1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Bill Maher, Islam, Berkeley

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Cal students don't want him to deliver commencement next month. Will he? Won't he? Who knows.

    He continues to welcome Muslim guests to his show for conversations. Last night's guest tried taking him to task.


    NYT meanwhile weighs in:

    Rest of the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/31/opinion/berkeley-students-shouldnt-censor-bill-maher.html
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Ironic that a bastion of political discourse like Berkeley would make a move like this.

    Just more bullshit millennial entitlement. Everyone's opinions count, unless they differ from ours.
  3. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Agree completely.

    Hopefully no deranged hippie will break into the school president's house with a machete to protest.
  4. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Maher is consistent about one thing: the most extreme elements of religion, regardless of what denomination, are dangerous to the public good.
  5. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Bill Maher- talk about someone who peaked in the 80s.
  6. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    You're confusing him with Dennis Miller.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Maher's HBO show and his standup act are great if you like politically pointed humor (or humor-tinged politics).

    Take Bill Maher and throttle back the mean-spiritedness by 20 percent and you've got Jon Stewart ... and I mean that as a compliment.
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    What, that Monday Night Football career wasn't his peak?
  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    As our Muslim friends prove again today...

  10. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    Maher's peak was definitely 90's. Politically Incorrect began its Comedy Central run in the early 90s and even the first few years on ABC were solid. Even if it declined at the end of the ABC run, that was 2000/2001 or so, putting his decline in certainly not the 80s.
    Unless you think his peak was starring in the hit movie 'Pizza Man'
    Miller absolutely peaked in the 80s. Once he left Weekend Update, that was it for him.
  11. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Frankly, he's always struck me as the sort who defines "extreme elements" as "actual believers" ...
  12. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Maher was never funny.

    Miller was funny in the old days and still has flashes of great humor.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page