And Craig Ferguson won my admiration for shutting him up!
Via The Corner:
Late Late Show
May 3, 2005
Bill Maher: "I think that there is no perspective. People have no perspective, especially about crime. You know, zero tolerance. You know, of course, nobody ever wants to see a child, you know, diddled. Thats just plain wrong. But even the people who are testifying against him, theyre saying that he serviced them. They didnt service him."
Craig Ferguson: "You dont have kids, do you, Bill?"
Ferguson: "No. I have a son. It makes me crazy, this thing, this Michael Jackson thing. It drives me, the idea of someone touching my kid, I would go, I nearly swore there. Id go crazy."
Maher: "Very wrong. But, you know, I remember when I was a kid. I was savagely beaten once by bullies in the schoolyard. Savagely beaten. If I had a choice between being savagely beaten and being gently masturbated by a pop star. Its just me."
Ferguson: "The always controversial Bill Maher, everybody."
Maher: "What? Thats it?"
Ferguson: "Bill Maher. Well be right back with Rain Pryor."
I think that beating did serious brain damage to this man! I am so glad he is only on HBO that way I never have to risk catching his show while surfing!
HBO is a pay service and as such they don't have to wait for the ratings to feel pressure from customers. Here's hoping they do!