Saturday, March 03, 2007

Assassination Fascination

From News Busters:

As the discussion moved to the attempted assassination of Vice President Cheney last week, Maher asked his panel why it was necessary for the Huffington Post to remove comments by readers concerning their disappointment that the attempt failed. As the conversation ensued, Maher said one of the most disgraceful and irresponsible things uttered on a major television program since Bush was elected.

In a nutshell, the host said the world would be a safer place if the assassination attempt succeeded. And, he even had the nerve to reiterate it.
The exact comment?

Maher: But I have zero doubt that if Dick Cheney was not in power, people wouldn’t be dying needlessly tomorrow. (applause)

Scarborough: If someone on this panel said that they wished that Dick Cheney had been blown up, and you didn’t say…

Frank: I think he did.

Scarborough: Okay. Did you say…

Maher: No, no. I quoted that.

Frank: You don’t believe that?

Maher: I’m just saying if he did die, other people, more people would live. That’s a fact.

Over at Hot Air, Allah makes this valid point: "He’s the libertarian libertine version of Coulter: shameless, repulsive, but minus the ambiguity about whether he really means what he says."

Meanwhile at Ace of Spades HQ, Ace points out that at least the right "actually takes Coulter to task for her increasingly irresponsible jokes," whereas the Left ignores/supports Maher and people like him.

***Update, 5:43pm***

Ultramontane: Here's video of a Hannity & Colmes segment on the leftwing bloggers' desire for Cheney's death:

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