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Bill Maher Not “Free” To Speak On CBS

Before Katie Couric debuted on the CBS Evening News, Drudge said Bill Maher was one of the upcoming participants for the new “freeSpeech” segment. But he hasn’t appeared yet, and now we apparently know why.

“On Friday’s Real Time on HBO, Maher explained that CBS approached him to do a ‘freeSpeech’ segment on the new Evening News. He asked if he could talk about religion but was rejected and told that he would be provided with a list of ‘approved’ topics,” an e-mailer says. A second e-mailer asks: “Was he ‘free’ to express his views as long as he did not touch religion?…”

> Update: 6:41pm: CBS denies Maher’s version of events…

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