Bill Maher Lashes Out At Berkeley’s “Fucking Babies”
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Apr 22 2017
It appears even the most liberal of Democrats are turning on their own as the virtue-signalling vacillations grow ever more mind-bending. After UC Berkeley officials decision to rescind an invitation for Ann Coulter to speak on campus, only to restore the invitation for a later date. HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher exclaimed on his show Friday night that.
Berkeley, you know, used to be the cradle of free speech, and now it’s just the cradle for fucking babies.
As the Hill reports, Coulter’s speech set for this Thursday was canceled due to anxiety by school officials that protests could spin out of control the same way they did in February when Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak. Riots resulted in more than $100k in damage to the campus and the speech was cancelled due to security concerns. But after scathing criticism, the school reversed its decision on Coulter on Thursday, and will host the speech on May 2. Maher said:
I feel like this is the liberals’ version of book burning, and it’s got to stop. Howard Dean tweeted that hate speech isn’t protected by the First Amendment. Yes it is! Threats are not protected by the First Amendment! It doesn’t mean ‘just shut up and agree with me.’
Conservative commentator S E Cupp, a panelist on Maher’s show Friday, doubled down on Maher’s criticism. She said:
It’s a shame. Liberals are creating a fantasy land on college campuses that does not exist in the real world.
Maher and Coulter are long-time friends. She has appeared on his show on multiple occasions over the years. Coulter told Sean Hannity last year:
I obviously don’t believe in his politics, but I like him. He’s a true and loyal friend. He always has been.
Ironically, as The Hill notes, Maher was UC Berkeley’s 2014 fall commencement speaker, but students at the time started a petition to have him removed because of his views on Islam.