If a Republican “entertainer” or talking head had made this reference seconds after talking about a black candidate, not only would it have been front page news in the MSM, but George Stephanopoulos probably would have spent the next half hour apologizing on behalf of the network and said the offender would be banned from ABC for life.
But those rules don’t apply to non-Republicans:
BILL MAHER: You have got to feel bad for Mitt Romney. I mean, he’s been led, so far, by Trump, then Bachmann. Then Perry. Then Cain.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But, he kinda hangs in there. He’s everyone’s second choice.
MAHER: I’m rooting for him. You know? Because, look, in a country with only two parties, the Republican can always win. I mean, at least he eats with a knife and fork. I mean, he [Romney] is all that stands between us and the rise of the apes.
Remember though, like Maher always says, it’s the Tea Partiers who are the racists.
Maher should do an interview with David Gregory — I bet that would be laced with barely subliminal messages.