On HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher last night, Mr. Maher showed himself for the elitist phony that he truly is. After saying 9/11 Truth Movement members were all crazy and needed to be medicated, the movement responded by posting attacks online about Bill Maher. Sounds simple enough right? Not so.
Although I disagree with the tactics taken last night by members of the 9/11 Truth Movement, they certainly have the right to express their opinion, period. This is, after all, still the United States, and being such, you would think that this so called 'champion of free speech' would have responded by using the shouted questions from audience members to engage them in a debate, instead of acting like a petulant child, racing around the studio, cursing and swearing and declaring that these people needed their you know what kicked.
To add insult to injury, Mr. Maher then declared that "this is a debate show, but a debate between US", (meaning the panel), "you're just the audience, you know what audience means? It means you're here to listen."
Oh? Is that so Mr. Bill? Maybe you're starting to believe your own hyped up sense of importance, and would like to dictate to people what they need to know? No room for a debate from the audience? And as your adoring planted fans cheered on your childish antics, I had to turn the channel.
See Bill, you missed a golden and very sweet opportunity last night. You started the whole thing by disrespecting an entire groups', that counts in the millions, thoughts and feelings on a subject that still touches a raw nerve for every American. You had the chance to change, on the spot, the entire format of the show, and engage audience members with whom you disagree, in a debate. You could have shot down their 'conspiracy' theories in an instant, right Bill? Or would the only debate that you'd be willing to engage, be the ones that are carefully choreographed and tailor made for your show?
You outed yourself for the elitist that we have always known you to be Mr. Bill. You're just another one who thinks that Americans would be better off if they'd sit down and eat what they are spoon fed, whether it be from you, the Democrats, or the Republicans. I really hate to break it to you Mr. Bill, but we, the people of this country don't need elitists telling us to sit down and shut up, or you'll get your you know what kicked. We need open and honest debate, something that you proved that you're not willing or capable of doing.
I don't agree with the hard core elements of the 9/11 Truth Movement. But they have as much right to speak their minds as you do. Only not on your show of course, because then you'd have to actually back up your statements, and engage in a non scripted debate, something you're obviously not capable of doing. So, at least you know that I won't be watching your show any more, and hopefully no one else will either. Sometimes funny, good for some Bush bashing, but you know what Mr. Bill? You're part of the problem and no longer part of the solution. Batmanchester