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Maher Defends Calling Palin C-Word, Says Limbaugh Attacked A ‘Civilian’
Mediaite ^ | March 15, 2012 | James Crugnale

Posted on 03/15/2012 1:35:45 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Bill Maher spoke with ABC’s Jake Tapper about whether there was a double standard for liberals using offensive language towards conservative women. In the interview, the HBO host responded to the criticism over his obscene remarks about former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, and defended calling her the c-word.

Tapper asked Maher, in the wake of the controversy over Rush Limbaugh‘s comments about Sandra Fluke, whether there was a double standard, with the media accepting offensive language when it is used by liberals against conservative women. “Is that a fair comparison? You have certainly used offensive words to describe some politicians you don’t like.”

“I’m a comedian, not just a guy who says he is, like Rush, but someone who -– well, you saw me do stand-up last year in D.C. There’s a big difference between just saying you’re a comedian and going out and getting thousands of people to laugh hard for 90 minutes,” Maher argued.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billmaher; corruption; democrats; fluke; fraud; liberalfascism; liberalhypocrisy; liberals; limbaugh; maher; obama; palin; partisanmediashills; progressives; rushlimbaugh; sandrafluke
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1 posted on 03/15/2012 1:35:51 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maher is an idiot!


2 posted on 03/15/2012 1:37:10 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fluke is no more “civilian” than Palin. Fluke is a career women’s rights activist.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 1:38:07 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rush gets tens of thousands to chuckle.


4 posted on 03/15/2012 1:38:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bill should shut up and let this blow over, but he’s too stoopid and arrogant.


5 posted on 03/15/2012 1:39:03 PM PDT by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: SandRat

Anyone who thinks Maher is funny is a pervert!


6 posted on 03/15/2012 1:39:14 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"There’s a big difference between just saying you’re a comedian and going out and getting thousands of people to laugh hard shrieking obscenities into a mike for 90 minutes"

Fixed it for you Bill.

7 posted on 03/15/2012 1:39:27 PM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: Eva

Fluke was thrust into the public arena by her handlers..and she became a legitimate target of sarcasm and parody. That is what happens when you become a public figure.


8 posted on 03/15/2012 1:39:52 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Eva

Indeed — Maher’s catty comments were not about Palin the Alaskan governor, but Palin the vice presidential candidate. And both she and Fluke count as “public figures” in the eyes of the law.


9 posted on 03/15/2012 1:40:31 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rush got onto Twitter today, and is attracting every nutball kook on the continent to it like a magnet to tweet vile stuff against him. Way to smoke ‘em out of the weeds Rush!


10 posted on 03/15/2012 1:41:22 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So what was it when Letterman made rape jokes about a 14 year old girl??


11 posted on 03/15/2012 1:41:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SandRat

I’ve never watched Mahers show


12 posted on 03/15/2012 1:41:22 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

By that standard, Maher attacks millions of civilians every day. After all, who was he attacking with his “toothless Tuesday” remarks?


13 posted on 03/15/2012 1:41:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maher is the ‘C-word’ as well,except it ends in ‘K’ instead of ‘T’.


14 posted on 03/15/2012 1:42:34 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fluke has top White House administration handlers.

Palin doesn’t and never has.


15 posted on 03/15/2012 1:43:00 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberal concern for womens rights is fake. I submit their love of Bill Maher as proof.)
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To: Oldexpat

I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Fluke was paid for work in the Democrat publicity stunt.


16 posted on 03/15/2012 1:43:35 PM PDT by Eva
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To: GeronL

Sarah Palin`s children are `civilians`, yet they`ve been attacked.


17 posted on 03/15/2012 1:44:16 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Joe the Pimpernel

Oh hell no, I want him to continue to run his mouth. What a great gift he is to the Republican Presidentail run.


18 posted on 03/15/2012 1:44:49 PM PDT by elephant
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Is that with “ears”?


19 posted on 03/15/2012 1:45:42 PM PDT by elephant
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fluke went before Congress to insist that strangers pay for her birth control so she could keep her vagina running as an amusement park. You lose “civilian” status when you testify as an expert before Congress.


20 posted on 03/15/2012 1:47:02 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: cripplecreek
We should remember this rule when a conservative calls Hillary, Nancy or Michelle the C word.
21 posted on 03/15/2012 1:47:15 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: elephant

I’m glad he’s doing it, I’m just surprised that he is that stupid.


22 posted on 03/15/2012 1:47:22 PM PDT by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gee, evil people dont play by the rules... Go figure!


23 posted on 03/15/2012 1:47:40 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Maher is pure hatred.


24 posted on 03/15/2012 1:47:40 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberal concern for womens rights is fake. I submit their love of Bill Maher as proof.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If Buttholes had an Army, Bill would be called `General Maher.’


25 posted on 03/15/2012 1:47:48 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: Joe the Pimpernel

They are ALL stupid...Dims, that is.


26 posted on 03/15/2012 1:48:14 PM PDT by elephant
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If it weren’t for double standards, liberals wouldn’t have any standards.


27 posted on 03/15/2012 1:50:13 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe we should all mail a bar of soap to Maher and tell him to go wash his mouth out.


28 posted on 03/15/2012 1:50:36 PM PDT by elephant
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s the beauty of moral relativism.

When the other guy does it, its heinous.
When you do it, there were mitigating circumstances.

How can you be guilty when you are both judge and plaintiff?


29 posted on 03/15/2012 1:50:36 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
Sarah Palin`s children are `civilians`, yet they`ve been attacked.

Correct and viciously.

30 posted on 03/15/2012 1:50:53 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Joe the Pimpernel

As my great grandmother used to say. “Every dog reaches the end of its leash eventually.”


31 posted on 03/15/2012 1:51:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: agere_contra

Bill’s audience would laugh if all he did for 90 minutes is say over and over “Republicans are Stupid.” (HA HA HA HA!)


32 posted on 03/15/2012 1:51:40 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
But...but...but Bill, the normal lib and lamestream explanation about Rush's popularity is that he is a good entertainer. What's the difference between entertainer and comedian?
33 posted on 03/15/2012 1:52:24 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Pinkbell

They have one “moral” - that is the Will to Power.

Whatever advances that can be justified.


34 posted on 03/15/2012 1:52:34 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Rush gets tens of MILLIONS to listen to him :)


35 posted on 03/15/2012 1:52:57 PM PDT by RightLady (Liberty above all)
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To: dfwgator

I think South Park parodied Whoopie Goldberg in exactly that way.


36 posted on 03/15/2012 1:54:29 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FORMER Governor Palin is a civilian, holding no public office.

Future Congresswoman Fluke is an equal.


37 posted on 03/15/2012 1:55:02 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Says Limbaugh Attacked A ‘Civilian’

When you testify before Congress in a political hearing which would never even take place in a non-election year, you're not a 'civilian'. You're a policy advocate who either already is a public figure or badly wants to be.

You'd think people like Maher and Howard Stern would aggressively defend Limbaugh, since they've been targets of silencing campaigns in the past. But the ability of liberals to compromise their own stated principles for political expediency should never be under-estimated.
38 posted on 03/15/2012 1:55:34 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ve heard comics using profanity, and getting laughs from doing so. However, they were usually NOT specifically targetting one or more individuals while doing their comedy routine. They also, typically, are NOT engaged in a political dialogue of current events for the specific purpose of having political discourse. Bill Maher’s program is all about political discourse. Simply because he chooses to “attempt” to employ humor (or so he calls it) doesn’t give him license to use such vitriolic language when speaking about a specific individual, who he happens to hate BECAUSE of their political positions.


39 posted on 03/15/2012 1:55:44 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The nut who shot Gabby Giffords now has a whole new defense - she’s not a civilian, so she was a legitimate target.


40 posted on 03/15/2012 1:55:50 PM PDT by Argus
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To: MrB
I think South Park parodied Whoopie Goldberg in exactly that way.

Yep, that's exactly what I was thinking of.

41 posted on 03/15/2012 1:55:59 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: RightLady

That’s a lot of chuckles. Surely it at least equals Maher’s laughers-out-loud?


42 posted on 03/15/2012 1:56:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My dog is funnier than this jerk.

Strange how they call it “stand up” comedy when they are down so low in the gutter...


43 posted on 03/15/2012 1:56:53 PM PDT by Principle Over Politics (Romney 2012 is McCain 2008. No more RINOs!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess that if I go by the same standards, I must refer to Maher as a hemorrhoid. Because no way is he a perfect asshole.


44 posted on 03/15/2012 1:57:51 PM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: Bryanw92

It was a faux hearing that wasn’t official, but staged as a photo-op to be broadcast. Well when you do something to be broadcast....


45 posted on 03/15/2012 1:58:37 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

sarah palin is a civilian too.


46 posted on 03/15/2012 1:59:36 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What branch of military service was Palin in? I never heard about that.


47 posted on 03/15/2012 1:59:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: dfwgator

Whilst doing “tricks” with stuffed elephant figures.


48 posted on 03/15/2012 2:00:10 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When this slut decided to testify about her sex life she became a public figure and that is what Rush was talking about. Also if she had that many sexual partners I would consider her a very public figure.

If memory serves me correctly, Palin had quit as Gov of AK and was a private figure at the time of Maher calling her names. Same with Letterman and Baher and Griffin.


49 posted on 03/15/2012 2:00:40 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Principle Over Politics

Perhaps they are envisioning something else standing up than the comedian on his legs.


50 posted on 03/15/2012 2:01:10 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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