Bill Maher Ups Ante on Vulgar Palin Attacks
After comedian Bill Maher referred to Sarah Palin as a derogatory term for a vagina a little over week a ago, NewsBusters asked, "Can the dreaded C-word be far behind?"
According to the Dallas Voice, this happened on Sunday while Maher was "performing" at the Winspear Opera House (photo courtesy Reuters):
It’s that fearlessness — he acknowledged that some people would probably be uncomfortable with some of his remarks about religion, not to mention calling Sarah Palin a “cunt” (“there’s just no other word for her”) — that makes Maher the most dangerous person in comedy.
For those unfamiliar, the Winspear Opera House is indeed where the Dallas Opera performs.
Seems a metaphysical certitude that word isn't uttered on that stage very often.
The reviewer - writing at the self-described "Premier Media Source For LGBT Texas" - noted:
Maher spoke the truth for a nearly two-hour set, and, in my mind, established himself as the pre-eminent political commentator of a generation. He’s a comedian, too, of course. But really, he’s a voice.
And that's what makes him dangerous, not just to the right but to all Americans.
Maher is indeed doing political commentary. When he gets interviewed by CNN, MSNBC, or any of the broadcast network news programs, it's not to do one-liners.
It is instead for him to offer his political views about current events in a venue made for such a thing.
Yet, when he makes a comment that crosses the line, he'll conveniently hide behind the comedian veil and folks on the Left will wittingly give him a pass.
On Saturday's "Fox News Watch," liberal New York Post commentator Kirsten Powers said, "I have to say, he's a comedian and it's hard for me to get up in arms about comedians on cable shows saying things. It's not as if it happens -- it's not Chris Matthews that said it, for example, I would have a problem with it or somebody -- a member of Congress, maybe, but I really, I feel like this kind of stuff just gets a little out of control. He is a comedian who says a lot of crazy stuff."
In fairness, Powers walked this back a bit Monday night when Fox's Greta Van Susteren told her that Maher has defended women's rights.
In a recent "Real Time" installment after the riots began in Egypt, the host said that for lasting political change to occur in this region, there's going to have to be a sexual revolution that improves the treatment of women.
But apparently to Maher, such equality doesn't begin at home, for he has in the past eleven days called Palin a t--t, a bimbo along with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), and now the dreaded C-word which to women is like the N-word to African-Americans.
Once again, I point my finger at the National Organization for Women.
By not specifically admonishing Maher, "Real Time," and HBO in its weak defense of Palin last week, this hypocritically self-described women's organization was implicitly telling this so-called comedian and the network he represents it's just fine to make sexist attacks on this woman - and conceivably all conservative women - no matter how vulgar.
Welcome to the new and NOW-approved feminism, America - where liberal women's rights are to be defended while conservative women's rights are to be trampled on like a restaurant door mat.
(H/T Daily Caller via NB's motherbelt)