Maher has a lot going for him. He's smart and funny, and he does seem to learn and alter his views over time.
Below is one of Maher's better moments. This is the clip where the 9/11 Truthers heckle him during his show. He fairly effectively makes them look stupid. I imagine that doing stand-up all those years was good preparation.
But it must be said that Maher's understanding of medical science is rather feeble, particularly in the realm of HIV, vaccines (opposing some but not all vaccines CUZ U NOES MOAR DEN CDC still makes you an anti-vax loon), immunity, toxicology, and nutrition.
Celebrities can have opinions. But where public health is concerned, they must get the facts right or STFU. Medical misinformation kills.
If you have cancer, don't listen to Bill Maher.
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