Friday, April 21, 2017

Bill Maher: New Rules - Very Good

Maher on "Real Time"

It all started earlier this month when the New York Times released their bombshell and career-ending article about Bill O'Reilly, revealing that the long-time host at Fox News had not only been accused of sexual harassment by at least five former female employees at the network, but that he reached a $13 million settlement to keep them quiet. O'Reilly pushed back against the allegations, but the damage was done as over 50 sponsors pulled out of airing their ads on "The O'Reilly Factor," which caused a domino effect on his career. Earlier this week, Fox News decided it was time to pull the plug, and released O'Reilly from his contractual obligations. While the reaction to the news in general was negative for O'Reilly, he did receive support from Donald Trump, was praised him as a "good man," while doubting the allegation against him. Trump, on the other hand, has his own issues to deal with that are causing turmoil in his administration. These topics were discussed during the April 21 edition of "Real Time with Bill Maher" on HBO.
(The O'Reilly remarks come at 4:55 in the above video.)
Returning after a week vacation, Bill Maher kicked off his show with the routine opening monologue, and he didn't hold back when it came to Bill O'Reilly and Donald Trump. Maher ripped into Donald Trump for bragging about his health care plan that doesn't even exist, before mocking the White House for lying about an aircraft carrier that was allegedly headed to North Korea, but "was actually headed in the opposite direction." "Who knew maps were so complicated!" Maher noted, while mimicking the president. "Forget a wall, we need a blackboard because these people are stupid," Maher said of the administration.

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