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Barbara Walters Defends Maher Calling Trig Palin Retarded: ‘I Donīt Think He Intended it
Newsbusters ^ | John Nolte

Posted on 06/17/2013 4:42:17 PM PDT by Nachum

As NewsBusters reported last week, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin called out vulgarian comedian Bill Maher for referring to her Down Syndrome son Trig as "retarded." On ABC´s The View Monday, co-host Barbara Walters astonishingly defended Maher saying, "I don´t think he intended it to be mean-spirited" (video follows with transcript and commentary): WHOOPI GOLDBERG: At a recent standup show in Las Vegas, comedian Bill Maher apparently called Sarah Palin’s five-year-old developmentally-challenged son Trig retarded. And Sarah blasted him on Twitter as a bully. Is that, is it, is he a bully? Is he a bad, what is he?

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To: Nachum

Wasn’t it the liberals who banned the word “retard” as unPC?


41 posted on 06/17/2013 5:20:06 PM PDT by tioga
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To: laweeks

This is the first amendment at work, freedom of speech. Why is it good for some and not others? Society has made it loathsome to be retarded. We all have something imperfect. Accept it. Talk about it with truth. Ya, so that’s what he is – retarded. He can’t do anything about it. The word police have conditioned us to feel shame for speaking truth because the truth may hurt someone’s feelings. Is that the kind of society we want to foster – one that can only respond to fairy tales? I am a fat gimp. That’s what I am. I can’t do anything about my bum leg.

I love Sarah Palin. I would campaign for her until the end of time. But she gives Bill Maher way too much power. He wants her attention and gets it every time he wants it. She should revel in the fact that Bill’s heart is full with her. He will say anything to make Sarah think about him even in a despicable way. Bill doesn’t hurt Trig with this talk. Sarah shouldn’t allow him to hurt her.


42 posted on 06/17/2013 5:20:33 PM PDT by jacheff
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To: jacheff

This celebrity slut has made a living unbelievably in the “spoken word” industry . . . she, having a hell of a speech defect, trots around like some kind of queen. I can’t stand looking at her or being made to listen to her.


43 posted on 06/17/2013 5:24:04 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Nachum

He damned well did mean it.


44 posted on 06/17/2013 5:25:27 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
OK, Babs, I'll play your game.

Imagine Dennis Miller saying that Obama's daughters are "retards" because he doesn't think much of the president.

What say you BABS?

Are the kids "we-tahds" or not?

Did an anti-Obama comedian not "intend" that?

I'll wait for your answer.

45 posted on 06/17/2013 5:26:22 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Nachum
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: ...And Sarah blasted him on Twitter as a bully. Is that, is it, is he a bully? Is he a bad, what is he?

Oh, I don't know, Whooped-ass. Let's see what you say about a comedian if he/she called your child 'retarded'.

46 posted on 06/17/2013 5:29:10 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: advertising guy
I've heard that rumor about Baba Wawa sleeping her way to the top.

C'mon, she's not particularly attractive, and can't even pronounce an "r" properly.

Maybe she's good in bed.

Makes me wonder how Tom Brokaw got HIS gig.

47 posted on 06/17/2013 5:30:13 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Cicero

He was not making a joke, he is just a mean liberal.


48 posted on 06/17/2013 5:30:29 PM PDT by ully2
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To: boop

same way Doris Kerns Goodman did it...on her knees


49 posted on 06/17/2013 5:32:45 PM PDT by advertising guy (golf in june in Phoenix ? it's so dry, our gators use Gold Bond)
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To: Nachum

Retarded is a perfectly fine word, and I don’t mind that Maher used it.

I am tired of the PC police.


50 posted on 06/17/2013 5:33:36 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Nachum

Wa Wa has always been retarded. I despise those that think it is okay to pick on and disparage little kids.

Trig has never done anything to Maher. Maher should feel shame, the fact that he does not shows he is low class trash.


51 posted on 06/17/2013 5:34:05 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Nachum

Barbara, you should know than anyone else as you have a special needs child. I think you know he meant it as cruel and I am ashamed of you for backing him.


52 posted on 06/17/2013 5:34:28 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Nachum

If she had only stopped at “I don’t think”, I could have agreed with her. Since she continued past those three words all I can say is, senility is sad.


53 posted on 06/17/2013 5:35:21 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Boy that’s an honest statement rarely mentioned !

Katie Koran Couric worked upper management like that too !
She like BAbawa preferred them married too


54 posted on 06/17/2013 5:36:16 PM PDT by ncalburt (Amnesty media out in full force)
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To: Nachum

Cougar on the prowl.


55 posted on 06/17/2013 5:37:53 PM PDT by metafugitive
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To: boop

or how bout maher calling barbara walters a retard because he thinks it’s not just a simple speech impediment she has?


56 posted on 06/17/2013 5:41:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Nachum
Today's word is crone. Crone: An ugly, withered old woman; a hag. (Middle English, from Old North French carogne, carrion, cantankerous woman, from Vulgar Latin carōnia, carrion, from Latin carō, carn-, flesh.)
57 posted on 06/17/2013 5:42:12 PM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Nachum
Here is a fun Freeper exercise! NOT TRYING TO BE MEAN SPIRITED... but...
58 posted on 06/17/2013 5:42:51 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: jacheff

But you could say that about any slur. I’m sure there are words people once used that Whoopi would object to now.


59 posted on 06/17/2013 5:52:01 PM PDT by x
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To: Nachum

Has the worthless, dried-up, old hag Walters slipped further into dementia? Walters, and the rest of the dyke Liberal sisterhood on the ‘’view’’, are useless feeders. Unfit to waste the same oxygen that young Trig needs to survive and flourish. May they each contract horrible diseases and suffer excruciating pain and linger in agony until Satan finally claims their putrid souls.

Oh....yeah...hey, ‘’just joking’’
There. Makes it allll better now, doesn’t it.


60 posted on 06/17/2013 5:59:53 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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