September 24, 2011 / Uncategorized

TAKE ACTION: HBOs Bill Maher: “Sarah Palin Would ‘F–k’ Rick Perry If He Was Black.”

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UPDATE: Thank you to those of you who signed or ‘liked’ our petition to fire Bill Maher. The petition has been delivered to the Time Warner Board of Directors, and initial calls have been made to HBO Management. The New Agenda will be forming a TASK FORCE to take such follow up actions as are necessary to ensure that HBO Management takes proper action with respect to Bill Maher’s misogynistic behavior. Info to follow…

On Friday, September 23rd, Bill Maher said this during his HBO show:

Sarah Palin Would ‘F–k’ Rick Perry If He Was Black.

This statement is yet another example of Bill Maher’s misogyny. Maher has employed terms such as: ‘dumb twat’, ‘bimbos’, and ‘cunt’ in reference to women leaders including Sec Hillary Clinton, Rep Michele Bachmann and Gov Sarah Palin (read here).

On the same show, Rep Jane Harman (D-CA) called out Maher for his sexist remarks about Fox News’ Megyn Kelly.

Put simply:  Bill Maher is out of control.   His remarks are sexist and racist and he should be taken off the air!

Please sign the petition here.

Then, share the petition with your contacts via Facebook, Twitter and email.  The petition will be presented to the Time Warner Board of Directors and HBO Management.

Here’s Maher in action:

 

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  • yttik

    People like Bill Maher gives permission to others to act violently towards women, like the morons who recently attacked Bristol Palin by screaming at her that her mother was a whore, evil, deserved to go to hell and that Bristol herself was a slut, white trash, a piece of garbage. Then the media runs with it and calls it “A Smackdown” as if some grown man screaming obscenities in a young girl’s face is acceptable because he’s simply reminding a “whore” of her place.

  • Bes

    If there was a free market in Media then women consumers could simply call up and cancel all channels owned by Time Warner. But with the basic cable arrangement Corporate Media doesn’t care because they don’t have to. They are a monopoly, you either allow their entire load of malecentric garbage to be pumped into your home or you get zero channels.

    The best way to put an end to Corporate Media sexism is for women to cut the cable connection and only get the shows they want over the internet or someplace like Netflix.

    Go to the web site below and pick five channels you think are “men’s content”, add up their cost. Next add up five channels you think are considered “women’s content” and add up the cost. Clearly women consumers are getting screwed. We are also subsidizing misogynist garbage content with our basic cable subscriptions. Most of the men who are decision makers in Corporate Media believe the male view is the only view. They also don’t process language well. So if you want results you need to speak to them in money. Mount a campaign to get women to cancel cable and you will stomp out a good deal of misogyny.

    http://www.howcableshouldbe.com/

  • D Coleman Bigbee

    It is shocking in 2011 to hear Bill Maher make sexist demeaning statements without retaliation by the network. We have laws that appear not to apply to this man. In some arenas, his humor may be accepted but in my opinion he is as objectionable and offensive as wearing a white sheet and pointed hood maligning and terrorizing Jews, Catholics and African Americans. He owes Megyn Kelly and women in general that his inability to get a laugh without crossing legal lines was inappropriate.

  • anna

    an apology by Maher would be the same joke as the Letterman apologies. this man needs to go.

  • femisex

    Yttik
    “People like Bill Maher gives permission to others to act violently towards women, like the morons who recently attacked Bristol Palin by screaming at her that her mother was a whore, evil, deserved to go to hell and that Bristol herself was a slut, white trash, a piece of garbage.”
    yes! That is exactly correct, Yttik. Media sexism doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Society sucks it up and then communities are inured to hate talk towards women with whom they disagree or simple are angry at in the moment.

    Kudos to TNA for getting this petition going and we have cross posted it and tweeted as well. Some of our followers have retweeted so we hope this helps.
    We also have encouraged readers to demand that ESPN refuse to have Mike Tyson return as a guest to ESPN after this convicted rapist advocated violence against Palin in the form of rape.

    This feels like such an uphill battle but just knowing about these media attacks, while hurtful, will be helpful in the long run, we believe. We hope you all will call ESPN to demand that the producer hostMitch Moss–who laughed as Tyson recommened donkey rape for palin to rip her apart and that Palin needed her guts shoved into her brains by a violent sexual act–will be removed from his job or at the very least issue a very public apology.
    We have posted the number and tape of this episode on our site if you all want more terrible details.

    We have signed the petition to HBO and Time Warner and also posted a number to call –212-512-1109 to Adam Rubinowe who is manager of consumer affairs at HBO.

  • Please see update to this post!