Bill Maher Sees Dead Cable People

By Richard Horgan Comment

SteveDoocyPicPer a guest column in this week’s Hollywood Reporter, the host of Real Time has a bad, sick-sense feeling about the possible takeover of Time Warner by News Corp. What’s good for the Doocy, the acerbic TV host imagines, will not be good for the Maher:

There’s a terrible price to pay for this. (I mean besides the terrible price I personally will pay when Rupert takes over HBO and my show becomes Paste-Eating Time With Steve Doocy.)

Maher may have it wrong. It seems to FishbowlNY that the more likely Fox News morning show host to be gifted with some extra Friday Real Time would be Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

The bulk of Maher’s column is about the ongoing consolidation of media and communications corporations and efforts by people like Murdoch to “eliminate the competition and buy off the regulators so you can concentrate on the real enemy: your customers.”

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