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Re: [TV orNotTV] Bill Maher gives $1 million to Obama PAC Tom Wolper Sat Feb 25 14:00:05 2012

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 6:06 PM, Tom Wolper <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Kevin M. <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> ... I am less of a fan of Maher than I was because his content is
>> more preachy than funny. I notice on Real Time and last night's
>> special that he laughs a lot at his own jokes. That never sits well
>> with me.
>
> I don't subscribe to HBO and only really became aware of Real Time
> when iTunes offered it as an audio podcast years ago. After iTunes put
> up a video podcast for a week or two, I preferred it and started
> downloading episodes and later found a site that streamed a bootleg
> feed. All that was during the Bush administration. A short time after
> Obama was inaugurated I found I had lost interest in the show and
> stopped keeping up. Since then the only thing I watch is when someone
> links to a YouTube video, usually from New Rules, and I think that's
> the best that Maher does. And I guess that's what I was hoping for in
> the Yahoo set - less preaching about politics and more irreverence and
> a wicked attack on the foolishness of our pop culture obsessions.

After posting I realized that New Rules is a product of a writers'
room. The standup routine is Maher on his own.

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