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10/12/2011

Maher: If a Brick Came Through Rupert Murdoch’s Window, Fox News Would Be More Gentle on Wall Street People

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:39 am

Rachel Maddow responds: Ha ha!

Transcript via NewsBusters:

MADDOW: I was thinking about that as we see Eric Cantor and these other Republican Congressmen denouncing the Occupy Wall Street people as, you know, an angry mob and somehow dangerous to the country. I wonder if a sense of dangerousness is what gives them power.

BILL MAHER: Well, yeah, I think so. I don’t think anyone feels that we’re in a country like so many in the world. Let’s remember we are luckier than most where violence is really going to rule the day and effect policy. But, yeah, people can be intimidated by that kind of thing. I mean, this idea that they’re marching now on millionaires’ homes, I couldn’t help but think of that scene in the Martin Scorsese movie “Gangs of New York” where the riots break out in New York and Martin Scorsese has that cameo where he plays the rich guy. You know, he’s in his Fifth Avenue apartment and a brick comes through the window. Well, you know, if a brick came through Rupert Murdoch’s apartment, yes, I have a feeling Fox News would be a lot more gentle on the Wall Street people.

MADDOW: [Laughs]

Bookmark this for future reference the next time you see crocodile tears cried over violent language such as “targeting” a political opponent.

P.S. Y’all are aware that Neal Rauhauser has a role in this OccupyWallStreet movement, right? And that he is working closely these days with convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin?

OK. Just wanted to make sure you knew that.

67 Responses to “Maher: If a Brick Came Through Rupert Murdoch’s Window, Fox News Would Be More Gentle on Wall Street People”

  1. Maher is a nasty piece of work.

    Comanche Voter (0e06a9)

  2. I never know what people know any more.

    Patterico (66306e)

  3. Can’t hurt to make sure its known.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  4. I know that Maher is a piker compared to Rauhauser and Kimberlin. Maybe Hooten and his cohorts willpower rush to their defense, again.

    JD (318f81)

  5. God bless newsbusters for keeping an eye on human excrement so sane people don’t have to.

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  6. Rauhauser shares the joint account @WeOccupyAmerica on Twitter and seems to have been playing a major role in its operation. He tweeted a picture of himself with Jesse LaGreca, whom the movement regards as a hero for griping at a Fox News reporter.

    His workings with Kimberlin are quite a story. You have about a month to listen? Sorry, I don’t currently have about a month to tell it, at least right now.

    Patterico (f724ca)

  7. Has anyone studied the French Revolution?

    By the end of it, the leaders lost their heads too!

    So be careful Mr. Maher.

    AZ Bob (ffd720)

  8. It’s always different when they do it. And last I heard, Maher was pretty flush with cash. And he gives big money to causes involving pets.

    What about people who need the cash, Maher? How much are you giving them?

    I recommend he walk down to Wall Street, carrying a bag of cash, and redistribute some of his own wealth.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  9. Funny, isn’t it, how Maddow took Cantor’s original statement “growing mobs” and turned it into “ANGRY mobs”. Anything to support the meme!

    And yes, it’s nice to hear Maher intimate that Murdoch would be cowed by an act of violence directed at him personally. Why, it’s like the Bolsheviks and the Romanovs, 21st-century-style!

    [BTW, one might think that Murdoch's reaction would be quite the opposite of what Maher expects it to be]

    Icy (ea0b42)

  10. Rauhauser, just completes ‘the hive of scum and villainy’ down there, this is Stranded Wind, right

    ian cormac (0fc95f)

  11. Simon, last I heard the only people in-need that Maher gives cash to are street-walkers (literal truth).

    Icy (ea0b42)

  12. Rauhauser, just completes ‘the hive of scum and villainy’ down there, this is Stranded Wind, right

    Comment by ian cormac — 10/12/2011 @ 8:09 am

    Yes, that is one of the many names he has used on the Internet.

    Patterico (66306e)

  13. And last I heard, Maher was pretty flush with cash. And he gives big money to causes involving pets.

    The clown enriches his drug dealers.

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  14. “Stranded Wind”? I’d heard it was “Breaking Wind”.

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  15. Patterico, is that fellow’s blog over at HuffPo still turned off? Wonder why that happened?

    Icy, I think Maher (ugly little troll) gives money to PETA.

    Here you go:

    http://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/313-bill-maher

    By the way, that is a toupee he is wearing. As someone with fading hair, I roll my eyes at his vanity.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  16. As someone with fading hair, I roll my eyes at his vanity.

    With that puss of his, his often confused look reminds me of Buddy Hackett, only he’s not nearly as good looking as Buddy was.

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  17. Violence isn’t a trivial matter, especially if it’s directed at you or someone you love. But Maddow and Maher clearly underestimate the Murdochs, especially Rupert’s wife Wendi.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  18. Bill Maher is turning tricks on a stripper pole.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  19. Maher gives money to a group that in the pursuit of it’s cause has engaged in violent and illegal acts?

    Well, at least he’s consistent.

    Icy (ea0b42)

  20. ________________________________________________

    you see crocodile tears cried over violent language such as “targeting” a political opponent.

    I wouldn’t be as bothered by liberals like Bill Maher if I knew they at least didn’t fall for the notion their ideology imbued them with such great humaneness, tolerance, generosity and compassion. Or that they had those qualities above and beyond what’s found in their political opposites.

    At the very least, I want them and everyone else to always be aware of surveys that indicate a higher percentage of those on the left actually, in fact, is less generous (in donating money, time and even blood) than conservatives. More tellingly, that a higher percentage of liberals apparently is more likely to believe blacks are intrinsically less capable than whites, and that it’s okay for neighborhoods to be segregated.

    Mark (411533)

  21. If the rich paid more taxes than us the OWS dumbasses would still protest.

    Gotta love the left blaming the recession on us shooting down Obamas bills.

    The dems have a majority they can override the Repubs if they wished.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  22. P.S. Y’all are aware that Neal Rauhauser has a role in this OccupyWallStreet movement, right? And that he is working closely these days with convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin?

    No, I didn’t know that. Why am I not surprised?

    BILL MAHER: Well, yeah, I think so. I don’t think anyone feels that we’re in a country like so many in the world. Let’s remember we are luckier than most where violence is really going to rule the day and effect policy. But, yeah, people can be intimidated by that kind of thing. I mean, this idea that they’re marching now on millionaires’ homes, I couldn’t help but think of that scene in the Martin Scorsese movie “Gangs of New York” where the riots break out in New York and Martin Scorsese has that cameo where he plays the rich guy. You know, he’s in his Fifth Avenue apartment and a brick comes through the window. Well, you know, if a brick came through Rupert Murdoch’s apartment, yes, I have a feeling Fox News would be a lot more gentle on the Wall Street people.

    Is it just me, or does anyone else have trouble parsing that into anything sensible? I’m not trying to be funny, I seriously do not understand what Maher is saying; it’s like he’s speaking a foreign language. Patterico seems to see some sort of wish for violence there, but I have trouble even seeing that, except vaguely. Why does he think that FOX would be more kindly inclined to these thugs if they were to assault its owner? Is it because FOX staff don’t like their boss, or what? I could understand Murdoch being frightened by a threat of violence, but surely actual violence against him would only serve to make him angry and harden his line, wouldn’t it?

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  23. not long ago when maher was defending obamacare, Breitbart said to him (paraphrase), “so you’re not really a libertarian any more are you?”

    I think Breitbart is right. he’s morphed into a big-government liberal, albeit a sleazy one.

    These days liberals too often believe in suppression of freedom of speech. this is the latest example.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  24. not long ago when maher was defending obamacare, Breitbart said to him (paraphrase), “so you’re not really a libertarian any more are you?”

    I think Breitbart is right. he’s morphed into a big-government liberal, albeit a sleazy one.

    Was he ever a libertarian? I thought he was just claiming to be one because it sounded good, and he had no idea what it meant.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  25. To expect anything other than simpering idiocy from Maher and Maddow just proves that you haven’t been paying attention.

    mojo (8096f2)

  26. Me-If Maher were kicked in the testicles by a tranny I’d thank her and hug her.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  27. Ace has a post up from some douche bag here in LA at our version of ows, who says the “…bourgeoisie will not go without a struggle…” or some such guavno.

    all i know is that if someone starts throwing bricks at the windows of my house all those hours of frustration on the sporting clays range will finally pay off.

    well, that and having attended the Harmony Church School for Excitable Boys. 8)

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  28. Why give the little twerp any press?

    Keep his name out of the news, that will hurt more than this.

    Andy (b63f79)

  29. Y’all are aware that Neal Rauhauser has a role in this OccupyWallStreet movement, right?

    I’m not surprised. What else is he going to do? All theses guys have so little in their lives, which I think is a big reason they act like they have nothing to lose.

    In fact, I distinctly recall Neal boasting that he had nothing to lose while comparing himself to someone like Patterico who has worked hard to build a life for himself.

    Maddow and Maher understand full well what they are doing. Before we have real reforms in this country, they will do their part to foment riots. Isn’t Maddow’s new colleague Al Sharpton? So they have a riot mentor.

    Sure, the real nasty guys are the lowly criminals and thugs with nothing to lose, but I personally hold pundits almost as accountable for this kind of cheerleading.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Fox does get a brick thrown through the window now.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  30. Make you hope a gang comes into his Beverly Hills mansion and does unthinkable things to him.

    My Bowels Hurt (8d652e)

  31. Make you hope a gang comes into his Beverly Hills mansion and does unthinkable things to him.

    Comment by My Bowels Hurt — 10/12/2011 @ 12:01 pm

    Naw. I’m glad the right is extremely unlikely to respond in kind, because Neal and Bill’s tactics amount to desperation. They know they are losing the argument, and are having a tantrum.

    Bill’s ultimate point here is that he doesn’t want that dissenting view to be tolerated, and he’s helpless in 2011 to actually do anything to shut down the flow of competing ideas.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  32. In Bill Ayers America, Maddow and Meher would be among the intial group of “useful idiots” consigned to the “re-education camps”, just as their counterparts were in the ’20′s Soviet Union by Lenin/Trotsky/Stalin.

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic/Obama Sucks! (199304)

  33. Maher makes noise about being a libertarian (liberal side) because of his support for legalizing drugs & prostitution. One imagines that if this ever cane to be the taxes on both would wipe out his retirement fund.

    Icy (bb09f1)

  34. “came to be”

    Icy (bb09f1)

  35. Maybe if somebody punched Bill Maher right in the nose he wouldn’t be such a smug corkdipper.

    f1guyus (2a84e9)

  36. If a rock goes through Murdoch’s window then I suspect Wendi Deng would put a quick end to this whole silly mess…..starting with Maher’s pansy ass.

    RWS (9d1bb3)

  37. She is fiercly protective of her man, isn’t she?

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic/Obama Sucks! (199304)

  38. BTW, for those outside of the Democratik People’s Republik of Kalifornia,
    We have had a shooting in a hair-salon in Seal Beach CA (just down the road from Long Beach) with 6 deaths, 3 in Intensive-Care, and the shooter in custody – it looks like a “domestic dispute”.

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic/Obama Sucks! (199304)

  39. RWS !!!!!!!!

    JD (f93629)

  40. We have had a shooting in a hair-salon in Seal Beach CA (just down the road from Long Beach) with 6 deaths, 3 in Intensive-Care, and the shooter in custody

    Seal Beach is my home town. I am waiting to hear from my mother (pretty sure she wasn’t getting her hair done, though).

    Chuck Bartowski (4c6c0c)

  41. Chuck, it was at Salon Meritage, just south of the San Gabriel River/County Line on PCH.

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic/Obama Sucks! (199304)

  42. I am familiar with it, AD. Just not sure where mom gets her hair done. The part of Seal Beach I lived in was a little further from the ocean, though.

    Chuck Bartowski (4c6c0c)

  43. The thing I remember about that area of Seal Beach, Chuck, is that is where an old “gambling casino/night-club” from the ’40′s was located just as you crossed the river on the inland side.
    It stayed empty and unused for most of the 50′s, 60′s & 70′s; and always had an unsavory reputation/history.

    [note: fished from spam filter. --Stashiu]

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic/Obama Sucks! (199304)

  44. After the fawning and excuses being made a couple of days ago on Fox and Friends. I haven’t been awake to watch since, but that morning you would have thought they were paid spokespersons for OWS. I don’t know how Fox could get much more gentle than that morning.

    Sara (e8f5d4)

  45. If a rock goes through Rupert Murdochs window can I kick Bill Mahers mangina?

    And gotta love the obots who call us racists for criticizing obama via stealth.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  46. Obama is cleaning up the shit of Bush by continuing Bushs policies which caused this mess.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  47. Anybody besides me notice he’s got his own book, “Bill Maher,” propped up on the bookshelf behind him?

    Classy!

    Steve (4b1889)

  48. In this article the L.A. Times uses the same inflammatory rhetoric they accused Palin of using to incite violence. The article talks about Governor Brown placing himself in the “cross-hairs” of 2nd amendment activist. I guess its okay for the L.A. Times to use such dangerous rhetoric when speaking about 2nd Amendment advocates. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-brown-guns-20111011,0,5655548.story

    Brett (5f9a26)

  49. I’ve noticed that they fantasize a lot about attacks, “hate sex” and assassinations on those whom they perceive to be conservatives.

    Ultimately you have to blame and hold accountable the ceos of the companies that promote these evil people. Comcast, GE, Bill Gates, HBO, and the like. These people need to be brought to justice because they are the bin ladens and the Mahers are just the hijackers with the box cutters. We’re just always letting these lowlife ceos off the hook for some reason, as if they aren’t the ones who are directly responsible for the threats and incitements.

    j curtis (ccfad9)

  50. Does anyone remember the socialist/progressive response to Mike Vanderbeogh’s “The Window War” at Sipsey Street Irregulars?

    This story advocated breaking windows of both Republican and Democrat party office windows, with stones inscribed with the Second Amendment. The first window was at the local Republican office.

    Anyone remember the banshee howls from the socialist progressives in response?

    Note the differences:
    * Attacking party office windows, not private homes.

    * Attacked both parties.

    * Specific, consistent message.

    * Said message a passage from the Constitution.

    * First strike at leaders of own party.

    * Directed at “leaders” attempting to abrogate a right (bear arms), not citizens exercising a right (free press).

    * Proposed to short circuit, not to initiate, more violence.

    * A demand to be left alone, not to be taken care of.

    * Promulgated by someone seen as being on the fringe, not a major media figure. (Mike has since become a leader in exposing the Gunwalker scandal, a gross betrayal of the Constitution by those sworn to uphold it that deserves literal tar and feathers, if not ropes and trees.)

    And yet Maher gets laughter and cheers from those who booed and castigated Vanderbeogh.

    Dave Moore (dfc510)

  51. The repubs and their drunken sailor like spending got us into this mess and Obama is planning on making it worse.

    Go ahead Maher report me to Attackwatch.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  52. I bet he would appreciate a brick through ..

    #OccupyBillMaher (d1c681)

  53. What is a maher?

    Comment by DohBiden — 10/13/2011 @ 6:02 am

    A “Maher” is somebody who’s number one at impersonating number two.

    Steve (4b1889)

  54. Maher is a pissant.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  55. Staish, any particular reason why this got stuck in the filter (I had wondered what happened to it)?
    Comment by Another Drew – Restore the Republic/Obama Sucks! — 10/12/2011 @ 4:28 pm

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic/Obama Sucks! (85da3b)

  56. any particular reason why this got stuck in the filter (I had wondered what happened to it)?
    Comment by Another Drew – Restore the Republic/Obama Sucks! — 10/13/2011

    Probably the word “casino”, but sometimes it’s just gremlins.

    Stashiu3 (601b7d)

  57. I’d say 90% of the time I get caught in the filter it’s when I used some kind of metaphor involving gambling.

    Dustin (b2fb78)


  58. only he’s not nearly as good looking as Buddy was.

    Nowhere near as funny, either.

    IgotBupkis, President, United Anarchist Society (c9dcd8)

  59. Damn straight, Bupkis!

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  60. Maher is a perfect spokesdunce for the Operating Without Soap crowd–malicious, loud, and dumb. He just needs to cease bathing for a month to get the job down pat.

    M. Scott Eiland (1dc62a)

  61. The remaining 10% is when his mincing, sugary-sweet pro-Perry platitudes gum the works up with corn-pone, syrupy sweetness.

    Hey, Trump just gave a shout out to Rick Perry… “a nice man who isn’t doing well in the debates.”

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)


  62. but surely actual violence against him would only serve to make him angry and harden his line, wouldn’t it?

    Not if you’re of the typical libtard sheep mindset, milhouse. Liberal sheep think the thing to do is cower and run when faced with violence. Actually responding with strength and force to violence is beyond their reckoning capacity.

    So a liberaltarian f-tard like Maher presumes that, faced with violence, Murdoch would buckle and cower in trepidation.

    IgotBupkis, President, United Anarchist Society (c9dcd8)


  63. Was he ever a libertarian? I thought he was just claiming to be one because it sounded good, and he had no idea what it meant.

    milhouse has this one correct, Aaron. Maher was never a libertarian, he was at best a “liberaltarian” — he “agreed/sided with” with libertarianism in those areas where it matched up with liberalism, but with liberals anywhere libertarianism differed.

    It’s exactly the same thing as a liberal, but it gives you chops in certain circles that you’d lack if you acked you were actually a liberal.

    IgotBupkis, President, United Anarchist Society (c9dcd8)

  64. What is a maher?
    Comment by DohBiden — 10/13/2011 @ 6:02 am

    A “Maher” is somebody who’s number one at impersonating number two.
    Comment by Steve — 10/13/2011 @ 1:39 pm

    I don’t think any impersonation is involved, He really, really IS number one at being number two.

    IgotBupkis, President, United Anarchist Society (c9dcd8)

  65. I just meant a “maher” lacks the fertilization value of, well, an actual.

    Steve (4b1889)


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