Until yesterday, I actually liked Bill Maher. I never agreed with his politics but he got an “entertainer’s pass” in my books as someone who can’t really do much to harm the political process and actually helps galvanize conservatives against the clear media bias mounted against us. But then he went to a new low, saying he was glad David Koch was head and hoped he died in pain.
It’s too far. Even if we disregard the fact that it’s disrespectful of Koch’s loved ones, the hideous nature of the comments makes it something we as a people should denounce. When Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies, which may be soon, I’m hopeful no notable conservatives act the way Maher did. If they do, I’ll condemn them just as quickly as I’m condemning Maher.
This behavior is beyond being a provocateur and HBO shouldn’t stand for it. But they will. In fact, they’ll probably support him. He’s good for subscriptions and espouses their collective ideology. Therefore, a toxic jab at a dead Libertarian is far from grounds for termination and may be grounds for added support from executives at HBO.
Here are some Twitter reactions:
Those who are praising Bill Maher for mocking/celebrating the death of David Koch seem blind to how inhumane they are; how their souls have been consumed by sheer hatred. It's ugly and dehumanizing. In that respect they remind me of the man they detest, Donald J. Trump.
— Peter Wehner (@Peter_Wehner) August 24, 2019
Maher: I Hope Koch’s Death Was Painful..
RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU THINK IS HBO SHOULD FIRE BILL MAHER …??♂️https://t.co/JoB5JNmbBC
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) August 25, 2019
People like Bill Maher have the gall to point at President Trump as a reason for the degradation of American society. It’s true that we’re losing our civility, but it’s mostly at the hands of progressives who have no respect for anything American.
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