The 9/11 Comments That Cost Bill Maher His JobAuthor: Jon Martin | Saturday, September 11th, 2010 |
A week after September 11th 2001, Bill Maher sat down with his panel on ‘Politically Incorrect’ to discuss 9/11 but little did he know that his comments on this show would eventually get the show cancelled. During a debate about terrorists, Maher refused to call the terrorists cowards, Maher said the U.S was lobbing cruise missles from thousands of miles away and he thought that was more cowardly.
Maher’s comments sparked a huge controversy and soon advertisers began to pull out, in the show’s final months it struggled to find support but was eventually canned. In retrospect, I’m not sure Maher was looking at all sides of the issues. It takes balls to fly a plane into a building, but killing innocent people? Sorry, I can’t find a way to call that brave. There’s no doubt that America should not be lobbing cruise missiles from thousands of miles away but that’s no way to justify the killing of 3,000 innocent people.
“We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That’s cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it’s not cowardly.”
Below is the entire interview, I recommend checking it out. It’s strange to look back and see how much our country was effected by the terror attacks. September 11th was so surreal, it was like watching a big-budget movie unfold on live television.
Some people believe the entire thing was staged and that the government either let it happen, or a la Operation Northwoods, created the entire situation as an excuse to go and invade the Middle East. Though I have a hard time believing our government would have killed 3,000 people, I have an inkling that we don’t know all the real facts about 9/11, though some day I bet we will.
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