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Sat May 19, 2018, 01:10 AM

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - 5/18/18

Monologue: Royally Screwed



Bill recaps the top stories of the week, including Trump's shady China deal, the latest from the Mueller investigation, and, of course, the royal wedding.




Clint Watts: Messing with the Enemy



Clint Watts is a former FBI agent and the author of "Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News."




25 Things You Don't Know About Michael Cohen



Bill shares a few fun facts about attorney and Trump "fixer" Michael Cohen.




Dambisa Moyo: Edge of Chaos



Dambisa Moyo is a global economist and author of "Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth - and How to Fix It."




New Rule: Trump Is Above the Law



Bill disputes the notion that nobody is "above the law," and worries about Donald Trump's desire to be "president for life."

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smirkymonkey May 19 #5
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bronxiteforever May 19 #7
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BootinUp May 19 #8
stuffmatters May 19 #11
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Rhiannon12866 May 19 #12

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 01:17 AM

1. Great collection of clips and commentaries

Maher is always so sharp, satirical, and comical all at once.
These subjects are so dark that the laughter somehow feels unsettling...
The final clip is very sobering.

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Response to kn3wscr1pt (Reply #1)

Sat May 19, 2018, 01:23 AM

2. You're right, but Bill Maher is never afraid to go there

And he goes straight from a very dark subject into a bit meant to provoke laughter. We need to be able to still laugh to get us through the rough times. That's the reason I started posting political humor like this - and Bill Maher is an old hand at it.

Oh! And welcome to DU! We're glad to have you with us!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 02:25 AM

3. -

JFC...he had bari weiss on AGAIN?? I think he had her on two straight weeks within the last couple of months, and now a 3rd time. He's got such a crush on that chick.

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Response to Bigredhunk (Reply #3)

Sat May 19, 2018, 02:43 AM

4. He probably had her on because she's very opinionated on the U.S. embassy issue:

On Friday night, the Real Time panel tackled the newly-opened U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

Bill Maher began the conversation that the embassy move “caused a riot” in the Gaza Strip, but New York Times columnist Bari Weiss refuted his assertion, saying that the riots “weren’t caused by the embassy move.”

“No, I said they were linked,” Maher clarified.

“But they’re not!” Weiss shot back. “When Hamas attacked Israel in 2008, when Hamas attacked Israel in 2012, and when they had attacked Israel in 2014, the embassy was in Tel Aviv all of those times, okay?”

Weiss elaborated that these protests were taking place for six weeks and that they “intentionally” moved up the date to coincide with the embassy opening so that everyone would be “disgusted and heartbroken” when seeing the side-by-side of Ivanka Trump “looking like she was at a country club” next to “poor, desperate people dying” in Gaza.

“So let’s not fall for a trap that is being set by a theocratic authoritarian group that is sending women and children to be human shields!” Weiss exclaimed.


(Includes video): https://www.mediaite.com/tv/maher-calls-out-the-hypocrisy-of-israel-critics-where-would-you-rather-live-in-the-middle-east/

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 04:12 AM

5. Thank you so much Rhiannon!

I always look so forward to this every week as I don't get HBO! Great show!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #5)

Sat May 19, 2018, 04:17 AM

6. You're more than welcome!

It was a very good show this week - the initial interview wasn't a RWer and there was no shortage of breaking news. The only thing was there was no Overtime segment, Bill said he had to rush off to Las Vegas.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 09:14 AM

7. Kick and recommend. Last clip is frightening.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #7)

Sat May 19, 2018, 06:28 PM

9. It sure is

That's one reason I appreciate Bill Maher, he refuses to "normalize" what's been going on in this country since Trump.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 01:36 PM

8. The Clint Watts interview was really, really good. Nt

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #8)

Sat May 19, 2018, 09:45 PM

11. Watts got a little hinkey tho equating The Resistance with Al Quaeda

Part of the same FBI mindset that treated BLM and OWS( or the antiwar movement in the 60's) as threatening to our democracy.. There is a big difference between nonviolent movements that are organized around challenging the status quo ( of income inequality or political inequality for example) and terrorist organization locally and worldwide. IMHO

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 09:26 PM

10. Thanks so much, Rhiannon!

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Response to stuffmatters (Reply #10)

Sat May 19, 2018, 11:42 PM

12. Glad you enjoyed it!

I was disappointed there was no Overtime segment, Bill said he was off to Las Vegas, but I agree the show was a good one, no RWers this week.

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