Bill Maher: Accept Rush’s Apology

    In this image released by HBO, comedian Bill Maher, host of the HBO political commentary show, "Real Time With Bill Maher," is shown during the season finale broadcast, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Los Angeles.  Maher's latest book "The New New Rules," will be released on Nov. 14. (AP Photo/HBO, Janet Van Ham)

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    Rush Limbaugh has gained some support from an unlikely place: liberal talk-show host Bill Maher. Maher tweeted Tuesday, “Hate to defend #RushLimbaugh, but he apologized, liberals looking bad not accepting.” The Real Time host is among the few who are taking Rush’s apology to heart—at least 34 sponsors have pulled out of Limbaugh’s radio program, and Sandra Fluke, who was the target of Limbaugh’s “slut” comment, has rejected the mea culpa. Maher was first dragged into the controversy by Sarah Palin, who countered Obama’s support of Sandra Fluke with a call for him to return the $1 million that Maher, who she called a “rabid misogynist,” had given to the president’s super PAC.

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