On Friday’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” the comedian host broke with the progressive narrative when talking about the events in Ferguson, Missouri.
Michael Brown, the unarmed man shot and killed by polices over the summer, has been portrayed as a “gentle giant” who was shot while trying to surrender to police. Selective leaks from the grand jury contradict that story.
While leaks don’t necessarily reflect the totality of what the grand jury is hearing, it did give Maher an opportunity to discuss the entrenched group-think the Ferguson story exposed on both sides of the story.
“You know what else I find disturbing is that everybody in America,” Maher said, “just sides with their own people and doesn’t look at the facts. The cops, I saw on the news a couple of weeks ago, were wearing bracelets or something that said, ‘I am Darren Wilson.’ Why do you want to throw your lot in with this plain murderer?”
But Maher didn’t just toe the progressive line, he crossed it and turned his criticism back on it.
Continuing, Maher said, “And Michael Brown’s people. I’m sorry, but Michael Brown’s people say he is a gentle giant. Well, we saw that video where he was in 7-11. No, he wasn’t a gentle giant. He was committing a robbery and he pushed that guy. He was acting like a thug, not a gentle giant. He certainly didn’t deserve to be shot for it.”