Batman returned to Real Time with Bill Maher (via ONTD) last night and when the topic of Islamophobia came up, he pretty much turned into an angry face palming machine while debating with Bill and fellow guest Sam Harris. (Side note: I’m really disappointed that it was neuroscientist Sam Harris and not Sam Harris from Star Search.)
Bill Maher started up the fun time conversation by saying that liberals fight for equality and freedom of speech (etc), but when someone says that those things are lacking in the muslim religion, they get mad. Sam Harris, who was on Team Maher, piped in with, “[Americans] have been sold this meme of Islamophobia.” Ben Affleck, a liberal, slapped back at Bill and Sam Harris by saying that they’re painting a broad picture of Islam and lumping all Muslims together when not all Muslims are radicals. Ben called their views “racist” and “gross” and said it’s like saying, “Oh, you shifty Jew!” Michael Steele and Nicholas Kristof were also in the conversation, but it was mostly a battle between Ben, Bill Maher and Sam Harris.
After a little back and forth, Bill turned up it and said that Islam is the “only religion that acts like the mafia and will fucking kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture and write the wrong book.” Ben said that the number of terrorist in the Muslim religion is small and that Bill’s argument is basically, “Black people, you know, they shoot each other.”
If you’ve got 10 minutes and want to spend it watching Bill Maher, Ben Affleck and Sam Harris (not the one from Star Search) go at it about Islam, here you go:
But really, what in the Hell kind of GD television host is Bill Maher? Bill Maher has Ben Affleck on his show, on the night that Gone Girl is released and he doesn’t spend the entire time talking about the one big reason (that may or may not be an accurate pun and I’ll know for sure when I see that shit tonight) why many of us hard-up, dick-hungry sluts are going to see that movie? Bill should’ve done a long profile (again, I’ll know tonight if that’s an accurate pun or not) on the Affleck dick and then in an exclusive interview, he should’ve asked it how it feels about being the breakout star of Gone Girl. I can’t with him. I can’t with any of them.
And here’s Ben looking like a beefed up Ball Park frank in a t-shirt after having breakfast with Jennifer Garner yesterday.