Maher on Palin and Bachmann: I’m sorry if I hurt anyone’s feelings, but no, I wasn’t wrong

posted at 6:41 pm on March 29, 2011 by Allahpundit

This may be the first time that this particular permutation of “apology” has been offered for dropping a C-bomb on someone. A forthright apology would be one thing, a “sorry if you were offended” dismissal would be another, but he’s almost trying to mesh the two. E.g., yeah, she really is a c*** — but I hope she doesn’t take it personally. It’s as if Don Rickles ran through a set and ended with, “Seriously, though, I meant every word.” In fact, I always thought one of the reasons the left likes Maher is that he clearly does mean to hurt the feelings of his targets. He’s trying to draw blood from their political enemies and they appreciate him for it. So why not own it?

Two clips here, one of Maher and the other via Mediaite of KP from last night’s Greta lamenting that anyone, let alone a “progressive,” can get away with sexist insults without being called on it. Serious question: Is it even worth posting stuff like this at this point? He’s a provocateur who clearly revels in the attention; Palin herself seems inclined to ignore him going forward; and apart from the occasional complaints from Kirsten and a few other principled liberal feminists, his lefty fans are going to shrug it off no matter how much attention is called to it. Why even bother? Click the first image to watch.



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The guy’s history with women is beating up his black stripper girlfriend. So people are going to be surprised how he would react to a woman who dare not share his politics?

But if you subscribe to HBO, don’t bother posting your outrage over this scumbag. You are helping to pay his salary.

TiminPhx on March 29, 2011 at 6:44 PM

This. Plus why do seemingly “smart” people like Tapper and Dana Loesch (sp?) go on his show. Anyone remotely intelligent and/or conservatives should leave him to yell in his echo chamber.

kim roy on March 29, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Judging by the son she raised I believe it is fair to assume Bill’s mom is a stupid tw……..

DeweyWins on March 29, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Maher is a man? Always thought she was a lesbian. You live and learn.

Sugar Land on March 29, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Serious question: Is it even worth posting stuff like this at this point?

No. Stop, and foil him.

MadisonConservative on March 29, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Mr. Maher, the handicap posed by your misshapen nose, like that found on a porpoise or other Phocaenidae is understandably profound. No wonder you are angry and bitter. Heaven knows your life during junior high and high school must have been a living hell what with your comical appearance. Girls must have run in horror and “silly” boys would have been frightened by the obviously horrifying inter-species vibe. Even nutsy boys draw the line. Who wants to “cozy up” to Flipper? Your current behavior is clinically understandable but still rooted in hurt and deep characterological pathology and accompanying masturbatory fantasies. Did I read the word “twat” connected to your description of an attractive woman recently? I’m so terribly sorry for you and for the quality of the relationship you had with your father. Let it go. Please seek help before the gas pipe begins to become beguiling.

Mason on March 29, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Click the first image to watch.

No thanks. Unfortunately, the link doesn’t have a flush handle, whereas my commode does. Same thing appears in both the video and my commode, so I’ll watch the commode and see the refuse replaced with clean, clear water while I would not gain the same benefit watching the video, the crap will still be there at the end of it.

AZfederalist on March 29, 2011 at 10:27 PM

I just enjoy the fact that, according to the Left’s own standards, they are ALL guilty of this.

malclave on March 29, 2011 at 10:29 PM

FEAR!

It boils down to one simple thing…FEAR!

I said it from the moment that Palin gave her speech at the Republican Convention in 2008, the single best political speech I think I’ve seen a Politician of any stripe/sex etc., give, in my lifetime.

I watched with my mother, by the way, and neither of us had ever heard of her, prior to her being picked by McRino!

FEAR! The Left is scared SH$TLESS of her!

Plain. And. Simple.

She’s happily married, God-fearing, Christian, Pleasant, Attractive, Republican, a mother, the mother of a special needs child, happy, Hetero-sexual, White, competent, ambitious, gun-loving, hunting, fishing, outdoorsy, Patriotic, loves her country, Conservative!

The Anti-Progressive, Anti-Liberal, Anti-Democratic, Anti-Traitor, Anti-Femi-Nazi that they all are!

They HAVE to destroy her! She’s everything they’ve railed against, propagandized against, inculcated the American public with for the past 40 years against!

FEAR! They HATE her, and she’s eating their lunch!

It’s an amazing exercise in destructive human behaviour, to watch them blow brain gaskets over!

I love it…

Dale in Atlanta on March 29, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Dale in Atlanta on March 29, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Her greatest sin in the eyes of the progs was not aborting her child. That’s how depraved the progs are, and right now they own the democratic party.

slickwillie2001 on March 29, 2011 at 11:35 PM

It’s as if Don Rickles ran through a set and ended with, “Seriously, though, I meant every word.”

Here at about 1:40 rips Kathy Griffin after she makes a lame McCain / Palin joke.

“Look here. You’ve been around. You’ve got experience.
This is important. Do good here; who knows?
You could work the Valley!”

(San Fernando Valley — porn making central)

silverfox on March 29, 2011 at 11:38 PM

I can’t imagine that anyone would pay to see her, but Kathy Griffin is doing a show here on April 1. I wonder if there is a welcome wagon planning on showing her some red county love.

ornery_independent on March 30, 2011 at 12:28 AM

Maher’s whole bag is trying to be shocking. Ironic that it makes him painfully boring and predictable.

DrSteve on March 30, 2011 at 8:25 AM

Powers says something like “If he’s going to call himself a progressive and take the position that he favors women’s rights…”

Whoops, that’s a mistake.

Maher’s blatant hypocrisy concerning women is not unusual for progressives, it’s the norm. It’s time we started saying so.

To be progressive is not to favor particular rights for particular groups; it is to substitute overbearing, moralistic positions for sound personal character. Progressives are those who, instead of doing the hard work of becoming personally charitable, prudent, temperate, just, or brave, choose instead to take convenient political positions that make them LOOK like they have those qualities. Consequently, progressives invariably talk about how virtuous they are while pointing to how they vote or in what activism they engage, but you can see what slime they are whenever you examine their personal lives.

We need to dismiss Maher for the slime ball that he is, but we should not stop there. We need to paint progressivism for the moral fakery that it is. Progressives are the worst human beings in the world fashioning themselves to be the best human beings in the world. We need to say so, repeatedly, until the entire republic gets the message.

philwynk on March 30, 2011 at 8:36 AM

I vote to ignore him. He’s eating the attention up with a spoon.

Cindy Munford on March 30, 2011 at 9:28 AM

I cancelled HBO.

When the cable customer rep asked me why I was doing that, I gave Maher as the reason.

The rep said “Who’s he?”

Perhaps there is some hope.

TimBuk3 on March 30, 2011 at 9:29 AM

I cancelled HBO.

When the cable customer rep asked me why I was doing that, I gave Maher as the reason.

The rep said “Who’s he?”

Perhaps there is some hope.

TimBuk3 on March 30, 2011 at 9:29 AM

I did the same thing about 11/2 years ago.. Told the lady on the phone that I would not support a network that allowed a guy like Maher to have a microphone. She told me she didn’t like him one bit either…

Keemo on March 30, 2011 at 10:06 AM

In the good old days, someone like Maher would get beaten up (or at least get a punch in the nose) for insulting someone’s wife.

Ward Cleaver on March 30, 2011 at 10:40 AM

Pig.

That’s why she did this today.

ProudPalinFan on March 30, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Why even bother?

Because his words spread hate like a disease. Palin likened him to a mosquito, but some mosquitos carry disease. So does Maher, and if we just let him off the hook, it’ll only get worse. I say we could keep the pressure on him.

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/the-maher-mosquito-and-the-disease-of-liberal-hate

jdawg on March 30, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Bill Maher: uglier on the inside or the outside?
We report, you decide.

Bonus question: what was Ann Coulter thinking when she dated this reptile?

james23 on March 30, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Sign this and spread it. Let’s try and finish this mysoginist SOB.

http://www.change.org/petitions/bill-maher-should-be-taken-off-the-air#?opt_new=f&opt_fb=f

Dino64 on March 30, 2011 at 11:29 AM

As the left is keen on name calling as their main attack on conservatives, is calling Maher a child molester be out of bounds?

Maher is trying to get his ratings up to gutter level.

dthorny on March 30, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Imagine this: A remote, public men’s room. Maher is standing on his tiptoes to use the urinal.

Call it Devine Intervention, Kizmet, Fate, Karma, whatever… just by coincidence, in walks Tod Palin followed by his eldest son, Track (you know, the ARMY veteran).

I leave the outcome to your imagination. Just remember: In a remote men’s bathroom, no one can hear you scream.

kurtzz3 on March 30, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Maher is a very sick person with a huge inferiority complex. Women like Sarah and Michelle wouldn’t spit on this clown if he was on fire and he knows it. It amazes me that lifeforms would be entertained by by his insecurities. Just reinforces that liberalism is truly a mental disorder.

volsense on March 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Have someone like Leno invite Maher and Todd Palin at the same time, lock the green room door for about 30 minutes – problem solved.

PJ Emeritus on March 30, 2011 at 12:09 PM

I would like to see a running tab of how many HA readers actually watch the videos. I’ll bet there aren’t very many. As to why conservatives would go on his show; it’s called self promotion or ANY news is good news when you are an unknown. Look at this poor soul. He is so f***ing ugly that any attractive woman is beyond his grasp so he strikes out at them. Since there are no good looking liberal women what are his choices?

inspectorudy on March 30, 2011 at 12:20 PM

Maher on Palin and Bachmann: I’m sorry if I hurt anyone’s feelings, but no, I wasn’t wrong

“… because hey, I succeeded in getting a few cheap laughs from by brain dead audience, so I must be right.”

Perfect leftist logic.

UltimateBob on March 30, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Insulting Bachmann & Palin like this is comedy? Maher should stick to degrading Islam, at least he’ll make more since then.

Chessplayer on March 30, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Maher wants attention and HotAir keeps giving it to him. Knock it off already.

stevezilla on March 30, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Maher = Snatchtastic!

I, too, cancelled HBO due to this piece of dog poo.

NTWR on March 30, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Let me be very clear …. I did three things when the story about Maher’s comments came out:
(1) I called DISH Network and canceled HBO
(2) I made a human representative get on the phone and take my statement verbatim about why I was canceling HBO
(3) I went to the HBO home page, found the contact page and left a message that I was canceling HBO because of Maher.

Cancel HBO. And tell someone about it. And do it now, please.

moochy on March 30, 2011 at 1:31 PM

Look. The man hates women and he has a special hate in him for conservative women. What you should ask yourself is, why in the hell do women watch his show? What does that say about them and us? Maher is being honest and is not afraid to look like a complete and total douche in public. Let him. It’s not him that worries me, it’s the people who agree with him who should know better. Chris Mathews is just as bad, btw. I don’t watch either of them. I didn’t click through on the video because I just don’t care. If someone hates me, I ignore them. Clearly he would hate my guts just based on the fact that I am female and conservative so … whatever. I’m not into abuse.

BrideOfRove on March 30, 2011 at 1:45 PM

I, too, cancelled HBO due to this piece of dog poo.

NTWR on March 30, 2011 at 1:11 PM

So did I, several years ago.

And I was getting it for free at the time.

UltimateBob on March 30, 2011 at 2:16 PM

I have long held the view that if to be informed one must study the views of people that disagree. I have however come to the conclusion that the left is so hateful and full of lies that I recoil. I recoil because I am tired of being called racist and a bigot. My God I will recoil at the thought of Bill Maher’s opinion of me if I did not have a penis.

I will not sign some petition to get Bill Maher fired. Instead like a lot of people I just cancelled my HBO cable service.

TomLawler on March 30, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Comedian upsets Hotair.

Yawn.

Dave Rywall on March 30, 2011 at 4:13 PM

I avoid anything to do with Maher, I find him repulsive. Never watch him or click on a video of him. He’s gutter trash if you ask me and if it were my blog I wouldn’t dignify him with any space on it.

exceller on March 30, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Comedian upsets Hotair.

Yawn.

Dave Rywall on March 30, 2011 at 4:13 PM

You have to be funny to be a comedian. I think Jon Stewart has a better shtick than Maher does.

/backhandedinsult

gryphon202 on March 30, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Are his 15 minutes up yet? Sheesh. He’s not funny, the only reason he till has a show is because he’s a foaming-at-the-mouth lib and Hollywood wants to give him a platform.

His Lenny Bruce act is a few decades too old now. He’s obviously a “shock comedian” (“comedian” being used loosely here, lol), but he’s been “shocking” for so many years now that it doesn’t work anymore.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on March 30, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Only a stoopid fcking arrogant moron would think it’s not wrong to go around calling these fine women names.

Basilsbest on March 30, 2011 at 8:03 PM

You have to be funny to be a comedian. I think Jon Stewart has a better shtick than Maher does.

/backhandedinsult

gryphon202 on March 30, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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Maher sells out 5000 seat venues.

What you meant to say was “I don’t think he’s funny.”

Dave Rywall on March 30, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Comedian upsets Hotair.

Yawn.

Dave Rywall on March 30, 2011 at 4:13 PM

Canadian leftist thinks calling women c***s and tw**s is funny.

Pathetic.

runawayyyy on March 30, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Canadian leftist thinks calling women c***s and tw**s is funny.

Pathetic.

runawayyyy on March 30, 2011 at 9:41 PM
—-
anonymous web board clown builds strawman

predictable

Dave Rywall on March 30, 2011 at 10:32 PM

anonymous web board clown builds strawman
predictable

Token lefty commenter defends misogynist.
Predictable.

JeffB. on March 31, 2011 at 8:10 AM

Is it even worth posting stuff like this at this point?

Absolutely not.

Bob's Kid on March 31, 2011 at 10:29 AM

I think every Maher-related column should include this video clip if he is going to continue to talk like this:

Erik Estrada breaks Bill Maher’s nose (at 2:59)

Snowed In on March 31, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Serious question: Is it even worth posting stuff like this at this point?

Never was.

kg598301 on March 31, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Bill Maher is a disgruntled altar boy who is mad at God because of some deep dark secret that is yet to be revealed. Moreover, he strongly resembles an anteater and shouldn’t be making fun of anyone let alone two beautiful and intelligent women, neither of whom would give him the right time of day — and he knows it!

jeannieology on April 1, 2011 at 5:12 PM

“No, I’m not wrong” ???

Bill, you aren’t even wrong.

njcommuter on April 2, 2011 at 3:01 AM

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