As I alluded to in a previous thread, last night on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Bill Maher said:
“It’s almost gay, the way they love this man, and the way they can’t stop talking about him and obsessing about him . . . “
The clip is up at Crooks&Liars if you wish to view it, but while C&L are pointing to how Maher “cracked Matthews up” with an earlier remark, they completely miss Maher’s bigoted remark. Which, I might add, was preceded by a remark about the “campiness” of the republicans.
Bigoted, you say? Bill Maher? No more than the rest of the world, I’d say, but still, what if he’d said, “It’s almost black, the way they . . .” anything? While the term “gay” isn’t offensive to me, the pejorative manner in which it was used definitely is. And I have no love for the Republican Party.
But it strikes me that the word police are very selective about prosecuting these days . . . There’s no mention of this as yet on MediaMatters.