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    Bill Maher Rips Liberal Fear of Free Speech

    Bill Maher Rips Liberal Fear of Free Speech

    “If you really want Limbaugh off the air, you’re not a true liberal”

    Bill Maher has been on a free speech tear lately, and if you look back at the last few months it makes perfect sense.

    In December of 2014 he was booked to speak at UC-Berkeley’s commencement; but liberal students who disagreed with his views on Islam and free speech tried to shut him down.

    Of course, Professor Jacobson predicted all of this. Maher ultimately spoke at Berkeley—and used the opportunity to bash Republicans.

    Even so, you have to admire Maher’s recent strong defense of free speech. Here’s a clip from his Friday show where he took liberals to task on political correctness over Islam.

    He even takes a poke at the “Stop Rush” crowd. (NSFW for language)

    Josh Feldman of Mediaite does a great job outlining the segment:

    Maher Rips Liberals for ‘Extreme Bullying’ on Islam: You’re Part of the Problem

    Remember when Berkeley students protested a commencement speech by Bill Maher because he said that Islam is the only religion that’s like the Mafia and will “fucking kill you” if you say or write the wrong thing? Well, considering the Charlie Hebdo shooting last week, Maher had something to say to those Berkeley students: how is it that I’m the problem?

    Maher took his usual jabs at conservatives like Bill Donohue coming out against total free speech, but it distressed him far more to see liberals taking such strong stands against free speech to the point of “extreme bullying.”

    He explained that liberals are perfectly fine using bullying when, for instance, they denounce his views as bigoted or call for Rush Limbaugh to go off the airwaves. Maher said that if you really want Limbaugh off the air, you’re not a true liberal, you’re just a “baby” who doesn’t like hearing different opinions.

    Let’s hope Bill Maher keeps fighting the good fight for free speech.

    Featured image via YouTube.

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    Comments


    Bill Maher gets it.

    I do need to correct everyone who says that Leftists are Liberals. The correct word is liberal. The reason I mention this is not to be a spelling nazi but to point out that the Liberal Party in Australia is a party that is not of the left.

    However, Bill Maher is also not a true liberal unless he also believes in capitalism and other freedoms.

    Maher has the right to bash Republicans because that is what the right to freedom of speech is about and he is exercising his right. Maher is also correct when he criticizes the students at Berkeley who tried to shut him down. What they did was to attempt Maher’s right to freedom of speech just because they did not agree with his views about Islam.

    Maher is better informed than most others when it comes to Islam. This is surprising considering he has some rather stupid views, but it goes to show that sometimes people who act like bigoted douchebags when it comes to politics do understand some things… and Bill Maher gets it about Islam.


     
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    Henry Hawkins | January 19, 2015 at 11:56 am

    The UC-Berkeley students exercised their freedom of speech to try and keep Maher off campus due to his statements on Islam. Maher has a right to speak, but no right to a paid speech at a UC-Berkeley auditorium.

    Berkeley students are guilty of hypocrisy, small-mindedness, and of short-sightedness for not understanding that campus discourses will be watered down to nothing once they must please (not offend) every group, every faction, every student on campus.


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