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  •  I'll be expecting to hear (0+ / 0-)

    about the call next time Bill Mahar goes off on some conservative female. :)

    •  No moral/political discussion is complete (22+ / 0-)

      Without the false equivalence police.

      Please, please find me a clip of Bill Maher launching an unprovoked, error-ridden character assassination on a private citizen - not a public figure or poltician who has chosen to wade into that stream of discourse - not an Ann Coulter or Sarah Palin who intentionally provokes that kind of reaction in order to profit from it - but a private citizen engaged in civic duty.

      Hell, even just a half-baked recollection of that thing he said one time is fine.  I'll check back frequently.

      You couldn't load a pistol with dormitive virtue and shoot it into a breakfast-roll - CS Pierce

      by Mr Raymond Luxury Yacht on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 12:42:25 PM PST

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    •  If it makes you feel better, I don't want people (9+ / 0-)

      like Bill Maher on the Armed Forces Network either.  I can take his brand of humor even when he insults Obama ("President Sanford and Son" and "Bush with a tan"), but I realize he's not for everyone.  I pay for HBO and I get to listen to his often trashy sense of humor.  I wouldn't mind having someone like him on the public airwaves, but I would want him to tone it down a bit if he did.  In fact, he would have to because it's easy to target advertisers when you piss enough people off, which is exactly what is happening here.  If Rush doesn't survive this, I assume he'll probably just move to a pay service.

      And let's not pretend that conservatives didn't already go after Bill Maher and force him off network TV for some trumped up bullshit.  He moved to HBO after Politically Incorrect was canceled.

    •  While I agree (8+ / 0-)

      that Mahar's remarks were over the line, here is the big difference:

      Mahar is a comedian by trade, although he does his political thing, AND Palin is a public person and once a public official.  Commenting on her is fair game, but calling her that word is crossing the line, even in joking.

      Fluke is not a public official.  Her case is now a 'cause celeb' because of how it has blown up.  What this really signifies is intimidation of an American citizen to prevent that person from expressing her right to free speech.  She didn't even get the chance to explain herself to Congress because the GOP in Congress wrongfully disallowed the Democrats their minority witnesses.

      This is why we are now in this place in the first place.

      "No, I'm being judged against the ideal. Joe Biden has a saying: 'Don't judge me against the Almighty, judge me against the alternative." --President Barack Obama, 12/11/11

      by smoothnmellow on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 02:52:53 PM PST

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    •  If he does it for three days, you bet we will. (0+ / 0-)

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