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Bill Maher Defends Limbaugh's Apology to Sandra Fluke
hollywoodreporter.com ^ | March 6, 2012 | Todd Gilchrist

Posted on 03/06/2012 7:56:39 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Support for Rush Limbaugh came from an unexpected place Tuesday when Bill Maher took to Twitter to castigate liberals for their continued criticism of the conservative radio host.

Maher, who hosts the left-leaning HBO series Real Time, posted a comment on his Twitter account just after 4 pm, saying, "Hate to defend #RushLimbaugh but he apologized, liberals looking bad not accepting. Also hate intimidation by sponsor pullout."

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billmaher; rushlimbaugh; sandrafluke; sandytheslut; toolittletoolate

1 posted on 03/06/2012 7:56:42 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In other words, he’s losing a lot of money with his Carbonite stock.


2 posted on 03/06/2012 7:58:48 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe I wont cancel HBO afterall.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 8:00:03 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now it’s his turn to apologize to Sarah and Michele.


4 posted on 03/06/2012 8:01:18 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Probably on heavy drugs, were his brain is unable to interefere with common sense reasoning that comes natural to non libs.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 8:01:18 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/sarah-palin-to-obama-if-rush-was-offensive-why-a

The juxtaposition is excruciating...


6 posted on 03/06/2012 8:01:21 PM PST by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sure - he’s a pig calling Pubbie women tw*t’s, sluts, C**t’s

Time to deflect criticism so that he stays out of this whirlwind of scum!


7 posted on 03/06/2012 8:01:36 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did hell just freeze over???


8 posted on 03/06/2012 8:02:25 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

CYA mode. He knows he’s the #1 topic re: hypocrisy.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 8:02:27 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: SoldierDad

Someone hacked into Mahar’s computer...probably a freeper.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 8:03:21 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bill’s feeling the heat.


11 posted on 03/06/2012 8:03:31 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Noob1999

I think you are the winner of this thread.


12 posted on 03/06/2012 8:03:44 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: Noob1999

Maher’s girlfriend, Ann Coulter is probably giving him jack.


13 posted on 03/06/2012 8:04:07 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh yeah??? he’s next..Just wait on it, Anne Coulters previous!...yeah, you know!


14 posted on 03/06/2012 8:04:20 PM PST by hope
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To: nhwingut

CYA on steroids.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 8:05:21 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: hope

Oh,Dear...Forgot to mention Annie can KMA!


16 posted on 03/06/2012 8:05:47 PM PST by hope
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nice try, Bill.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 8:05:57 PM PST by madison10
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To: Coldwater Creek

daniels?
That’ll make you say just about anythin’.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 8:08:19 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Trying to protect his position- clean dem money vs evil Limbaugh rant.

Wouldn’t win in junior high debate; he’s that astute!


19 posted on 03/06/2012 8:09:32 PM PST by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: cicero2k

I would cancel them over their propanda piece smearing Pailn.


20 posted on 03/06/2012 8:10:53 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Noob1999

I’d think said whirlwind had his doorstep as the next address. The circumstances were practically begging for somebody like Newt Gingrich to bring it up.


21 posted on 03/06/2012 8:11:29 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Noob1999

Yep...he’s scared to death the criticism is going to be focused on him next. What a disgusting slimeball - first for his vile misogynistic name-calling and second for his cowardly defense of Rush to deflect criticism from himself. What a cowardly, sniveling POS. Stand up like a man and take it...see how it feels to be on the receiving end.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 8:11:51 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s afraid of a personal backlash. This loser isn’t being sincere, he’s just trying to cover his own sorry ass comments and insults in case the scope moves in his direction.


23 posted on 03/06/2012 8:12:36 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Blame the Slut Media and Slut Voters . . . Sandra Fluke = Useful Idiot)
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To: cicero2k

propanda = propaganda

I need to got to bed. ;-)


24 posted on 03/06/2012 8:13:52 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Free ThinkerNY
While I find it hard to say this Maher may have a small trace of honor left in he may feel he owns Rush one...

The fact is some years back just after 9/11 Maher stepped in it big time (reason his Politically Incorrect show was canceled...)... the left was going to toss him under the bus, the right was dancing on his grave... Maher was headed to a political lynching

Rush stepped up to defend Maher, in fact took point... and Rush's point on Maher was correct at the time ( What Maher had said was misinterpreted)

25 posted on 03/06/2012 8:16:36 PM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

If he accompanied it with a mea culpa and apologies to Sarah Palin, he would definitely be more credible.


26 posted on 03/06/2012 8:17:28 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Noob1999

Notice how the two vulgarisms you couldn’t fully spell out were both uttered by Maher while slut is a far more commonly accepted word - frequently used in jokes.

Maher has a lot more to lose if we’re discussing who is more rotten to women.


27 posted on 03/06/2012 8:18:37 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t worry (or worry), he’ll recover.


28 posted on 03/06/2012 8:19:55 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, Maher, as a professional scoffer, seems to realize that he’s an obvious target for a counter-campaign as part of pointing out the left’s double-standards, given that he has used more vulgar misogynistic language against conservative women.

Still, my estimation of the man has gone up: no longer do I regard Maher as lower than whale dung, but he still ranks as lower than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut.


29 posted on 03/06/2012 8:20:47 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: nhwingut

“CYA mode. He knows he’s the #1 topic re: hypocrisy.”

Ding ding ding ... a winner!

This is all CYA. He knows he’s done worse and its all “entertainment” ... no apology coming from him.


30 posted on 03/06/2012 8:22:41 PM PST by WOSG (“Legion of Acceptibility”)
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To: SoldierDad
Did hell just freeze over???

A broken clock is right twice a day. I'd say FOLLOW THE MONEY.

31 posted on 03/06/2012 8:24:29 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: tophat9000

That was sort of my take on it as well, particularly since he added the thing about the sponsors since it was sponsors pulling their ads that got him fired from ABC.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 8:26:56 PM PST by conservativebuckeye
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To: The_Reader_David

He’s skeerd.


33 posted on 03/06/2012 8:38:36 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Screw ‘im.

He’s only worried about his next mortgage payment.

Slime.


34 posted on 03/06/2012 8:38:50 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How ironic. Maher might become the first casualty of Slutgate.


35 posted on 03/06/2012 8:40:45 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: conservativebuckeye

By supporting Rush, Maher is hoping to provide cover for the future when he spews disgusting comments about Palin and other conservative women again.


36 posted on 03/06/2012 8:42:55 PM PST by James Thomas
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To: lacrew

How ironic. Maher might become the first casualty of Slutgate.


Second.. Seen Carbonite stock? Down 8% today.


37 posted on 03/06/2012 8:52:12 PM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: cableguymn

True...but Carbonite’s wounds are self inflicted. BTW, its down 12 percent since opening on Monday.


38 posted on 03/06/2012 9:06:09 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
But Maher’s statements come as a particular surprise given the significant divide between the two public figures’ political leanings...another surprising, almost gracious, defense of Limbaugh came yesterday from Bob Beckel on The Five - words to the effect that as one who has himself made many inapprorpiate statements in the heat of trying to make a contentious point and has had to apologize for them, I think now that Limbaugh has apologized we should all move on - could it be that the libs are seeing some polling data somewhere that suggests that this brouhaha is starting to make the entitlement mentality of the left too obvious to the man in the street and to hurt their cause????.....
39 posted on 03/06/2012 9:07:05 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: SaraJohnson

Maher saw himself on the menu : )


40 posted on 03/06/2012 10:14:30 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: KansasGirl

Propanda is the opposite of antipanda.


41 posted on 03/06/2012 11:05:17 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: Aria

“slut is a far more commonly accepted word - frequently used in jokes.”

That’s right - as in Dan Akroyd saying “Jane, you ignorant slut” to Jane Curtin on SNL. Hilarious.

Maher’s words are extremely vile - and censorable everywhere.


42 posted on 03/07/2012 8:02:25 AM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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