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Bill Maher mocks Mitt Romney's binder comment

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It is a safe estimate to say that Bill Maher is not a huge fan of Mitt Romney. I do not think me saying that is going to draw many objections. With Romney's debate performance this week and his binders full of women comment, it seemed only natural to assume that Maher was going to have something to say about it during his HBO series, Real Time with Bill Maher, this week.

And Maher did not disappoint.

Maher's panel did not talk in great detail about it, as the host instead showed a video from a long-time ago.

"We got hold of another tape of Mitt Romney talking behind closed doors," said Maher. "It's from 25 years ago, so he looks a little different."

The video was not of Romney - it was a clip from Alfred Hitchcock's 1943 thriller Shadow of a Doubt. Maher showed one of the most famous scenes in that movie, as Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) goes on a tear about women. Many film experts considered Hitchcock to be a misogynist and that film was a clear example they used when making that case.

"The cities are full of women," says Uncle Charlie. "You see them in the hotels, the best hotels, every day by the thousands, drinking the money, eating the money, losing the money at bridge, playing all day and all night, smelling of money, proud of their jewelry but of nothing else... horrible, faded, fat, greedy women."

Then Maher showed the Romney/Ryan logo next to Cotten's face, drawing laughs from his audience. 

 

 


Details
Show:
- Real Time With Bill Maher
Person:
- Bill Maher
- Mitt Romney
Network:
- HBO

Written by: Hamatosan
Oct 21st, 2012, 6:52 am

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Message Posted On Oct 22nd, 2012, 4:01 pm

Gadfly...bitter much? As others have stated, he's a comedian, that's what they do. I don't hear any Dems pouting over the crap that Dennis Miller comes up with. He's the only Right leaner that i could come up with ( maybe this has something to do with the fact that Republicans have NO SENSE OF HUMOR!!!) seems you're protesting to the point of overboard, and from a site moderator..hmmmmm.

Really?

Message Posted On Oct 21st, 2012, 4:43 pm
Fair enough Gadfly. I won't contest that Maher can be a dick sometimes, even though I watch his show every now and then. And while I'm as against misogyny as the next guy, Maher is a comedian, and I tend to give comics a bit of leeway in that area. Humor is often about pushing the envelope of good taste. Some of Eddie Murphy's classic standup can be quite misogynistic at times, doesn't stop me from laughing and not taking it seriously. As for the "binders of women" comment, I didn't find it misogynistic as much as simply poorly stated. Although I do think Romney's bit about giving his female workers special hours so they can go home and cook dinner was a bit misogynist.
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Message Posted On Oct 21st, 2012, 4:19 pm

It's not about politics, it's about Maher being an uneducated dick who doesn't know what "misogny" means... while being a master of it himself.

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Message Posted On Oct 21st, 2012, 4:15 pm

If him bashing Romney is nothing new, why is it listed here as news? :)

The discussion is about Maher, not politics.

Butthurt, not particularly?. Either you're against misogny toward women in which case Maher isn't exactly a poster boy. Or we shouldn't care. Which do you prefer?

Anonymous

Message Posted On Oct 21st, 2012, 2:58 pm
Hey Gadfly (Site Moderator), butthurt ?
Really?

Message Posted On Oct 21st, 2012, 2:37 pm
Why must every article having anything to do with politics dissolve into a partisan pissing contest in the comments? Both candidates have faults, and both have strengths. And Gadfly, everyone knows Maher is a raging liberal, so it's not like him bashing Romney is anything new.
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Message Posted On Oct 21st, 2012, 2:13 pm

Perhaps Maher should have put up videos of himself calling a woman "cunt" and "dumb twat" in his standup routines as demonstrations of true misogny. I think the audience might have appreciated it a bit more than a 1943 movie clip.

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Message Posted On Oct 21st, 2012, 2:05 pm

The binder comment wasn't made behind closed doors, so the joke doesn't really make much sense.

 

And of course, President Obama has consistently failed to give women equal positions within the White House, leading to a payment disparity. While Romney has hired women at all levels. But at least Maher knows which one is the misogynist.

Anonypuss

Message Posted On Oct 21st, 2012, 12:42 pm
Well... Romney is a bad man, I mean, morally (teleologically and deonotologically, bad).
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