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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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It's time to get "Real". (season 5) See more »

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The fourteenth season finale was the first episode to air after the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States. The fifteenth season premiere aired on Inauguration Day in 2017. See more »

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Bill Maher: New rule: scientists have to stop studying things we already know. At the University of Toronto, they found that post-sex affection - in other words, cuddling - quote "promotes relationship satisfaction." Really? So... doing it with my pants on and then jumping out the window was wrong?
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Bill Maher: Huh. Next up, a study on how men don't like it when you point at their penis and go "Are you kidding me?".
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Real only if you're a flaming liberal
22 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

Y'know, I voted for Kerry in 2004 and am rabidly anti-Bush, but this show still bugs me enough I can't make it through more than a few minutes. From the guy who used to be "Politically Incorrect", the only catch was 95% of the time he was "incorrect" only if you were a Christian or a conservative, neither of which was setting the standard of political correctness. Typically Bill and two liberal panelists team up on/talk over one conservative shill, when they dispose of him/her Maher moves on to conquer other territory. Bill occasionally comes up with a gem, but he's too fascinated by his own reflection and the sound of his voice, in his own way a young, decidedly leftist Bill Buckley. The idea of telling things as they actually are attracts me, but there often is more than one valid point of view and - despite the "Real" title - the deck seems stacked way too often with Maher.


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