October 04, 2010

And the "progressive" hypocrisy rocks on ...

His show "Mr. Show" is hilarious (see this gut-busting sketch -- NSFW!), but then he has to open his mouth and (unknowingly?) make a mockery of his own supposed values. Who? Comic David Cross:

On HBO’s Oct. 1 “Real Time with Bill Maher,” during the “Overtime” segment available on HBO.com, left-wing comedian David Cross of “Arrested Development” fame appeared to offer his view on issues of the day. This segment of the program is produced generally to answer viewer emailed questions. One of those questions was if people in the media “should be held more legally accountable for presenting false or misleading information.”

The host, Bill Maher likened that scenario to the system in place in the United Kingdom. However in the United States, Americans are protected by the First Amendment and he explained the legal implications of speech in the U.K. compared to the U.S. But in Cross’ estimation, that protected right is somehow wrong. He named two Fox News Channel hosts, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity, and declared he would like to see them taken off of the airwaves although he wasn’t clear about what “false or misleading information” they may have presented that would warrant this action.

“I think so, absolutely, and I say that as somebody who would like to see Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity off the air, you know,” Cross declared with an approving response from the audience. “So, I think to -- it’s just part of the job. It should be part of the job, you know, if you knowingly do that, then absolutely you should lose your job. We don’t get to, you know, lie and make up things in our jobs, you know. And nobody really does.”

It's really mind-boggling, these supposedly "enlightened" entertainers and how freakin' clueless -- and insulated -- they are. I mean, they really must all read from the same script, the same one their Dear Leader utilizes.

Posted by Hube at October 4, 2010 04:23 PM | TrackBack

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