• Petitioned Jeffrey L. Bewkes

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Board of Directors, Time Warner
Jeffrey L. Bewkes
Chairman and CEO, HBO
William Nelson
President, HBO Programming, HBO
Michael Lombardo
Board of Directors, Time Warner
Frank J. Caufield
Board of Directors, Time Warner
Michael A. Miles
Board of Directors, Time Warner
Robert C. Clark
Board of Directors, Time Warner
Kenneth J. Novack
Board of Directors, Time Warner
Mathias Döpfner
Board of Directors, Time Warner
Paul D. Wachter
Board of Directors, Time Warner
Jessica P. Einhorn
Board of Directors, Time Warner
Deborah C. Wright
Board of Directors, Time Warner
James L. Barksdale
Board of Directors, Time Warner
William P. Barr
Board of Directors, Time Warner
Fred Hassan
Board of Directors, Time Warner
Stephen F. Bollenbach

Bill Maher Should be Taken off the Air

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      The New Agenda

Home Box Office (HBO) “Real Time” host Bill Maher's recent foray into sexism - employing the terms dumb twat, bimbos, and cunt in describing Rep Michele Bachmann and Gov Sarah Palin - is completely unacceptable and should not be allowed to be part of our country's national dialogue.  That is why The New Agenda, a national organization devoted to improving the lives of women and girls, is calling on Time Warner, owner of HBO, to immediately cancel Bill Maher's show and terminate his employment.

Mr. Maher has a track record of sexist comments against women in power.

In February 2008, Maher made light of David Shuster's Chelsea "pimp" comment by saying (emphasis added):

Now they fined CBS a million dollars, a million dollars for Janet Jackson's nipple. Think what they could get for Hillary Clinton's cunt."

For this, Mr. Maher was almost fired by HBO. He should have learned from his mistake, but he clearly did not.  In fact, Mr. Maher's most recent string of vulgar comments has little to do with political party, and everything to do with his utter contempt for women.

Mr. Maher's use of the terms dumb twat, bimbos, and cunt hurts not only Rep Bachmann and Gov Palin, but each and every mother, daughter and wife.

Mr. Maher's statements reveal his belief that rather than criticize or question a woman on her positions or ideas; it is appropriate to demean and diminish her by sexualizing her or presuming a lack of intelligence due to her gender.

Mr. Maher's comments have no place in our national dialogue and he should be taken off the air immediately.

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    • c s FLAGLER BEACH, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      We fire people for racist remarks,fire people for jewish slurs,we need to fire people for misogyist sexist remarks.Get rid of Bill Maher right away.He makes me sick.

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    • FondaSusan HANOI, KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF
      • about 3 years ago

      Bill Maher belongs on a pirate station transmitting somewhere in the Bering Sea so he can be closer to his true country, Russia.

      hbo should have dropped him like a bad habit long long ago.

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    • Marc Mulkey CEDAR CREEK, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      Thank you for putting this petition together. Bill Maher is a disgusting pig who has no place being on a TV show. He does have his first amendment rights just like the rest of us, but his speech goes way beyond acceptable.

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    • Joey Hetzer D'VILLE, GA
      • over 3 years ago

      Maher is a PIG !And HBO should be ashamed for allowing this degenerate to desegrate and trample on 1st amendment rights ! Just because someone can say something it doesn't meen they should always be allowed.

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    • walter chambers SAN DIEGO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Please get this clown off the air. The only reason he is still on is the fact that he us on cable

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