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SniperNoSniping VC Congressman PLP VA
06/04/17 1:26 pm

Honestly, what's so bad about a word, he wasn't trying to offend anyone

LibArtie SW Connecticut
06/04/17 1:27 pm

Hmmm. Let me guess, you're white?

SniperNoSniping VC Congressman PLP VA
06/04/17 1:28 pm

I know, my opinion doesn't really matter, but in this case he wasn't even referring to a race and the joke wasn't about race

LibArtie SW Connecticut
06/04/17 1:32 pm

I love Bill Maher. I count down the hours and minutes until his show airs. When he's on hiatus, I go into withdrawal. I forgive him. That said, that word should be eliminated from use, public or private.

TreeHugs Oregon
06/04/17 9:00 am

Bill told a racial joke, Kathy held up a severed head of our president. Both screwed up, but Kathy was way out of line. I despise trump's personality and policies, but come on...

LibArtie SW Connecticut
06/04/17 9:41 am

Maher wasn't telling a scripted joke, it was a stupid impromptu retort. What Griffin did was far worse, especially given that there was premeditation. So yes, I agree with you. And that includes our mutual hatred of president Trussia.

LibArtie SW Connecticut
06/04/17 9:37 am

Why?
Here's why I disagree: Maher offered up a reflexive remark that he wrongly thought was comedic. Griffin's stunt was carefully planned and choreographed. It was premeditated.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
06/04/17 11:27 am

I don't think Griffin's stunt was offensive.

SniperNoSniping VC Congressman PLP VA
06/04/17 1:27 pm

Then what is threatening the president to you? Holding up his bloodied head doesn't make you suspicious? Just imagine how his children felt

LibArtie SW Connecticut
06/04/17 5:00 pm

It wasn't a threat, it was in poor taste. And I don't give a fuck about his children.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
06/04/17 6:05 pm

Poor taste, but not offensive like the n word

LibArtie SW Connecticut
06/04/17 6:07 pm

Poor taste equals offensive in my opinion.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
06/04/17 6:12 pm

Poor taste for me says that it wasn't funny, and pretty petty and useless, but offending Trump is very different than using an offensive word to describe black people.

Isomax TIC TOC
06/04/17 12:51 am

Both of these slugs abrade my loins

ACEGUY Young Film Writer
06/03/17 4:57 pm

Hey, nice one! This is a good poll.

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BlackC
06/03/17 4:28 pm

Bill was in the middle of banter and the remark actually fit although a politically incorrect term that only the affected race is allowed to say to each other. Not the biggest deal as compared to a severed head

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44YY Boston, MA
06/03/17 4:35 pm

So if it fits in context then racial slurs are ok to toss around? It's ok to call black people niggers if they are working in cotton fields?

thatguy2 We tried to warn you
06/03/17 5:22 pm

Still not ok, but there is a difference.

BlackC
06/03/17 9:58 pm

It's on paid tv station HBO. Uncensored and not politically correct. One knows that going in. No one buying a paid channel should be offended by what's said. That's why one buys an uncensored channel in the first place.

Texas1 location
06/03/17 3:41 pm

Let's assume I've been hiding under a rock... What did Bill do?

BlackC
06/03/17 4:29 pm

Disagree unless taken out of context of that moment