Sunday, April 22, 2007

Bill Moyers Journal

Last Sunday, I said, "If you are not watching REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER every single Friday night... you're missing something truly remarkable..."

I also highly recommend watching THE VIEW every day. (Yes, that's a pretty faggy thing to say, but go with me.) What Rosie O'Donnell is accomplishing on THE VIEW is amazing. The "Point / Counterpoint" she has with Elisabeth Hasselbeck on this little morning talk show is providing a ton of information to thousands of people every day and is also encouraging intelligent debate.

Although, as I compare Rosie and Elisabeth to the old SNL "Point / Counterpoint" skit, I have to say that I would love it if just once, the "intelligent debate" devolved into Rosie doing her best Dan Aykroyd impersonation and saying to Elizabeth...

"Elisabeth, you ignorant slut!"

It will never happen, but I can dream, can't I?

After watching REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER this past Friday night, I now have another television program to add to my list of MUST SEE TV for a country living in the G.W. Dark Ages - - BILL MOYERS JOURNAL on PBS.

The first installment of BILL MOYERS JOURNAL is entitled BUYING THE WAR with a subtitle that reads, "How Did The Mainstream Press Get It So Wrong?"

Bill Maher interviewed Mr. Moyers via satellite at the beginning of the show last Friday and Moyers critical analysis of the Bush Administration and our current day media is a revelation.

The full interview from Friday's show is in the clip below. It includes this quote from Mr. Moyers...

"How many Americans is this President willing to sacrifice on the alter of his ego? Because what he's saying is, 'Step aside Iraqis and let our guys die.'"

He's brilliant. Watch it.

BUYING THE WAR airs Wednesday at 9pm on WTTW here in Chicago. Skip LOST and watch it. Nothing ever happens on that damn island anyway.


whimsicalnbrainpan said...


I don't get Bill Maher's show so thanks for clueing me in.

Stephen Rader said...

Whim - If you want to check out more the Bill Maher's show, YouTube usually has posts for the current week's show. It really is one of the best programs on television right now.

Aaron said...

I'm glad Moyers is coming back to TV...we need intelligent people like him to stir the pot.

And don't be too sure that Rosie will never call Elisabeth an "ignorant slut"--it could slip out one of these days...:-)

Stephen Rader said...

Aaron - Oh, how I hope it slips out of Rosie one of these days!

That sounds dirty, doesn't it?

I like it! :)