Jake Tapper has a discussion with the self-described potty mouth comic.
But comparing Maher’s “c” word attack on Sarah Palin to what Rush Limbaugh said about Sarah Fluke, he’s having none of it.
To compare that to Rush is ridiculous – he went after a
civilian about very specific behavior, that was a lie, speaking for a party that has systematically gone after women’s rights all year, on the public airwaves. I used a rude word about a public figure who gives as good as she gets, who’s called people “terrorist” and “unAmerican.” Sarah Barracuda. The First Amendment was specifically designed for citizens to insult politicians. Libel laws were written to protect law students speaking out on political issues from getting called whores by Oxycontin addicts.
Bill Maher hasn’t had this much free press since “Politically Incorrect” was kicked off of ABC after his 9/11 comments.
Couple this with “Game Change” and it’s been a banner week for HBO.