On Friday night, HBO host Bill Maher suggested that America’s real racists include Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, and Antonin Scalia. Maher said that all were worse racists than Paula Deen, the Food Network host who recently lost virtually all of her advertisers after it came out in legal proceedings that she used the n-word three decades ago. Justice Scalia recently termed provisions of the Voting Rights Act “racial entitlements” based on the fact that they created majority black districts by mandate despite little or no evidence that such creation was a corrective to white racism.
“Just the fact that he talks about black people voting as an entitlement,” scoffed Maher, “that is so much more racist than anything Paula Deen ever said.” He continued:
We have replaced having a conversation about race with ‘oh OK, liberals feel good about themselves if they make the bad person go away,'” Maher said. “Who’s the bad person? The one we caught saying that one word. Donald Trump is a worse racist but he gets to keep his show because he never said the word. Sarah Palin is a worse racist, she said Obama was shucking and jiving his way to victory. Newt Gingrich said he was the food stamp president. This is real racism.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).