Quote of the Day: Ben Affleck on Bill Maher Spat

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“I was ultimately making a ‘Sesame Street’ argument. You don’t judge a whole group of people based on the actions of a few . . . . I think I’d rather tell the truth and say what I believe in and make people unhappy than sort of pretend to think something else to accommodate them and try to be liked. That’s just the way it goes and I don’t think I’m any great champion of anything, but if they’re going to put me on a show, I’m going to say what I think.” Ben Affleck, on his very public argument with Bill Maher about Islam.

Ben Affleck v. Bill Maher: Battle of Radical Islam

Ben Affleck graced the stage of ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ as part of his ‘Gone Girl’ press run, and the actor further affirmed that the ‘Politically Incorrect’ panel booking was far superior than Maher’s current HBO roster. Maher often books intellectuals, authors, pundits, and talking heads, instead of the everyman actors and comedians that used to appear on his ABC show. As a result, the panelists are often too polished to delve into deep issues. On Friday’s show, Ben Affleck reversed course and took Maher and Sam Harris to task for his “racist” generalizations of the Muslim religion. Watch below.

Bill Maher Takes Aim at Internet Commenters — Brilliant!

I’m a huge Bill Maher fan, and I was actually at the show when I heard the joke below. I must have laughed for a solid two minutes. Perhaps it was of particular significance because I’m a blogger, but there’s definitely something about the internet that brings out the anger in everyone. Watch below.


Elizabeth Hasselbeck Attacks Bill Maher — Wildly Inappropriate

It’s time for Elizabeth Hasselbeck to leave the television business. She hogged Bill Maher’s entire segment on The View to address a joke he once made about her, insisting that “she knows funny” and “that wasn’t funny.” The joke in question involved journalist Lara Logan who was captured while covering Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Egypt. At the time, Maher said that they should trade Hasselbeck for Logan. When she asked if Maher would say that joke again knowing what he knows now, Maher said, “if I knew I’d have to dedicate my entire segment to discussing it, then no.” Their fight reminded me of a bad relationship argument, where the man apologizes for “hurting” the woman, who then insists that she’s incapable of being hurt as some ploy to feign strength. I have to congratulate Bill Maher for being an extremely kind gentlemen to Hasselbeck. Personally, I would have told her to piss-off and stop chirping in my face. She should have just admitted that she can’t get over the boy who pushed her on the playground. Might I also point out that this isn’t the first time Hasselbeck has taken a comedian to task that’s insulted her. Remember when she awkwardly confronted Kathy Griffin? Did she not learn her lesson? I also have a message to The View’s producers. If you invite a guest on your show, then instruct your whiny host to keep her mouth shut. You don’t invite a guest to your party only to set them on fire.

Bill Maher and Jane Lynch Perform Anthony Weiner-Isms

Bill Maher and Jane Lynch performed a dramatic reading of Anthony Weiner’s facebook sex chat, and it certainly put things in perspective. First, I love Jane Lynch. Second, Anthony Weiner clearly has no idea how to turn a woman on. And lastly, the Weiner issue is about as serious as Jane Lynch and Bill Maher portray it below. After the performance, Jane Lynch joined the panel to discuss whether Weiner should resign. Shockingly, Joshua Green and Sharon Waxman think the Weiner issue is worthy of resignation. Why? Because of the distraction, of course. When Janeane Garofalo wisely said the media (not Anthony Weiner) is responsible for the distraction from real issues, Green and Waxman brushed her off. Here’s my question: do Republicans have sex? Watch below for a laugh.
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