November 22, 2018

Leftists turn on Bill Maher for mocking comics after Stan Lee’s death

Ben DaviesRebel Host | Rebel Reel Reviews

After beloved comic book creator Stan Lee died, fans took to Twitter to express their sympathies and gratitude. But comedian Bill Maher took the opportunity to make fun of comic book fans, saying, among other things, “I don’t think it’s a huge stretch to suggest that Donald Trump could only get elected in a country that thinks comic books are important.”


Comics fandom being what it is, the backlash was massive.

But what’s interesting to me is that Maher has made a career out of attacking things that I and millions of others value, such as traditional values and religious belief. It was fascinating to watch many presumably left-leaning comic book fans suddenly experiencing something the rest of us have endured for years: A famous and influential media mouthpiece mocking something we care about deeply, and in such a low-information way.

Could it be possible that this experience will make liberals take their own advice about “increased civility” seriously?

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commented 2018-11-23 05:03:16 -0500
I love comics, not so much the new SJW garbage , but many decades of awesome comics have been created. Mahr is an imbecile.
commented 2018-11-22 21:01:55 -0500
Atheists: the difference between Maher and Hitchens is that Christopher Hitchens has actually thought about it. People like Maher have no substance to them. Others mean nothing to them. He simply exists.
At least Hitchens had the decency to make a thoughtful comment.
commented 2018-11-22 19:27:56 -0500
Liberals can dish it out but boy do they hate it when their precious things are mocked. Let’s hope it wakes them from their ideological slumber.
commented 2018-11-22 14:29:49 -0500
PAUL MCCULLOUGH commented 22 mins ago
The left turning on itself was inevitable.
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Very true, Paul. That is because the Left has no position. They have the position du jour and woe betide the leftist who doesn’t keep up.
commented 2018-11-22 14:05:48 -0500
The left turning on itself was inevitable. They need someone to be outraged about. Conservatives fight back & are becoming less likely to just take it. They will turn on each other. It seems to be happening more & more often.
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