Bill Maher blames Tom Brokaw for keeping birtherism Alive
Shorter Bill Maher, be biased, or STFU. Or, maybe Maher’s the one on Ambien this time around. Are his ratings off? He seems to be reaching here, not that that’s so surprising. But Brokaw? Stick to the little leagues, champ, you’ll be better off.
In a post on his blog, Maher mentioned Chris Matthews’ infamous argument with Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus during the Republican convention in Tampa. Matthews tore into Priebus for what he said were race-baiting attacks against Obama — in particular, Mitt Romney’s joke about his birth certificate, which Matthews viewed as a clear wink to the birther crowd.
Maher praised Matthews for going after Priebus. But he harshly criticized Brokaw for saying he thought Romney was displaying his “awkward sense of humor” rather than anything more sinister. (Brokaw did say that Republicans should have stepped in when people started calling Obama a Muslim or un-American, but that “it comes the other way, by the way, from the Democrats to the Republicans as well.”)
Maher said this was “bullshit,” and that Brokaw was contributing to the continuation of birtherism: