James Corden Shuts Down Bill Maher On Fat-Shaming

On a recent episode of his HBO series Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher declared it is time to ‘bring back fat-shaming’ in an attempt to help fight obesity.

The broad point of his comments were that Americans – while citing health insurance and healthcare costs as being a top priority for them in the upcoming 2020 election – bear some responsibility for their own health situations due to poor personal choices in diet.

James Corden, host of CBS’ The Late Late Show, wasn’t having it.

“If making fun of fat people made them lose weight, there’d be no fat kids in schools,” Corden said during his monologue on the late night gab-fest. “And I’d have a six-pack right now.”

“Let’s be honest, fat-shaming is just bullying. And bullying just makes the problem worse,” he said.

After addressing some very real aspects of fat-shaming, like triggering depression and self-destructive behavior which leads to more overeating, Corden also addressed some of the root causes of obesity, including how poverty and genetics play a role.

Corden closed out his op-ed with this little nugget of wisdom for Maher: “While you’re encouraging people to think about what goes into their mouths, just think a little harder about what comes out of yours.”

The segment is definitely worth your time. Hit play below.

In fairness, here’s the clip of Maher’s comments in their full context. Decide for yourself if Maher missed the mark or if Corden overreacted.

Adam Schiff: The Way To Deal With Trump Is “Vote His Ass Out Of Office”

Rep. Adam Schiff

During an appearance on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff told Bill Maher that impeaching Donald Trump may not happen but there is an eventual solution, “vote his ass out of office.”

“I’m not there yet on impeachment. I may get there, he may get me there. But here’s the awful dilemma that we face: if we don’t impeach him, that sends a message that this kind of conduct, this obstruction of justice, this kind of willing use of the help of a foreign adversary, all the lies and cover up, that this is non-impeachable.

“At the same time, if we do impeach him and he is acquitted as he would likely be acquitted, then the message is ‘those are not impeachable offenses.’

“At the end of the day Bill, there is only one way to deal with this problem, whether we impeach him or not, and that is to vote his ass out of office.”

Schiff also shared the opinion of his 90-something father, about Trump, that “if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, he’s probably a crook.”

I agree with Schiff on all of the above.

Bill Maher Has “President Obama” Read Actual Trump Statements

What if Obama said it?

On HBOs Real Time with Bill Maher this past Friday, Bill wondered how Republicans would react if Barack Obama exhibited the same crude behavior as Donald Trump – with a little help from Obama impersonator Reggie Brown.

Watch as Brown reads actual Trump comments, then imagine how Republicans would have reacted if Obama had said these things.

Brown does a bang-up job as “Obama,” by the way…

Bill Maher: I’ll Bet 100 Rubles Trump Is Out By Christmas

Last night on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Boris Epshteyn, former Special Assistant to President Trump, joined Bill to discuss President Trump’s political future.

I’ll say this about Donald Trump-ally Epshteyn: he can at least sit calmly with a civil smile on his face and lie about Donald Trump without being a petulant child like Kellyanne Conway.

A lot of people have a trigger that enables interviewers to knock Trumpets off their talking points. But Boris, to his credit, stays cool here.

He’s only repeating talking points, but he does stay cool.

Epshteyn has a new gig at the right-wing Sinclair Broadcast Group, which he promises with produce content that will be “right down the middle” of the political spectrum.

Right. Just like Fox News.

During the segment, Bill asked Epshteyn how long Trump would be in the White House. “I think he can be president for eight years,” Epshteyn said. “Sorry to disappoint you folks.”

“Why don’t we have a gentlemen’s bet, a 100 rubles?” Maher proposed. “Gentlemen’s bet: He is out by Christmas.”

Bill Maher To Liberal Purists Who Couldn’t Vote For Hillary: “Go F*ck Yourselves”

For every “Bernie or Bust-er” and Jill Stein supporters:

Bill Maher took time this past Friday night during his “New Rules” segment to ask those Liberals who couldn’t bring themselves to vote for Hillary Clinton how they are feeling now that President Trump has passed his 100th day in the White House.

Via HuffPost:

“This isn’t about reliving the last election or my great love for Clinton, which never was, but this is about winning the next election,” Maher said. “And that begins with learning the difference between an imperfect friend and a deadly enemy.”

After noting how various liberal politicians, activists and commentators had said that either a Trump or Clinton administration would be a disaster, Maher asked whether conservatives would now control the Supreme Court if the “just-as-evil-Hillary” had won.

“Just wait until the 5 to 4 decisions start rolling in, gutting unions, making it harder for minorities to vote, siding with polluters, overturning abortion rights,” he said. “Then maybe you’ll join me in saying to the liberal purists, go fuck yourselves with a locally grown organic cucumber.”

And yes, I agree with everything Bill says here.

Andrew Sullivan: Rachel Maddow Needs To Not Sound “So F*cking Condescending”

On last night’s Real Time on HBO, host Bill Maher brought up Rachel Maddow’s much-hyped “reveal” of Donald Trump’s 2005 tax returns this week.

Maher reiterated his respect for Maddow saying she needs to be on the air but called the two pages of Trump taxes a “big nothing-burger,” and that the exposure probably helped Trump.

He said, “This is probably the best tax return he’s ever filed, which makes me think this came from Donald Trump!”

Former Congressman Barney Frank and journalist Andrew Sullivan chimed in with my favorite exchange of the evening:

Andrew Sullivan: “There was a giant cloud of smug above Rachel Maddow when she was doing that. Liberals have to be careful not to sound so fucking condescending and smug… and start actually engaging the other side and persuading people.”

Barney Frank: “Andrew, I think you might want to teach by example on that last part…”

The highlight of the show, though, was Maher’s interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.

As I’ve noted several times on The Randy Report, Tapper continues to be my favorite journalist on TV these days as his patience with Donald Trump’s lies grows ever thin.

The subject of Trump comes up as Maher mentions, “You certainly sound different from the many years I’ve watched you.”

Pointing out that “politicians lie. It wasn’t invented on January 20th,” Tapper goes straight to the heart of the matter:

“I’ve never really seen this level of falsehood. Just quantitatively. It’s not just ‘If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor,’ it’s conspiracy theories based on nothing that have members of his own party distancing themselves from him,” said Tapper. “And it’s combined with an attempt to discredit the entire fourth estate, the entire media, we’re all fake news except for Fox And Friends.”

When Maher points out that Trump supporters may see Tapper’s reporting as proving the media is biased against the president, Tapper says, “I don’t buy into that paradigm. The truth of the matter is that there’s no bias when it comes to facts and there’s no bias when it comes to decency. It is empirically indecent to make fun of the disabled. You don’t have to be a Democrat or a Republican or Independent or socialist or libertarian. That is just indecent. My children know better than that.”

Watch below:

Larry Wilmore To Loathsome Milo: “You Can Go F*ck Yourself”

Every bit as loathsome as you’ve heard, Breitbart editor and professional child Milo Yiannopoulos made the most of his appearance on last night’s HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.

Although he only did the one-on-one segment near the beginning of the show with Maher, he did join the panel for the online post-show segment.

And that’s where things got rocky.

From Mediaite:

Yiannopoulos was defending his past remarks about transgender people and Larry Wilmore got heated with him over that, saying similar discriminatory remarks have been made against gay people.

But things got personal when Yiannopoulos told Maher he needs to start “inviting higher IQ guests” on the show. Wilmore told him, “You can go fuck yourself.”

He went off on Yiannopoulos and told him “go fuck yourself” again for trolling Leslie Jones over Ghostbusters.

The surprise of the evening was Maher treating Yiannopolous with such kid gloves.

One example – the exchange in this segment, when the icky Milo says of transgender people:

Yiannopolous: “I think women and girls should be protected from having men who are confused about their sexual identities from their bathrooms.”

Maher: “That’s not unreasonable.”

Women and children are in no danger of transgender folks wanting to use the bathroom. Maher’s agreement was a bit chilling.

Milo really is rather infantile, and lashes out just to get a response or attention. It’s his own form of self-entertainment.

Earlier in the show, Maher asked him about rumors that he doesn’t hire gay people. This was his reply:

“Oh, no! You can’t trust them to show up to work on time. Too much drugs, too much sex, they’re always making excuses,” said Yiannopoulos, inspiring boos from the audience. He then turned to the audience and giggled: “I’m just kidding. You’re easy. You’re very easy. Very easily triggered. It’s pathetic.”

And his body language is oddly telling. He frequently drops his chin and looks through his eye brows when addressing people. According to body language experts, “A lowered head covers the neck with the chin and hence can be a defensive posture that can occur as a result of any perceived threat (not just physical threat). It can also be a sign of defiance or caution, for example when showing respect to an enemy (‘You are strong and I do not trust you’).”

Bill Maher Finally Gets His Interview With President Obama

President Barack Obama sits down with Bill Maher on the eve of the election to discuss the issues HBO’s “Real Time” viewers care about.

From ABC News:

The interview was wide-ranging, with the pair discussing the election, the popularity of Donald Trump, and issues including Obamacare, immigration reform, the legalization of marijuana and climate change.

Obama, who said the decision who to vote for Tuesday “should be really clear” (read: Hillary Clinton), didn’t mince words about disenfranchised voters. “Anyone who sits on the sidelines or makes a protest vote is a vote for Trump,” Obama said, “and that would be badly damaging to this country, and damaging for the world.”

The president continued, “The stakes are high. The choice in this election should be really clear. Every single issue we’ve made progress on in the last eight years is going to be on the ballot.”

Andrew Sullivan: Electing Hillary Clinton President Is “The Only Adult Thing To Do”

During an appearance this past Friday on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Andrew Sullivan, who has spent years being hyper-critical of the Clintons announced that he is “passionately in favor” of electing Hillary Clinton president, adding, “it’s the only adult thing to do.”

Sullivan continued, “This is not a time to express your Libertarianism. This is a time to stop this monster.”

Bill Maher On Donald Trump’s “Basket of Inexplicables”

In his editorial New Rule, Bill Maher examines Trump’s surrogates, and questions whether this cast of characters would be fit to serve in a Presidential administration.

Esquire breaks down the “who” and “why” of the Donald’s inner circle.

Why would Trump surround himself with these idiots? Well, as Trump once said, “Always be around unsuccessful people because everybody will respect you.”

It seems that Trump takes his own advice. “That does explain Rudy Giuliani,” Maher joked. It also explains the pastor who, when interviewed by CNN, declared the conversation “off the record” only after the reporter questioned him about his bogus claims that he graduated college.

And then there’s Marco “taco truck on every corner” Gutierrez. Or Katrina “Obama started the war with Afghanistan” Pierson. And let’s not forget Trump’s lawyer, Michael “Says who?” Cohen.