Bill Maher got a lesson in patriotic PR last week after his incendiary comments on "Politically Incorrect" following the terrorist attacks. (One of Maher's guests took
exception to the popular opinion that the terrorist attacks on America were cowardly, to which Maher responded: "We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles
away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, it's not cowardly.") Despite Maher's apologies and explanations, Sears and FedEx pulled their
advertising from the program, and ABC's Washington, DC affiliate temporarily yanked the program from its lineup. There were rumblings that ABC would cancel the show altogether,
but support for first amendment rights in the daily press helped to calm the storm. Evidently, even "Politically Incorrect" can cross a line. Don't mess with America, Bill.