In September Maher was discussing a Newsweek article about Muslims and terrorism: “Most Muslims, at least half of them, I think, around the world, think it is ok to kill someone if they insult the Prophet. And that is a big problem. That is a clash of civilizations. …the Islamic people praying five times a day, all intermingling in the streets. Totally peaceful!”
Last night on HBO he spoke about the election: “If you’re thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea: black people know who you are and they will come after you!”
What would be the reaction of the news media followers if one of the come-out-of-the-closet conservative comedians had said the same about white people and Obama?