Defending Bill Maher

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Far be it from me to defend the bonehead on a regular basis but his latest scuffle is hardly newsworthy. Republican Representative Spencer Bachus from Alabama took issue with Bill Maher's comments he made on his HBO show, Real Time, on May 13 about the Army missing its recruiting goal by 42% in April.

"More people joined the Michael Jackson fan club," Maher said. "We've done picked all the low-lying Lynndie England fruit, and now we need warm bodies."

Bachus wasn't happy. "I think it borders on treason," he said. "In treason, one definition is to undermine the effort or national security of our country."

In no way did Maher "undermine" the effort of anything. He was just making a joke to his liberal lovers in the audience. To be sure, he deserved to lose his Politically Incorrect show for calling the 9-11 hijackers "brave," but no offense was committed on May 13 - certainly not treason.

UPDATE: My new column titled Exaggerating the Crimes of Bill Maher up on the main site.