I refuse to believe that this apology is genuine because Maher's a slimeball and a Christophobic like that. Then too he could be saying sorry only because he's afraid of losing his show (not like that hasn't happened before thanks to Maher's stupidity) amidst the suits at HBO pressuring him to take back his hateful remarks. Either way, once an a-hole, always an a-hole:
Comedian Bill Maher apologized on his HBO show Friday night for accusing Pope Benedict XVI of being a Nazi. After some delay, the Catholic League reports, Maher acknowledged that Joseph Ratzinger as a young man was forced to join the Hitler Youth organization and was not sympathetic to the Nazi ideology.
Maher still insisted that if a CEO were in charge of an institution that housed child molesters, he would be fired.
Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, responded to Maher’s broadcast apology. “We accept Maher's apology for accusing the pope of being a Nazi. Too bad he didn't stop there. For him to suggest that Pope Benedict XVI was in charge of policing molesters, and failed in doing so, is patently absurd,” Donohue said.