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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    What are you talking about? Wiseone is right on target. Maher doesn't speak for all liberals anymore than Rush speaks for all conservatives. Just because either one of them makes a claim, doesn't mean that others of that lean have to agree.
    You are correct. However so is Maher. Rush apologized so that should be the end of it. But people would rather keep harping on something despite an apology just for hate itself. And I am not just applying this to Rush/Maher, but to every single group/person out there. If someone apologizes and does what they can to rectify the situation then that should be the end of it. Rush did what he could and as such that should be the end of it. No one can travel back in time and take back the things that they say so all that they can do is apologize. Time to accept it and move on. We have bigger problems than some radio talkshow host that says something stupid....something which we are ALL guilty of at one time or other.
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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

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    Bill Maher is not our God nor our King.
    Oh come on, I bet you'd kneel for Bill Maher anytime.
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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    I'm voting for Obama dude.
    Of course you are - which is why you are such a staunch defender of the Right and Limbaugh. All us Obama voters do that.

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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    You are correct. However so is Maher. Rush apologized so that should be the end of it. But people would rather keep harping on something despite an apology just for hate itself. And I am not just applying this to Rush/Maher, but to every single group/person out there. If someone apologizes and does what they can to rectify the situation then that should be the end of it. Rush did what he could and as such that should be the end of it. No one can travel back in time and take back the things that they say so all that they can do is apologize. Time to accept it and move on. We have bigger problems than some radio talkshow host that says something stupid....something which we are ALL guilty of at one time or other.
    What exactly has he done to 'rectify' the situation? He mumbled a few words blaming liberals for his 'poor choice of words' and has yet to really apologize for anything. For example, his desire to see sex videos that he was sure Ms. Fluke produced.

    The problem with this is that this guy personifies the Right, now. And they apparently love him.

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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I could say the same about your positions. Somehow you think Rush is a evil incarnate and somehow not an entertainer, but Bill Maher is not a pundit, despite having a show that that's all about political commentary. We even know, further, that Maher is politically active (donating a million bucks and all), but he's not a political commentator because he's on HBO and he's done stand up, and anything done during a standup routine is completely fair and cannot be criticized unless you, specifically, don't think it's funny. You're not the only one, WSS, who feels like you've landed in OZ. LOL

    Why can you not just admit that you hold Rush to a different standard because you don't like him rather than try to say that anyone who doesn't buy your whisper thin distinctions is just being so unreasonable?
    I hold them both to the same standard and I loathe both of them. How about you?

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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I could say the same about your positions. Somehow you think Rush is a evil incarnate and somehow not an entertainer, but Bill Maher is not a pundit, despite having a show that that's all about political commentary. We even know, further, that Maher is politically active (donating a million bucks and all), but he's not a political commentator because he's on HBO and he's done stand up, and anything done during a standup routine is completely fair and cannot be criticized unless you, specifically, don't think it's funny. You're not the only one, WSS, who feels like you've landed in OZ. LOL

    Why can you not just admit that you hold Rush to a different standard because you don't like him rather than try to say that anyone who doesn't buy your whisper thin distinctions is just being so unreasonable?
    Look, I don't know anything about Bill Maher. Here is what I know about him:

    1) He is a comedian.
    2) He has a show on HBO where he talks politics.
    3) He donated money to the DNC or a SuperPac.
    4) He said some mean **** about Palin because he disagreed with her politics.

    What do you want me to do? Boycott his show? I never watched it to begin with. But I won't get all outraged about a comedian saying something offensive because I'm not retarded. If Anderson Cooper called Palin a dumb twat and a ****, then I'd care. But he won't. Onto Rush:

    1) He is not a comedian.
    2) He has a syndicated radio show where he acts as a political pundit.
    3) He holds arguably more sway with the republican party than any other person in the country.
    4) He said some mean **** about some random woman because he disagreed with her politics.

    *I don't see a similarity other than they both said something mean.

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    And no, I won't admit that. If it was Wolfe Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, someone on NPR or any other political pundit I would agree. Bill Maher is a comedian with a show on HBO. WTF do you expect? Right after him probably comes that Penn & Teller show where they show gratuitous tits in between every scene.
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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    And you can't/won't answer the question...
    I tried to by saying Richards wasn't making a joke. A black guy in the audience was talking or heckling and he just flat out ****ing lost it. Bill Maher, on the other hand, was reading off cue cards and it was part of a bit.

    You want me to explain the difference between Michael Richards losing it on a black guy and screaming nigger and saying that he would be dead if it where 50 years ago and Bill Maher reading off a cue card that he thinks Sarah Palin is a ****?

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    *Edit: I think there are 3 aspects to look at in this situation.

    1) Who's saying it?
    2) What platform are they saying it on?
    3) Who are they saying it about?

    That's why Imus got in so much trouble. If he had called Condoleezza Rice a nappy headed ho... no one would have cared. And not because Rice deserves it, but because she is somewhat famous and a politician and that's just normal behavior in America.
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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Look, I don't know anything about Bill Maher. Here is what I know about him:

    1) He is a comedian.
    That's questionable. I think he is a hateful little putz.

    2) He has a show on HBO where he talks politics.
    Yep, and packs his audience with nothing but mouth foaming libs, and holds a panel with one weak conservative, surrounded by himself and usually two, or three other staunch libs....Much like any of the MSM sunday shows.

    3) He donated money to the DNC or a SuperPac.
    Yeah, that'd be a Million dollars $$ to an Obama SuperPac.

    4) He said some mean **** about Palin because he disagreed with her politics.
    Arguably worse names than Linbaugh called Fluke.

    What do you want me to do? Boycott his show?
    No, calling his sponsor and complaining like libs do when someone like Limbaugh does similar.

    I never watched it to begin with.
    That is a great testament to the draw of liberal tripe on the air.

    But I won't get all outraged about a comedian saying something offensive because I'm not retarded.
    Big opening there, but out of kindness I'll let it go...

    If Anderson Cooper called Palin a dumb twat and a ****, then I'd care.
    Did you care when Ed Schultz called Laura Ingraham a slut?

    Onto Rush:

    1) He is not a comedian.
    Nope, he isn't in the stand up sense. What he is, is a thorn in liberals sides...Getting much right on the mark.

    2) He has a syndicated radio show where he acts as a political pundit.
    As an analyst he is arguably very correct most of the time.

    3) He holds arguably more sway with the republican party than any other person in the country.
    What is your evidence of this? I don't see any decisions being made with someone saying that they are doing such because Limbaugh said to do so....

    4) He said some mean **** about some random woman because he disagreed with her politics.
    Yep, and he apologized for it...Move on.

    *I don't see a similarity other than they both said something mean.
    You're right...Mahr's was worse. A comparable would be Ed Schultz calling Ingraham a slut.

    And no, I won't admit that. If it was Wolfe Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, someone on NPR or any other political pundit I would agree. Bill Maher is a comedian with a show on HBO. WTF do you expect?
    Parity in outrage from the liberal left. This faux outrage over Limbaugh, or any other right wing pundit saying something that the left uses to try and silence them is disgusting, especially when as more that comes out about this poor Georgetown law student, whom btw, is going to make $160,000 in her first year out of college, and that Pelosi, and Anita Dunn arranged to put out there with her sad sack story as diversion from the failing progressive agenda is beyond cynical.

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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Oh come on, I bet you'd kneel for Bill Maher anytime.
    freudian projection there huh?

    all your political opponents must be gay?

    interesting.....

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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    If Bill Mayer can speak for all liberals, can Rush speak for all conservatives? Because if you are making the argument that a pundit can speak for such huge groups of people there's about to a million more Rush topics, hell I suppose they'll be a million Mayer topics too.
    Oh so now Rush doesn't speak for all Conservatives.

    Maher is an asshole, but he's exactly right when he calls the sponser pull out, "intimidation".
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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