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Real Time with Bill Maher 

Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.
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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

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With this Bill, you get change. (season 5) See more »

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Maher originally wanted the series to be titled "True Dat" or "The Truth Hurts" but HBO rejected both. Maher settled for "Real Time" but does not like the title. See more »

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Howard Dean: I think the problem with the country is that we operate on a sickness model, not a wellness model. Basically, we treat people who become ill. What we don't do is do a very good job in keeping them healthy in the first place.
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Completely One-Sided "Show"...
24 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

This show is completely one-sided and would benefit from having more than one viewpoint so it isn't alienating more than half of the audience.

Here is how the Round Table works... Maher is always one of the four. Then there will be two liberal guests (for example, Michael Moore or the guy who writes the "comic" strip The Boondocks). Then there will be a conservative guest, like Larry Miller or Ann Coulter. And the 3 liberals gang up and try to destroy the conservative viewpoint. They do this by interrupting and making false accusations.

Maher tries to play Devil's Advocate and be equal between the two sides, but after about 6 minutes he drops this charade and joins the liberals, gaining much applause from the liberal audience who came out to watch the show for free.

Very biased. Only decent part is the monologue, and half of the jokes miss.

2/10.


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