Just when you thought Bill Maher couldn’t say anything more offensive than he already has, he outdoes himself.
On HBO’s Real Time Friday, the host during his opening monologue mocked World War II vets saying, “They're the greatest generation - nobody said they were the brightest generation” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
BILL MAHER: The other thing that apparently was so important for the Republicans to keep open was the World War II Memorial in Washington. That was closed, so a bunch of the World War II vets knocked down the barriers and stormed it. [Laughter]
And then I loved this, they posed for pictures with Michele Bachmann who showed up. Michele Bachmann, one of the people most responsible for shutting the fucking thing down. They're the greatest generation - nobody said they were the brightest generation. [Laughter]
So in Maher’s world, even the last remaining survivors of those that defeated Hitler and Japan are to be ridiculed.
How can the folks at HBO abide this?