The Globe & Mail: Maher still politically incorrect.
And yes, big surprise, Maher still stands by his original 9/11 statement: “As far as what I said and patriotic fervour, to me that was patriotic. To me a real patriot is like a real friend. Who’s your real friend? It’s the person who tells you the truth. That’s who my real friends are. As far as our country goes, we need more people who will do that.”
Bill Maher has a new show on TV for the first time since Politically Incorrect was cancelled following his controversial comments in the week after the September 11th attacks. The new show, Real Time With Bill Maher, airs on HBO and is, sadly, not available in Canada.
“This is an end-of-the week wrap-up show,” Maher said. “We wanted to be up to the minute, and the Bush administration usually releases bad information on a Friday afternoon, so when they do, I would like to be there to nail their ass.”
Man, I love these Bill Maher quotes. Here’s another one from the article:
“I want this show to be different,” [Maher] said. “I want people to feel at the end of the show, like, wow, I just got smart for free — well, not free, but for the very reasonable price HBO charges.”
Maher’s wit, intelligence and his ability to really rile his guests made Politically Incorrect the entertaining show that it was. I am very much looking forward to catching a glimpse of this new show if it ever airs in Canada. It might even persuade me to purchase a TV!