"It turns out he [Trayvon Martin] probably did beat the dog sh** out of that guy [George Zimmerman]. I just wanna say if I had a son, he would not look like Trayvon Martin but I hope he would act like him."
Peter Schiff’s commentary on his radio program over at SchiffRadio.com.
"Can you believe that? He would hope his son would act like Trayvon Martin. Act meaning being expelled from school… pot smoking, vandalism and graffiti, truancy. And then he would hope that his son would beat the crap out of a guy just because he followed him … Bill Maher is condoning this activity. It is because Trayvon acted the way he did that he’s gone. I am not saying he deserved it. But his actions played a pivotal role in what happened to him. His actions were wrong."
"He is so afraid of being politically incorrect, he has to bow down to the Liberal establishment. He can’t even admit that maybe he was wrong. That maybe George Zimmerman isn’t this crazed white racist who gunned down an innocent young guy … simply because he was black.. No matter how much evidence comes out to show that that’s not what happened, Bill Maher refuses to open his eyes."
Are Peter Schiff’s comments a bit over the top or are they right on? On one end Bill Maher is just a comedian not to be taken seriously. On the other hand, he is a public figure condoning actions that may have contributed to losing one’s life.