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Monday, June 05, 2017

Liberals Outraged, Demand Termination After Bill Maher Says "I'm A House Ni**er"

Update: Bill Maher has issued an apology for using the N-word on Friday’s edition of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

Maher said in a statement: “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.

A rep for Maher told Variety the comedian was traveling on Saturday and unavailable for further comment.

We may have hit the moment of "peak outrage."

After months of liberal anger focused on Trump in particular, and the conservative right in general which culminated with last week's unfortunate attempt at "humor" by Kathy Griffin, in which a severed Donald Trump head reportedly cost her her career (in her own words), overnight Bill Maher did his best to take the heat off of Griffin by focusing the next round of social outrage - especially that emanating from the left - on himself.

As the Wrap notes, "the former Politically Incorrect host proved he’s still politically incorrect when Republican Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse invited Maher to “work in the fields.” Maher's reply prompted outrage among the liberal half of social media, as well as a barrage of calls aimed at HBO to fire Maher. Discussing his new book on Friday evening, the following exchange took place:

“I’ve got to get to Nebraska more," Maher said to Sasse.

“You’re welcome. We’d love to have you work in the fields with us," Sasse replied.

“Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house nigger. No, it’s a joke," said Maher.



Anonymous said...

Back peddle sucker; you're toast Maher.

Anonymous said...

Liberals are the worst racists. If he makes a comment like that so easily on national television, imagine what he says in private.

Anonymous said...

I'm a black man. I have no problem with what he said because it wasn't used to put anyone down or to be racists. The term describes a position instead of being derogatory like "porch monkey".

Rebel Without a Clue said...

Well said 1:53. It's all about the context. I'm sure that there was nothing derogatory intended.

Anonymous said...

Pretty much anyone who works for a major network is part and parcel "owned" by the network.

Anonymous said...

1:53 & 4:11

Please. If a moderate or conservative had said this, there would be protests and probably violence until they were forced to be let go. It wouldn't have mattered what the "context" was. And his "joke" is that he's a better "negro" than all the other "negros". In what context are slavery jokes by elite, super rich white guys acceptable? Only if your a liberal I guess.

Anonymous said...

This is what they call each other, so what. It is after all, what they are.

Anonymous said...

Feigned outrageous. Democrats call them that and worse. Read DNC emails. If the LGBT community and ethnic groups knew how Democrats talk about them behind closed doors, they'd never vote for another Democrat again. Ever. I've seen it. It's ugly. Really, really ugly.