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By Noel Sheppard | March 28, 2013 | 10:25 AM EDT

The Catholic League has clearly had enough of Bill Maher's regular anti-religious tirades on HBO's Real Time.

On Tuesday, League president Bill Donohue sent a letter to Time Warner CEO Glenn Britt saying, "The time has come for someone in a position of responsibility to sit down and have a serious talk with this man":

By Noel Sheppard | March 23, 2013 | 11:37 AM EDT

NewsBusters readers know that one of my guilty pleasures is demonstrating virtually every Saturday how intellectually challenged the high and mighty Bill Maher is.

On HBO's Real Time Friday, the host perfectly demonstrated this himself by blaming gerrymandering for the Senate's failure to implement an assault weapons ban moments after he called Americans "morons" and "complete idiots" that "don't know anything" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

March 20, 2013 | 9:50 AM EDT

In a recent interview with Salon, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell candidly revealed just how much he dislikes his current job as the host of MSNBC's prime-time commentary show The Last Word. In fact, the former actor who just so happens to have a cameo in the new movie Olympus Has Fallen as a news anchor admitted that he still has no idea what he's doing.

O'Donnell had recurring roles in the past on TV dramas like HBO's Big Love, USA's Monk, and NBC's The West Wing, writing and producing the latter as well. When comparing the two experiences, he said working for a cable news network is "tragic" for him. And the very thought of doing his show with an unrehearsed first draft every night is just "horrendous" and "offends (his) artistic sensibilities in some ways," he explained.

By Noel Sheppard | March 19, 2013 | 6:06 PM EDT

As NewsBusters previously reported, HBO's Bill Maher said Friday that liberals could lose him because of the combined federal and state income taxes he now pays as a California resident.

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh had some fun with this Tuesday saying, "It's amazing the things liberals do not know" (transcript follows with commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | March 19, 2013 | 9:59 AM EDT

America's media are almost universally in love with the sexually-charged HBO series Girls.

Not feminist actress Lily Tomlin who told Vanity Fair Monday, "I think it’s too sexually focused. I think it should have a little more range."

By Noel Sheppard | March 16, 2013 | 11:36 AM EDT

Bill Maher made a comment Friday that his benefactor and hero Barack Obama should sit up and take notice of.

Speaking about the taxes the rich pay particularly in California, the host of HBO's Real Time said, "Liberals - you could actually lose me" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Matt Hadro | March 6, 2013 | 2:07 PM EST

Actress Olivia Munn stars in HBO's drama The Newsroom, but she knocked the real-life CNN newsroom on Sunday. At a panel moderated by CNN host Piers Morgan, Munn made clear her distaste for newspeople "trying to make themselves a celebrity."

"I like seeing my news anchors just be my news anchors. And now you turn on CNN and now people are putting themselves into a story," she said, calling out Morgan and CNN anchor Don Lemon by name.

By Noel Sheppard | March 2, 2013 | 2:29 PM EST

Isn't liberal media hypocrisy a wonderful thing?

Consider the hilarious spectacle Friday night of HBO's resident pothead Bill Maher telling rapper turned reggae singer Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion, "You smoke too much pot" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | March 2, 2013 | 1:46 PM EST

It was a metaphysical certitude that Bill Maher would take cheap shots at the Pope on HBO's Real Time Friday.

True to form, Maher actually began the show with a series of Pope jokes mostly involving child molestation (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Brent Baker | February 24, 2013 | 8:51 PM EST

HBO’s Sunday night dramady, Enlightened, is delivering something very rare: A true to life depiction of a journalist – specifically identified as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times – as a very obvious left-winger, one who cavorts with and reads books by far-left authors and goes to the newspaper newsroom wearing a “John Kerry for President” shirt. (video after the jump)

By Noel Sheppard | February 21, 2013 | 2:58 PM EST

How does Bill Maher keep his job at HBO?

On Thursday he tweeted, "Man, #HermanCain is making a comeback - says he likes working with Fox team, particularly some of them fine-ass white women they got there":

By Brent Bozell | February 16, 2013 | 8:10 AM EST

Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world on Monday morning by announcing he would resign at the end of February. For Catholics, there was sorrow and there was gratitude for a Holy Father who taught with such distinction and worked with such care to safeguard the church’s theological traditions.

But there are those people who hate the Catholic Church, and they are ecstatic. Take documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, a man who clearly thinks he is holier than the Pope. He told The Daily Beast that Benedict is a “criminal.” This helps explain why he’s made a documentary for HBO, the home of toxic God-haters like Bill Maher.