Following the conclusion of Friday’s edition of Real Time, the “Overtime” discussion focused on the conviction of former Trump associate Roger Stone and the President’s desire to have the Supreme Court block the release of his tax returns. One of the guests, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, expressed disappointment that despite people in Trump’s inner circle facing prison sentences, President Trump himself has not yet had a “moment of reckoning” while both Bruni and host Bill Maher wondered why his tax returns have “not been leaked.”
Real Time host Bill Maher concluded his satirical segment “New Rules” on Friday by advising his audience to “just celebrate Thanksgiving, don’t try to win it.” At first glance, his closing monologue might have seemed like words of wisdom for those who “see politics so differently from people who share your very blood.” But it quickly turned into a rant against “hate”-filled “rubes” and “Bible thumpers,” in other words, conservatives.
During his opening monologue on Friday’s edition of Real Time, host Bill Maher weighed in on Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s refusal to concede; dismissing Bevin’s concerns about “irregularities” by sarcastically agreeing with him: “there were reports of black people who have been screwed out of their voting rights voting anyway.” Maher did bluntly crack wise that it was "worth a little blackface" for Ralph Northam’s Virginia Democrats to take over the state legislature in Virginia.
The panel discussion on Friday’s edition of Real Time focused on the impeachment inquiry; with a specific emphasis on the events leading up to it.The segment featured a lot of loaded language to describe President Trump and his actions; with former Time editor Richard Stengel describing the President’s phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart as an “extortion” and host Bill Maher claiming that Trump “wants to be” a fascist.
One actor threatened Donald Trump with a “left hook from Hell” and another fantasized about Donald Trump being assassinated. The following are a few of the most absurd examples of celebrity rage from the past month
Appearing on Friday’s edition of Real Time, the always hyperbolic MSNBC talking head Donny Deutsch referred to Donald Trump as an “all-out dictator” and warned that “whatever the worst tyrants in history were capable of doing, he is capable of doing.” Host Bill Maher also subscribed to the “Trump is a dictator” narrative, arguing that he checked off more items on the “dictator checklist” over the past week and worrying that eventually, the only people remaining in the Trump administration will be “the Goebbels,” comparing the President’s closest advisors to Hitler’s propaganda minister.
On Friday's Real Time show, liberal HBO host and comedian Bill Maher closed the show with a commentary hitting Democratic presidential candidates for pandering to pet issues of the far left, thus making themselves look too "crazy" and "weird" to beat Trump. He went through a list of bizarre campaign promises, including Bernie Sanders pushing voting rights for convicted murderers, Elizabeth Warren supporting taxpayer-funded sex changes for prison inmates, and Julian Castro supporting abortion for "transgender women."
Bill Maher closed Friday’s edition of Real Time by pleading with President Trump to take $1 million in cash and resign from office. After portraying the President as a “liar” and a swindler, Maher outlined an elaborate proposal to team up with celebrities and ordinary Trump-hating Americans to help him “go away,” in other words: resign.
There is no greater enigma in late-night television than Bill Maher. Depending on the day, one could get the somewhat rational Maher pleading with the left wing to cut back on their extremist antics or the radical Maher who prays for a recession. On Friday’s Real Time, audience members were witness to the former as Maher lamented with radio host Howard Stern on the crumbling state of the Democratic Party.
Not surprisingly, the panel on Friday’s edition of Real Time weighed in on the impeachment inquiry that has sucked up all of the oxygen on Capitol Hill. Host Bill Maher suggested that Republicans’ behavior throughout the impeachment inquiry indicates that they “don’t believe in democracy anymore.” In addition, the panel took aim at Fox News; slamming the primetime hosts as “a**-lickers” and accusing the network of spinning out “a totally different version of reality.”
It’s been more than 18 months since Senator Al Franken stepped down from his seat in the Senate, but thoughts of a comeback ran into some turbulence on Monday. That was when yet another woman accused the former comedian of inappropriate sexual behavior, the ninth to do so and the fourth to say that Franken “groped” her “ass.”
Who is this Bill Maher and what has he done with the hateful liberal who has a TV show on HBO? The Real Time host talked to the New York Times Magazine on Sunday and ridiculously declared, “We live in an era where I don’t think people’s main focus is the truth and/or sussing out something valuable or teachable. We live in a time in which people are more concerned with scalps and clicks.”