Bill Maher Doesn’t (Want To) Get It


Red Alert Politics:

Bill Maher on Benghazi: “I still don’t know what the scandal is”

Someone needs to sit down and explain the Benghazi attack and subsequent outrage to HBO‘s Bill Maher, because he just doesn’t get it.

The “Real Time with Bill Maher” host asked three panelists on his show Friday night to explain the controversy over the Benghazi attacks.

“I still don’t know what the scandal is,” he said, after discussing the conservative and liberal media portrayals of the 9/11 attack in Libya.

“Tell me what the scandal is,” he added. “I honestly want to know.”

The Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald explained to Maher that before the 2012 election both sides tried to spin the Benghazi attacks to protect their candidates. But he also added that because only six U.S. ambassadors have been killed during the country’s history — and the Obama administration spread information that wasn’t true — the attack deserves an investigation.

“The President went on the air — and other people did too — and they made statements that proved to be untrue about why the attack took place, that it was a reaction to this film,” Greenwald added. “That’s just a reality, whether they were lying or was in error, the statements they made — it was untrue.”

“It was a fluid situation,” Maher responded.

“No, but when the government goes on the air and says things that prove to be untrue, that is something that needs to be investigated,” Greenwald answered back. “And it was a place where President Obama and NATO had gone, and invaded and bombed and changed the regime.”

Like Maher, Miami Herald columnist Joy Reid tried to downplay the Benghazi attacks. Charles Cooke of The National Review argued that the media was simply siding with which party was in power.

“You don’t think that when a U.S. ambassador is killed and there are people within the State Department saying that they were asking for more help and not getting it and that the U.S. government went onto the world stage for a week and made claims about what happened that turned out not to be true that that doesn’t merit any investigation?” Greenwald asked.

“No I don’t,” Maher replied. He then ended the discussion — even though the panelists clearly had more to say — because he was “bored with it.”


Glenn Greenwald is certainly no GOP stooge. His lefty credentials are impeccable. Joy Reid and Bill Maher try spouting the official White House lies talking points but Greenwald won’t play ball so Maher changes the subject.

Maher’s problem isn’t that he doesn’t get it. Maher’s problem is he doesn’t want to get it. That’s not surprising – he’s a Vile Prog and they personify the expression “blissfully ignorant”. That’s why there is no point in arguing with any of them.


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22 Responses to Bill Maher Doesn’t (Want To) Get It

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Back in my activist liberal days we were told if you can’t debate the facts, change the subject. Frustrated me to no end because my conservative friends would ask me questions I couldn’t answer. Then I questioned the talking points and was told “just believe them” and call your opponent ignorant if they don’t either. This goes back to the Kerry-Bush 2004 campaign.

    Okay, speaking of scary Penis-faces, this is scarier……

  2. Somebody says:

    OMG nice picture of Maher

  3. swanspirit says:

    Dickface has to support his million dollar investment, so of course he intends to be deliberately dense .

    • DeniseVB says:

      I forgot about that cool mil he donated to Obama. You’d think that would have bought him the ambassadorship to Libya by now 😉

  4. yttik says:

    I hate that excuse, “it was a fluid situation.” Really? Because allegedly we don’t comment on fluid situations that we have no info on. There was nothing “fluid” about Benghazi, the Gov came out immediately and made a statement, followed up by sending people out to make the same statement on Sunday talk shows. In fact, to this day, there is nothing “fluid” about the info we are being provided. If this situation was “fluid”, you would think that now, several months later, they could provide some actual info.

    Excuses like it was fluid, an evolving situation, etc always just means somebody lied. If you don’t know, you don’t know, so there’s simply no information to “evolve.” What they did was come out with a firm conclusion and attempt to sell that to the American people. Naturally, that’s suspicious. The talking points were already written. Why?

    • swanspirit says:

      And what is the answer to the question of why help was denied in the months before the attack ? And with Hillary and Rice having been so involved in getting us into Libya , why were they not CLOSELY monitoring developments . Especially with Hillary , that alone is criminal neglect. When professionals who are supposed to do their job neglect to their job , it is not a “fluid situation” ; they are responsible for a negative outcome that is a direct result of that neglect

  5. myiq2xu says:

    Hot Air:

    When tax agents started singling out non-profit groups for extra scrutiny in 2010, they looked at first only for key words such as ‘Tea Party,’ but later they focused on criticisms by groups of “how the country is being run,” according to investigative findings reviewed by Reuters on Sunday.

    Over two years, IRS field office agents repeatedly changed their criteria while sifting through thousands of applications from groups seeking tax-exempt status to select ones for possible closer examination, the findings showed.

    At one point, the agents chose to screen applications from groups focused on making “America a better place to live.”

  6. Constance says:

    OT: Senator McCain proposes legislation to end cable bundling and force the media into a free market.
    http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/4-things-mccains-cable-bill-will-mean-subscribers-90646

    • myiq2xu says:

      So now the cable companies will dump $$$ into the campaign coffers of every politician in Washington.

      • Constance says:

        Well they already do, I think they pretty much own our government. At least Mc Cain proposed something and people do have the option of getting behind it and pushing it to pass. Of course consumers will never hear about it because it won’t be covered in the media.

      • A feature, of course, not a bug.

  7. Haven’t seen it mentioned here, but noted the first of 70 new Amtrak locomotives, albeit electrics, are beginning to roll off assembly lines in Detroit Cleveland Sacramento (of all places). Destined for service on the East Coast corridor, the closest place with an electrical grid for testing is Pueblo, CO. This link includes an illustration. Top speed of these “Sprinter” class engines is 125 MPH pulling 18 crammed passenger cars. Not too shabby.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amtrak_Cities_Sprinter

    • DeniseVB says:

      Good for Amtrak ! I’m thrilled the new route from Norfolk, Va has doubled the ridership prediction, with hopes they add more to the schedule so a day trip to DC will become a reality !

    • HELENK says:

      just make sure they are no higher then 16 ft 8 inches. so they can go through the B&P tunnel and the bridge at Norwood Pa..Years ago they ordered new engines and nobody checked this and the engines could not be used on the NE corridor.

  8. Love Glenn Greenwald! “You don’t have a problem with our Ambassador being killed?” Maher: “No I don’t.”

    This is the crux of the problem with vile progs. They don’t care, because they don’t think it affects them.

  9. fif says:

    Maher is also a sexist pig. I stopped watching him years ago. The thing that is frightening about it is that no amount of evidence will penetrate the cloud of partisan fantasy and denial – ever. It’s Hitler-esque in its dogmatic allegiance to the One.

  10. Karma says:

    We haven’t watched that show in a while but it was bizarre watching Maher spend more time with the new Spock as Greenwald was sitting there. It took Spock five minutes to say it’s good to come out and be a positive role model for gay kids. As Spock is working his vocabulary, you just know this is Spock’s normal/Hollywood conversational style.

    If Maher can’t muster up the desire to let Greenwald, of all people, explain why Benghazi is important. But is suggesting that gay rights are the more important subject to Maher.

    Then there’s a huge gay rights story sitting right in front of him since Greenwald doesn’t live in the US because he can’t get a VISA for his husband. But the movie dude is the brave one for being openly gay because his career is just starting, not the guy who speaks truth to power in his articles.

  11. t says:

    Why can’t Greenwald have his OWN show. if he were hosting a show, I might even go back to watching at least one political show. I haven’t seen any of these nimrods since 2008. Maher is the biggest loser on TV….uh, on second thought, maybe he’s not, but he’s right up there.

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