divulge my personal feeling for the man, however, we have 3 pages of discussion of Bill Maher without discussing his hideous, ill-cut, and ill fitting suits?
    No kidding, pinstripes w/o a tie, wtf. Motherfucker tries too hard to look like Fenster from Usual Suspects.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I still find his show to be better than Olbermann, Limbaugh, Hannity,...

    His real competitor is Stewart, who is a million times smarter, funnier, and more appealing.
     
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    His real competitor is Stewart, who is a million times smarter, funnier, and more appealing.

    I think he means to be something in between, which makes Maher's show a little awkward to watch and limited in terms of appeal.
     
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    He's horrible as a standup, but I do find his Real Time show entertaining.
     
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    I love Bill. I think he is one of the smartest, most well informed talking heads on tv (or at the very least he preps like a mofo).

    Is he funny? Hmm... maybe not in the traditional sense of the word, but I think PI is a great show that mixes current events and humor in the best way possible.
     
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    I enjoy the show the odd times I catch it typically in hotel rooms on team trips. It's not necessarily for him but it seems interesting and somewhat entertaining. I can't believe he calls himself a libertarian though - that makes no sense.

    There was one episode I wanted to watch because the guest line up sounded really good but for the life of me can't remember [​IMG]
     
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    His real competitor is Stewart, who is a million times smarter, funnier, and more appealing.
    I'm really not crazy about Jon Stewart either. He seems to be getting more and more serious the older he gets. Like telling Jim Cramer that investing "isn't a fucking game". Gimme a break. Stephen Colbert is still really funny though IMO. He is way more clever than Stewart and I like the way he screws with people.
     

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