HBO’s Bill Maher is as liberal as they come and oftentimes he’s as anti-Christian, anti-conservative and just plain rude. But on some things, he’s right on the money. When Maher discusses Islam, we almost completely agree with what he has to say, and when Maher discusses the disease of political correctness in America, we almost completely agree too.
This past week on his show Real Time Maher editorialized about the scourge of political correctness in our modern American culture. In recent days comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Larry the Cable Guy and Colin Quinn have all bemoaned the sad politically correct culture that our country is currently afflicted with. In the past, Maher (and others – see here and here) has pointed out that this disease of political correctness is mostly a liberal problem these days. Here’s what he said, “Do you think it’s a liberal conservative thing – because liberals are definitely more PC. I used to fight with this audience all the time, because we used to get the audience strictly from liberal sources, then we got the audience like from everywhere and I’ve had a much better time the last couple of months.”
In the most recent episode of Real Time, Maher went right after the PC police again arguing that the politically correct culture is killing comedy and free speech and it must be stopped. He told the audience that several comedians had been complaining about the PC culture on college campuses and, “You know when Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, and Larry the Cable Guy say you have a stick up you’re a**, you don’t have to wait for the X-Rays to come back.” Ouch.
Maher was also not gentle when discussing a college student who recently tried to explain to Jerry Seinfeld what comedy was…
“One undergrad from San Diego actually wrote to Jerry an open letter on The Huffington Post to help him, Jerry Seinfeld, better understand how comedy works. Now I sure wouldn’t want to be judged by what I wrote at 20, but, stupid though I was in 1976, I wouldn’t have presumed to lecture George Carlin on comedy.”
“I sure wish he was around to write a letter back to this kid — as only he could. But since he can’t, allow me: ‘Dear you little sh*t, I’m sure you’re busy with your new letter explanation astrophysics to Stephen Hawking. And giving jump shot pointers to Steph Curry…”
Watch as Bill Maher takes a club to the PC culture permeating our culture today. (Beware, there is some very strong language from Maher in this clip.)
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