Bill Maher: Get off my back, America

posted at 8:46 pm on March 22, 2012 by Allahpundit

I’m torn. I could happily live another 10 lifetimes without having to deal with phony, politically calculated, outrageously outrageous outrage. Ann Romney, in fact, did an elegant job on CNN last night urging everyone (ahem, Newt) to lighten up over Robert DeNiro’s lame but innocuous joke about America’s white First Ladies.

Just one question: What makes Maher think the outrage in his case is phony?

When did we get it in our heads that we have the right to never hear anything we don’t like? In the last year, we’ve been shocked and appalled by the unbelievable insensitivity of Nike shoes, the Fighting Sioux, Hank Williams Jr., Cee Lo Green, Ashton Kutcher, Tracy Morgan, Don Imus, Kirk Cameron, Gilbert Gottfried, the Super Bowl halftime show and the ESPN guys who used the wrong cliché for Jeremy Lin after everyone else used all the others. Who can keep up?…

I have a better idea. Let’s have an amnesty — from the left and the right — on every made-up, fake, totally insincere, playacted hurt, insult, slight and affront. Let’s make this Sunday the National Day of No Outrage. One day a year when you will not find some tiny thing someone did or said and pretend you can barely continue functioning until they apologize…

I don’t want to live in a country where no one ever says anything that offends anyone. That’s why we have Canada. That’s not us. If we sand down our rough edges and drain all the color, emotion and spontaneity out of our discourse, we’ll end up with political candidates who never say anything but the safest, blandest, emptiest, most unctuous focus-grouped platitudes and cant. In other words, we’ll get Mitt Romney.

Someone on Twitter today (I forget who) summarized his op-ed here as “Bill Maher comes out against Media Matters’s very existence.”

I’ll give him this much. Part of the anger at his “jokes” about Palin and other women is, clearly, a reaction to the left generally rather than to him specifically. In that sense it is political, but not political in the cheap “pretend to be outraged to score a point” way. It’s sincere irritation at liberals once again presuming to lecture the right on propriety — here’s the latest on the Rush boycott, for instance — while they tolerate all manner of similar improprieties within their own ranks. (A textbook example is smearing tea partiers as violent radicals while whitewashing every last bit of OWS cretinism.) Maher is a target of opportunity to some extent because he just dropped a cool mil on Obama’s Super PAC, which they accepted without a second thought, so from his perspective the reaction may very well look contrived. Why, he’s been doing “c*nt” gags for years and only now, when dear Rush is threatened, is there a sustained outcry about it. Obvious fakery.

But it’s not fake. People have grumbled about him all along, as he’s no doubt well aware. There just hasn’t been any sustained attention to him because ultimately who cares? His job is to tell the left they’re superior to the right; he’s just a little nastier and a little more entertaining about it (emphasis on “a little”) than MSNBC is. To some extent, in fact, precisely because he’s a provocateur, getting too angry at him plays into his hands by stoking his self-styled image as a bad-boy truth-teller who knows how to wound the other side. No one wants to feed a preening troll by showing him how much he irritates you, so usually we all just grumble for a day and move on. Doesn’t mean the irritation’s not real, though, and it doesn’t mean that wearily letting him slide time after time somehow waives the right to revisit that sincerely-felt irritation later. And even if it should — even if he’s right that we should all just mellow out a little already — I’m not sure how we’re supposed to celebrate “the color, emotion and spontaneity … of our discourse” after the left’s post-Tucson hysteria last year over civility and rhetoric. Palin put out a midterm election map using crosshairs as a metaphor for “targeting” certain Democratic districts on election day and was basically accused of being an accessory to murder for it. No one’s going to care about the glories of colorful rhetoric the next time the opportunity arises to smear someone on the right for it. That’s not Maher’s fault, but it is what it is. Go figure that people can’t mellow out.


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If people don’t want to hear it, don’t turn him on. It’s suppose to be a free country.

JellyToast on March 22, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Don’t say that… this is the right’s big chance to finally police the language of comedians across the country. And here you come along, pissing on their moment of glory!

bayam on March 22, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Flock him.

Dingbat63 on March 22, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Maher is feeling the heat, rightfully. His production company is getting tired of the phone calls and memos.
The most important thing is Maher is smart enough to know his stock, his reputation is becoming permanently linked to mysogyny.
Though he is a scumbag he doesn’t want that as his Google legacy.

FireBlogger on March 22, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Don’t say that… this is the right’s big chance to finally police the language of comedians across the country. And here you come along, pissing on their moment of glory!

bayam on March 22, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Says a disciple of the party that wants to ban Rush Limbaugh.

UltimateBob on March 22, 2012 at 10:03 PM

the biggest story of the moment, the Trayvon Martin case?

DBear on March 22, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Where the media created a new racial type just to keep their creaking, threadbare meme going strong:

A white Hispanic“.

Since a regular ole Hispanic shooting a black kid would get no press attention.

And because the media wouldn’t want to alienate possible Democratic voting regular Hispanics, therefore the MSM was required to invent a whole new genotype to continue their predictable, knee-jerk demonization trope.

I give props to their slimy, naked Frankenstein-ian/Machiavellian ingenuity, though.

Huzzah! The birth of the “white Hispanic”!

Racist pandering scum on the Left rejoice!

profitsbeard on March 22, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Oh, but I forgot the important part of the “biggest story of the moment”. In this one isolated incident one guy was non-white and, allegedly, completely innocent of anything and everything and the other was a white guy who, allegedly, shot and killed the other guy for absolutely no reason whatsoever other than he was non-white. Al Sharpton is rushing to the scene as we speak. Jesse Jackson is slipping. In the past he would be there before Sharpton.
farsighted on March 22, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Umm that is incorrect the guy that shot Martin is Hispanic not Caucasian but you won’t hear that little bit of truth from the PC media or libtards. So I guess Dbag, excuse me bear, is upset the subject hasn’t been brought up so he can spew some anti-Hispanic hate. I guess Tawanna Brawley Sharpton and the other race pimps out there are ignoring that little bit of truth too.

bbinfl on March 22, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Where the media created a new racial type just to keep their creaking, threadbare meme going strong:

“A white Hispanic“.

Since a regular ole Hispanic shooting a black kid would get no press attention.

And because the media wouldn’t want to alienate possible Democratic voting regular Hispanics, therefore the MSM was required to invent a whole new genotype to continue their predictable, knee-jerk demonization trope.

I give props to their slimy, naked Frankenstein-ian/Machiavellian ingenuity, though.

Huzzah! The birth of the “white Hispanic”!

Racist pandering scum on the Left rejoice!

profitsbeard on March 22, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Media is the enemy.

the_nile on March 22, 2012 at 10:08 PM

I think Ann Romney is a terrific speaker and did a good job attacking politically correct intolerance. I almost wish she were our nominee! I also thought Maher’s editorial was excellent even though it ended with an attack on who I want to be the next President. I do think Maher is sincere in arguing that we all need to calm down a little.

thuja on March 22, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Maher’s a stupid c*nt.

Jaibones on March 22, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Says a disciple of the party that wants to ban Rush Limbaugh.

UltimateBob on March 22, 2012 at 10:03 PM

The thing about calling them out on their hypocrisies is that generally they just don’t care. They’d rather change the subject (i.e. “the GoP war on free speech” than admit that their team players do it and far worse.

eforhan on March 22, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Any conservatives who think they will score a victory by getting Maher fired or something is making a big mistake. Firing him would legitimize firing Rush.

The left would sacrifice a hundred Mahers to destroy Rush. Maher can be replaced tomorrow. Reach blindly into any OWS tent at random and you’ve got a Bill Maher replacement. Rush cannot be replaced.

JellyToast on March 22, 2012 at 10:15 PM

This makes me think he’s starting to feel the pressure from people dropping HBO on account of him.

Logboy on March 22, 2012 at 10:16 PM

When did we get it in our heads that we have the right to never hear anything we don’t like?

oh i don’t know..maybe from the fine folks on the LA city council?

DrW on March 22, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Media is the enemy.

the_nile on March 22, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Breitbart was absolutely right about this. The Democratic party and the Left are virtually impotent without the media on their side.

This should be engraved on his headstone, if he has one. May he RIP.

farsighted on March 22, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Billy is a legend, in his own mind.

GarandFan on March 22, 2012 at 10:19 PM

JellyToast on March 22, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Yawn…

idesign on March 22, 2012 at 10:22 PM

BAyam. You simple tiring worn out political hack ……no maher is not. Just a. Comedian and you know it….fo.

CW on March 22, 2012 at 10:24 PM

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/03/22/Will-These-Liberals-Be-Chased-Off-Air

No. Neither should they be. They should be subjected to the intense spotlight of New Media scrutiny, while their buds in the Mushroom media ignore them…at their own peril.

That is how you Breitbart these POS.

Ragspierre on March 22, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Umm that is incorrect the guy that shot Martin is Hispanic not Caucasian …

bbinfl on March 22, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Yeah, I know. But he was a redneck Hispanic wannabe cop who behaved just like a redneck racist white guy with a gun who saw an innocent minding his own business black guy walking in his neighborhood at night would behave, or something like that.

They’re still working out the kinks and details in the racist gun loving Nazi redneck cop-wannabe murders innocent black in cold blood for no reason whatsoever narrative — the “most important story of the moment”.

farsighted on March 22, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Yeah, I know. But he was a redneck Hispanic wannabe cop who behaved just like a redneck racist white guy with a gun…

Now, see, THERE is a racist, and a general bigot.

Ragspierre on March 22, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Where the media created a new racial type just to keep their creaking, threadbare meme going strong:

“A white Hispanic“.

Since a regular ole Hispanic shooting a black kid would get no press attention.

And because the media wouldn’t want to alienate possible Democratic voting regular Hispanics, therefore the MSM was required to invent a whole new genotype to continue their predictable, knee-jerk demonization trope.

I give props to their slimy, naked Frankenstein-ian/Machiavellian ingenuity, though.

Huzzah! The birth of the “white Hispanic”!

Racist pandering scum on the Left rejoice!

profitsbeard on March 22, 2012 at 10:05 PM

This is an important issue and I thank profitsbeard for his good analysis. A further point is just because a black boy was killed doesn’t imply racism was a motive. It is a rare murder in 2012 that is motivated by racism, and yet the racism mongers jump to the conclusion that the murder was racially motivated.

thuja on March 22, 2012 at 10:36 PM

I question the timing. Someone’s bottom line is being impacted and Maher is having to answer for it. The runt’s running scared.

de rigueur on March 22, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Yep. Now’s not the time to ease up. Ramp up the pressure while they’re reeling.

You first, Bill and then we’ll *think* about what you say.

kim roy on March 22, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Maher needs to have the sponsors of his program boycotted. And we are as free to do that as he is to call a woman a C word or a T word, or to say obscene things about her children. For our own self respect, we need to talk back to this vicious little sycophant in the only language he hears. That’s what a boycott would do.

ansonia on March 22, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Any conservatives who think they will score a victory by getting Maher fired or something is making a big mistake. Firing him would legitimize firing Rush.

The left would sacrifice a hundred Mahers to destroy Rush. Maher can be replaced tomorrow. Reach blindly into any OWS tent at random and you’ve got a Bill Maher replacement. Rush cannot be replaced.

JellyToast on March 22, 2012 at 10:15 PM

That wouldn’t happen. Firstly, most conservatives would stand behind Rush. Secondly, we spend our money. Democrats won’t – they expect someone else to fund their activities.

There’s more of us than them and we’re angry. We have to remember that.

kim roy on March 22, 2012 at 10:47 PM

This twit has been annoying for years, but the Palin hit job was the last straw for me. I’m dropping HBO for these two reasons. I enjoyed Game of Thrones, but I’ll learn to live without.

Tomolena1 on March 22, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Don’t talk the talk if you can’t walk the walk, Billy.

viking01 on March 22, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Bill Maher.

Personally, I feel the same way about hypocrisy as Hannibal Lecter feels about rudeness.

a5minmajor on March 22, 2012 at 11:05 PM

No one’s going to care about the glories of colorful rhetoric the next time the opportunity arises to smear someone on the right for it.

And Maher will be part of that chorus. Just look at his monologue re: Rush/Fluke a few days before he himself became the target.

Go RBNY on March 22, 2012 at 11:11 PM

This twit has been annoying for years, but the Palin hit job was the last straw for me. I’m dropping HBO for these two reasons. I enjoyed Game of Thrones, but I’ll learn to live without.

Tomolena1 on March 22, 2012 at 10:54 PM

It’s called usenet. Look it up. You’re welcome.

Go RBNY on March 22, 2012 at 11:12 PM

I agree with his sentiment regardless of the fact that he’s saying it because the heat is on him. I’m sick of hypersensitivity and I’m sick of people apologizing all the time. I would like to hear someone tell the thought police to go pound sand instead of apologizing.

Dan_Yul on March 22, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Look at it this way Billy if you continue to screw up but in the name of the DNC Party then PBS likely will have a make-work job waiting for you perhaps alongside that Harvard screw-up perfesser and beer summit participant Skippy Gates.

viking01 on March 22, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Bet you a donut he’s feeling the heat of people cancelling HBO.

Sacramento on March 22, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Sorry, pal. It was YOUR side that started this whole PC movement about 30 years ago. You don’t like it? Lick your wounds and stfu.

princetrumpet on March 22, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Any one who admits that calling someone the c-word gets the biggest laugh of his act tells you all you need to know about his comedic ability. Excellent summation of The Comic Genius That Is Bill Maher.

de rigueur on March 22, 2012 at 9:07 PM

When you compare Maher to greats like Richard Pryor or Bill Cosby or Jerry Seinfeld or Billy Crystal, what Maher is missing is a sense of his own vulnerability. His personal pain, or any feeling of smallness or being put out. The joke is NEVER on him. Unaware of himself. Unaware that he comes across as a huge jerk. A comedian who never truly laughs at himself isn’t funny.

Paul-Cincy on March 22, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I think Bristol could school him about how “ginned-up” the outrage is.

cthulhu on March 22, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Maher? Not that schmuck again. Please.

Kenosha Kid on March 23, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Sorry, pal. It was YOUR side that started this whole PC movement about 30 years ago. You don’t like it? Lick your wounds and stfu.

princetrumpet on March 22, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Perfectly said.

These douche bags have been banging on Conservatives and the GOP for 30 years about this stuff and now when Little Bill feels some heat for some of the vile crap he has spewed, he wants to call a truce? No thanks.

Captain Kirock on March 23, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Hey! I found something we agree upon!

. In other words, we’ll get Mitt Romney.

Decoski on March 23, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Bill Maher is the leader of the Democrat party. Pass it along. :-)

Punchenko on March 23, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Oh, so poor wittow biwwee is starting to understand how Rush might feel or how fed up we on the right are of hearing the whiny crybaby foot-stomping leftisproglibturds whining, crying and foot-stomping every time someone says something they don’t agree with or just don’t like? I’d say hey bill maher get the blank off my TV but, oh, wait, I don’t have HBO cuz I’m just too bleepin’ smart to waste my money on a dumbmass network that would hire him.

stukinIL4now on March 23, 2012 at 1:08 AM

We conservatives are passive by nature, and we let a lot roll off our shoulders because we are too busy working, paying taxes, and raising families. It is about time and nice to see a conservative-led backlash against the liberals and their continuous, unrelenting socialist-progressive war against us and against our great nation.

Remember that they are a bunch of spoiled, irresponsible, America-hating, freeloading, whining parasites and perpetual blamers of others for their shortcomings (see BHO). When they start crying foul and asking everyone to just get along it is because they are starting to feel some heat. I say pour it on and don’t let up until they scurry back to the rat holes and sewers where they came from.

Scramble onto Maher’s back, stay on Maher’s back, jump up and down on Maher’s back. Pound him into the ground.

Boycott HBO, boycott Hollywood, boycott all liberal businesses. Stick it to them. Time to show the bottom feeders who holds the purse strings in this economy.

AttaBoyLuther on March 23, 2012 at 1:19 AM

We conservatives are passive by nature, and we let a lot roll off our shoulders because we are too busy working, paying taxes, and raising families. It is about time and nice to see a conservative-led backlash against the liberals and their continuous, unrelenting socialist-progressive war against us and against our great nation.

Remember that they are a bunch of spoiled, irresponsible, America-hating, freeloading, whining parasites and perpetual blamers of others for their shortcomings (see BHO).
Boycott HBO, boycott Hollywood, boycott all liberal businesses. Stick it to them. Time to show the bottom feeders who holds the purse strings in this economy.

AttaBoyLuther on March 23, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Then just stop using the internet you gaping moron. You may be working hard but you’re not smart enough to actually innovate or drive the engine or American business exceptionalism. You’re clearly one of the idiots how believes that you’re victimized but you’re deluded. The people at the bottom of the society aren’t the reason why China is taking away your jobs.

bayam on March 23, 2012 at 1:25 AM

If you read the police report from the Zimmerman case the officer who wrote the report documented his race as Caucasian. That’s where most people are getting their information. It wasn’t until recently that his father has came out and labeled him Hispanic. Zimmerman him self has went into hiding.

Politricks on March 23, 2012 at 2:29 AM

C’mon, Bill, can’t you take a little heat?? For someone who’s stock-in-trade is being offensive for the sake of it, grow a pair.
I don’t want the “speech police” from either side winning this debate. I don’t care how filthy Maher is, or what he calls Palin, or how nasty he is to her kids. I want the left to recognize and admit that he’s filthy, nasty, and for them to call him out on it, or tune him out. And if creeps like Axelrod refuse, it’s there for everyone to see. That’s transparency for you, folks.
I think the best thing to come out of this was for Bristol Palin to publicly ask Obama when she should expect the personal phone call from him apologizing. She rubbed his nose right in it, and he let her. I’m sure Mama put her up to it, or maybe the girl has some of the same grit her mother has, but either way, it was brilliant. And the silence from the other side? Couldn’t speak any louder.

tpitman on March 23, 2012 at 4:57 AM

No one wants to feed a preening troll by showing him how much he irritates you, so usually we all just grumble for a day and move on. Doesn’t mean the irritation’s not real, though, and it doesn’t mean that wearily letting him slide time after time somehow waives the right to revisit that sincerely-felt irritation later.

Which makes me wonder why the flit hack AP doesn’t get off the schneid with the reprise of death~warmed~over articles about Maher’s non~sense instead of feeding into it day~after~day as he is apparently against ?

Aren’t you tired of this AP ? Or are their still over a hundred posters to make writing these kind of articles worthwhile? You need another “sensationalistic” writing technique.

This one is threadbare. (pun intended)

DevilsPrinciple on March 23, 2012 at 5:47 AM

Don’t say that… this is the right’s big chance to finally police the language of comedians across the country. And here you come along, pissing on their moment of glory!

bayam on March 22, 2012 at 9:58 PM

language of comedians ???

OH yeah …you mean like one of those sick liberal lefties (Maher)? Those that wallow in excrement, that you mindlessly snicker and chortle about??… Because they trash(piss on) anything that resembles “moralistic thinking” like your parents(hopefully?) tried to teach you??(but piss on your mom and pop too- right pal?)…golleee gosh!!…lefties just love their excrement…it is sooofunnnny...oh by the way, and piss on you too pal!! hahahaah!!….now that’s funnnnnyyyy!

PS–You got to admit…BigSven has a lot of talent…Much funnier than Maher !! :)

BigSven on March 23, 2012 at 5:49 AM

Go figure that people can’t mellow out.

I’m totally mellow, man. I’ve mellowed out. Now watch someone try to harsh my mellow now that I’ve declared it. But I’m so mellow that I don’t care — handling it all mellowly.

Three words, brother: Vay-Cay.

I’m sick of hypersensitivity and I’m sick of people apologizing all the time. I would like to hear someone tell the thought police to go pound sand instead of apologizing.

Dan_Yul on March 22, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Group-think. You can see it in the recent Hanks controversy like a lab experiment. A bunch of cows glancing side to side wondering what they are supposed to say and then someone saying it first. It’ll be thoughtless, prepackaged, and short. Our media lives in that shallow — even Fox, mostly — and people just try to look and act out their roles.

No room for actual thought in group think. :(

Axe on March 23, 2012 at 6:11 AM

Don’t say that… this is the right’s big chance to finally police the language of comedians across the country. And here you come along, pissing on their moment of glory!

bayam on March 22, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Go look in the mirror, chum. You are simply projecting your own totalitarian impulses and applying them to your opposition. You reveal more about your own mindest than you realize.

zoyclem on March 23, 2012 at 7:14 AM

Excuse me…mindset.

zoyclem on March 23, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Flock Fluke him.

Dingbat63 on March 22, 2012 at 9:58 PM

FIFY… Today is another day I won’t consider EVER subscribing to HBO as long as Maher is on their network… I have a choice, and I choose to not put any of my money in his pocket… and I let DirecTV know that whenever they offer it up as a promotion…

Khun Joe on March 23, 2012 at 7:31 AM

We haven’t even began to get on his back, but it looks like we are already in his head. Boo…

ray on March 23, 2012 at 7:43 AM

America: Get off my back, Bill Maher

ITguy on March 23, 2012 at 7:57 AM

Oh, but I forgot the important part of the “biggest story of the moment”. In this one isolated incident one guy was non-white and, allegedly, completely innocent of anything and everything and the other was a white guy who, allegedly, shot and killed the other guy for absolutely no reason whatsoever other than he was non-white.

Wow. Tens of millions of Hispanics woke up this week to find out that now they are not only “White”, but that their permanent victimhood status has been revoked!

Richard Blaine on March 23, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Thank David Letterman for the Bill Mahers, Jon Stewarts, et al of the world.

He made it fashionable for middle-aged to think the correct approach to complex social and political issues is a college sophomore level of cynicism and snark. They’re just trying to one up him.

Cleombrotus on March 23, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Middle-aged men

Cleombrotus on March 23, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Can’t take a punch…so keep punching!

albill on March 23, 2012 at 8:27 AM

So. Why is a comedian’s comments so important?

I do love the line in the quote “I don’t want to live in a country where no one ever says anything that offends anyone. That’s why we have Canada“.

TerryW on March 23, 2012 at 8:49 AM

I’ve never liked Maher. Never thought he was funny. He’s rude, crude, vulgar, and talentless. Therefore, I don’t watch him. I don’t care what he says about anything or anyone, I don’t know why anyone does. I’m not offended by language, used to love George Carlin! Now he was funny.

scalleywag on March 23, 2012 at 8:53 AM

I’m pro abortion. Does that mean I can do and say whatever I want, ladies? I’m catching on.

Bevan on March 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM

I watched Politically Incorrect back in the day. I credit Maher with waking me up politically although not to his side. At that time, he still seemed somewhat respectable to all. Now, not so much.
I’ve just ignored him for the most part, but that doesn’t mean I’m not disgusted by what he does nor does it mean I have to stay silent about it. It is the hypocrisy of it that I focus on.
And as a Tucsonan Tea Partier, he can stick his truce.

hazchic on March 23, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Maher is feeling the heat, rightfully. His production company is getting tired of the phone calls and memos.
The most important thing is Maher is smart enough to know his stock, his reputation is becoming permanently linked to mysogyny.
Though he is a scumbag he doesn’t want that as his Google legacy.

FireBlogger on March 22, 2012 at 10:02 PM

You are right on. I might add that this is not about silencing the left, it’s about stopping them from silencing the right.

lea on March 23, 2012 at 10:19 AM

So. Why is a comedian’s comments so important?

I do love the line in the quote “I don’t want to live in a country where no one ever says anything that offends anyone. That’s why we have Canada“.

TerryW on March 23, 2012 at 8:49 AM

You need to ask the left that same question. When it is convenient, the left calls Rush Limbaugh “just an entertainer”. The only reason Maher and others are now being criticized is to point out the double standard due to their attacks on Rush. Media Matters doesn’t care if it hurts Maher. They would gladly sacrifice him to destroy Rush. Maher knows this.

lea on March 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM

What’s that Bill? I c!_!nt hear you!

Lonetown on March 23, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Maher (pronounced MORON) is clearly the epitome of his party’s symbol, the JACKASS!?! ‘Nuf said.

Colatteral Damage on March 24, 2012 at 3:04 PM

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