Bill Maher Says Alec Baldwin is 'Going to be a Hero' for Abusive Voicemail to His Daughter
Don’t you love it when childless, single, media elites offer opinions about how parents should raise their children?
Such an obvious hypocrisy was on display Friday evening as HBO’s Bill Maher not only came to Alec Baldwin’s defense concerning the actor's disgraceful voicemail to his daughter, but actually said, “I think he’s going to be a hero for this.”
I kid you not.
The first time I heard it, it was jarring. The more I hear it, the more I like it.
Check the video. I’m really not kidding. Alas, Maher was just getting warmed up:
Kids do need to be straightened out, especially upper-middle-class white kids need their asses straightened out. You know what, I think he’s going to be a hero for this.
When National Review contributor Lisa Schiffren protested saying, “I have an eleven-year-old,” Maher despicably asked, “Is she a rude, little pig?”
Now, I know Maher is a comedian, and meant that as a joke. But, how far removed from reality must someone be to ask a mother, on national television, if her daughter is a rude, little pig?
Yet, that was just the beginning of the absurdity displayed by Maher in this installment, for as the conversation ensued, his hypocrisy really came to the forefront.
In an earlier segment, Maher interviewed Democrat presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, and seemed to support the Congressman’s government-run, universal healthcare platform. Yet, minutes later in a discussion about child-rearing, Maher said the following:
Kids have too much entitlement in this country. Kids have too much latitude. Kids have too many parents who are negotiating with them and telling them to, instead of just telling them to “Shut up, and I’m going to straighten your ass out.” They need their ass straightened out.” I’m telling you. Next time you’re on an airplane, you’ll wish Alec Baldwin was on that plane with you.
Hmmm. Kids have too much entitlement in this country. Yet, what the nation needs is another government-run entitlement program?
It seems a metaphysical certitude that Maher missed this extraordinary contradiction, doesn’t it?