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Old 06-18-2019, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfpup View Post
As Wikipedia notes, "[Real Time with Bill Maher] has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Series every year from 2005 through 2014 and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series in 2016 & 2017". The venerable Larry King called it "one of the best shows on televison".
This comes off as a weird variation on the argumentum ad populum fallacy. Argumentum ad award nomination?

Maher didn't just spew antivax nonsense one time. He's done it repeatedly (and never retracted his bullshit to my knowledge). He's gone on record as a germ theory denialist, citing the false claim that Pasteur admitted on his deathbed that he was wrong about microbes. Maher's facilited cancer quackery and helped exploit HIV patients (i.e. when he hosted Charlie Sheen's goat's-milk-prevents-AIDS doctor).

And there's his reputation for bigoted remarks, about which he seems remarkedly unapologetic.

Something to mull over as you drink from your "But I'm Not Wrong!" mug.

Last edited by Jackmannii; 06-18-2019 at 08:09 AM.