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Bill Maher runs out protesters

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dignan, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Dignan

    Dignan Guest

    Anybody catch this last night? It was riveting TV. Good for him for kicking out those a-holes who were disrupting an otherwise good show.

  2. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Saw it. He bitched about the security as much as he railed at the hecklers.
  3. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    I have never been a big Bill Maher fan; always thought his opinion always took precedence over his guests'.

    But that was priceless. Those loser conspiracy theorists need to be embarrassed. Their thoughts are an insult to intelligence.

    And hecklers at a live show should be dragged out by security. No one came to see you, assholes.
  4. Seems we've found the limits to Bill's oft-proclaimed dedication to free speech.
    Let him cry on Coulter's shoulder.
  5. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Not only did we find the limits, he encouraged security to rough them up.

    As with so many, "free speech" most often only covers speech with which they agree.
  6. Dignan

    Dignan Guest

    So Maher should have allowed them to hijack his one-hour show? Protesting is fine, but there's a time and place for it. How would you like it if some nut job prevented you from doing your job? I'd be a little pissed too.
  7. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Bill Maher always takes the side of protesters until it's his ox being gored.

    If it's a bunch of nuts shouting down a Republican, it's free speech.

    If it's a bunch of nuts shouting down a liberal, it's criminal trespass.
  8. Dignan

    Dignan Guest

    It's got nothing to do with politics. Criminal trespass is criminal trespass. What was he supposed to do in that situation, invite them onstage?
  9. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    No he's not supposed to invite them on stage. But if they were protesting at something like a Sean Hannity speech, he'd be backing them up 100%. He would call it free speech. And if Hannity encouraged security to rough them up, he'd have a stroke and talk about it on his show every week for an entire season.
  10. Dignan

    Dignan Guest

    No, I'm pretty sure he would call them assholes too.
  11. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    The false premise hypothetical!

    That train's never late.
  12. Dan Rydell

    Dan Rydell Guest

    What, no Tasers in the house?
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