Real Time

By Noel Sheppard | February 2, 2013 | 9:52 AM EST

Bill Maher made a couple of jokes on HBO's Real Time Friday that sounded eerily similar to things NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno and Comedy Central's Jon Stewart said earlier in the week.

Here are the relevant clips (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | February 2, 2013 | 9:06 AM EST

Newark Mayor Cory Booker made a statement on HBO's Real Time Friday that should please gun rights advocates across the fruited plain.

Despite being for stronger gun laws, Booker said, "Legal gun buyers are not causing murders in Newark and Chicago and other places" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | January 26, 2013 | 2:06 PM EST

Stop the presses! Stop the presses! Bill Maher on Friday actually said something well-reasoned and intelligent that conservatives - including members of the Tea Party - might agree with.

"We have 23.5 percent dirt bags in America," the HBO Real Time host surprisingly said. "It just seems like there’s less people pulling the wagon and more people in the wagon, and at some point the wagon is going to break" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | January 26, 2013 | 12:41 PM EST

As NewsBusters readers know, one of my great pleasures is pointing out the staggering stupidity of Bill Maher.

My hero came through once again on HBO’s Real Time Friday telling Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), “You really actually should be the Speaker because Democrats got a million more House votes” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Brad Wilmouth | January 19, 2013 | 2:31 PM EST

During the monologue of Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, host Maher joked about wanting to see Texas Governor Rick Perry trying to defend himself from a killer using prayer, as he excoriated the Republican governor for suggesting that more religion could help reduce violent tendencies in people.

As he brought up the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and opposition to the left's proposed new gun laws, Maher went after the Texas governor:

By Noel Sheppard | January 19, 2013 | 9:46 AM EST

Bill Maher came back from his long winter vacation Friday to predictably say stupid things on HBO's Real Time that only a liberal would utter or appreciate.

One such was telling Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal, “What's happening in Israel is kind of what would happen in America if the Tea Party took over” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | January 8, 2013 | 5:07 PM EST

As NewsBusters reported Tuesday, Bill Maher on NBC’s Tonight Show offered Donald Trump $5 million to prove that he wasn’t “the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.”

Later in the day, MSNBC’s Martin Bashir actually echoed Maher’s contention challenging Trump to come out and disprove it (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | January 8, 2013 | 10:17 AM EST

Bill Maher on Monday offered $5 Million to the charity of Donald Trump’s choosing if the billionaire could prove that he wasn’t “the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.”

Such happened on NBC’s Tonight Show which clearly was in on the gag (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | November 17, 2012 | 12:34 PM EST

Schlockumentarian Michael Moore on Friday took an ironic shot at the Fox News Channel.

Appearing on HBO's Real Time, the perilously liberal propagandist said, "By watching Fox News you have de-evolved" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | November 17, 2012 | 11:02 AM EST

UPDATE AT END OF POST: Hannity responds.

Bill Maher on Friday told Fox News’s Sean Hannity to commit suicide.

This occurred on HBO’s Real Time as the host discussed the Florida man who allegedly killed himself last week as a result of Barack Obama’s re-election (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | November 10, 2012 | 3:24 PM EST

A war broke out on the set of HBO’s Real Time Friday when MSNBC’s sole conservative commentator S.E. Cupp had the nerve to say that Barack Obama’s foreign policy was no different than former President George W. Bush’s.

In the midst of the shouting, actor Samuel L. Jackson said to Cupp, “You don’t want to f—k with Dick Cheney" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | November 10, 2012 | 1:09 PM EST

As NewsBusters readers know, one of my favorite things to do on Saturday is expose the stunning ignorance of HBO's Bill Maher.

The Real Time host didn't let me down Friday actually saying during his prepared opening monologue that Indiana's Richard Mourdock lost his senate bid Tuesday to - wait for it! - "Elizabeth Warren up in Massachusetts" (video follows with transcript and commentary):