Bill Maher: Are we sure Trig is Sarah Palin's baby? Update: Bill Maher, media critic

Just asking questions, mind you, like those Truthers he once threw off his show. My capacity for outrage at his “used-car salesman speaking truth to power” shtick expired seven months ago but some of you will find this an invigorating mid-afternoon shot of outrage espresso, so I’m happy to play barista. Besides, it’s useful as an insight into just how stupid and/or lazy Maher is. This rumor was convincingly debunked Monday morning and conclusively debunked Monday afternoon, when Bristol Palin’s five-month-old pregnancy was disclosed. How’d she give birth to Trig four months ago, then? Who cares? The point is to impress the audience by broaching irreverent subjects, not to be coherent. Mission accomplished.

If you’re looking for something stronger, try this L.A. “Progressive” smear piece accusing the governor of Alaska, famous for having political enemies on both sides of the aisle, of casually uttering racist slurs at a restaurant within earshot of other patrons. Apparently she hates Eskimos, notwithstanding the fact that she’s been married to one for more than 20 years. I trust you’ll find it precisely as compelling as those Larry Sinclair accusations against Obama. Click the image to watch.

Update: Video biscotti to go with your espresso of Maher out-Olbermanning Olbermann.