As NewsBusters previously reported, Bill Maher spent the bulk of his final program Friday disgracefully attacking Republicans.
After saying on HBO's Real Time, "Jon Huntsman can suck my c--k," the host played a satirical movie trailer about Newt Gingrich which concluded with the announcer calling the former Speaker of the House "a fat womanizing blowhard" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
BILL MAHER, HOST: I saw this on your show the other night about Newt Gingrich. I think it’s fascinating.
CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC: What was it?
MAHER: Well, the fact that as one after another of the Republican candidates sort of flames out, there's one guy who's been there all along who maybe you hadn't noticed and Hollywood noticed. And they made a romantic comedy about this. Would you like to see the trailer? Show them the trailer.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
ANNOUNCER: The Republican base was a girl who thought she had it all figured out, but she had a problem.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Every time I meet a guy he turns out to be a total creep. Either he's a drinker or he's a phony or he's just all hands. I must be cursed.
ANNOUNCER: But now she's discovering a brand-new someone who's been there all along, and everything old is Newt again.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I suddenly realized he's been there. He's been there all along.
ANNOUNCER: Kristin Bell is the Republican base, and Newt Gingrich is the old friend who never really went away.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm not just settling for him. I am choosing to settle for him.
ANNOUNCER: Coming this spring, it’s “Mr. Right," because sometimes the best you can do is a fat womanizing blowhard.
[Cheers and applause]
So Rick Perry was depicted as "a drinker," Mitt Romney "a phony," Gingrich "a fat womanizing blowhard," and Huntsman in an earlier segment was told to suck Maher's penis.
Not reported previously, Herman Cain was attacked in the opening monologue as were all of the candidates in Maher's final New Rule.
This is what HBO considers acceptable fare these days.