BILL MAHER: New rule. Don’t make me go back to my old title. Anybody here remember the 90s? The 90s, people? It was a crazy time and I had a show called Politically Incorrect, because back then political correctness had gotten so out of hand. I mean, blacks became African-Americans, Mexicans became Latinos and Indians became casino owners. Broken homes became dysfunctional families. Bums became the homeless. Crazy people became FOX News reporters.
It was a tough time for comics. One young comedian even got into big trouble for saying the word chink. (Guest Sarah Silverman).
Now I bring this up in 2014 because, unfortunately, political correctness is making a comeback, and now with the internet, it is easier than ever. In the 90s, you had to at least get off your ass to be in a fake mood of hurt feelings. You needed signs, you needed petitions, you had to feed Al Sharpton. Back then, getting worked up over nothing was a lot of work. And now it seems like all the internet exists to do is point to the latest person who said the wrong thing so the rest of us can feel morally superior. And that’s not what the internet is for; that’s what college is for.
Social media is all about gotcha of a homophobic business man, or a sexist cartoonist, or a college president who fat-shames his dog by naming it Waddles.
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