I like watching Bill Maher, but he should get a more "evenly distributed audience". Booing someone just because they are conservative............ .Anyway, do you guys actually believe anyone, besides maybe the actors, truly believe in what they say? C'mon, it's TV. Anywhere where you can get an audience and pull in numbers isn't "real" to me. I would rather have people just be acclaimed for the work they do, then to hear how stout they are on their beliefs in the system. 2/3 of Americans are in the Moderate belief.
Bill brings in extremist Conservative's to "get ratings". That's his job or else he would be fired.
But they booded Hitchens because he took a shot at them first. He bought that one.
Hitchens definitely started it with the audience. And Bill doesn't screen for a left leaning audience so I don't know how he would "get" a more evenly distributed audience. He does have a fairly even panel most of the time. It's often someone left, someone neutral, and someone right and during times that he doesn't get someone on from the right he notes it in all fairness and apologizes for it. You're right about who he brings in... I doubt people would tune in to watch without it