I can’t stand Bill Maher; I think he’s an even bigger megalomaniacal tool than the man he’s replacing, Dennis Miller. I already disliked him for the way he wouldn’t let those who disagreed with him speak on PI, and God forbid if they were a conservative Christian (which, for the record, I’m not), they were going to be the butt of jokes and audience jeering as soon as they opened their mouth. In addition, I’ve never once said to myself “This is a really difficult and complex political and social issue… it would help me so much if I knew what Werner Klemperer, Rick Springfield, Jackie Collins, and the girl from Becker thought about it”. But then his incessant whining about how he was the victim of post 9-11 censorship made me want to take a weedeater to him.
No son, those who opposed the Nazis, Peronism, and the Supreme Soviet were censored; Christian missionaries in Islamicist countries are censored; demonstrators in Tiannemen Square were censored. You were cancelled. There’s a big ass difference and you are spitting on the suffering of anybody who has been censored when you lump yourself with them.
Censorship is when they physically restrain you from expressing your opinions by throwing you in jail, destroying your printing materials, or threatening any station manager who gives you airtime. Cancellation is a business decision based on market shares and other objective and subjective criteria. NOBODY has told you that you can’t make whatever whiny asinine and unprovable comment you want to make in any public place you want to make it- that’s your right as an American. What’s not your right as an American is to get paid millions of dollars per year to make said comments. (If I’m wrong, please let me know because I have lots of whiny asinine unprovable comments to make and I want my money.)