Bill Maher on Friday told what many would consider a rather racist joke.
After commenting at the beginning of HBO's Real Time that it was Friday the 13th, the host warned his audience, "If a black cat crosses your path it is bad luck – except in Florida where you’re allowed to shoot it" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
BILL MAHER: Can tell it’s a crazy crowd, right, tonight because it’s raining out there and also it’s Friday the 13th. Oooh, they love it here. Remember: if a black cat crosses your path it is bad luck – except in Florida where you’re allowed to shoot it.
Imagine the outrage and firestorm that would result from a conservative talker or comedian making such a joke.
Serious damage to his or her career.
But as an Obama-supporting liberal, Maher can say whatever he wants with total impunity.
Must be nice.