More On Bill Maher, Polical Pundit Extraordinaire … ABC This Week, Political Round Tabe or Three Ring Circus, Send in the Clowns
Yet another dissatisfied Bill Maher shopper. Micky Edwards from The Atlantic is some what late to the game in discovering Maher; however, is non too impressed with the so-called “funny & witty” Maher. Wow, this is going to leave a mark.
Yes, I know I’m retro, but until this weekend I had never seen nor heard the apparently quite famous Bill Maher. That oversight has now been remedied thanks to some seriously brilliant producers at ABC television who were insightful enough to book Mr. Maher as a participant in the roundtable political discussion on “This Week.”
Although I had not seen Mr. Maher nor heard him with my own ears, I had heard of him from friends who apparently thought him to be quite a “hoot,” funny, witty, and pretty darned smart. In imagining him from those descriptions, I pictured a modern-day George Carlin, maybe even a lineal descendant of Cheech or Chong. Adept at skewering, skilled at eliciting gasps, a provider of secret pleasures (“right on,” one wished to say).
What a surprise, then, to find that in fact Mr. Maher is neither funny nor smart. He is, I found, nothing more than just one more of those full-of-himself mean-spirited bigots whose certitude and nastiness so poison the well of democratic discussion.
Yet more silliness from Bill Maher from ABC’s This Week with regarding racists and Republicans. One really has to wonder what the brain surgeon producers were thinking at “This Week” by booking Bill Maher. Really! A political round table show that used to be serious with folks like Cokie Roberts and Sam Donaldson. Whether you agreed with them or not, it was not a Three Ring Circus booked with A$$ clowns.
If you are a racist, you are probably Republican
ABC needs to take a real good look at to what they want to be about. Serious political wound table or Left wing bomb throwing joke. There is a reason why Maher is on HBO Entertainment.