Bill Maher Ejects 9/11 Truthers From Live Audience
I've spent a handful of Friday evenings in the Real Time with Bill Maher studio audience and it's a blast. But last night at Studio 33 on the CBS lot (of Price is Right and Carol Burnett fame) was a really weird one. Halfway through the show, four audience members seated individually in middle seats of different sections, challenged Maher to address 9/11 consipiracy theories, namely: "What happened to Building 7?"
In the minutes preceding Real Time, the audience is instructed to laugh and clap at will, but not to boo or "help" the panelists. Shout-outs and heckling are unheard of at Real Time -- nobody wants to get Maher in trouble as he did on "9/17 (as exec. producer Billy Martin calls it)," when he agreed with wingnut columnist Dinesh D'Souza's statement that the 9/11 terrorists weren't cowards and then went too far, leading to the eventual cancellation of Politically Incorrect.