Bill Maher is the worst, and has been consistently the worst for decades. His cavalier use of the word n****r on his HBO show Friday night sparked outrage, and rightfully so, but it’s not like Maher hasn’t exhibited his tendency to say racist, sexist, transphobic and Islamophobic things in the past.
His whole shtick, after all, is anti-political correctness with a seemingly “liberal” bent, but this latest incident is a perfect example of how being “liberal” doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t be racist. But as Afropunk writer Hari Zayed observed on Monday, people have suddenly decided to be outraged at Maher because “white liberalism makes lightning-rod terms the problem in order to deflect from the structures beneath them.”
On Saturday, Maher issued an apology for dropping the n-bomb, Continue reading "10 People Who Deserve A Political Talk Show (Who Aren’t Bill Maher)"