Bill Maher To Panel: ‘The Problem With Racism Is Matt Drudge’
Last week, actress Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted a picture of herself with Kanye West and Jay-Z with the caption “N**gas in Paris.” This set off a huge firestorm with people hurling accusations of racism her way. Wait until these same people find out her Iron Man co-star once performed in blackface! Bill Maher dismissed the whole thing as a stupid internet controversy, and suggested that if you were looking for a good example of what a racist is actually like, you need only make your way over to the Drudge Report.
Maher said that “the problem with racism is not Gwyneth Paltrow, the problem with racism is Matt Drudge.” He pointed to a few examples of Drudge posting angry pictures of black men on the site including Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, and Michael Jordan. Maher concluded, “This is racism in America.”
Democratic strategist Karen Finney piled on, suggesting as an MSNBC guest did earlier today that there may have been a racist element to Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro heckling President Obama, especially given his question about putting foreigners over Americans. She also pointed out that Obama reacted calmly to Munro’s interruption, and suggested that part of the story may not be featured as much on Drudge’s site.
Watch the video below, courtesy of HBO:
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