“Real Time” host Bill Maher made his stance clear — as he usually does.
Maher said on Friday night — referencing the news that David Koch, the GOP mega-donor and billionaire philanthropist, had passed away at the age of 79 after a cancer battle — “F*** him. I’m glad he’s dead.”
Yes, you read that right.
“And now, some funeral news to report,” Maher told his HBO audience during his opening monologue. “Yesterday [meaning Thursday], David Koch of the zillionaire Koch brothers died … of prostate cancer.”
“I guess I’m going to have to re-evaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer,” Maher added crudely.
The HBO star also joked that Koch’s family expressed gratitude that he “lived long enough to see the Amazon catch fire” — and that condolences poured in “from all the politicians he owned,” as Fox News also pointed out about Maher’s remarks.
The man has died.
Whether one agreed with his political leanings or philanthropic activities or not — no one who’s deceased deserves that kind of vitriol.
What happened to human decency?
Sadly, far too many people are ready to rip into those they disagree with politically and otherwise for a few jokes, or for many accolades — or for other reasons.
This just seems to be … too much.
“As for his remains, [David Koch] has asked to be cremated and have his ashes be blown into a child’s lungs,” Maher also said on his show about Koch.
As Fox News noted in a piece about the passing of David Koch, he “and his brother Charles have regularly been attacked by left-wing politicians and activists — often portraying them as bogeymen blocking reforms to protect the environment.”
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