Maher is a little guy, with a big mouth, which can be a bad combination if the little man flaps his gums to a big guy who is less than even tempered. Recently on Conan O’Brien’s show, Maher revealed something about himself, that I have long suspected.
Appearing as a guest on Tuesday’s Conan show on TBS, HBO comedian Bill Maher absurdly suggested the recent allegations that Mitt Romney engaged in “bullying” in high school are worse than being molested by Michael Jackson, and asserted that he would be willing trade being beat up in grade school for being “gently masturbated by a pop star.”
Maher also again attacked Mormonism and religion generally, using uncensored vulgarity, and seemed to hold Romney responsible for the polygamy of his grandfather.
The Real Time host brought up Michael Jackson to suggest that Romney had behaved worse than a child molester:
But as far as this bullying, you know, this made me think of the Michael Jackson situation. Because, you know, he was accused of being a child molester. We’ll never know because he’s gone, but even his worst accuser never said that he did anything like actually have sex with them. It was grabby, grabby under the covers. Which is terribly wrong.
However, when I was 12 years old, I was beaten on the playground. Just like the Mitt Romney thing, I was held down and somebody just punched me in the face while other kids watched. And if I could go back to 1968 and trade that experience for being gently masturbated by a pop star
Yep, I know that Maher is a despicable pig, who is, in this case, making light of children being molested. Yes, I know how that enrages anyone with a shred of moral decency. He is a waste of skin. But, I have long seen something in Maher. Some deeply held bitterness, a feeling of inferiority that seems to pour out every time he speaks. Maybe it was on that playground, long ago, when little Billy got his ass kicked that such bitterness began. Maybe that helps to explain why he is such a prick? Maybe, just maybe, this also explains why he seeks to demean others? Maybe Maher the child never got over that playground beating. Maybe Maher the adult never has either?
Not that I am in any way excusing Maher, there is no defense for people like him. In fact, I would wager that Maher received his beat down for something he said. Maybe he was a punk with a big mouth way back then. And maybe I am just being mean here but, I would like to think that kid who beat up Maher, was a girl, a girl named Sarah, a pretty girl, with glasses, and who told Maher “you betcha” as she smacked him!