HBO's Bill Maher is in trouble with the extreme left-wing of this nation - which, coincidently, represents the vast majority of his fan-base! - for refusing to believe the Bush administration had anything to do with taking down the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
In fact, last month on "Real Time," he dedicated an entire "New Rule" to this matter stating, "Crazy people who still think the government brought down the Twin Towers in a controlled explosion have to stop pretending that I'm the one that's being naïve."
On Friday's "Real Time," the Truthers struck back by infiltrating his audience, and interrupting the show for several minutes. The fracas resulted in Maher actually going into the crowd several times to assist security in removing the offending parties, and finally saying (video available here courtesy our dear friend Ms Underestimated, viewers are forewarned about the presence of vulgarity):
You know what that's all about? Of all the things I've said, and, believe me, I've said a lot of things as you all know that could get my head on a block. The one that they protest about out here is the people who think that the World Trade Center was a controlled explosion. You see, in that instance, I'm actually defending President Bush. I don't think President Bush brought down the World Trade Center. (Sounds of booing from the audience.) And cows disagree with me!
Well, the reality is, Bill, that though your view of this matter is for a change correct, by consistently taking extremely hostile positions towards President Bush, you have catered to the very folks who believe this absurd conspiracy theory, and have deservedly brought this wrath upon yourself.
There's an old saying that if you lay down with pigs, you will wake up smelling like slop; you, sir, have reaped what you've sown.