Monday, November 01, 2010

STFU, Bill Maher.

Christ, what an embarrassing tool:

Am I a racist to feel alarmed by that? Because I am. And it’s not because of the race, it’s because of the religion. I don’t have to apologize, do I, for not wanting the Western world to be taken over by Islam in 300 years? .... I should be alarmed, and I don't apologize for it.

Add Muslims to the list -- along with vaccines -- of Things That Frighten Bill Maher. The Buffalo Beast had Maher dead to rights last year:

The most audience-abusive MC since Jim Jones, Maher routinely belittles his uneasy crowd for not laughing at the stale mediocrities he calls jokes. His discussion panels typically follow an excruciating pattern: relatively smart person tries to talk down to some cringingly naive celebrity like Cindy McCain or Mos Def, only to get steamrolled by some visibly drunk old comic Bill used to do blow with backstage at the Improv. The dumber the guest, the more they dominate the panel—until Maher steers the discussion, yet again, to his pet topics, like how much better everything would be if we all shopped at Whole Foods, stopped taking medicine and legalized weed, dude. But the worst of it, especially for someone who makes it so clear he thinks he’s the smartest person in the world, is that Maher is just not very well informed.

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