“The problem with racism is Matt Drudge,” Maher said. “I pick from Matt Drudge’s website — just this, over a month we monitored this. Just show some of the pictures that were on — there, Mike Tyson looking like he’s going to eat your head. Oh yes, Louis Farrakhan — because he’s so relevant now. Oh, and Marion Barry, he’s in the news also. Oh yes, Rev. Wright, because he matters to your life so much. This is who appears on the Drudge Report. Oh yes, and there’s Al Sharpton telling Eric Holder what he should do, and Michael Jordan angry, because that’s how we all remember him. This is racism in America.”
While Maher mocked the images, he neglected to provide context for the stories Drudge attached to the pictures — nor did Maher explain why he went all the way back to the month of April for his examples.
Bill Maher was seated next
to a little girl on an airplane, turned to her and said, “Do you want to
talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow
The little girl, who had just started to read her book,replied “What would
you want to talk about?”
” Oh, I don’t know,” said Maher “How about why there is no GOD,
or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?” as he smiled smugly.
“OK,” she said. “Those could be interesting topics but let me
ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff –
grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns
out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that
Maher, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence,thinks about it and
says, “Hmmm, I have no idea..”
To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss
why there is no GOD, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death, when you
don’t know crap?”
And then she went back to reading…
Liberals have a problem with logic, facts, and making rational choices. Bill wasn’t able to draw a clear line between images and racism on Drudge, so he just went ahead and made the accusation using his own brand of logic–I like to call it sophistry.