David Letterman‘s audience hurls BOOS at liberal comedian Bill Maher after he cracks George Zimmerman jokes
By David Martosko Daily Mail PUBLISHED: 17 July 2013
HBO’s resident left-wing comic Bill Maher drew disapproval from late night host David Letterman’s audience on Tuesday after he told a pair of jokes mocking George Zimmerman in the wake of his acquittal for the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin.
Maher was in New York City to watch the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
When Letterman mentioned that Maher was among the owners of the New York Mets, whose stadium hosted the annual mid-season classic, Maher noted that he was only a ‘minority owner.’
Which is ‘better than being a minority in Florida,’ the comedian quipped .
‘Why are they booing?’ he asked moments later as the crowd turned against him.
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More catcalls came minutes later when Maher complained that under Florida law, Zimmerman’s firearm – which he used to kill Martin in self-defense – would be returned to him.
‘The Florida state law is that he can get his gun back. I say that if he gets a gun, Casey Anthony gets a baby.’
And moments later: ‘What is with the booing tonight?’
Anthony was acquitted in July 2011 of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008.
Maher added more jabs taunting politically conservative TV watchers, at one point calling Republicans ‘drama queens’ for their outrage over a host of scandals facing President Barack Obama’s administration.
‘I wish Obama had transformed America,’ Maher offered. ‘He has not.’
‘When they say, you know, “Oh, he’s the most radical president ever,” I think what they mean is, “He’s black.”‘
‘I remember Ted Nugent, during the election,’ Maher recalled, ‘said that “if Obama wins, this time next year I will either be dead or in jail” — which I call a win-win.’
‘And we’re waiting, Ted.’
‘It was great to see these ‘roided-up monsters hit it into row triple-Z,’ he said. ‘And the Levitra sign lights up.’
Baseball, Letterman observed, ‘really is a game of inches.’
‘Yeah, it really is,’ Maher replied. ‘Much like the Levitra sign.’
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