This is a perfect example of the double standard liberals enjoy. If a Conservative host had said something like this, they would face a boycott campaign, a suspension, possibly even be fired. But Bill Maher gets a pass because he is a leftist.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Bill Maher Makes Fried Chicken Joke to Black Republican Congressman
Comedian Bill Maher made a fried chicken joke to Rep. Will Hurd (R., Texas), who is black, during an appearance on his HBO show “Real Time” on Friday.
The liberal Maher aggressively questioned Hurd about being a Republican during their interview.
“I’m just asking why you’re Republican because they’re not good at the debt. That was their big thing. You said limited government. They don’t do that. They took over the Congress in 2011 and they raised the debt a trillion dollars a year. They’re not good at national defense. The president’s a traitor. What’s in it for you? What is in the Republican Party for you?” Maher asked Hurd.
“I will say this—,” Hurd began.
“You were in the CIA,” Maher interrupted.
“I was in the CIA for almost a decade. I was the dude in the back alleys at 4 o’clock in the morning collecting intelligence on threats to the homeland,” Hurd said.
“That’s where they collect’em, huh? By the Popeye’s Chicken,” Maher responded.
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How is that not considered a racist remark?