To many, including some of his Conservative detractors, Maher's continuous criticism of the 9/11 Truth Movement. During a taping of Real Time in October 2007, he was heckled by a group of Truthers who continuously interrupted his show by yelling out their theories. After only a few minutes, Maher got off stage and confronted the hecklers himself and then ordered them out of his studio.
March 11, 2011: Bill uses the New Rule "Wage Against the Machine" to criticize shows like Secret Millionaire and Undercover Boss, which seem to glorify the massive wealth gap between upper class Americans and everyone else.
Bill: We have this fantasy that our interests and the interests of the super rich are the same, like somehow the rich will eventually get so full that they'll explode, and the candy will rain down on the rest of us, like they're some sort of pinata of benevolence. But here's the thing about a pinata, it doesn't open on it's own, you have to beat it with a stick.
April 2011: In the New Rule titled "Charlie Don't Serf", Bill urges Americans to stand up to the corporations who have been abusing the American socioeconomic system. Bear in mind that this was less than 6 months before the first Occupy Wall Street rally.
Bill: What can you buy with two billion dollars that you can't buy with one? You couldn't spend that kinda cash if you lived forever and your money manager was MC Hammer. And, y'know, there are some billionaires who get that, and that's why they give most of their money away. (shows pictures of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett) As Warren Buffett once said, 'I should write a book on how to get by on $500 million, because apparently, there's a lot of people who don't know how to do it.'