A REFLECTION CAN BE A SCARY THING
Did anyone catch the video of Bill Maher going nuts during his live show when the 9/11 conspiracy theorists was protesting in the crowd? For someone who has won awards for free speech, he was quick to quiet people opposed to his view, wasnâ€™t he?
He jumps up, shouts a profanity and makes his way into the crowd to help remove the person. This from the man who was knocked out by Erik Estrada â€śPonchâ€ť during the filming of an episode of Pictionary. Hardcore indeed!
Seems like someone can dish it out but not take it. If you want to talk about a waste of space, that would be Bill Maher.
Some might not agree, but his comments about the 9/11 terrorists and comparing disabled children to dogs should incite anyone. The one act that earned him a position on my most hated list was when he dressed up like Croc Hunter Steve Irwin for Halloween. Which in itself was not bad but the barb that protruded from his chest with mock blood surrounding it just months after Irwinâ€™s death was too much. Thatâ€™s not funny, thatâ€™s being insensitive. Something that he is very good at.
This is an individual who wants to sit in his safe confines of his studio and drop comments that hurt and are said to do nothing more than generate controversy.
Being a writer, I definitely believe in freedom of speech, but I also believe in the responsibility that comes with it.
Iâ€™m sure that Mr. Maher know much more about politics than I, but Iâ€™m pretty sure I could put him in the dirt playing Star Wars Trivial Pursuit.
I love to learn about politics and want to be as informed as possible but if you are getting any information from this guy; you might want to look elsewhere.
On Wikipedia, Maher is listed as a comedian, actor, writer and producer. Heâ€™s a writer; Iâ€™ll give him that, but to call him a comedian or actor is stretching - ALOT.
Also in Hollywood, if you have a show of any type, you are basically made a producer. Itâ€™s a way of having a little control over the product and a way to squeeze out a little more cash from the moneymen. Paris Hilton and Hilary Duff are producers for goodness sake. Talent is obviously not a prerequisite.
Iâ€™m not positive but I believe he may have been the model for South Parkâ€™s Mr. Garrison. Tiny little body, humongous head and the belief he knows more than you.
Remember, when the laughter is at itâ€™s loudest, weâ€™re laughing at you and not with you, because you are the joke.