Monday, March 5, 2018


Bill Maher said what needed to be said about fake news recently:

He might be an atheist but amen, Brother Bill, amen. 


Anonymous said...

Amen. A lot of the times, Maher is a smug jerk. But sometimes, he gets something completely right. This is one of those times.

Anonymous said...

First, I admit that I did not listen to or watch the posted video. That said, I can't imagine that anything that comes out of that clowns mouth would be of any interest to me.

Anonymous said...

Agree. Agree. Agree.

Anonymous said...

9:08. you might want to watch. this is worth 5 min of your time

Louis LeFleur said...

Like those above, I'm not a Bill Maher fan either. He's not saying anything here that legitimate newscasters and commentators haven't said before, though in their case with more elegance and no profanity, but Maher does prove that even a blind pig can find an acorn once in a while.

Anonymous said...

And you think this is worthy of an "AMEN"? Slow news day?
Bill Maher IS an example of fake news. He twist a news story for the laugh factor. He even took a negative stab at the President's family for the joke, while talking about fake news. He also mentioned a fake story by Fox news, but the caption read that Jennifer responded to negative remarks. Again, making up fake news to report on fake news.
By the way...EVERYTHING he said is old news, or comments I should say. Been said a thousand times, and now he thinks he has a new observation to report?
There is a reason Bill Maher is insignificant in the real world, this is another example.

Jim Shortz said...

All y'all that are commenting without watching the video are missing the point. Even though you may disagree with much of what Bill Mahr stands for or does, he absolutely nails it in this on. Watch the video, or just keep your fingers in your ears and enjoy your little echo chamber.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Maher's take in this video, and I agree with his take on 95% of the other issues as well. This bodes well for my social status in Mississippi.

The over 22% of America who identifies themselves as "nonreligious" could care less about his atheism. It's his opinion, and that one opinion does not define him.

Just like our President's non-practicing of any semblance of religion did not define him with the Christian right when it came time to cast votes in 2016, either.

Frank Griffin said...

You guys are cracking me up. So indignant that a "liberal" gets it absolutely right (less the gratuitous dig at Ivanka). And one of you admits that he/she did not even watch it? Somewhere, Jefferson is still trembling for his country.

Anonymous said...

So Bill Mahr has finally figured out what the rest of us have known for years. Maybe Mahr should start listening to the people he constantly belittles.

9:59 is right. The Blind Hog has finally found an acorn.

Frank Griffin said...

That's "Maher". Maybe you misnamers only watch Shawn Hanetti.

Louis LeFleur said...

For the record, my comments above have nothing to do with Maher's being an atheist. I've got friends and coworkers who are also atheists as well as Christian, Jewish, Muslim, agnostic and whatever. Their beliefs or lack thereof don't define them as a person nor necessarily define their political or other stances. I just don't care for Bill Maher, never have. He comes across to me as yet another arrogant, self-important commentator with no particular expertise or training in that area. Just another actor/comedian turned "expert".

Anonymous said...

Okay - bling pigs, stopped clocks, yada yada yada, now even Maher gets it right. Let's hope it has some influence on the poor deluded souls who think he's actually funny.....

Anonymous said...

Maher would never admit it, but he is in total agreement with Trump that Islam is a shitty and violent religion that promotes killing and terror and has said as much on more than one of his shows.

Anonymous said...

@4:22 Not only does he admit it, Maher compares the violence to almost every religion, including Christianity

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised that ,rather than subject and the content of Maher's remarks, some of you have made this about Maher.t

These times will be seen in history as the time of personality and celebrity where the world became so complex and frightening that the masses looked for human " saviors".

Sometimes, but not often, I envy your surety that you can place such trust in so few and are certain that your instinct about people, even those you have never met, is infallible.

But, then I remember that I believed two good men ( I still think they are good men), Colin Powell and George Bush who said Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. They believed it. One I suspect because he trusted those he should not and one because he wanted to believe it so didn't give weight to those trying to tell him the truth.

That's the problem. Sometimes, it's those who aren't charming or fun or attractive and are sometimes tedious and annoying that actually have the facts and are telling the truth. And, those folks may not express themselves in a way you think acceptable.

But, if you let a group or a party or any other person think for you, you have given up your responsibility and power.

Think about it and consider listening to the video.

And, at least remember, that anyone can find a crazy and/or reprehensible person in any group or on any subject who will disgust and shock you.

If you want to be entertained rather than informed by the news, you ARE the problem.

Try, for just a month to listen to all the news shows at the top of the hour ( they are repetitive) so you can hear in the first 30 minutes different points. You don't need talking heads evaluating. Use yours.

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