Bill Maher protest update

UPDATE:

 

Have received letters back from Time Warner and FCC saying they are looking into this matter.   Meanwhile, this You Tube video has been removed from the site with this disclaimer in its place:

 

“This video has been removed due to terms of use violation.”

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-gid1D7gF8

 

  

The video showed Maher on CNN telling Blitzer the entire Time Warner media empire was working to get the brother elected.  He was obviously referencing Obama, and Blitzer was obviously taken by surprise and very uncomfortable, rapidly changing the subject.  This is referenced at the end of this letter (below), and it is apparent Time Warner intervened to have the video removed.

 

Found a copy:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De_1ci84S5E

 

AE

10.29.08

 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

September 15, 2008

 

 

President & CEO Jeffrey L. Bewkes

Time Warner Board of Directors

c/o Office of the Corporate Secretary

Time Warner Inc.

One Time Warner Center

New York, NY 10019

 

 

Dear Mr. Bewkes & Time Warner Board of Directors:

 

I have a suggestion.   The next time you have a Board meeting, wheel in a big screen TV and roll the following clips for everybody.

 

I remember a time when goodness, fair play and decency were values honored by most Americans, and by your corporation.

 

Most Americans still honor these values, but you apparently do not.

 

By sponsoring Bill Maher on HBO, you demonstrate a willingness to promote the antithesis of goodness, fair play and decency.

 

Bill Maher calls the Pope a Nazi and a child molester.  His subsequent “apology” does not absolve him, or you. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_oitpbA3yg&feature=related 

 

(“child f**cking . . .)

 

Bill Maher “wishes for the demise” of the Catholic Church, and indeed, the demise of all Christian churches.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-4QIvygFmc&feature=related 

 

(Maher interview with King concerning Catholic objections)

 

http://www.amctv.com/videos/movie-news/?bcpid=1725961875&bclid=1772834152&bctid=1782567090 

 

(campaign to destroy religion)

 

Bill Maher says Sarah Palin is a MILF: “A Mother I’d Like to F**k.”  Late in the clip he makes fun of Palin’s infant son Trig, the child with Down’s Syndrome. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rhn__x1YxI&feature=related 

 

(Maher’s remark, mere hours after McCain announced Palin his running mate)

 

Here your star on HBO abuses Palin’s daughters and says later: “Pigs are smart (unlike Sarah Palin), they don’t believe in creationism.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6khOeOGcxSA

 

“At least when Obama got a post convention bump it wasn’t leaking amniotic fluid.”  Another example of Mr. Maher committing child abuse.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxfFUFw-Oxw&feature=related

 

Mr. Bewkes, your web letter addressing citizenship overview states:  “Time Warner’s commitment to corporate social responsibility is one of many ways we achieve long-term growth.”

 

In view of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” I think we have reason to question your commitment to social responsibility.  

 

As to your long-term growth objectives, we will be calling on the 100 million people of faith in this country to boycott every product and service brought to market by Time Warner.  In due time you will likely be hearing from your shareholders, in ‘real time.’  We will call on people to boycott your corporation every single day until the day you cancel “Real Time with Bill Maher.” 

 

Oh, and by the way,   Mr. Maher informs us your entire media empire is working to get Mr. Obama elected.    And here we thought you were non-partisan.  Maher says to Wolf:  “I like to think of you (CNN) as the brother network, since we are supporting the Brother for President.”  Wolf tries to cover, but the cat is out of the bag!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-gid1D7gF8

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Allan Erickson

 

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18 Responses to Bill Maher protest update

  1. Thats jut nonsense! Just one nut case off string as far as viewers would be concerned! Cnn isn’t even running Obama 30 min little clip show, to tell you how much they are inthe tank as you say for the brother! While now if you want to really get downk and dirty, try to convience me FOX isn’t in the tank for Mccain, or hey, better idea, try to convience me Hannity isn’t the most Bias BS”ER on any news network. Fox in the tank for the old white republican dude, and his pretty side kick who shouldn’t even be on the international scene, who’s aids are tired of covering for her lack of knowledge on the international scene. Oh ya, I’m a republican buster, voteing Demacrate this year who says our grand old party needsto be flushd down the toilet for what they did to us in this election, in giveing us mccain/Palin! I’m also a old white lady of 54, in a completely red state of Nebr.

  2. Allan Erickson says:

    Found a copy Alberta. Maher is caught in an unguarded moment. Sometimes truth oozes out in the strangest ways.

    Don’t know why CNN isn’t running the Obama 30-minute propaganda piece. Perhaps they want to have the appearance of balance. Perhaps they are tired of their talent migrating to Fox. Perhaps they are afraid they’ll have to give McCain equal time and can’t very well foist the Fairness Doctrine on everyone unless they do. Maybe someone will point out the $508,000 contribution to the Obama campaign from Time Warner.

    http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cycle=2008&cid=N00009638

    Hannity has never presented himself as a reporter but has always said he is a Reagan conservative advocating a cause, as any columnist or editorialist will. You may disagree with him, even though he is virtually the only one pointing out Obama’s serious disqualifications, but you cannot accuse him of trying to posture as a journalist then working an agenda surreptitiously and even overtly, as can be seen by the major networks, especially NBC, and in the pages of the major metro newspapers, especially the NY Times. Also, you will notice Hannity is offset by Colmes, not very well, but at least the liberal side is presented, something you don’t see elsewhere. Indeed Fox is more fair and balanced than other news organizations. I think most media has tilted so far Left, and people have become so accustomed to that, that Fox seems rightwing to them, although I will admit Fox does tend Right on occasion.

    Indeed, most of the ‘coverage’ on CNN is slanted Left if you pay attention, and Maher even acknowledges it.

    You don’t sound like a Republican to me Alberta. And I doubt you are a woman in Nebraska. 54 is not old, and people our age rarely bring up race as an issue. Only Obama plays the race card seems to me.

    Nice try with the propaganda but I think you are transparent, and simply out to lunch. But if Obama gets elected, at least you can be out to lunch, for free.

    But God bless you anyway….

    PS: Media is not in the tank for Obama? Read further….

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Story?id=6099188&page=1

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i28df3fc9f6707d1478700b7bc78273ae

    http://www.journalism.org/node/13307

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/10/22/study_coverage_of_mccain_much.html

  3. Allan Erickson says:

    But you have a religion. It’s a world without religion.

  4. Ryan M. says:

    no i think i can safely say that i have no religion. i don’t care one way or the other because it doesn’t have any effect on my daily life. and also if there is a higher power I’m pretty sure it would care more about if i was a good person and not which group i associated with.

    “Religion is sort of like a lift in your shoes. If it makes you feel better, fine. Just don’t ask me to wear your shoes.” [George Carlin]

  5. Allan Erickson says:

    Ryan,

    Everyone has a world view. Everyone has a life philosophy. Secular humanism is a religion of sorts. Therefore, everyone has a “religion” if you broaden the definition to include life philosophy.

    The ultimate question is whether or not you believe Jesus Christ when he says:

    “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father except by Me.”

    John 14:6

    Christ makes exclusive claims, and simply invites people to consider his claims. You are certainly free to accept or reject. The only ones who force others are the false teachers.

    C.S. Lewis had an excellent, logical rundown on his experience considering this one we call Christ. He said a careful reading of the New Testament reveals Christ said he was/is God, over and over. Therefore, a person is left with one of three conclusions about this individual Jesus Christ:

    1. If he was not God, and knew he was not God, but said he was, then he was a fraud and a liar, and cannot be called a Good Teacher by any stretch.

    2. If he said he was God, and believed he was God, but was not God, then he was a lunatic.

    3. If he said he is/was God, and indeed is God, then he is Lord.

    Every person has to decide about Christ in light of John 14:6—Liar, Lunatic or Lord.

    The eternal destination of each person depends on how the question is answered. It’s not just a matter of feeling good, it is a question of eternity.

    It is also a question of the quality and meaning of life on earth.

  6. Ryan M. says:

    you seem to be under the common misconception that atheism is a religion. it isn’t. for an explanation read this http://blogcritics.org/archives/2006/11/29/075801.php
    and
    http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/keith_parsons/misconceptions.html

  7. Allan Erickson says:

    Thanks Ryan. My recommended reading:

    A Shattered Visage
    The Real Face of Atheism
    by Ravi Zacharias
    Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1990

  8. Allan Erickson says:

    Ryan:

    Did you make a mistake? The first site you sent me to contained the following:

    Some Atheists … assert that Atheism is not a religion but instead is the total absence of religion…. But this is like saying that “black,” (which physicists define as the total absence of color) is not a color…. In common practice throughout the world, “black” is understood to be a color, despite the technical definition of the physicists. Likewise, “Atheism” is a religion, despite any technical definitions to the contrary. If black is a color, then Atheism is a religion.
    —Rev. Bill McGinnis, The Religion of Atheism

    The only think I’ve ever thought about atheists is they do not believe in God, which I think is very sad, since God lis love, and knowing him is joy…

  9. Ryan M. says:

    saying that god is love and knowing him is joy is a cop out. it still doesn’t make up for the fact that religion is an outdated concept and that pastafarianism makes just as much sense.
    http://www.venganza.org/about/open-letter/

  10. Allan Erickson says:

    My question is how can you have an opinion about something you’ve never experienced?

  11. Ryan M. says:

    I’ve never had cancer but i know it’s bad.

  12. Allan Erickson says:

    “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3:8

    “The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:14

    The teaching throughout the Scripture clearly indicates a person cannot understand things of the Spirit unless that person is born of the Spirit. In other words, only the Spirit of God can lead us into all truth. This is why Christ insisted a person be born again of the Spirit.

    Rationalism and reliance on human wisdom is a faith exercise but I suggest to you they are insufficient and require more faith than a simple reliance on the Creator. To have exclusive faith in one’s self and the intellect of others is tremendously limiting and discouraging in the face of history and the serial failures of humans to pull themselves up by rationalism alone.

    My faith informs me cancer can be good. No doubt that will sound like foolishness to you. I suspect you only have one category for cancer, and you believe if a person suffers with cancer that can only be bad. However, if that cancer awakens a faith unto salvation, the ultimate good had been achieved. If that cancer allows the afflicted person to reach out and encourage another sufferer in unique ways, that too is a good outcome.

    I think the ultimate problem with an atheistic orientation is you paint yourself in a box, drastically limiting the possibilities.

    And if the whole purpose of man is to walk humbly, serve others and please God, and if all that depends on faith in the Creator, then we miss our purpose walking in selfish ways.

  13. Allan Erickson says:

    Romans Chapter 1:

    16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” 18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness,

    19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

  14. Ryan M. says:

    quick question: not trying to be partisan.

    what are your thoughts http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132×7800850
    they also protest the funerals of soldiers who died in Iraq

    i hope we can agree that if there is a hell there is a special place in it for them

  15. Allan Erickson says:

    My God is love, full of grace, and mercy. According to Scripture, no one knows who is heaven bound but the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We are assured of heaven if we accept the substitutionary death of Christ on the cross, the payment for our sin, the ransom for our captivity to sin, death and the devil.

    The so-called Christians you reference here would do well to consult the transcendent authority of Scripture before doing or saying anything. It appears to me these people are entirely out of line. If they are the same people who protest at military funerals, they are likewise errant. And if they are like the people who spew hatred at homosexuals, they are anathema.

    Christ is about reconciling all things and all people unto himself. He boldly proclaims a righteous standard and tells us the unvarnished truth about life and death, heaven and hell, sin and righteousness, but he also continuously invites us to volunteer for his service and willingly help him build a kingdom of ultimate goodness.

    People like this are deeply misguided, and work against the cause of Christ, thinking they are somehow on his side.

    Matthew Chapter 7 is appropriate here I think. The entire chapter is wonderful. The especially pertinent passage reads:

    15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

    21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” 28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

    There are many people parading around calling themselves Christians and doing the most ungodly things, deceived by the enemy, used as tools of destruction. Be assured, God himself will discipline them.

  16. Allan Erickson says:

    Ryan:

    Check out these sites for a scientific approach to verifying Scripture and the authority of Christ:

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=49720

    http://www.ankerberg.org/Articles/_PDFArchives/apologetics/AP1W1299.pdf

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