Bill Maher’s HBO program might be on hiatus, but that doesn’t stop the Obama-supporter from making inflammatory remarks about other Americans.
At his blog Friday, Maher wrote that the President should use the current budget crisis to implement a carbon tax as a “personal f–k you to the Koch brothers”:
Since we’re looking for new revenue streams that aren’t income taxes, Obama should use this budget crisis — if you can call it that — to do something about global warming with a carbon tax. This may be his last and only chance to do something big since cap and trade didn’t work. And it would be just desserts for the oil and coal industries that went all in for Mitt Romney, a nice little personal f–k you to the Koch brothers.
Bill Maher on Friday told Fox News’s Sean Hannity to commit suicide.
This occurred on HBO’s Real Time as the host discussed the Florida man who allegedly killed himself last week as a result of Barack Obama’s re-election.
BILL MAHER: I want to ask this question. I mentioned this before to David Axelrod. Do you think Republicans are bad losers? I don’t remember ever Democrats acting this way after an election. I mean, there is this guy who committed suicide. He literally wrote “F–k Obama” on his will. He owned a tanning salon in Florida. His name is Henry Hamilton and he took an overdose of Xanax. By the way, if you’re watching Sean Hannity, that’s Xanax – X A N A X.
See the horrible video here.
A war broke out on the set of HBO’s Real Time Friday when MSNBC’s sole conservative commentator S.E. Cupp had the nerve to say that Barack Obama’s foreign policy was no different than former President George W. Bush’s.
In the midst of the shouting, actor Samuel L. Jackson said to Cupp, “You didn’t want to f—k with Dick Cheney”
After the Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan commented about the current White House resident’s foreign policy during the show’s web-based Overtime segment, Cupp said, “Obama’s foreign policy is Bush’s foreign policy.”
“Are you kidding me?” asked an indignant Sullivan.
“Obama went into Libya illegally without asking Congress,” responded Cupp. “We have boots on the ground in Uganda. He makes Bush look like a Quaker.”
That set off the fireworks as Sullivan practically jumped out of his chair to refute his female co-panelist.
“Quakers do not torture people,” Sullivan shouted with his finger pointing at Cupp.
“Drone wars?” asked Cupp. “A kill list? Extra-judicial killings? You guys have no credibility if you are not going to acknowledge Obama.”
At that point, Maher tried to calm everyone down.
“I’m sorry,” continued Sullivan, “but to hear someone say that this war criminal administration that tortured human beings, invaded two countries on the basis in one case of absolutely flawed evidence is the equivalent of Obama.”
“Extra-judicial killings?” responded Cupp. “Really? That’s what we’re standing for now? You’ve got to be honest.”
Read more here.
Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time Friday might have said one of the most disgraceful things uttered during the 2012 campaign season.
“If you’re thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea: black people know who you are and they will come after you”
See the video here.
BILL MAHER, HOST: We have tens of thousands of troops in Italy, Germany, Japan, Korea, places where wars have not occurred for decades. And we spend I think something like 42 percent of our total budget on defense, right, and I don’t know if that includes or Homeland Security.
CONGRESSMAN BARNEY FRANK (D-MASSACHUSETTS): Well, it doesn’t include Homeland Security. It includes the nukes. They’re in the other budget.
Funny that Frank didn’t bother correcting his host, for the correct figure for fiscal 2013 is 18.5 percent.
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There are two recent arguments on The Huffington Post about liberal media bias. Inside the media elite, the bias deniers were represented by former ABC News president David Westin boasting Martha Raddatz somehow won the bias debate as she moderated Biden and Ryan in Kentucky.
Then there are the effects deniers, represented by Scott Stenholm, a staffer for Bill Maher’s show Real Time on HBO. Citing the MRC’s Tell the Truth campaign, he admitted the media were biased, but that the country keeps electing Republican presidents, so how effective is the tilt? Stenholm thinks the country should be embracing the liberal media’s hard-earned expertise.
During the Republican National Convention in Tampa last August, a billboard over a local freeway opined, “Don’t Trust the Liberal Media.” In the same month, disgraced Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin accused the “liberal media” as out to get him. [As if they weren’t?]
Last February, The Media Research Center, a watchdog group that monitors “liberal bias in the news”, had two large billboards erected in New York City’s Times Square with the words “Don’t Believe the Liberal Media!” The group’s president explained, “We promised this 2012 campaign would be the most expansive, most exhaustive and consequently the most expensive operation in our 25 years… this is the most important election in our lifetime and the American people are sick and tired of the left-wing media deciding who will govern our country.”
It is worth noting that the last 60 years have seen six Republican presidents with a combined time in office of just over thirty-six years compared to five Democratic presidents with only twenty-three years in office — so how effective the “left-wing media” has been in deciding who will govern our country is questionable.
Stenholm also trotted out the bizarre notion that the GOP is now so beyond Reagan in its conservatism,”a recent and massive shift by Republican lawmakers, and their conservative constituents, to the far right wing of their party, what was once labeled ‘liberal’ now includes formerly moderate, independent, and even some right-of-center beliefs.” He admits it’s a “valid argument” that the media lean left.
Read more here.
HBO’s Bill Maher on Friday made an anti-Semitic joke about the producers of the anti-Muslim film some are claiming is responsible for anti-American uprisings around the world.
This hysterically came moments after the Real Time host criticized Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for politicizing the violence.
BILL MAHER: Apparently the person who made this movie originally claimed he was Jewish and got the funding by raising $5 million from a hundred Jews, not one of whom has come forward to ask for a producer credit. So we know that’s bulls–t.
Are anti-Semitic jokes actually still acceptable in 2012?