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    Bill Maher: Better If Cheney Is Dead

    Bill Maher has stirred outrage once again, this time saying it would be better if Vice President Dick Cheney was dead.

    On his HBO show "Real Time," Maher and his guests were discussing the assassination attempt on Cheney last week, and the fact that the Huffington Post web site removed comments regarding readers' disappointment that Cheney had not been killed.

    According to NewsBusters.org, the conversation went like this:

    Maher: What about the people who got onto the Huffington Post Ė and these werenít even the bloggers, these were just the comments section Ė who said they, they expressed regret that the attack on Dick Cheney failed.

    Joe Scarborough: Right.

    Maher: NowÖ

    John Ridley: More than regret.

    Maher: Well, what did they say?

    Ridley: They said "We wish he would die.Ē I mean, it was hate language.



    Barney Frank: They said the bomb was wasted. (laughter and applause)
    Maher: Thatís a funny joke. But, seriously, if this isnít China, shouldnít you be able to say that? Why did Arianna Huffington, my girlfriend, I love her, but why did she take that off right away?

    Later, the panelists continued the discussion:

    Ridley: Itís one thing to say you hate Dick Cheney, which applies to his politics. Itís another thing to say, "Iím sorry he didnít die in an explosion." And I think, you knowÖ

    Maher: But you should be able to say it. And by the way...

    Frank: Excuse me, Bill, but can I ask you a question? Do you decide what the topics are for this show?

    Maher: Yeah, I decide the topics, they donít go there.

    Frank: But you exercise control over the show the way that she does over her blog.

    Maher: But I have zero doubt that if Dick Cheney was not in power, people wouldnít be dying needlessly tomorrow. (applause)

    Scarborough: If someone on this panel said that they wished that Dick Cheney had been blown up, and you didnít sayÖ

    Frank: I think he did.

    Scarborough: Okay. Did you sayÖ

    Maher: No, no. I quoted that.

    Frank: You donít believe that?

    Maher: Iím just saying if he did die, other people, more people would live. Thatís a fact.

    Despite Maher's outrageous comments, few in the media picked up the story -- although Ann Coulter's comment use of a gay slur in reference to former Sen. John Edwards received widespread attention.

    Maher got in trouble once before with his televised comments. After the 9/11 attacks, Maher said on his ABC show "Politically Incorrect" that the hijackers were "warriors" and not "cowards."

    Within months the show was canceled.

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    Re: Bill Maher: Better If Cheney Is Dead

    As i've said before....people in the media should be intelligent enough to not actually say their opinion, its political suicide

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    Re: Bill Maher: Better If Cheney Is Dead

    This is because it is okay for jerks like him to say such stupid stuff. I mean really, he is on the left and we know that they are so much smarter than us over here on the right and if they say it is true, then it is true. Geez!!! When will people stop questioning what the left does?
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    Re: Bill Maher: Better If Cheney Is Dead

    He didn't say it would be better if Cheney was dead.

    People making comments on the Huffington post said it. He said that people have a right to say whatever they want to say. Last time I checked, this was America and we have freedom of speech. I personally would never wish someone dead, but there are people out there that do. That is on them.

    He also said that if Cheney weren't in power, people wouldn't be dying needlessly tomorrow.

    I love how people pick and choose what they hear or read to twist it the way they want to. Saying that if Cheney was not in power is not the same as saying I wish he was dead.

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    Re: Bill Maher: Better If Cheney Is Dead

    He also said he was a commedian on Bill O'Rielly's show so he may just be going for the shock to get a laugh from some. I think he might have been saying don't take what he has to say seriously. With so many talking heads out there today it does get fuzzy who is serious and who is in it for the shock value and ratings.

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    Re: Bill Maher: Better If Cheney Is Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by tngirl View Post
    This is because it is okay for jerks like him to say such stupid stuff. I mean really, he is on the left and we know that they are so much smarter than us over here on the right and if they say it is true, then it is true. Geez!!! When will people stop questioning what the left does?
    Words to the wise! Maybe people will stop questioning what the left does when they start questioning what the right does.
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