"Real Time with Bill Maher" has made use of its advantage for being on a pay cable network by reading raunchy sex messages between Anthony Weiner and Las Vegas blackjack dealer Lisa Weiss. The show's host welcomed Jane Lynch to help him poke fun at the sexting scandal.
"Here at Real Time, we do take our responsibility very seriously as the one show, because we're on pay cable, where we can say anything and quote anything," Bill Maher said before introducing the actress who will host upcoming Daytime Emmy Awards. "And the texts from Anthony Weiner... were printed this week. Most people could not show them to you; we are going to read them verbatim."
As dirty as it could be expected, the text messages contained a mention of private parts several times. Lynch and Maher read it dramatically with intonation and emphases, and paused for a while in the part when Weiner took a picture of his genitalia.
Anthony Weiner's dirty sex messages were revealed in late May. After denying that he sent them, the congressman finally admitted it in early this month and apologized. "I have not been honest with myself, my family, my constituents, my friends and supporters, and the media," he stated, before adding "[t]o be clear, the pictures were of me, and I sent them."