'Real Time with Bill Maher' is so awful now

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  1. Mephistopheles

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    Don’t know if anyone still watches this show, but goddamn it’s terrible now.

    I used to watch it religiously for years because before the rise of social media, it was one of the few tv programs that would sometimes cover certain issues of corporate and state systemic corruption that went unaddressed in mainstream media, and they would sometimes have some very good guests.

    Now it’s just a forum for Maher and other :trash: centrist Dems and Repubs to lament the Democratic party moving too far to left, complain about political correctness and purity tests, overexaggerate the Russia shyt, and condescendingly offer terrible political advice about beating Trump.

    Any time I checked it over the past year or so I see a gaggle of Heidi Heitkamps, Bari Weiss’s, Bret Stephens’s, and Michael Smerconish’s concern trolling about how nominating someone “too far to the left” will get Trump re-elected.

    Crazy how this show went from being a leftist (considered at the time) oasis in the tv media world for a lot of young people when it debuted to a tone deaf centrist platform.
     
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  2. 2Quik4UHoes

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    Never really cared for him. Some cac that thinks he’s down because he was payin to fukk Superhead or some shyt. That Israel pandering is just :scust:
     
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    I agree.

    This week's episode was horrible.


    I think the show suffers from:

    1. Maher being so terrified by what has been happening in the Trump era that he thinks centrism is the answer (as if republicans didn't paint Hillary as a scary socialist and won't do the same to Biden)

    2. Maher's feelings have been hurt by some leftists upset with his Islamophobic and other non-PC remarks. Now he spends half of each show railing against milennials and PCism and the metoo movement, and he has moved in a knee jerk fashion to the right on certain issues (student tuition and debt, for instance) just to oppose the people who hurt his feelings. It's pathetic.
     
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    I'm in the same boat as you, used to watch all the time, I haven't watched in a few years at this point, I've seen a couple YouTube clips here and there but have no interest in actually watching the show anymore
     
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    He's a realist. His only goal right now is to get Trump tfoh
     
  6. ♛ ★ ⋯ Éminence grise

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    Like I don't get why people are so heart broken over giving people second chances. Like Mark Halperin. Who the fukk entitles him to a second shot as a MILLIONAIRE POLITICAL PERSONALITY????

    Tell his touchy ass to go flip burgers.
     
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    Katie Porter is dope. Heitkamp did her job.

    Bringing on idiots like Williamson is just fukking pointless.

    Bill still has his moments with scripted segments but many of his off the cuff opinions are dog shyt. Especially this little shyt he pulled:

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  8. wtfyomom

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    hes soo bad, and the way he CAPES for Isreal is disgusting. btw, at the time it got seen as not a big deal, because sam harris for some reason wasnt seen as a bigot yet i guess cause muslims are completly dehumanized but now we know for sure for sure hes a complete bigot since he was defending the bell curve, so maehr so called lefty is agreeing with a bigot.

    but heres the thing, im like you, i used to think he or more so the show itself was really good. but looking back, i think its only because we didnt have any real outlets telling the truth like we do now because of the internet. because he had some opinons on politically incorrect that were crazy, not even the shyt he got fired for, that was actually the truth. but he said about Vietnam, oh sometimes you have to show your might as a nation, yeah lets just kill 2 million innocent people to show might as a nation, also he defended a women that had a relationship with an under age boy. pedo shyt. even rooting for a recsession, like trust me i wanna get trump the fukk outta here but rooting for a recession, i agree with cenk, it is like rooting for trump to be elected, millions of people will be fukked. and maher is like "its worth it" sure for you it is, you rich pos
     
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    also dude had milo yannaplous on, ben shapiro on, like he has some foul people on, if this was joe rogan hed be getting crucified lets be real. why is maehr not held to the same standard ?
     
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    Stop watching like a year or two ago.
     
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    @wtfyomom excellent point about there not being any other outlets like RT early on. He definitely did start out as a trailblazer even though I’ve always been rather weary of fake white liberals.

    Plus truth be told, Democracy Now and Al Jazeera been around long enough to where we’ve had other options for better news/commentary for a minute now. Now he’s completely obsolete because of all these other sources. AND they’re better than him.

    Personally tho, I won’t be satisfied until we get a Real Time/Young Turks type show for Black/Brown people. We really need an outlet like this for our people.
     
  12. Berniewood Hogan

    Berniewood Hogan IT'S BERNIE SANDERS WITH A STEEL CHAIR!

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    Maher was a major Mueller believer and since that was a giant wet fart, he's got nothing now. If he doesn't support Bernie, he can go fukk himself. He had Boots Riley on his old show in 2001 and didn't let the man even answer his questions. Hope he gets cancelled again.
     
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    Dude is so out of touch its not even funny. All the shyt he's been talking bout for years about the Democrats being spineless and how they're just moderate Republicans. Now we have a new brand of bold progressives who have dominated the party platform and have gone mainstream and he wants to throw cold water on it.

    Dude thinks shyt is like it was 10 years ago. The Democrats have policy proposals that can excite the working class white people that Republicans and Trump have been able to steal. Hell conservatives are much more open to some kind of universal health care system than they've ever been. Does he not see the lack of excitement for moderste Dems?

    Previous week tried to say Palestinian support is ahistorical as if this conflict didnt begin with the proposal to uproot people from their land and as if Israel today isn't today confiscating land in the moderate West Bank.

    Another dumb shyt he said yesterday was suggesting American billionaires should purchase the Amazon to save it. As if this problem hasn't already been caused by privatization. Dude is a completely bigoted and out of touch moron at this point.
     
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    i stopped watching when he tried to make excuses for blackface on halloween, like five years ago.


    he's an unfunny hack zionist.
     
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    Yeah I agree, I thought he was lefty until I heard real lefties consistently. He would have real ones on like Ralph Nader and Cornell West but I remember specifically him having a segment where he and Michael Moore I think begged Nader not to run again. So he was always an establishment hack I just didn't know any better at the time.
    Stopped watching like 5, 6 years ago. The Islamaphobia was just over the top.
     

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