Bill Maher: Racist voice of the liberals.

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  1. Barefootfae profile image62
    Barefootfaeposted 5 years ago

    Hey friends, why do you think it's ok to call Conservatives racist but this character can be as racist as he likes and it's ok?

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-shepp … -will-come

    1. habee profile image94
      habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I can't stand the guy. He's said some nasty things about women, too.

      1. wavegirl22 profile image43
        wavegirl22posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Im curious to hear what has he said that is nasty about women?  Sure he can be a little over the top with arrogance, but on the whole he's pretty spot-on in his observations.

        1. habee profile image94
          habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I think calling a woman a bimbo, a tw@t, or a c*nt is pretty nasty. That's my opinion. You might not mind it, but I find it offensive.

          http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 … -suit.html

          1. Barefootfae profile image62
            Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Well he mostly only did that stuff towards Sarah Palin so you won't find anyone concerned about that.

            1. Barbara Kay profile image93
              Barbara Kayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              You haven't watched his show for enough years if you think he hasn't said negative things about women. I haven't heard him talk that way lately, but a few years back he did it all the time.

          2. wavegirl22 profile image43
            wavegirl22posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            a Rush Limbaugh article? Cmon Habee. Maher is a comedian, Limbaugh I dont know what he is but I dont think he he is known to be a comedian.

            1. Barefootfae profile image62
              Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              So even if the man said these things the fact Rush commented on it makes it ok?

            2. habee profile image94
              habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Rush?? The article was written by Kirsten Powers of The Daily Beast.

              1. Barefootfae profile image62
                Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                It really shouldn't matter who commented on it if the man actually said it. RIGHT?

                1. habee profile image94
                  habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  I'm just confused as to why WG thought it was a Rush article.

              2. wavegirl22 profile image43
                wavegirl22posted 5 years agoin reply to this

                its basically about Rush and why he called someone a slut.  Calling a Georgetown Law student and joking about Sarah Palin?
                One is a private individual and the one asked to be in the public eye making herself fair game.

                1. habee profile image94
                  habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  I think what Rush said was terrible. I don't think you read the whole article, though. The writer also discusses Maher's misogynistic comments, along with some by Ed Schultz and Olbermann.

                  1. wavegirl22 profile image43
                    wavegirl22posted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    I DID read the article.

                    Like I said Maher is a comedienne and makes his jokes about fair game.  I don't defend Maher's language, but equating his misogyny with Limbaugh's is absurd.

      2. rhamson profile image75
        rhamsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I don't particularly like the guy but he does air out the issues every week and blows apart the BS that the politicians offer as explanations for their actions. He is full of himself but he is better acquanted with the issues than most. He is pro Obama to a fault ( donating a million dollars to his campaign) but is quick to critisize him when Obama doesn't take cheap shots.

        He is kind of like listening to Howard Stern, I don't necessarily agree with all he says but I want to hear what he says next. LOL.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image93
      Barbara Kayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Just because he is a liberal, doesn't mean all liberals are like that. I am voting Democrat this time, but I am not a liberal by the way. Actually I am an independent. Being liberal and being Democrat aren't the same thing. Some are moderates.

      1. eternals3ptember profile image60
        eternals3ptemberposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        You're missing the point. This man is a comedian, this thread is a joke.

  2. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Wow. What a great piece of investigative reporting from the site dedicated to finding and exposing liberal media bias.
    Pulitzer contender right here, folks.

    Newsflash: Bill Maher used to date Ann Coulter.

    1. habee profile image94
      habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They're a great match - both mean and nasty.

    2. habee profile image94
      habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't usually trust that source, either, MM, but there's a video clip of Maher saying it. Kinda hard to argue with that.

      1. Barefootfae profile image62
        Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, enough of not liking who brought it up. I notice he gets a pass from MM because he dated Ann C.?
        What up with that?

      2. Mighty Mom profile image82
        Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I don't dispute that he said it.
        I have no doubt that he did.
        He says crass things.
        We expect Bill Maher to say crass things.
        Just as we expect Ann Coulter to say crass things.
        They cancel each other out in the crass department.

        1. habee profile image94
          habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Lol. I agree. I'll bet they were a barrel of fun on a date!

          1. Barefootfae profile image62
            Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Bill Maher is the main reason HBO is not and will not be in my house until he is no longer there.
            He is every bit the hate mongering thing everyone claims Rush and others to be but has a national cable show.

        2. Barefootfae profile image62
          Barefootfaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          You are kind of making my point that we seem to make it easy to find a way to dismiss him out of hand.
          Some people actually think he is a factual person.

  3. Barefootfae profile image62
    Barefootfaeposted 5 years ago

    Saw some show one night with Bill Maher, Keith Olbermann and Bernie Sanders at the same table discussing things and was wondering when the black hole would form.

    1. habee profile image94
      habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lol I say throw Rush and Beck in with them and let them go at it. (kidding - I don't support violence)

  4. eternals3ptember profile image60
    eternals3ptemberposted 5 years ago

    Forget what he said, I loved those comments xD

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    Bill Maher does not speak for me... I see him as a comedian and a social commentator, nothing more.

  6. Len Cannon profile image88
    Len Cannonposted 5 years ago

    Please, call Bill Maher a racist all you want. He's also a misogynist, Islamophobe, and a flat out bigot in many other areas. In fact, call out racism when you see it. When a high profile pundit paints black people as violent and stupid, it should be met with scorn. When he advocates carpet bombing Arab nations because he's not a fan of their (or any) religion, tell him to go blow.

    Racism exists in many spectrums. It is often more overt in conservative speech, but skeptics have a bad habit of trying to use science to support their internalized racism and misogyny. Voting for the black dude doesn't make you not racist. It just makes you marginally less racist than someone who won't vote for anyone who isn't white.

  7. A Troubled Man profile image61
    A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago

    Folks here need to stop watching so much tv and get out to some comedy clubs.

    1. wavegirl22 profile image43
      wavegirl22posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have seen Bill Maher live.

 
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