Sunday, October 21, 2007

Bill Maher and the "moron"

A New York Post article on 10/21/2007, entitled, “Maher muzzles moron,” describes how Bill Maher personally helped security remove a rowdy protester from his talk show audience during Friday’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” The unidentified man from the audience stood up and held up a sign that read, “9/11 is a cover-up fraud” and shouted. When Maher tried, unsuccessfully, to shout him down, he called security. Maher was quoted as saying, “do we have some f---ing security in this building, or do I have to come down there and kick his ass?” When security forcefully removed the man from his seat, Maher ran into the man’s aisle and helped shove the man out the door, while shouting, “Out! Out! Out!” After this, other protesters stood up and began shouting, whereby Maher shouted into his microphone, “This isn’t the Iowa caucus, OK? We’re not here to debate!”

Imagine the anger that prompted Maher to first use expletives, and then to threaten the man with violence? And for what reason? Because the audience member vocalized a point of view that was contrary to the official government story, which Bill Maher so dearly embraces! And, as he said, this was not a debate. Rather the topic of 9/11 is not open to debate. As far as Maher is concerned, what the government says is true, and anyone who contradicts it is a kook, a nutcase, a loony and a conspiracy nut. If Maher had any credibility, he would debate that audience member, and let reason and logic show what the truth really is. After all, if the man is wrong, he would put his own foot in his mouth, right? But, no. That might open up a can of worms.

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