We just watched the first 10 minutes of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO. Why does Maher get paid for doing this show. In the first part of the show, he interviews first Spike Lee and then Elvis Costello. During the course of these interviews he very clearly demonstrates how ignorant he is. He asked a question of Spike Lee regarding a recent Bob Herbert column about Juan Williams’ new book. The question was short and incomplete. Spike asked him to elaborate on what the question meant. Maher stumbled and repeated the question with explanation. He obviously didn’t write the question or even read the column. He had no idea what the question was about. Then he embarrassed himself further in the Costello interview, by asking more stupid questions. He followed these brilliant demonstrations, by having the arrogant prick Christopher Hitchens on his panel. I’ve had enough of this crap, so I’m getting ready for bed.