Run Of The Mill Liberal Topic

Bill Maher, Barney Frank, and Joe Scarborough sit down for a chat on HBO.  What was the buzz about postings by commentors being taken off the liberal Huffington Post?

Transcript:

Maher: What about the people who got onto the Huffington Post – and these weren’t even the bloggers, these were just the comments section – who said they, they expressed regret that the attack on Dick Cheney failed.


Joe Scarborough: Right


Maher: Now…


John Ridley: More than regret.


Maher: Well, what did they say?


Ridley: They said “We wish he would die.” I mean, it was (?) hate language.


Barney Frank: They said the bomb was wasted. (laughter and applause)


Maher: That’s a funny joke. But, seriously, if this isn’t China, shouldn’t you be able to say that? Why did Arianna Huffington, my girlfriend, I love her, but why did she take that off right away?


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Ridley: It’s one thing to say you hate Dick Cheney, which applies to his politics. It’s another thing to say, “I’m sorry he didn’t die in an explosion." And I think, you know…


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 don’t 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 wouldn’t be dying needlessly tomorrow. (applause)


Scarborough: If someone on this panel said that they wished that Dick Cheney had been blown up, and you didn’t say…


Frank: I think he did.


Scarborough: Okay. Did you say…


Maher: No, no. I quoted that.


Frank: You don’t believe that?


Maher: I’m just saying if he did die, other people, more people would live. That’s a fact.

 

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