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Friday, January 22, 2016
Real Time with Bill Maher 01 22 16 Tell Me About It
by Catherine Giordano
Real Time with Bill Maher, episode 374, airs at 10pm on HBO on
Friday January 22, 2016. Maher and his guests will be telling you all about it.
I’m looking forward to what the multi-talented Seth
MacFarlane, the mid-show guest, will have to say. He’s always charming and
intelligent. He can even be soulful as he is on his new album No One Ever Tells You.
Alan Grayson is on the panel and you can always count on
Grayson to tell it like it is. He’s not shy about airing his views and he’s
willing to be blunt. He’s sure to liven up the panel.
The interview is with Michael McCaul. I am not familiar with
him, but I expect he is going to tell us “the terrorists are coming for you.” Terrorists
are a threat, but put the threat in proportion. The statistics show that you are
more likely to get killed with your own gun (if you own a gun) than by a Islamic
terrorist. I think you are more likely to be killed by a deranged American on a
mass shooting spree than by a jihadist.
Jon Meacham is always an interesting panelist. He makes his
points with humor and without shouting. He’s not a political partisan so you
can count on him to tell it like it is.
Liz Mair is definitely a political partisan, but she usually
makes her points without rancor. However, the fact that she heads a super-pac
dedicated to taking Donald Trump down suggests she may harbor some rancor for
this would-be president.
In some polls, close to half of Republicans say they want
Donald Trump to be the Republican nominee. Never mind terrorists, it is Republicans
who scare me. Just a list of guests for now. come back for the full review and recap on Saturday.