On Friday's Real Time show, liberal comedian Bill Maher displayed the latest example of ghoulishly celebrating the death of a prominent conservative as the HBO host used his monologue to trash conservative activist David Koch, declaring, "F***" him," and "I'm glad he's dead ... I hope the end was painful."
About four minutes into the show, Maher recalled Koch's passing and suggested that prostate cancer should be praised for killing him:
David Koch of the zillionaire Koch brothers died -- please -- of prostate cancer. I guess I'm going to have to reevaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer. He was 79, but his family says they wish it could be longer, but at least he lived long enough to see the Amazon catch fire.
Maher continued: "Condolences poured in from all the politicians he owned, and mourners are being asked, in lieu of flowers, to just leave their car engine running. As for his remains, he has asked to be cremated and have his ashes blown into a child's lungs."
The liberal comedian predicted that he would receive condemnation from Fox News as he concluded by blaming Koch for undermining efforts to fight climate change, and cheering on his death:
Now, I know these seem like harsh words and harsh jokes, and I'm sure I will be condemned for them on Fox News, which will portray Mr. Koch as a principled libertarian who believed in the free market. He and his brother have done more than anybody to fund climate science deniers for decades, so f*** him. .The Amazon is burning up -- I'm glad he's dead, and I hope the end was painful."
In 2016, Maher notably trashed former conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and shamelessly joked about his death after news broke of his passing.