Bill Maher will be back on the air this Friday, hosting Real Time With Bill Maher on HBO.
But that’s not due to popular demand. Most television viewers were offended by the sleazy Maher’s referring to himself as a “house n***er” during an interview with Senator Ben Sasse.
Many out-spoken minority figures have called for Maher to be fired. HBO has no plans to do so.
But true to form, Maher has been smiling and slithering and weaseling his way out of the fresh evidence of his insensitive, privileged attitude. He wrote a half-apology that blamed the “light banter” of his show while stating that there are no excuses. (?)
Pundits are pointing out that for Maher to think an apology solves anything is hypocritical.
Maher has lambasted other comics for apologizing in the past, saying that the gesture means nothing.