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Bill Maher in Hot Water After 'Vile' Tebow Tweet

Some calling for HBO boycott

(Newser) - Staunch atheist Bill Maher is apparently not a huge fan of staunch Christian Tim Tebow, so when Tebow’s Broncos lost to the Buffalo Bills 40-14 on Saturday, Maher wasted no time getting on Twitter. “Wow, Jesus just f---ed #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere in hell Satan...

Bill Maher, Jane Lynch Read 'Weinerlogues'

You really don't want to watch this

(Newser) - As if the Anthony Weiner saga weren't squirm-inducing enough, Bill Maher took it a step further, New York mag reports. The Real Time host brought out Jane Lynch, and the pair proceeded to give a dramatic reading of Weiner's less-than-subtle Facebook exchanges with a blackjack dealer in Vegas—...

Maher: The Onion Stole My ‘Afterbirther’ Joke

The only problem: they made the joke first

(Newser) - Now that President Obama has turned the birther movement into an even bigger punchline than it already was, it’s no wonder that a cackling Internet has been bandying about an Onion article headlined, “Afterbirthers Demand to See Obama’s Placenta.” Pretty funny, right? Well, Bill Maher wasn’...

Sarah Palin on Lamestream Media: I'm Through Whining About You
 Palin: I'm 
 Done Whining 

Palin: I'm Done Whining

... about the 'lamestream' media, anyway

(Newser) - Attention, lamestream media: Sarah Palin has had it with you, to the point where she's not even going to whine about you anymore. Seems Bill Maher called her a nasty name ever-so-subtly invoking female genitalia , NOW leaped to her defense, and Palin went on Fox yesterday to tell everyone to...

Give Thanks for Bill Maher, Your 'Cranky Uncle'
Give Thanks for Bill Maher,
Your 'Cranky Uncle'

Give Thanks for Bill Maher, Your 'Cranky Uncle'

Salon columnist: His 'passion seems to be coming from a real place'

(Newser) - The right loves to hate Bill Maher—and sometimes the left hates to love him. With his “prickly-pear” personality and his tendency to rile his audience—and not care in the slightest—“Maher is American punditry’s cranky uncle,” writes Matt Zoller Seitz on Salon . The crankiness...

Bill Maher to Oprah: Enough With the Materialism

He sees her 'Favorite Things' episodes as a sign of what's wrong with America

(Newser) - Bill Maher has a special Christmas message for Oprah Winfrey: Tell your “worshiping flock to sit down and stop losing your s**t over material stuff.” In a video on his website , the Real Time host called Oprah’s annual “Favorite Things” episode “one of the most...

Bill Maher Defends Islam Comments

Host won't 'apologize for being a proud Westerner'

(Newser) - Bill Maher isn't backing down from his controversial remarks on Islam and Muslims . The HBO host told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that he doesn't feel the need to "apologize for being a proud Westerner," Mediaite reports. By Westerner, Maher explained, "I mean someone who believes in the values...

Bill Maher Doesn't Want West 'Taken Over by Islam'

'It's not because of the race, it's because of the religion'

(Newser) - Bill Maher, no fan of organized religion, isn't thrilled with news out of Britain that Mohammed is the most popular baby name there. “Am I a racist to feel alarmed by that?” he asked on his Real Time show last night, reports Mediaite . “Because I am. And it’...

Christine O'Donnell: 'Evolution Is a Myth'

'Why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans?' she asks

(Newser) - Today on myth-busting with Christine O'Donnell : Evolution! Keeping his promise to air an embarrassing clip of the tea party favorite every week until she agrees to come on his show, Bill Maher dug up a 1998 interview in which O'Donnell denies the plausibility of evolution. Here's a sample : O'DONNELL: "...

Christine O'Donnell: 'I Dabbled Into Witchcraft'

But she never joined a coven

(Newser) - Today's installment in the drip-drip-drip of old Christine O'Donnell comments: "I dabbled into witchcraft." She made the statement on Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect in the '90s, and he happily rolled out the video on his HBO show, notes Scott Baker at the Blaze . Maher joked that he'll keeping...

Unhealthy? Then Shut Up About Health Reform: Maher

(Newser) - Fat? Out of shape? Otherwise unhealthy? Then shut your trap about health-care reform until you do something about your own well-being, comedian Bill Maher writes for the Huffington Post. “Unlike most liberals, I’m glad all those teabaggers marched on Washington last week,” he snickers. “Because judging...

Maher: Birthers Stupid, But Dangerous
Maher: Birthers Stupid, But Dangerous

Maher: Birthers Stupid, But Dangerous

Ridiculous crap has a way of getting out of hand in America

(Newser) - Lately, liberals have “been laughing heartily at the wacky antics of ‘birthers,’” the goofballs who think “President Obama is an African sleeper spy,” writes Bill Maher in the Los Angeles Times. But we need to stop laughing, because this is America, “where if...

OK, Mr. President, Enough With the TV: Maher
OK, Mr. President, Enough With the TV: Maher

OK, Mr. President, Enough With the TV: Maher

Obama should focus on getting things done, Bill Maher writes

(Newser) - The country needs more presidential action and fewer presidential TV appearances, Bill Maher writes for the Los Angeles Times. "Every time you turn on the TV, there's Obama. He's getting a puppy! He's eating a cheeseburger with Joe Biden! He's taking the wife to Broadway," he writes. Not...

Dear GOP, Americans Are Just Not That Into You: Maher

It's time to move on; Republican obsessing getting creepy

(Newser) - The GOP is not coping well with loss. After a long, torrid affair with America, Republicans have gotten dumped, and they're hurting, writes Bill Maher in the Los Angeles Times. Now they’re going a little crazy, worrying about all the wrong issues, talking about secession and reeducation camps, throwing...

Coulter, Maher Duke It Out
 Coulter, Maher Duke It Out 

Coulter, Maher Duke It Out

(Newser) - Ann Coulter and Bill Maher generated much buzz for their conservative vs. liberal road show last night, and the sparring continues tonight as part of the 2009 Speakers Series. Still, while the two will stake out enemy positions, they confess to being friends, writes Dave Itzkoff in the New York ...

Mac Junior Rips 'Train Wreck' Coulter

Meghan calls pundit 'poster woman' for GOP extremism

(Newser) - John McCain's daughter Meghan has ripped into right-wing media harpy Ann Coulter as a hate-spewing "train wreck." "I straight up don't understand this woman or her popularity. I find her offensive, radical, insulting, and confusing," wrote McCain, 24, in a Daily Beast column. She lashed Coulter...

Coulter Faces Voter Fraud Investigation

Pundit voted in Conn. while living in NYC, accusers say

(Newser) - Officials are probing whether Ann Coulter committed voter fraud by casting ballots in Connecticut while keeping a residence in New York City, the New York Daily News reports. A blogger prodded the Connecticut election commission over the possible wrongdoing after a private eye brought it to light. “For over...

Coulter Talks Today 'Ban' ... on Today

Critics not exactly impressed with Peacock's kowtowing

(Newser) - Ann Coulter parlayed her non-appearance on NBC’s Today Show yesterday into a session with Matt Lauer this morning, Hamilton Nolan writes on Gawker. “She is that person you didn't want to invite to the party, but did, and then wished you hadn't,” writes Nolan. Fully two minutes...

Watch Out, Today— Coulter's Torqued

Author slams show for bumping her

(Newser) - Ann Coulter has resumed her rightful place on the warpath, reports TVNewser, and this time hell hath no fury like the conservative pundit NBC scorned. Bumped from promoting her book on NBC's Today show, Coulter promptly went on Hannity & Colmes to denounce the diss as “a set-up...

'Unsexiest' Men Alive: Post-Election Edition
'Unsexiest' Men Alive: Post-Election Edition

'Unsexiest' Men Alive: Post-Election Edition

(Newser) - The Boston Phoenix drew up its  “Unsexiest Men” list in March, but the election season produced some new contenders, while others earned a reprieve.
  • John Edwards: The perennial Dem also-ran wasn't on the first list, but his very public dalliance earns him a spot after a recount of sorts.

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