Sometimes Bill Maher says some smart, insightful things, but he's frequently dead wrong on politics. He loves to pontificate, but he won't work hard enough to get it right. (In other words, he's no John Oliver.)
He's a guy who ridicules religious extremism but sounds like the most extreme neocon nutjobs when it comes to Israel, because 9/11, etc. and all Muslims are evil and violent.
Plus, he's just gotta be an asshole. He can't help it. He thinks it makes him "edgy", I guess. So he says crap like this:
Dealing w/ Hamas is like dealing w/ a crazy woman who's trying to kill u - u can only hold her wrists so long before you have to slap her
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) July 18, 2014
The backlash was immediate:
@billmaher Jesus dude. People are dying as you tweet that.
— Connor Mason (@conmas) July 18, 2014
@billmaher lemme get this right. You're equating group punishment and child murder to domestic abuse? And both have it coming?
— Expatriot (@Expatriot32) July 18, 2014
@billmaher wow. That's really offensive to absolutely everyone. Disgusting. Not funny. Not smart. Not clever. Not anything but vile.
— scotia626 (@scotia626) July 18, 2014
— Randy (@randygdub) July 18, 2014
@billmaher Yes and kill kids too huh
— kase shakur (@Mrmali_) July 18, 2014
@billmaher let's pretend like there's a clear villain when two religious groups bump bellies over terrible real estate.
— Kris M. Wernowsky (@kriswernowsky) July 18, 2014
— Theodore (@TeddieLacy) July 18, 2014