Maher Vs. Stewart
November 10, 2010
Last week, Bill Maher added his own comments towards John Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity. Maher, argued against the comedian’s attended purpose for the rally by stating that it was unfair to compare outlandish claims of modern liberals with the claims of the republican party.
Huffington Post provided a transcript: “The message of the rally, as I heard it, was that if the media stopped giving voice to the crazies on both sides, then maybe we could restore sanity. It was all nonpartisan and urged cooperation with the moderates on the other side forgetting that Obama tried that and found out…there are no moderates on the other side. When Jon announced his rally, he said the national conversation was dominated by people on the Right who believe Obama’s a Socialist and people on the Left who believe 9/11’s an inside job, but I can’t name any Democratic leaders who think 9/11’s an inside job. But Republican leaders who think Obama’s a Socialist? All of them.”
Maher went further by disproving arguments and points provided by Jon Stewart:
“Martin Luther King spoke on that Mall in the capital and he didn’t say, ‘Remember folks, those southern sheriffs with the fire hoses and the German shepherds, they have a point too.’ No, he said I have a dream, they have a nightmare…Liberals, like the ones on that field, must stand up and be counted and not pretend that we’re as mean, or greedy, or short-sighted or just plain bat-shit as they are. And if that’s too polarizing for you, and you still wanna reach across the aisle … try church”
Watch the short video segment here: