Ok so on Fridays episode of Real Time Bill Maher was talking about O'Reilly's interview with Obama and his guest on the show said he felt part of the interview was bigoted specifically when he said something along the lines of "do you like football oh no your more of a basketball guy" (in somewhat of a sarcastic tone) Now I watched that episode ON Friday and maybe i missed something because i didn't think that they were saying that O'Reilly was racist I thought they were pissed because they thought O'Reilly was making a smirk about the president not really liking football which is like the biggest sport in America. Or thinking that O'Reilly thinks that Obama is a Muslim and Muslims don't like football but again I don't get how O'Reilly is saying that they were calling him a racist. I felt like ALL they were trying to get across (if you watch the whole Bill Maher segment not just want O'Reilly showed... gotta see it in context) was that they felt he was not being respectful because he is the PRESIDENT...Oh and also i have been on pain meds for the last two days so i could have gotten what O'Reily was saying on his show today wrong so correct me if needed. I really just want to understand...Do you know anything about what i am talking about and what did you think of the whole thing?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:32 AM on Feb. 15, 2011 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by sopranomommy at 7:07 AM on Feb. 15, 2011
Answer by vicesix at 7:28 AM on Feb. 15, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:34 AM on Feb. 15, 2011
I agree with sopranomommy. Obama plays basketball, that could have been all he meant by that. Maher and his guests using the words racist and bigot in such a way negates the meaning and impact of those words. Careless use of those words render them practically meaningless.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:11 AM on Feb. 15, 2011
What's with the Maher ocsession lately?
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:23 AM on Feb. 15, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 8:39 AM on Feb. 15, 2011
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:40 AM on Feb. 15, 2011
Glenn Beck called Obama a racist
Then apologized on a lesser known show MONTHS later
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:41 AM on Feb. 15, 2011