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Old 10-25-2018, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Three similar situations. Only 1 of these 3 kept his job. And I will preface this by saying that I do find Bill Maher somewhat funny even though he is on the opposite side of the political spectrum.
1) Bill Maher is not HBO's employee. He is an independent producer. They can't fire him, they can only decide to no longer air his show.

2) HBO can have whatever standards it pleases for the shows it carries. Maher is bringing in an audience, and that's what HBO cares about. Remember, his previous show was called 'Politically Incorrect'. Being offensive is his schtick.
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:37 PM
 
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I'm not familiar with the other two, but Maher, whether you like him or not, is a smart, well-informed guy.
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Three similar situations. Only 1 of these 3 kept his job. And I will preface this by saying that I do find Bill Maher somewhat funny even though he is on the opposite side of the political spectrum.
Bill Maher did get fired in the politically correct days following 9/11.

The 9/11 Comments That Cost Bill Maher His Job | Snowspot Media Blog | Jon Martin



As for Ms Kelly, she has consistently demonstrated that her lack of knowledge is a liability to her chosen her profession.
C’est la vie.
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Long Island, N.Y.
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Identity politics will be written in history as the downfall of the communist left in the USA.


Good riddance!
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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You forgot Matt Lauer. Yes he was eventually fired but NBC knew about his shenanigans for a very long time.
Lauer was not a free speech issue.
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:12 PM
 
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Identity politics will be written in history as the downfall of the communist left in the USA.


Good riddance!
Is that just a general comment, how is this identity politics?
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:20 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Her ratings sucked or they would probably keep her. It's always about ratings. End of story.
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Here are all 3 of the items in question

Imus - FIRED two weeks later

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmF8iIeOVEo

Megyn Kelly's recent comments - FIRED

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H714eNuD_l8

Bill Maher's comments - NOT FIRED

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3rYRC_Rv6Q
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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Megyn Kelly got too much push back from her own co-workers, who were shocked that someone of her position would think that people in blackface were okay. Then there were her comments on Fox about Jesus and Santa Claus being white, and it's pretty clear she is fairly clueless and in over her head at NBC.

But she's gone now, and her comments won't even raise an eyebrow at Fox. She should beg for her old job back. Too bad Roger croaked, I'm sure a pole dance would probably do it.
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:37 PM
 
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Ummm - Bill Maher was raised Catholic.
And is now an atheist.
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