October 11, 2005

Amusing Moment on Maher

Last week's Sullivan/Affleck/Rushdie episode of "Real Time With Bill Maher" didn't disapoint, as the show has been running on all cylinders lately. Affleck didn't even embarrass himself, which is more than I can say for his last five years of films.

But one especially funny moment happened early in the show, when Maher interviewed Ann Coulter. Now, it's well-known that Maher's studio audience is always die-hard left-wing, cheering for liberal opinions and booing conservative ones with the consistency of a pro football crowd. Coulter, in discussing the Harriet Miers nomination, went into the usual right-wing critique of Miers, saying this:

"This is the U.S. Supreme Court. It's the third branch of government. Yeah, we do want somebody qualified, surprisingly enough. And I'm second to no one in wanting Roe v. Wade overturned. But, you know, once that's done, there are other cases. And she is simply unqualified for the job. It's stunning that he would nominate her."
And after that, a funny thing happened: the audience applauded wildly. Yes, they're so conditioned to cheer Bush-bashing that they cheered on Ann Coulter, whose reasons for disapproving of Bush dovetail with theirs about 0%.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 11, 2005 10:50 AM

Yeah I found that to be pretty scary...its liek hello, when they she refers to "other cases" those cases are probably gay marriage and stem cell research and just about anything that is not harmful to mankind.

Posted by: A at October 11, 2005 12:05 PM
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