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Bill Maher
Birth name William Maher, Jr.
Born January 20, 1956 (1956-01-20) (age 52)
New York City, New York, USA
Medium Stand-Up, Television, Film, Books
Nationality American
Years active 1979Present
Genres Political satire, Observational comedy
Subject(s) American politics, current events, American culture, pop culture, freedom of speech, environmentalism, religion, human sexuality, recreational drug use, libertarianism, American liberalism
Influences Johnny Carson, George Carlin
Notable works and roles Host of Politically Incorrect
Host of Real Time with Bill Maher
Website BillMaher.com

William Maher, Jr., (pronounced /ˈmɑr/; born January 20, 1956) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He hosted the late-night television talk show Politically Incorrect on Comedy Central and ABC, and is currently the host of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO. On June 1, 2006, he also began hosting an Internet-exclusive talk show on Amazon.com entitled Amazon Fishbowl. is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... 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Maher is known for his political satire and sociopolitical commentary. His commentaries target a wide swath of topics, from the right-wing to the left-wing, bureaucracies of many kinds, religion, political correctness, Hollywood, the mass media, and persons in positions of high political and social power, among many others. He supports the legalization of cannabis and gay marriage and serves on the board of PETA.[1][2] He is also an outspoken critic of religion and is an advisory board member of The Reason Project. Maher is number 38 on Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-ups of all time. Political satire is a subgenre of general satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from politics, politicians and public affairs. ... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      This article is about the sociological concept. ... Political correctness is the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense. ... ... Popular press redirects here; note that the University of Wisconsin Press publishes under the imprint The Popular Press. Mass media is a term used to denote a section of the media specifically envisioned and designed to reach a very large audience such as the population of a nation state. ... This article is about the plant genus Cannabis. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... Peta can refer to: Peta (prefix), a prefix meaning times 1015 in the International System of Units People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal-rights organization People Eating Tasty Animals, a parody of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Peta, Greece, a town in the prefecture... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ...

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Early life and career

Maher was born in New York City, the son of Julie (née Berman), a nurse, and William Maher, Sr., a network news editor and radio announcer.[3] Maher was raised in his Irish American father's Catholic religion, and did not find out that his mother was Jewish until his teenage years.[4] He grew up in River Vale, New Jersey and graduated from Pascack Hills High School in Montvale, New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Cornell University in 1978.[5] New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Née redirects here. ... This article is about the occupation. ... Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... River Vale Township is a township located in Bergen County, New Jersey. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Pascack Hills High School (PHHS) is a four-year comprehensive public high school, one of two high schools that are part of the Pascack Valley Regional High School District in Bergen County, New Jersey. ... Map highlighting Montvales location within Bergen County. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article is about the study of the past in human terms. ... Cornell redirects here. ...


Maher has a substantial career as a stand-up comedian and still occasionally tours. He was host of the New York City comedy club Catch a Rising Star in 1979. Thanks to Steve Allen, he began appearing on Johnny Carson's and David Letterman's shows in 1982. He has also appeared in several films, usually in a comic role. His feature film debut was in D.C. Cab (1983), and he has also appeared in Ratboy (1986), Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1988), and Pizza Man (1991). Richard Pryor hits the money line A stand-up comedian or stand-up comic is someone that performs in comedy clubs, usually reciting a fast paced succession of amusing stories, short jokes and one-liners, typically called a monologue. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... A comedy club is a venue, typically a nightclub, where people watch or listen to performances, including stand-up comedians, improvisational comedians, impersonators, magicians, ventriloquists and other comedy acts. ... Catch a Rising Star is a chain of comedy clubs, founded in New York City in 1972. ... “Steve Allen” redirects here. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.) is an Emmy Award-winning American television host and comedian. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... D.C. Cab is a 1983 comedy film, starring Mr. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... This page is about the motion picture. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death is a 1989 cult classic film and starring Shannon Tweed and Bill Maher. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Pizza Man is a 1991 comedy starring Bill Maher and Annabelle Gurwitch and written and directed by J.F. Lawton. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


Worldview

Political views

Maher and Ingrid Newkirk, founder of PETA. Maher is on the board of directors of the animal welfare activist group.
Maher and Ingrid Newkirk, founder of PETA. Maher is on the board of directors of the animal welfare activist group.

Maher describes himself as a libertarian[6] and a liberal and is a reliable proponent of the Minarchist school of libertarian thought, claiming, "government is really there to do the things that people absolutely can't do for themselves";[7] however, some have questioned the validity of Maher's self-proclaimed libertarianism, describing him as a center-left liberal.[7] PETAs president and co-founder Ingrid Newkirk Ingrid Newkirk (born July 11, 1949) is a British-born animal rights activist, author, and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the worlds largest animal rights organization. ... Peta can refer to: Peta (prefix), a prefix meaning times 1015 in the International System of Units People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal-rights organization People Eating Tasty Animals, a parody of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Peta, Greece, a town in the prefecture... See also Libertarianism and Libertarian Party Libertarian,is a term for person who has made a conscious and principled commitment, evidenced by a statement or Pledge, to forswear violating others rights and usually living in voluntary communities: thus in law no longer subject to government supervision. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... In civics, Minarchism, sometimes called minimal statism, is the view that government should be as small as possible. ... This article is about the political philosophy based on private property rights. ...


Maher favors a partial privatization of social security, ending corporate welfare, and legalization of gambling, prostitution, and all drugs. (Maher is a member of NORML's Advisory Board, an organization which supports the decriminalization of marijuana.) Additionally, Maher describes himself as an environmentalist, and he frequently alludes to the topic of global warming on his show Real Time. Moreover, he is suspicious of Corporate America.[7] Social security primarily refers to social welfare service concerned with social protection, or protection against socially recognized conditions, including poverty, old age, disability, unemployment and others. ... Corporate welfare is a pejorative term, first coined by Ralph Nader in 1956, describing a governments bestowal of grants and/or tax breaks on corporations or other special favorable treatment from the government. ... Gamble redirects here. ... Whore redirects here. ... Massive mark-ups for drugs, areas/drugs/index. ... The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws or NORML (pronounced normal) is a US-based non-profit corporation founded in 1970 to, according to their most recent mission statement, move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja (Hindi: गांजा),[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa. ... Bold textHello ... Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earths near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. ... Corporate America is an informal phrase describing both the independent for-profit and independent non-profit world of corporations within the United States not under government ownership. ...


He supported Bob Dole in the 1996 U.S. presidential election on the basis that Dole was a war hero[8] and the kind of "old-fashioned" Republican he appreciated. Although he told Libertarian Party candidate Harry Browne at the end of a Browne appearance on Politically Incorrect that Browne would have his vote, ultimately he said he instead voted for Ralph Nader in the 2000 U.S. presidential election. § Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) was a United States Senator from Kansas from 1969-1996, serving part of that time as United States Senate Majority Leader. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded on December 11, 1971. ... Harry Browne (17 June 1933 – 1 March 2006) was an American libertarian writer, politician, and free-market investment analyst. ... Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney and political activist in the areas of consumer rights, humanitarianism, environmentalism and democratic government. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ...


Maher is a board member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and has expressed his distaste for the pharmaceutical and health care industries in general, on the grounds that they make their money out of curing people who are made sick by consuming unhealthy food that society urges upon the public. He also maintains that mass consumption of high fructose corn syrup is a contributor to the American obesity epidemic. On the August 11, 2005, episode of Larry King Live, Maher said he was not a vegetarian, adding "...but I don't eat a lot of meat."[9] Peta can refer to: Peta (prefix), a prefix meaning times 1015 in the International System of Units People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal-rights organization People Eating Tasty Animals, a parody of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Peta, Greece, a town in the prefecture... Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmacon is drug, and logos is science) is the study of how chemical substances interfere with living systems. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... Cheetos The Luther Burger, a bacon cheeseburger which employs a glazed donut in place of each bun. ... High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) refers to a group of corn syrups which have undergone enzymatic processing in order to increase their fructose content and are then mixed with pure corn syrup (100% glucose) to reach their final form. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Larry King Live is a nightly CNN interview program hosted by broadcaster and writer Larry King. ... A variety of vegetarian food ingredients Vegetarianism is the practice of a diet that excludes all animal flesh, including poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, and slaughter by-products. ...


Prior to the 2004 U.S. presidential election, Maher became very forthright in his opposition to the re-election of George W. Bush, and in his support for John Kerry as the best candidate to defeat Bush, going so far as to publicly kneel on his show, with director Michael Moore, and beg Ralph Nader to drop out of the race. Maher often says that the word "liberal" has been unfairly demonized, and during the elections he criticized Kerry for being ashamed of the word. As Maher supports the death penalty, the legality of abortion and euthanasia, he often states his position humorously as "pro-death." Expanding on this statement, he revealed his belief that the size of the human population has led to damage to the earth's ecosystem, so that he is generally in favor of anything that would reduce it. Since 9/11 he also has on numerous occasions stated his endorsement of racial profiling at airports.[10] Presidential election results map. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney and political activist in the areas of consumer rights, humanitarianism, environmentalism and democratic government. ... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ... For mercy killings not performed on humans, see Animal euthanasia. ... The current estimated world human population is 6,427,631,117. ... For other uses, see Ecological Systems Theory. ... Racial profiling, also known as ethnic profiling, is the inclusion of racial or ethnic characteristics in determining whether a person is considered likely to commit a particular type of crime (see Offender Profiling). ...


While discussing FEMA's failure regarding Hurricane Katrina, Maher suggested it was a failure of "federal responsibility," and faulted President Bush with negligence. FEMA redirects here. ...


He was originally against the war in Iraq, but briefly offered less skeptical commentary in light of the Iraqi election of 2005. Maher now views the Iraq War as a failure and implied on the February 24, 2006 episode of Real Time that Iraq was better off under Saddam Hussein and that the U.S. cannot control the sectarian violence like Saddam did. He has said the invasion of Iraq has increased the threat of terrorism. He has also stated his concerns about the possibility of a future civil war in Iraq or about the possibility that Iraq is already involved in the early stages of a civil war. There have been three conflicts in the late 20th century and early 21st century called Gulf War, all of which refer to conflicts in the Persian Gulf region: Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) (aka First Gulf War). ... Iraqi police officers hold up their index fingers marked with purple indelible ink, a security measure to prevent double voting. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq and Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council from 1979 until his overthrow by US forces in 2003. ... Terrorist redirects here. ... This article is about the definition of the specific type of war. ...


Maher describes himself as a staunch supporter of Israel.[citation needed][11]


Regarding the 2008 US Presidential Election, Bill Maher has announced his support for Barack Obama. [12] Presidential electoral votes by state The United States presidential election of 2008 will be held on November 4, 2008. ...


Criticism of 9/11 conspiracies

Maher doing stand-up.
Maher doing stand-up.

Maher has been a frequent critic of 9/11 conspiracy theories, stating for instance on the September 14, 2007 edition of Real Time, "Crazy people who still think the government brought down the Twin Towers in a controlled explosion have to stop pretending that I'm the one who's being naïve. How big a lunatic do you have to be to watch two giant airliners packed with jet fuel slam into buildings on live TV, igniting a massive inferno that burned for two hours, and then think, 'well, if you believe that was the cause...' " [13] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A variety of conspiracy theories question the mainstream account of the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States. ...


On October 19, 2007 Maher had several conspiracy theorist hecklers ejected from his show audience when they interrupted the show numerous times by calling out from the audience.[14] This drew significant media attention and even praise from Fox News talk show host and frequent critic John Gibson, who stated, "I bet next week I'll be angry or annoyed at something Maher says. But this week, it's hats off to Bill for a job well done." [15] John Gibson is a television talk show host, hosting the weekday edition of The Big Story and The John Gibson Show on Fox News Radio. ...


Views on religion

Maher is highly critical of organized religion, which he once described as a neurological disorder that justifies crazies and stops people from thinking.[16] In two separate appearances on Real Time, atheist comedian George Carlin and Maher alleged that organized religion is a cause of many of society's problems and that the practices of organized religion are mired in hypocrisy. Maher credited Carlin's views as inspiration for him to speak out against organized religion. Churchianity is a negative description of organized religion that characterizes it as emphasizing the institutional forms of Christianity (traditions, rituals, committees, and programs) and omitting the actual gospel teachings of Jesus Christ that forms the basis of Christianity. ... Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems. ... Atheist redirects here. ... George Denis Patrick Carlin[15] (born May 12, 1937) is a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ...


Maher has said many times that religion works under the guise of morality but that its tenets generally have nothing to do with morality, that religious prohibitions are being confused with moral law. In Maher's view, just because a religion prohibits abortion or decries homosexuality, that does not mean that having an abortion or being homosexual are immoral acts. Instead, Maher argues that an immoral person is one who harms others through activities such as murder or rape.


Maher opposes religious monuments, such as The Ten Commandments, being placed in or near court houses, pointing out that this would violate the separation of church and state. He has countered the assertion of conservative Christians who claim that American law is based on the Ten Commandments by saying that of the ten, only two (the prohibitions on murder and theft) apply to American law. The other commandments, he argues, such as honoring no god before the Judeo-Christian God, keeping the Sabbath holy, or honoring thy mother and thy father, are not American laws at all. In answer to the suggestion that a divine moral authority is necessary, he suggests "Couldn't we just get together and agree on the few basic Commandments that are laws? Like 'I won't slaughter you, and don't take my shit.'" This article is about the list of religious and moral imperatives. ... Constantines Conversion, depicting the conversion of Emperor Constantine the Great to Christianity, by Peter Paul Rubens. ... For other uses, see Sabbath. ... This article is about the list of religious and moral imperatives. ...


Maher has stated on both Politically Incorrect and Real Time, and in several appearances on Larry King Live, viewpoints that reference a kind of deism, although Maher has never declared himself a deist. He has stated that he does indeed believe in a God, but that organized religion is nothing more than tradition and superstition. In 2002 he told the Onion AV Club, "I'm not an atheist. There's a really big difference between an atheist and someone who just doesn't believe in religion. Religion to me is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need. But I'm not an atheist, no. I believe there's some force. If you want to call it God... I don't believe God is a single parent who writes books".[17] He asserts that organized religion provides answers to questions that "cannot possibly be answered." Questions such as "Where do I go when I die?" or "Is there a heaven?", he says, are impossible to answer. By claiming to have the answers, Maher argues, organized religion is dishonest and it "stops people from thinking." Larry King Live is a nightly CNN interview program hosted by broadcaster and writer Larry King. ... For other uses, see Ceremonial Deism. ... Deism is belief in a God or first cause based on reason, rather than on faith or revelation, and thus a form of theism in opposition to fideism. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The A.V. Club is an entertainment newspaper and website published by The Onion. ...


During Maher's appearance on Larry King Live on August 11, 2005, he said he was an agnostic who nevertheless is still quite open to the idea that God exists. The following exchange also occurred on that program: is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Agnosticism (Greek: α- a-, without + γνώσις gnōsis, knowledge; after Gnosticism) is the philosophical view that the truth value of certain claims — particularly metaphysical claims regarding theology, afterlife or the existence of God, gods, deities, or even ultimate reality — is unknown or, depending on the form of agnosticism, inherently unknowable due to...

CALLER: "Hi. Well, my question is, the Lord spoke to me approximately three years ago, and if the Lord spoke to you [Maher], I was wondering if you'd become a believer."
MAHER: "No, I'd check into Bellevue, which is what you should do..."

Maher then explained that certainty in one's religious belief is absurd, using the example of Scientology: "You [a Scientologist], like all religious people, have a neurological disorder. And the only reason why people think it's sane is because so many other people believe the same thing. It's insanity by consensus." Bellevue Hospital Center, founded in 1736, is the oldest public hospital in the United States. ... Doctrine Practices Concepts People Public outreach Organization Controversy Scientology is a body of beliefs and related practices created by American pulp fiction author L. Ron Hubbard in 1952 as an outgrowth of his earlier self-help system, Dianetics. ...


On August 15, 2007, on Larry King Live, he stated that it was impossible to know what happens after death. He compared Christian promises of an afterlife with the promises made by politicians trying to get elected. Larry King Live is a nightly CNN interview program hosted by broadcaster and writer Larry King. ...


Bill Maher and director Larry Charles teamed up to make the feature film Religulous, described by trade publication Variety as a documentary "that spoofs religious extremism across the world," and expected to be released in 2008.[18][19] Larry Charles (1956 - ) is an American television writer, director and producer. ... Religulous is a documentary directed by Larry Charles (Borat director) and stars American comedian Bill Maher, host of Real Time With Bill Maher on HBO. According to Maher, the title of the film is a portmanteau derived from the words religion and ridiculous, implying the satirical nature of the documentary...


Most recently, Maher has declared himself an apatheist instead of an agnostic on Scarborough Country on April 24th 2007.[20] Apatheism is the position that God and religion are irrelevant to ones life. ... Scarborough Country is an opinion/analysis show broadcasted on MSNBC Monday - Thursday at 9 P.M. ET. It is hosted by former congressman (R - Fla. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On a February 5th, 2008 episode of Larry King Live, Maher issued a comment calling all people of the Mormon faith "shapeshifters".[citation needed]


Bill Maher is an advisory board member of author Sam Harris's The Reason Project. Sam Harris Sam Harris is an American author with an interest in neurotheology and neuroscience. ...


Anti-Catholicism

Although Maher admits he is biased against religion in general, William A. Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has noted that Maher "has consistently been listed in the Catholic League’s Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism" for acts of bigotry. Donohue says that among his offensive acts, Maher has a habit of "slandering all priests as molesters and mocking the Eucharist". In the League's 2003 report, it claimed "no one insulted Catholics more than Bill Maher".[21] On May 7, 2002, on Politically Incorrect, Maher himself stated "I have hated the church way before anyone else."[22] William A. Donohue (born July 18, 1947 in Manhattan, New York), has-been : the president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the United States since 1993. ... Logo of the Catholic League The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is an American civil rights group, with the mission of defending the civil and religious rights of Catholics in the United States, based on the First Amendment. ... Anti-Catholicism is discrimination, hostility or prejudice directed at Catholics or the Catholic Church. ... For people named Bigot and other meanings, see Bigot (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Eucharist (disambiguation). ...


During his April 11, 2008 live broadcast, Maher said of the Catholic Church:

In fact, whenever a cult leader sets himself up as God's infallible wingman here on earth, lock away the kids. Which is why I'd like to tip off law enforcement to an even LARGER child-abusing religious cult. Its leader ALSO has a compound, and this guy not only operates outside the bounds of the law, but he used to be a Nazi and he wears funny hats! That's right, the Pope is coming to America this week, and ladies: he's single!

Now, I know what you're thinking. "Bill, you can't be saying the Catholic church is no better than this creepy Texas cult. For one thing, altar boys can't even GET pregnant!" But really, what tripped up the little cult on the prairie was that they only abused hundreds of kids, not thousands all over the world. "Cults" get raided; "religions" get parades. How DOES the Catholic church get away with all of their buggery? Volume, volume, volume! If you have a few hundred followers, and you let some of them molest children, they call you a "cult leader." If you have a billion, they call you "Pope." It's like, if you can't pay your mortgage, they call you a "deadbeat," but if you can't pay a million mortgages, you're "Bear Stearns" and we bail you out.

And that's who the Catholic church is. The "Bear Stearns of organized pedophilia." When the current Pope was in his previous Vatican job, as John Paul's Dick Cheney, he wrote a letter instructing every Catholic bishop to keep the sex abuse of minors secret until the statute of limitations ran out. And that's the church's attitude: "We're here, we're queer, get used to it."

Which is fine -- far be it from me to criticize religion. But just remember one thing: if the Pope was, instead of a religious figure, merely the CEO of a nation-wide chain of day care centers, where thousands of employees had been caught molesting kids and then covering it up, he'd be arrested faster than you can say, "Who wants to touch Mr. Wiggle?"[23]

These comments have resulted in a boycott of Maher's show and Time Warner-HBO by the conservative group American Life League. The Catholic League argued that Maher's rant was loaded with falsehoods. [24] Though the Pope and his family were known anti-Nazis and had to move to another town because of it,[25] Maher's assertion had some factual basis in the fact that the Pope was a member of the Hitler Youth and later the German Army, which he deserted in April, 1945.[26]


Views on Health Care

Bill Maher has expressed the view that illness is generally the result of poor diet and that medicine is not the best way of addressing illness, a view common among proponents of Alternative Medicine, and that the "government subsides illness"[27]. Alternative medicine has been described as any of various systems of healing or treating disease (as chiropractic, homeopathy, or faith healing) not included in the traditional medical curricula taught in the United States and Britain.[1] Alternative medicine practices are often based in belief systems not derived from modern science. ...


In an episode of the show about the 2008 Presidential Candidates’ health plans, Maher states that poor nutrition is the primary cause of illness, he goes on to say that “the answer isn’t another pill” [28].


In an interview with Michael Moore about the film Sicko, Maher states “Basically people are sick in this country because they are poisoned, the environment is a poisoning factor, but also we’ve got to say they poison themselves – they eat shit, people eat shit” [29] For other uses, see Sicko (disambiguation). ...


Talk show host

Maher is most notable as the former host of Politically Incorrect, which aired on the Comedy Central television network and later ABC. He is currently the host of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO . Politically Incorrect was a late-night, half-hour political talk show hosted by Bill Maher that ran from 1993 to 2002. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Real Time with Bill Maher is a talk show that airs weekly on HBO, hosted by comedian and political satirist Bill Maher. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ...


ABC decided not to renew Maher's contract for Politically Incorrect in 2002 after he made a controversial on-air remark on September 17, 2001,[30] in which he agreed with guest conservative political commentator Dinesh D'Souza that the 9/11 terrorists were not cowards. He then went on to say, "We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly."[31][32][33][34][35] Also see: 2002 (number). ... Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals which transmit programs to an audience. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... A political commentator is a figure in the news media who publically airs their interpretation of events in the politics of a state or institution. ... Dinesh DSouza (born April 25, 1961 in Bombay, India) is an author currently serving as the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. ... A Taurus KEPD 350 cruise missile of the German Luftwaffe A cruise missile is a guided missile which carries an explosive payload and uses a lifting wing and a propulsion system, usually a jet engine, to allow sustained flight; it is essentially a flying bomb. ...


In the context of the sensitive aftermath of the attacks, such a remark was deemed too controversial for some financial supporters. Although some pundits, including conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, supported Maher in pointing out the distinction between physical and moral cowardice,[36] companies including FedEx and Sears Roebuck pulled their advertisements from the show, costing the show more than it returned. Ari Fleischer, who was the White House Press Secretary at the time, responded to a reporter's question about Maher's comments by saying: "...they're reminders to all Americans that they need to watch what they say, watch what they do. This is not a time for remarks like that..."[37] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Limbaugh. ... Federal Express redirects here. ... Sears, Roebuck and Company (NYSE: S) was founded in Chicago, Illinois as a catalog merchandiser in 1886 by Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck. ... Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ... Lawrence Ari Fleischer (born October 13, 1960) was the press secretary for U.S. President George W. Bush from January, 2001 to July, 2003. ... The White House Press Secretary is a senior White House official with a rank one step below Presidential Cabinet level. ...


The show was subsequently cancelled on June 16, 2002, although the Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) had dropped the show from its ABC-affiliated stations months before that. On June 22, 2002, six days after the cancellation of Politically Incorrect, Maher received the President's Award (for "championing free speech") from the Los Angeles Press Club. Maher has also sat on the board of judges for the PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award. is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Baltimore redirects here. ... The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) NASDAQ: SBGI is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States with a total of 59 stations across the country in 38 primarily small and medium markets, many of which are located in the South and the Midwest. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the general concept. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The PEN/Newmans Own First Amendment Award is a $25,000 annual award designed to honor an individual who has prevailed over considerable odds in defending freedom of expression in the United States as it applies to the written word: in books, newspapers, magazines and pamphlets, film scripts and...


Maher's comment about the cowardice of terrorists followed another controversial comment he made on Politically Incorrect earlier that year where he compared dogs to retarded children: "But I've often said that if I had — I have two dogs — if I had two retarded children, I'd be a hero. And yet the dogs, which are pretty much the same thing. What? They're sweet. They're loving. They're kind, but they don't mentally advance at all.... Dogs are like retarded children." Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ... Mental retardation (abbreviated as MR), is a term for a pattern of persistently slow learning of basic motor and language skills (milestones) during childhood, and a significantly below-normal intellectual capacity as an adult. ...


In 2003, Maher became the host of Real Time with Bill Maher on the HBO cable television network, a debate show somewhat similar to Politically Incorrect, but with a narrower selection of guests. Maher told Terry Gross (on NPR's Fresh Air) in 2004 that he enjoys having more serious and well-informed guests on his current program, as opposed to the random celebrities that fleshed out his roundtable discussions on Politically Incorrect. Since May 2005, he has been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Real Time with Bill Maher is a talk show that airs weekly on HBO, hosted by comedian and political satirist Bill Maher. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Terry Gross (born 1951) is the host and co-executive producer of Fresh Air, an interview format radio show produced by WHYY-FM in Philadelphia and distributed throughout the United States by National Public Radio. ... For the Scottish student radio station, see Fresh Air (Edinburgh). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Logo of Huffington Post The Huffington Post (often referred to on the Internet as HuffPo or HuffPost) is a politically liberal online news website and aggregated weblog founded by Arianna Huffington and Kenneth Lerer, featuring hyperlinks to various news sources and columnists. ...


On January 13, 2006, Maher hosted Larry King Live on CNN, on which he is a frequent guest. is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Larry King Live is a nightly CNN interview program hosted by broadcaster and writer Larry King. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...


The show's first guests included Dean Koontz and The Dixie Chicks. The show ran a preview episode earlier in the year from the Sundance Film Festival featuring guests Stephen King and Rob Thomas. Maher also produced and wrote the show, which aired through August 17, eight days before the season premiere of Real Time. Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania) is an American writer. ... The Dixie Chicks: Martie, Natalie and Emily The Dixie Chicks is a country music group, formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the state of Utah in the United States. ... For other persons named Stephen King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ... For other persons of the same name, see Rob Thomas. ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In early 2006, Real Time was released as an audio CD. along with another CD entitled Bill Maher's New Rules which features clips, segments and teasers from Real Time. Starting with Episode 67 (2-23-06) Real Time became available on iTunes as a free weekly audio podcast. This article is about the iTunes application. ... A podcast is a series of digital-media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. ...


Press coverage

In 1997, during filming of an episode of the game show Pictionary, Erik Estrada accidentally punched Maher in the face in a moment of exuberance, briefly knocking him out cold.[38] For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Pictionary, the worlds most popular drawing board game became a game show in September of 1997. ... Erik Estrada at DragonCon 07 in Atlanta, GA Erik Estrada (born March 16, 1949 in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States) is an American actor of Puerto Rican descent, known for his co-starring lead role in the 1977–1983 US television series CHiPs. ...


In November 2004 Maher was unsuccessfully sued for 9 million dollars by his ex-girlfriend, Coco Johnsen, for breach of a non-marital relationship contract. Johnson claims[39] that Maher did not fulfill promises made to her and that he physically and verbally abused her. Maher publicly disputed her allegations on Larry King Live on November 23, 2004. His lawyer responded to the lawsuit with a claim that Maher is a "confirmed bachelor" and never promised to marry or support Johnsen and that "California law doesn't allow for the palimony suit brought by Ms. Johnsen." On May 2, 2005, a superior court judge dismissed the lawsuit. November 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: November 2004 in sports November 2004 in science Events Deaths in November • 30 Pierre Berton • 29 John Drew Barrymore • 26 Bill Alley • 24 Arthur Hailey • 23 Rafael Eitan • 18 Bobby Frank Cherry • 16 John... Coco Johnsen is a American model. ... Larry King Live is a nightly CNN interview program hosted by broadcaster and writer Larry King. ... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Palimony is a slang term coined by attorney Marvin Mitchelson in 1977 when his client Michelle Marvin (the former Michelle Triola) filed an unsuccessful suit against actor Lee Marvin. ... is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On May 3, 2005, while appearing as a guest on Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show (CBS), Maher seemed to excuse Michael Jackson's alleged child molestation behavior. He spoke about the need for perspective when thinking about crimes and criminals. He implied that the alleged behavior wasn't so bad because it was only alleged that Michael Jackson "serviced" the children and not the other way around. After a response from Ferguson, Maher said that getting beaten up by schoolyard bullies was worse than "being gently masturbated by a pop star." Maher brought up the comparison without any prodding or provocation from Ferguson. Immediately after Maher's statement, Ferguson ended the interview.[40] Craig Ferguson (born May 17, 1962) is a Scottish-American comedian, television host, actor, and writer. ... Another program called The Late Late Show is Irelands longest-running TV chat show. ...


In late May 2005, Alabama Congressman Spencer Bachus sent a letter to Time Warner's board of directors requesting Real Time be cancelled due to remarks Maher made about low military recruiting numbers on the May 13, 2005, episode which Bachus felt were demeaning to the military and in bad taste. Maher's comment was "More people joined the Michael Jackson fan club. We've done picked all the low-lying Lynndie England fruit, and now we need warm bodies." Maher responded by reiterating his support for the troops and asking why the Congressman criticized him instead of actually doing something about the problem.[41] This article is about the U.S. State. ... Spencer Bachus Spencer Thomas Bachus III (born December 28, 1947), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 6th District of Alabama (map). ... Time Warner Inc. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lynndie Rana England (born November 8, 1982) is a former United States Army reservist who served in the 372nd Military Police Company. ...


Credits

Bibliography

  • Does Anybody Have a Problem With That? Politically Incorrect's Greatest Hits, 1996 (ISBN 0-679-45627-9)
  • Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? The Best of Politically Incorrect, 1997 (ISBN 0-345-41281-8)
  • True Story : A Novel, 2002 (ISBN 0-7432-4251-3)
  • When You Ride Alone You Ride With Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism, 2003 (ISBN 1-893224-90-2)
  • Keep the Statue of Liberty Closed: The New Rules, 2004 (ISBN 1-932407-47-2)
  • New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer, 2005 (ISBN 1-59486-295-8)

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Filmography

Religulous is a documentary directed by Larry Charles (Borat director) and stars American comedian Bill Maher, host of Real Time With Bill Maher on HBO. According to Maher, the title of the film is a portmanteau derived from the words religion and ridiculous, implying the satirical nature of the documentary... The Aristocrats is a 2005 documentary film about the infamous dirty joke of the same name. ... --84. ... This article is about a movie. ... Dont Quit Your Day Job is upcoming album by rapper Consequence. ... Say What? was a show on American MTV. It was created at a time when MTV was being heavily criticized for not playing as many music videos as it had in the past. ... Pizza Man is a 1991 comedy starring Bill Maher and Annabelle Gurwitch and written and directed by J.F. Lawton. ... Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death is a 1989 cult classic film and starring Shannon Tweed and Bill Maher. ... The title Out of Time has been used for: A highly-regarded song by the Rolling Stones from the albums Aftermath (UK) and Flowers (US). ... This page is about the motion picture. ... The term Rags to Riches refers to any situation in which a person rises from poverty to wealth. ... D.C. Cab is a 1983 comedy film, starring Mr. ...

Television

For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Im Swiss and other treasonous statements is Bill Mahers third HBO special. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Real Time with Bill Maher is a talk show that airs weekly on HBO, hosted by comedian and political satirist Bill Maher. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Just for Laughs (in French Juste Pour Rire) is a comedy festival held each July in Montreal, Quebec. ... CBC Television is a Canadian English language television network. ... The Comedy Network (TCN) is a Canadian cable television specialty channel owned by CTV Television Inc. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Politically Incorrect was a late-night, half-hour political talk show hosted by Bill Maher that ran from 1993 to 2002. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Married. ... This article is about the animal. ... The Midnight Hour is a 1985 made-for-tv film that stars Shari Belafonte and LeVar Burton. ... It has been suggested that 20 Minutes into the Future be merged into this article or section. ... Roseanne Cherrie Barr (born November 3, 1952) is an American actress, writer, talk-show host, and comedian. ... Categories: Television stubs | Crime television series ...

Special appearances

  • MADtv (2005) .... himself
  • The Man Show .... himself (cameo in "Jimmy's New Wife" segment)

For other uses, see Mad TV (disambiguation). ... The Man Show was a half hour comedy television show on Comedy Central. ...

References

  1. ^ Quotes on marriage at unmarriedamerica.org
  2. ^ Interview with Larry King, 9-28-03
  3. ^ Bill Maher Biography (1956-). Film Reference. Retrieved on 2008-01-17.
  4. ^ "Interview With Bill Maher", CNN, 2002-05-24. Retrieved on 2008-01-17. 
  5. ^ CNN.com - Transcripts. CNN.com. "I was a history major. I have studied history."
  6. ^ Rutenberg, Jim. (2001-10-08.) "Bill Maher still secure in ABC slot, at least now". New York Times via nytimes.com. Retrieved on 2007-10-12.
  7. ^ a b c Halem, Dann. (2001-08-01.) "Is Bill Maher a libertarian?" Salon (news website). Retrieved on 2007-10-12.
  8. ^ (2000-02-09 broadcast.) "Larry King Live: Bill Maher discusses how to be 'Politically Incorrect'; John McCain calls for a cease-fire in South Carolina". (Transcript.) Cnn.com (Caveat: "This is a rush transcript.") Retrieved on 2007-10-12.
  9. ^ (2005-08-11 broadcast.) "Larry King Live: Interview with Bill Maher". (Transcript.) Cnn.com. (Caveat: "This is a rush transcript.") Retrieved on 2007-10-09.
  10. ^ (2002-12-16 broadcast.) "CNN American Morning with Paula Zahn: Talk with Bill Maher". (Transcript.) Cnn.com (Caveat: "This is a rush transcript.") Retrieved on 2007-10-12.
  11. ^ Maher, Bill, I Love Being on the Side of My President, <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-maher/i-love-being-on-the-side-_b_25375.html>. Retrieved on 25 September 2007
  12. ^ Truthdig - Ear to the Ground - Down to the Wire
  13. ^ Real Time with Bill Maher. HBO. Retrieved on 2008-01-17.
  14. ^ Maher Boots Protester From Audience, <http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/arts/AP-People-Bill-Maher.html?_r=1&oref=slogin&pagewanted=print>. Retrieved on 20 October 2007
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  16. ^ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6980984 MSNBC Scarborough Country transcript, Feb 15, 2005
  17. ^ Is There A God? | The A.V. Club
  18. ^ Demara, Bruce. (2007-09-10.) "Maher preaches to the TIFF choir". The Toronto Star via thestar.com. Retrieved on 2007-10-09.
  19. ^ Jaafar, Ali and Dade Hayes. (2007-09-10.) "Toronto festival wary of serious films: 'Religulous' finds following at film fest". Variety via variety.com. Retrieved on 2007-10-09.
  20. ^ Bill Maher - Apatheist at RichardDawkins.net
  21. ^ Catholic League's 2003 Report on Anti-Catholicism
  22. ^ Limbaugh, DavidPersecution: How Liberals Are Waging War Against Christianity p. 292 (2003 Regnery Publishing) ISBN 0895261111
  23. ^ Real Time with Bill Mayer Transcript, April 11, 2008
  24. ^ Maher Lies About the Pope
  25. ^ Rising, DavidNew Pope Defied Nazis As Teen During WWII New York Times, April 23, 2005 AP (article maintained on Boston College website accessed April 18, 2008.
  26. ^ Bates, Stephen, and Hooper, John [1] "From Hitler Youth to the Vatican," The Guardian, April 20, 2005
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  28. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdHg6_pDbSI
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  33. ^ Garofoli, Joe, Talk host's towering rant: S.F. not worth saving, <http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/11/11/MNGFMFMNV41.DTL>. Retrieved on 9 October 2007
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  35. ^ Tapper, Jake, The Salon Interview: Bill Maher, <http://dir.salon.com/story/people/interview/2002/12/11/maher/>. Retrieved on 9 October 2007
  36. ^ Rush Limbaugh: Bill Maher 'was right'
  37. ^ Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer 2001-09-26
  38. ^ Arlene Vigoda, "Estrada decks Maher in game show finale", USAToday, August 15, 1997
  39. ^ Bill Maher Hit With Palimony Suit - November 11, 2004
  40. ^ National Review Online, May 4, 2005
  41. ^ FOXNews.com - Bill Maher's Remark About Army 'Borders on Treason,' Lawmaker Says - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment

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