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Bill Maher calls for an end to the shaming and canceling of people whose heart is in the right place on race issues,

but don’t get it exactly right on the first try.

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by Anonymousreply 5306/29/2020

Maher on the way to becoming Dennis Miller. Angry is funny only if it's funny, you know?

by Anonymousreply 106/28/2020

No cares about Bill Maher.

by Anonymousreply 206/28/2020

Does he really want to remind people he used The n word on his show in 2017? He must be the only white man in show biz that has used The n word on national tv in the past 20 years and was allowed to go on like nothing happened.

Cancel this motherfucker!

by Anonymousreply 306/28/2020

r3, you're exactly what he's complaining about.

"CANCEL! CANCEL! CANCEL!" You're like a little Robespierre.

by Anonymousreply 406/28/2020

He lost his network show for saying the 9/11 terrorists were dedicated soldiers or some other poorly worded phrase and since then he is the king of "comedians should be able to say anything" and not so much "white men's actions and words are judged just like everybody else, dumbass."

by Anonymousreply 506/28/2020

r4, stop trying to make Maher happen. He's over.

by Anonymousreply 606/28/2020

He’s a sexual harasser and is vile with women.

by Anonymousreply 706/28/2020

It’s good to be a Jew in show biz. Bill shows us they can get away with anything.

by Anonymousreply 806/28/2020

R8 Cancel this thread. Jeez. "They"

by Anonymousreply 906/28/2020

Yes, white people need to be given a break for once. Good thought, Bill.

by Anonymousreply 1006/28/2020

[quote]He lost his network show for saying the 9/11 terrorists were dedicated soldiers...

It's not so much that as what he said about American military forces by contrast, that "we have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly... Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly." This was in response to President Bush and various media figures calling the 9/11 hijackers "cowards" so frequently it had become something of a buzzword.

Although it went over poorly with its audience, the observation was essentially correct.

Subsequently, in order to show that 'we' weren't the cowards, President Bush and his administration ginned up a bunch of false intelligence, spouted a lot of propagandistic misdirection, and took us to war in 2003 with a country which had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11 - Iraq. Much of American heeded that cry to war like a bunch of mindless sheep.

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by Anonymousreply 1106/28/2020

[quote]It’s good to be a Jew in show biz. Bill shows us they can get away with anything.

Bill's not Jewish, R8. He's Irish Catholic.

by Anonymousreply 1206/28/2020

You know how I canceled Bill Maher -- I canceled my cable TV. Done and done.

by Anonymousreply 1306/28/2020

Sure, R8.

by Anonymousreply 1406/28/2020

R12 Maher is half and half (Catholic father and Jewish mother).

by Anonymousreply 1506/28/2020

But he was raised Catholic, R15.

by Anonymousreply 1606/28/2020

[Quote] CANCEL! CANCEL! CANCEL!" You're like a little Robespierre.

At this point, I agree that the French Revolution got it right. Just fucking execute everybody

by Anonymousreply 1706/28/2020

R17 French Revolution = Good

Reign of Terror (autocratic violent over-reaction) = Not so much

Folks always assume the prior is defined by the later.

by Anonymousreply 1806/28/2020

What is it about his remarks here that bother some? Is he not correct?

by Anonymousreply 1906/28/2020

For a minute there, I thought I was listening to Andy Rooney.

by Anonymousreply 2006/28/2020

R19 I don't get it either. Nothing he said here is remotely controversial except to those who are already unhinged.

by Anonymousreply 2106/28/2020

The person who screamed "Cancel this motherfucker!" at r3 reveals himself as an open anti-Semite at r8.

by Anonymousreply 2206/28/2020

Another thread copied by the Maher writing staff.

by Anonymousreply 2306/28/2020

Bill brings up many valid points about cancel culture and the need to guide some people who are trying and who may not know every last detail rather than cancel someone entirely. I agree. Watch Maher’s video before dismissing him.

by Anonymousreply 2406/28/2020

R24, she’s not the one to be saying this. He’s gotten away with so much already. If he wasn’t cancelled when he said “house nigger” then why is he concerned about cancel culture where racism is concerned

R22, Bill Maher is a racist. And you are too for defending him.

R16, Bill Maher is part Jewish Th rough his mother’s side. He has been embraced by the “tribe”. He couldn’t get where he is if he weren’t Jewish. He’s too mediocre.

by Anonymousreply 2506/28/2020

R25. You are wrong and not an authority on Bill Maher, who is an outstanding entertainer, satirist, political commentator and television guest and host.

by Anonymousreply 2606/28/2020

[quote] But he was raised Catholic, [R15].

Doesn’t matter. His mother is Jewish, he’s Jewish. End of story.

by Anonymousreply 2706/28/2020

R26 = Bill Maher.

by Anonymousreply 2806/28/2020

So we should judge people by what's in their hearts? How exactly would we do that.

by Anonymousreply 2906/28/2020

R19 and r21. I think what he gets wrong in this monologue is that for centuries, Blacks in the USA have lived in a society where they know that WHATEVER they say in almost ANY situation, could be reinterpreted or misinterpreted or twisted in any manner, in tone, intention and meaning. As a result, that same fear of saying anything at all (which is repression and oppression) is now being felt by Whites.

“What can I say?” or “is this acceptable to say?” are questions Blacks have had to ask every time they spoke to anyone in public. Whites have had the freedom of knowing that, generally, they never have to second guess what they say.

Now, Whites are having to live through this uncertainty. It is new and foreign to them. And it is a good thing that they have to experience this same level of self doubt and confusion over simply communicating

by Anonymousreply 3006/28/2020

The people who critique him don’t watch him and probably think some non-binary screeching lunatic on Twitter is end-all-be-all to solving our problems.

by Anonymousreply 3106/28/2020

JESUS: “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone!”

2020: “Jesus is CANCELED!”

by Anonymousreply 3206/28/2020

"Doesn’t matter. His mother is Jewish, he’s Jewish. End of story."

Well, since we've now heard from little Adolph, it's time to end this charade.

Thread closed.

by Anonymousreply 3306/28/2020

I concur, R33.

Bill Maher is on summer hiatus until July 31 anyway.

by Anonymousreply 3406/28/2020

Some idiot feels the need to make an OP every time Bill Maher opens his mouth. NO ONE CARES what Bill Maher has to say.

by Anonymousreply 3506/28/2020

Bill Maher is not Jewish. He was raised in his Irish-American father's Roman Catholic religion. Until his early teens, he was unaware that his mother, whose family was from Hungary, was Jewish. His mother's religion, about which she apparently didn't even know or didn't discuss, does not take precedence over this father's religion and his Maher's upbringing especially since no one in the family even knew or talked about a Jewish connection. Maher had no affiliation with Jewish religion or heritage. But he did have an association with the Catholic Church. Maher's father stopped taking Maher to church when he was 13 because the father disagreed with the Church's stance on birth control. Maher didn't automatically become Jewish simply because the family stopped going to church particularly because Maher nor anyone in the house didn't take up Judaism, which does not take precedence over other religions. .

Besides, as an adult, Maher declared himself an atheist.

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by Anonymousreply 3606/28/2020

R36, Bill Maher is HALF Jewish.

by Anonymousreply 3706/28/2020

R36, Bill Maher is HALF Jewish.

by Anonymousreply 3806/28/2020

Does anyone care what old ass Bill Maher thinks? What’s with America’s obsession with the opinions of old white men (Maher, Rogen, etc).

by Anonymousreply 3906/28/2020

Bill Maher is still ethnically Jewish which is what the racists care about.

by Anonymousreply 4006/28/2020

Maher leaned into that Jewish heritage when he realized he wasnt going to move up in the comedy and media world without it.

by Anonymousreply 4106/28/2020

[quote]It’s good to be a Jew in show biz. Bill shows us they can get away with anything.

A Jew like Mel Gibson - oh, wait. Mel's had his, what, fifth comeback? Cut the shit. Hollywood is a business. If you can make a studio money they'll look past anything. It has nothing to do with religion, ethnicity, sexual assault, racism, homophobia, etc. it's a cutthroat industry.

by Anonymousreply 4206/28/2020

[quote][R36], Bill Maher is HALF Jewish.

His mother is Jewish which makes him a full Jew, dear.

by Anonymousreply 4306/28/2020

Maher has done jokes about his Catholic upbringing and issues with it. He can play both sides because he is both sides. Doesn't make him anymore irrelevant or any less annoying. He's really out of touch. It happens. I still never understood the "I'm a libertarian" thing he always pulled out of his ass. He isn't. He always falls back on that when it's convenient. Meanwhile he cuts huge checks and supports nothing but liberal Democrats. He's your typical contrarian, and not a particularly bright one. Some of the things he's said I agree with, but most of them weren't original ideas and I'm sure he has tons of writers. In fact he used jokes from Datalounge. He must have gay writer on staff - unless he's secretly looking for dick.

by Anonymousreply 4406/28/2020

Who gives a shit?? Why does the Jew hater troll come on here with every Bill Maher thread?

That said, he does have a very Jewish sense of humor and delivery there’s no doubt. I think of him as a Jew-aetheist.

And what on the actual fuck did he say that’s remotely controversial. It’s what we’ve been saying here for weeks.

by Anonymousreply 4506/28/2020

[quote] It’s what we’ve been saying here for weeks.

Speak for yourself, asshole.

by Anonymousreply 4606/28/2020

R46 yes cancel everything, that’s the ticket.

by Anonymousreply 4706/28/2020

Nice non-sequitor.

by Anonymousreply 4806/28/2020

CANCEL BILL MAHER!!

Fuck this guy.

End him!

by Anonymousreply 4906/28/2020

[quote]His mother is Jewish which makes him a full Jew, dear.

R43. Ethnically, Maher is half Irish and half Jewish (not a full Jew) even though no one in his family seemed to know or discuss the Jewish side for years and years of their lives. However, religiously, he is not Jewish. He was brought us Irish practicing Catholicism. The Jewish part does not take precedence over being Catholic or over being any other religion especially when no one in the family ever even acknowledged there was some Jewish ancestry until many years later. As an adult, Maher declared himself an atheist.

by Anonymousreply 5006/28/2020

All of this "jew not a jew" talk is bullshit distraction. Maher was not raised in the Jewish faith. There is no such thing as "jewish" ethnicity. But none of that matters anyway.

What he said was stupid. You can never know what is in someone's heart. People who say racist things SHOULD be shamed.

by Anonymousreply 5106/28/2020

R44 yes, he has stolen from Datalounge multiple times.

In fact... the entire “skit” in OP is literally just a thread I OP’d on June 2nd.

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by Anonymousreply 5206/28/2020

Are you complaining that the OP's clip isn't funny?

The monologue in the clip is the same as all those monologues on the TV show where the audience and holler laugh like mindless loons.

This Maher guy is never funny; he discussing stuff which is too serious to laugh about.

by Anonymousreply 5306/29/2020
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