One thing that we do not have in common is skin color. That is what will always separate me from folks like Bill Maher, no matter how much of the other things we might have in common.
Negroes like W. Kamau Bell (I see you Touré) like to give out "black cards" to certain white folks. They give it to people like Bill Maher and Stephen Colbert because their politics is the same, and for some of the reasons that I outlined above. This is a mistake.
Bill Maher, when all is said and done, is no different than any other white person in America. Sure his politics and religion (or lack of it)might be different, but, at the end of the day, they share something that Negroes like W. Kamau Bell do not: The color of their skin.
Mr. Bell was set up and played by Bill Maher on his show. The entire episode has become very popular in conservative circles as an example of out of control black racism.
“Real Time” host Bill Maher stunned his liberal guests Friday night after a racial quote they thought was uttered by Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan was actually said by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Mr. Maher started off the segment with Mr. Ryan’s recent comments about inner city poverty and the cultural dynamics that perpetuate such cycles. The HBO host then asked if Mr. Ryan was simply making an honest observation or something motivated by racial ill will.
Comedian W. Kamau Bell intimated that some sort of racial malice was involved.
Then the “Real Time” host tricked his guests, saying: “Let me read something else. Here’s something else Paul Ryan said. He said: ‘When it comes to getting an education, too many of our young people just can’t be bothered. They’re sitting on couches for hours playing video games, watching TV instead of dreaming of being a teacher or a lawyer or a business leader — they’re fantasizing about being a baller or a rapper.’ Oh wait, that wasn’t him. That was Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama said that.”
The camera showed Mr. Bell stunned, at which point Mr. Maher turned to the audience and said: “Hushed silence! […] Is something less true if a white person says it about black people?”
“We talk to each other differently than when we talk to [white people],” Mr. Bell responded.
During the segment, former Republican congressman Rick Lazio of New York defended Rep. Ryan, saying that most cities with high poverty have been controlled by Democrats for decades." [Source]
So why was "Mr. Bell stunned"? He was stunned because his ideological soul-mate set him up. He never saw it coming. What he will realize one day is that when all is said and done, Bill Maher is no different than any other white person in America when it comes to how he views race and racial issues. The fact that he (Mr. Bell) had to be "punked" in front of millions to prove that point is a sad commentary on him and other Negroes like him.
Now, as is to be expected, Mr. Bell is trying to explain his disappointment with Maher and himself.
"Kamau Bell, who, until recently, hosted his own late night show on FXX called Totally Biased, published a post on his website expressing his frustration with the way Maher made him and the other guests feel foolish by telling them the quote was made by Paul Ryan and getting their reactions before revealing the truth.
“I (apparently) lost a game on Bill’s show that I didn’t know I was playing,” Bell wrote. “The game was ‘Gotcha!’ And according to the Internet (and the number of misspelled and nigger filled — the word, not the people — tweets in my timeline), I got gotcha’ed!”
He went on to explain that the show’s producers gave him a heads up about the first, real quote from Ryan that had turned into one of the week’s big political controversies, and even asked him “as an African-American” to jump into the discussion first. “Anyone who knows me knows I’m a sucker for conversations about race and racism in America,” Bell wrote. “Well, I got played for a sucker.”
Bell took offense to the point Maher was apparently trying to make (“Is something less true if a white person says it about black people?”), writing, “this clip has turned out to be a Rorschach test for ignorance. If you think he gotcha’ed me or the panel, I feel sorry for you.”
After laying out the more interesting points of comparison between the Ryan and Obama quotes, Bell argued that an intelligent conversation about those issues was never what Maher intended:
Bill obviously didn’t want to have that conversation because if he had, he woulda had his awesome and gracious staff give the panel the Michelle Obama quote, too. He wanted to play “Gotcha!” Hey, good on him. It’s easy to trip people up if that is your sole intention. Go outside right now and see how many people you can trip while they walk around. I guessing it’s damn near 100%. Does it feel good? Not to me.
But again, who am I to judge? Bill’s got the rightfully acclaimed, long running hit show, and mine was canceled. I’m not even sure why he would waste his time gotcha’ing me. Was Al Sharpton not available?"
Kamau, he didn't need Al Sharpton; he had you.