Bill Maher, the obnoxious mouthpiece of the leftiest of the left, has no interest in practicing what he preaches. Like many liberals calling for tolerance, though, it seemingly only applies to others, not themselves.
Maher, on June 16th, claimed that “the problem with racism is Matt Drudge”. Discussing the recent controversial tweet by Gwyneth Paltrow that read, “N*ggas in Paris For Real”, Maher claimed in his faux-roundtable discussion:
“I would just like to say the problem with racism is not Gwyneth Paltrow. The problem with racism is Matt Drudge. I picked from Matt Drudge’s website, just this over a month, we monitored this. Just as a couple, show some of the pictures that were on Matt.
[showing pictures of the respective celebrities]
There, Mike Tyson looking like he’s going to eat your head. Oh yes, Louis Farrakhan, because he’s so relevant now. Oh, and Marion Barry, he’s in the news every day also. Oh yes, Reverend Wright, because he matters to your life so much. This is who appears on the Drudge Report. Oh yes, and there’s Al Sharpton telling Eric Holder what he should do. And Michael Jordan angry because that’s how we all remember him. This is racism in America.”
First: Am I to understand that news outlets are no longer allowed to post pictures of black celebrities? That is the line at which racism begins? Second: Is Maher suggesting there is a picture out there that doesn’t make Mike Tyson look like he’s about to eat your head? I’m fairly certain this is the same pugilist who claimed he was going to eat an opponent’s children. If the point Maher is trying to make is that Drudge was making prominent black celebrities look crazy, I submit that Mike Tyson makes Mike Tyson look crazy. Come on, Bill…
You may remember Maher as the blowhard who suggested that Republicans in Congress should be charged with treason.
Of course, Maher’s rhetoric is as ridiculous and irrelevant as ever. But what makes this so sharply ironic is that less than a week later, Maher discussed the careers of two rising stars in the Republican Party: Senatorial candidate Richard Mourdock and Congressman Allen West. Maher also called the state of Republican politics, “The Rise of the Party of the Apes”.
Maher discussed Allen West, a black Congressman from Florida, and wrote,
“Or take Allen West. Seriously, take him to the padded cell and give him 20 CCs of the high test. Ornstein and Mann start off their Post op-ed by noting that recently Rep. Allen West said that there are ’78 to 81′ Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party. And not one Republican said, ‘Allen, come on. You’re making us look dumb.’ Not one of the Republican candidates for president said anything. Because in today’s Republican Party, that’s not even edgy anymore. They probably saw him later on and were like, “Word, Allen. Word.” Because that’s how they think black people talk.”
Now, to be clear, I am not promoting an over-sensitive reaction to Maher’s thoughtless statements. Maher can say what he wants. I simply feel Maher is holding everyone else to a higher scrutiny then himself. Maher can, when discussing West, call the Republicans a “party of apes” and can mimic urban Ebonic slang when discussing his career, but news sites cannot put a picture of Mike Tyson on the web? Please! Maher is at best a hypocrite and at worst, a racist hypocrite.
Of course, I won’t be holding my breath to see this reported by the liberal media. There will be no discussions in liberal circles as to the covert (or not so covert) racism Maher may harbor. And Obama will certainly not being returning Maher’s $1 million.