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Bill Maher Gives Berkeley Commencement Speech, Ignores Petition Against Him

Bill Maher gave the commencement speech at U.C. Berkeley, despite protests and a petition against his appearance. Protest groups were offended by Maher’s opinions of Islam, once calling it “the only religion that acts like the mafia.” Before the commencement ceremony, a small group of students gathered to object to Maher’s appearance. Show More Summary

Maher Addresses Controversy in Berkeley Speech, Takes Dig at Republicans

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

This weekend, Bill Maher gave his long-awaited commencement speech at the University of California-Berkeley.

The Release Of ‘The Interview’ Is A “Human Rights Issue”

3 days agoOdd : Thought Catalog

Seth Rogan joined the ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ panel on November 22nd to – in part – promote his new movie ‘The Interview,’ which relies on a simple storyline regurgitating some of Rogan’s previous themes: two stoners tasked with...

Watch: Maher tells UC Berkeley grads to fight ‘the devastation that pollution is causing’

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Comedian Bill Maher spoke at the University of California, Berkeley’s winter commencement on Saturday, despite calls for the school to cancel his appearance over his perceived Islamaphobia, the San Jose Mercury-News reports. Maher was greeted by loud cheers before his 15-minute address, in...

[9:51:02 AM] Roxanne Cooper: Watch: Maher tells UC Berkeley grads to fight ‘the devastation that pollution is causing’

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Comedian Bill Maher spoke at the University of California, Berkeley’s winter commencement on Saturday, despite calls for the school to cancel his appearance over his perceived Islamaphobia, the San Jose Mercury-News reports. Maher was greeted by loud cheers before his 15-minute address, in...

Despite Silent Protests, Bill Maher Encourages Berkeley Graduates to Be Freethinkers and “Fight Oppression”

A couple of months ago, we learned that comedian Bill Maher was invited to deliver the commencement address at University of California, Berkeley's winter graduation ceremony. The problem was that students were petitioning to stop him...Show More Summary

We’re putting an end to religion: Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher and the exploding new American secularism

Religious right extremism, new atheists & late-night mockery have religion on the run. American secularism's rising

On eve of University of California honor, Bill Maher defends anti-Muslim hate speech in Vanity Fair interview

This weekend, UC-Berkeley honors its graduates and Bill Maher’s Anti-Muslimism, together. According to Maher the entire spectrum of American Muslims are at fault for matters outside of their control, involving people that they’ve never met. Show More Summary

Bill Maher Would Be Fine with President Jeb Bush ‘Because He’s Not Ted Cruz’

last weekNews : Mediaite

Jeb Bush isn't exactly the darling of the right, and that's why Bill Maher would be perfectly fine with him as president.

Ticket Sales Slow for Bill Maher at Berkeley

Comedian Bill Maher's winter commencement address to the University of California at Berkeley this Saturday gained national attention after students asked the administration to rescind his invitation due to his strident recent criticisms of the Islamic faith. Show More Summary

Researchers Studied a Decade’s Worth of Atheist Conferences to See If We’re Getting More Diverse

The stereotypical atheist is usually a white guy -- Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Bill Maher, to name a few -- but there's been a push over the past several years to go beyond that, to promote the views of atheists who are women,...Show More Summary

Challenge Bill Maher, but don't silence him

To the editor: University of California student Regent Sadia Saifuddin does a disservice to UC Berkeley students by trying to stop Bill Maher from speaking at the midyear commencement because of his controversial comments on Islam. ("UC's Muslim student regent tackles Bill Maher, tuition and...

The UC student regent on tuition, Bill Maher and free speech

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

There are 26 people on the UC Board of Regents, the august body that sits atop the University of California system. Of those, 18 are appointed to 12-year terms by a governor. One is the governor. And only one is a student. Right now that's Sadia Saifuddin, a California-born senior majoring in...

Islam Is Not The Problem

I was appalled by Bill Mahers and Sam Harris' coverage of Islam and terrorism several weeks ago. I am appalled as someone who is not a Muslim, rather someone who is an atheist and does not believe in a higher power. I am not a religious...Show More Summary

“It’s beyond stupid”: Bill Maher responds to backlash against Islam views

The host of "Real Time with Bill Maher" is unapologetic when it comes to his comments about Islam

Bill Maher: Comparing my Islam criticism to Nazi propaganda is ‘beyond stupid’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

In an interview with Vanity Fair, HBO’s Real Time host Bill Maher restated some of his criticisms of Islam while responding to a critic who said his rhetoric was similar to what was said about Jews in the 30?s and 40?s, calling the assertion, “beyond stupid.” Speaking...

Bill Maher Calls Out ‘Bullsht’ Petition Ahead of Berkeley Speech

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

In a little over two weeks, Bill Maher will deliver the December commencement address at the University of California Berkeley whether the students there want him to or not.

Bill Maher: I hope the pope gets drunk one day and confesses to not even being religious

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

In a post on his official blog today, comedian and Real Time host Bill Maher wrote about his disappointment with Pope Francis’ recent decision to affirm the work of the International Association of Exorcists. “Pope Francis has quickly established himself as the progressive Pope —...

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