Skip to comments.Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh against critical ‘fatwa’
Posted on 03/08/2012 3:22:38 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
Liberal talk show host Bill Maher this week defended conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh from critics he suggested were promoting a fatwa, or ideological judgment, by attempting to intimidate him off the air.
"Chris Matthews got it right talking about me today: of course what #RushLimbaugh said was vile but I don't like fatwas! Ur beating a dead pig Bill Maher (@billmaher) March 8, 2012"
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"Hate to defend #RushLimbaugh but he apologized, liberals looking bad not accepting. Also hate intimidation by sponsor pullout Bill Maher (@billmaher) March 7, 2012"
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Wow, you completely missed the point.
The same case could be made against the tea party and many other organizations.
Yeesh, I went to two major TP's here in Nevada, didn't get a cent, nor was I summoned let alone organized...are you serious?
Do you understand the difference between real Patriots speaking up vs nancy pissonAmerica mallet waving AstroTurf Pukelosi?
Please tell me which one YOU think is legitimate, Authentic FREE speech.
Our speech is sincere as in the TP, theirs is manufactured.
You cannot argue that, it's the truth.
Free speech is free speech. Mixing in personal conjecture about who is sincere and who is not is totally irrelevant.
Free speech is free speech whether you agree with it or not, whether you think it is authentic or not, whether you think it’s true or not, etc.
I’ve been to TP events on my own volition too. What’s your point?
You either believe in free speech or you don’t.
There is no gray area.
boy, you sure sounded like a smart woman with those words...
No kindly explain what those words have to do with anything that happened...
No it is not.
People who argue for a communist agenda and who are paid are as relevant as your opinion which I assume is based on historical and heartfelt beliefs?
Firmly held, voluntary actions vs paid for astroturf, Soros paid or commie promoted bs qualifies for you as Free speech?
Yes Lorianne, it is free speech, but which one is real? Good Lord Lorianne, what is so hard about that to grasp?
Yes, maybe I did make too broad a statement there. What I've noticed is you don't get the massive organized campaigns to silence personalities from the conservative side. If you do they're usually small and localized. For example, I never recall a mass attempt to shut down Air America through boycott, even though some of the hosts said pretty offensive things. Conservatives by and large took the attitude that their lack of ratings would do them in, and they were proven right.
Situational ethics cuts both ways, but you must admit on one side more than the other.
Once you go down the road of qualifying what is free speech and what isn’t free speech, soon there won’t be free speech anymore ... for anyone.
Rush’s looking pretty good to date. Came through this with new sponsors, two came begging back, and he smote one of them.
Love the reveal that he told Government Motors to sod off.
Did you read the story about Ford’s chiefs getting massive bonuses compared to Government Motors and Chisler?
“Bonuses are what well run, for profit companies can afford.”
Maher is whining about boycotts being ‘intimidation’.
They are no such thing. It is free speech.
That’s what it’s all about.
He lost some, he gains some.
Free speech all the way!
sure it is. Bill maher may be gettin his boxers in a bunch, he’s leftist. Rush doesn’t give a rat’s rear end...
That’s why I was confused. I dont recall Rush belly aching about it...
My FRiend, and I say that with due respect, I am not trying to qualify what is Free speech.
Last I read, only Congress is prohibited from making laws. as well as the States via the 10th from doing so.
I simply asked you if you thought bought speech was the same as free independent speech, that's all.
That said, I wish you a good night, sleep tight and hope to see you again soon ;)