Maher said, “Cultural relativism is nonsense… If that’s judgmental, good! I’m judging! I’m judging that that’s fucked up!”
Katty Kay was particularly bothered by how Obama spoke in India about respecting human rights, then went to Saudi Arabia and said jack about the same thing. Maher agreed that it’s “weird” this part of the world “gets a pass” for what the West would deem backwards values.
Monica Mehta pushed back a bit, arguing that it would be “foolish” to take that kind of idealistic stance in Saudi Arabia and risk breaking that fragile relationship.