Bill Maher is tasteless and not very funny. A bad combination for an aspiring comedian.
He is also a bigot.
If you don’t want to watch this, taking his page from the nasty business with that Mormon cult in Texas he basically called the Holy Father a former Nazi and insinuated that he himself is a child abuser.
So, Bill Maher insults pretty much every Catholic in the world, and the Vicar of Christ too … remember, he grew up Catholic… then, constrained by HBO to issue an apology, he waffled.
The greater problem is not the faux apology, but rather the fact that he said these things in the first place, apparently with the blessing of HBO.
FoxNews’ Bill O’Reilly has a good response to this:
My response? Prayers for Bill Maher, who is a hateful bigot. He is sore in need of a change of heart. Perhaps also some act of fasting or almsgiving down the line, since Christ recommends these for some particularly hard cases.
Also, though I don’t watch his show, I will now ask others not to watch it either. I think expressions of disapproval to HBO are probably in order.