Maher Vs. O'Reilly On Cheney Comments

tof-maher.jpg Bill Maher appeared on 'The Factor' last night to talk about the remarks he made on Friday's Real Time that many right-wingers are trying to equate to Ann Coulter's CPAC slur.

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Since the wingnuts have distorted and taken Bill's comments out of context (surprise, surprise), he responds at HuffPo.

On Saturday, the website posted a story under the headline "Bill Maher Sorry the Assassination Attempt on Dick Cheney Failed."

There's just one problem: As a fair reading of the show's transcript makes clear, I never said those words. Still, over the weekend, dozens of websites, mostly right wing, picked up the story (with headline intact) thus proliferating the myth that comic Maher somehow advocates the whacking of our Veep. Read more...

Chris Case responds at HuffPo as well.

Since BillO has a propensity for "stretching" the facts, here are two articles worth reading that debunk his claims about Iraqi civilian casualites. According to Lancet, over 600,000 have died in four years (not to mention the 1.8 million displaced). You do the math.

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