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Bill Maher in Hot Water With HBO After Use of Hateful Racial Slur

On Friday’s edition of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher used the N-word during an exchange with conservative U.S. Senator [score]Ben Sasse[/score] from Nebraska. And on Saturday, the fallout has begun with HBO issuing a statement condemning Maher’s usage of the “deeply offensive slur.”

“Bill Maher’s comment last night was completely inexcusable and tasteless,” HBO said in a statement. “We are removing his deeply offensive comment from any subsequent airings of the show,” his employer said:

The conversation centered around Ben Sasse’s new book, The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance, and Maher was generally agreeing with the premise of the book and pointed out, as an example of immaturity, grownups in LA/Hollywood still dress up for Halloween.

“They don’t do that in Nebraska?” Maher asked.

“It’s frowned upon,” Sasse quipped. “Yeah, we don’t do that quite as much.”

“I gotta get to Nebraska more,” Maher joked.

“You’re welcome,” Sasse replied. “We’d love to have you work in the fields with us.”

“Work in the fields?” Maher asked. “Senator, I’m a house nigga.”

In addition to HBO, Maher received blowback from professional racial grievance industry profiteer Al Sharpton, who said his front group “wants to meet with HBO as soon as possible about the normalizing of the use of the N-word.” You can envision a check being written in that encounter. I smell a shakedown coming:

Black racialist Deray McKesson, who has led riots in various American cities, pounced, calling for the show to be taken off the air by HBO:

Sen. Sasse, who uncomfortably squirmed at seemed to blush at the comment, also came under fire from McKesson and others who felt he should have walked off the stage or condemned the remark on Maher’s show. Upon reflection, Sasse stated on Saturday:

Perhaps Maher was just trying to get Kathy Griffin off the front page. Watch a clip of the exchange below:

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Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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