via Mediaite here.
Was quite a charged moment earlier tonight when Dinesh D'Souza, fresh from a hit doc ripping Obama, appeared as Bill Maher's chief interview guest tonight. They battled over this and that but the surprise was Maher raising what has apparently bugged him for a decade now.
Remember when he nearly got blacklisted for commenting that, whatever else you may say about them, the 9/11 hijackers were "brave"? Well, it turns out (if I understand it correctly) that Maher was referencing a similar remark that had just been made on his old show--namely, Dinesh D'Souza. And, according to Maher, D'Souza never did come to his defense afterward. Anyway, again from Mediaite, here's a longer summary and the video.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Friday Night (Bright) Lights
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