From the beginning of the 2016 presidential campaign to today, many Democrats, Hollywood actors and complicit mainstream media members have worked overtime to spread the false narrative that President Trump and his supporters are “deplorable” racist, sexist, misogynistic thugs and bullies.
But now, over the past few weeks, their true colors have emerged.
First there was liberal “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert, whose extremely vulgar comment about President Trump made headlines across the world and had many viewers calling on CBS to fire him. Of course, he wasn’t.
Then there was anti-Trump comedian Kathy Griffin, who posted an ultraviolent, despicable photo on her Twitter page that showed her holding up a blood-soaked mask of President Trump’s decapitated head. When the photo triggered a social media firestorm and led to the cancellation of her upcoming tour dates, Griffin issued a fake video apology and admitted she went “too far.” Though that apology was quickly followed by a rambling press conference with her lawyer, where she had the gall to play the victim and blamed the Trump family for ruining her life and career. She also said, through tears, that the president “broke her.”
And the latest disgusting incident occurred Friday night, when HBO’s uber-liberal TV host Bill Maher, who uses his “Real Time with Bill Maher” program to viciously attack Trump and all things Republican, blurted out the N-word on national television.
When Nebraska Republican U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse (shown above) invited Maher to come to his state, saying, “We’d love to have you work in the fields with us,” Maher fired back, “Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house (expletive).”
It’s hard to imagine how he could possibly keep his job after saying something like that.
And though he, like Griffin, issued an apology — only after his comments were met with outrage from people on both sides of the political aisle — the episode is yet another example of a high-profile liberal being exposed for the hypocrite they are.
And the recent incidents targeting Republicans haven’t been limited to just words — there’s also been the violence dished out at pro-Trump demonstrations at the University of California, Berkeley, and in Minnesota.
Remind me who the thugs are again?
Can you imagine what would happen if Fox News’ Sean Hannity or Tucker Carlson used the kind of racist terminology as Maher on their TV programs? The left would go ballistic. They’d all be shouting, “You see! We told you so! Conservatives are racists!” No doubt many lefty media members would be swinging from the chandelier in joyous celebration. But no such response when it’s Bill Maher. The network condemned him, he apologized, and we’re all supposed to move on.
Let’s see if the same left-wing activist groups that led a dogged campaign to convince advertisers to boycott Bill O’Reilly’s show will do the same to Maher.
I’m not going to hold my breath.
Adriana Cohen is host of “The Adriana Cohen Show,” heard Wednesdays at noon on Boston Herald Radio. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.
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