I guess no good deed really does go unpunished: I stand up for the vile and hateful comedian’s legitimate use of “nigger” in a witticism on live TV, and the former host of “Politically Incorrect” caves to political correctness, which he has sworn repeatedly that he will never do.
What a spineless, hypocritical weasel.
“Well, you know, I’ve been through this so many times. There’s a lot of people in America who have, of course, nothing to do except look for something to get mad at. And I’ve been a frequent target and I’m happy to provide that service. So, you know, I always say, as I’ve said many times in these kind of situations, if I hurt somebody’s feelings, I’m always sorry about that, I’m not trying to hurt somebody’s feelings. But if you want me to say I’m sorry what I said was wrong, no, sorry, I can’t go there.”
I guess what he meant is that he can’t go there when he’s only using vile language to denigrate conservative women who feminists and NOW don’t regard as worthy of their alleged principles, in attacks that make his ideologically sympatico crowd secretly snicker and chuckle because those twats deserve it.
This time, however, he offended the all-powerful race grievance lobby by calling himself—himself!— a “house nigger,” in a “Gone With The Wind” reference prompted by a Republican Senator asking him if he’d do field work. Lacking the integrity and fierce belief in the Jester’s Privilege that he has proclaimed before when it wasn’t progressives carrying the torches and pitchforks, Maher capitulated like Galileo, even though in this case, he had been neither vicious nor insulting, just “offensive” to those who want to ban words—you know: liberals.
“Friday nights are always my worst night of sleep because I’m up reflecting on the things I should or shouldn’t have said on my live show. Last night was a particularly long night as I regret the word I used in the banter of a live moment. The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am very sorry.”
“If I hurt somebody’s feelings, I’m always sorry about that, I’m not trying to hurt somebody’s feelings. But if you want me to say I’m sorry what I said was wrong, no, sorry, I can’t go there” is, as they used to say in the Nixon Administration, “non-operative.” Unless the ones hurt don’t vote democratic.
So “house nigger” is offensive, but cunt and twat are not. And of course “cockholster” is acceptable. Are those the sanctioned standards of of Hollywood and progressives now? I just want to be sure I have them straight.
Maher is a craven phony for the ages.
HBO is no better. “Bill Maher’s comment last night was completely inexcusable and tasteless,” an HBO statement said. “We are removing his deeply offensive comment from any subsequent airings of the show.”
This means, by definition, that “cunt” and “twat” were not offensive, correct? Why is that, exactly? Right: because they were applied to Republicans. Do you think the uproar would have caused such a statement and Maher’s apology if “house nigger” was used to describe Clarence Thomas or Ben Carson? Toure kept his job with ESPN after calling Carson a slave and a “house negro.” But that’s completely different. Sure it is.
There was a time when I could at least give credit to the smug, repulsive, biased and mean-spirited host of “Real Time” for having the courage of his convictions. That was obviously a mistaken conclusion. Bill Maher has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
Thank goodness he didn’t use the term “niggardly.” When his Liberal Masters gasped, Maher would have undoubtedly apologized for that, too.