Bill Maher Lies About 9/11 Comment That Cost Him ABC Job
Bill Maher less than a week after the 9/11 attacks made an absurd comment on his "Politically Incorrect" program that led ABC to not renew his contract.
Almost ten years later, as the host of HBO's "Real Time," Maher is trying to revise history concerning what he said (video follows with transcripts and commentary):
BILL MAHER: He said I’m anti-religion. “Don’t forget he said that suicide bomber at 9/11” – I guess he’s trying to say, “Suicide bombers at, of 9/11” – “were more heroic than American servicemen,” which I never came close to saying. So here's a psychiatrist who's a liar and who goes on television.
The person Maher was referring to was psychiatrist Keith Ablow, who as NewsBusters reported was on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday claiming Maher hates women and has little regard for life.
Most importantly, here's what Maher actually said on "Politically Incorrect" shortly after 9/11:
MAHER: We have been the cowards. Lobbing cruise missiles from two thousand miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building. Say what you want about it. Not cowardly.
So, the hijackers that slammed planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were "not cowardly," but the folks "lobbing cruise missiles from two thousand miles away" - which so happened to be "American servicemen" - ARE cowards.
With this in mind, who's lying about what Maher said ten years ago?