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Bill Maher: Tom Brokaw helps birtherism
The Politico ^ | September 10, 2012 | Dylan Byers

Posted on 09/10/2012 9:11:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

HBO host and Obama donor Bill Maher has accused journalists like NBC's Tom Brokaw of encouraging the birther movement by failing to label it as racist.

In a blog post endorsing Chris Matthews' recent on-air attack against RNC chairman Reince Priebus during MSNBC's Morning Joe, Maher accused Brokaw and other reporters of stoking the coals of birtherism by championing "'balance' over objectivity," citing Brokaw's attempt to defend Mitt Romney's remark about his birth certificate as an "awkward joke."

"How did [birtherism] grow to the point where half of Republican primary voters believed it? It wasn’t just the silence of Republican leaders, it was the failure of people like Tom Brokaw to just dismiss it as racism from the beginning," Maher wrote.

"People like him are always championing 'balance' over objectivity," he continued. "They have to bring everything back to a discussion about how 'both sides' are guilty, instead of doing his job as a referee. If every single journalist just simply labeled birtherism what it obviously is — racism — the cancer wouldn't have infected half the party. Maybe 25% or so, but most would be like, 'Okay, this isn't socially respectable.'"

"Every journalist knows [birtherism] comes from a racist place, so why can't they all be as no-bull**** about it as Chris Matthews?" Maher wrote...

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: billmaher; birthcertificate; birthers; certifigate; kenyabelieveit; obama; romney; tombrokaw
Translation: "C'mon Tom, if Obama loses because of the birth certificate, I not only wasted a million bucks but have no access to the White House! Have you seen those menus?"
1 posted on 09/10/2012 9:11:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someday we may be seen to have been the Vanguard- in the interim we are just crazies..


2 posted on 09/10/2012 9:40:48 PM PDT by One Name
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To: One Name

We’ll always be the vanguard bro, always.

3 posted on 09/10/2012 9:52:38 PM PDT by Bullish (Liars aren't always thieves but thieves are ALWAYS liars)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bill Maher will never change.

He's grown accustomed to the place.

4 posted on 09/10/2012 9:59:16 PM PDT by TigersEye ( - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Bullish

I’m with you- though most are not.

Better to be right and die for what you hold sacred.

5 posted on 09/10/2012 10:16:35 PM PDT by One Name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Racism! Racism! It is all about racism!

Well if we are in the human race, it has to be about race!

Some have opted themselves from the human race!

Some have asked, would you get in the race?

Which race?


6 posted on 09/11/2012 1:53:04 AM PDT by Letmarch75 ( If a man knows the right way to live and does not live it, there is no greater coward).)
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