Bill Maher Celebrates The Death of David Koch And Hopes That He Died In Pain

In what may be the single most vicious commentary that I have read in recent memory, HBO host Bill Maher said Friday that he is “glad” billionaire  David Koch, a conservative activist, is dead and added that he hoped “the end was painful.” I strongly disagreed with Koch’s view of climate change and his anti-environmental stances. However, I cannot imagine saying such a thing about someone because I disagree with his heart-felt convictions. Koch was committed to a set of principles that Maher can disagree with but to celebrate a painful death is truly breathtaking.

I have previously written about the sense of a license among some to be uncivil and hateful as well as the unbalanced coverage of such commentary.

Maher stated on air: “Yesterday 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 . . . He was 79, but his family says they wish he could live longer, but at least he lived long enough to see the Amazon catch fire.” He added “Condolences poured in from all the politicians he owned, and mourners have been asked in lieu of flowers to just leave their car engines running. As for his remains, he’s been asked to be cremated and have his ashes blown into a child’s lungs.”

I do not object to the latter part of that statement about car engines and his remains as fair game for a comedian. Koch was a polarizing public figure. However, it takes an utter lack of humanity and decency to celebrate someone’s cancer. Imagine if a conservative celebrated the return of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s cancer. Would the response be equally muted in the media?

240 thoughts on “Bill Maher Celebrates The Death of David Koch And Hopes That He Died In Pain”

  1. Dear Bill,
    You made a decision about truth and money a long time ago. You’ve been able, because of your fan-type, to get by with horrid statements of belief.
    Since I have an opportunity I will let you know that your face is a mash of Johnny Cash and Pete Buttjudge. It is that look that turns on the majority of your fans.
    These are a few things that may hurt more than you think when your “show” is cancelled.

  2. And Maher is ignorant as well the fires in the Amazon have nothing to do with climate change. Also the Kochs are not conservative they are libertarian and if Maher did any research he would find they agree on more things than he realizes.

  3. I have resolved to make an effort not to be offended by comedians. That’s a reflex of the hysterical, too-easily triggered left.

  4. He one ups himself for disgusting comments every week. He was just hoping for a recession that would mean many people unemployed and struggling to pay the bills for their families because he doesn’t like Trump. Now this disgusting rant about a cancer death. Political hate is so strong that death, economic turmoil is to be celebrated if it helps your side? If so we have no hope as a nation.

    1. The left unleashed violence in our nation in the 1970s and has only grown demonstrably since with ultra-violent films and TV programs from Hollywood. The mainstream media has turned TV news to horror videos showing us people getting killed, dying in the streets and getting beaten, while liberals have glamorized the killing of unborn babies. Americans have seethed for decades at what liberals have done to our country which is why Trump is preferred over Democrats. John F. Kennedy or Jimmy Carter could not win if they ran as Democrats today. The Democrats of today are not the Democrats of 20 years ago

      Democrats/Left are all about divide/conquer just like Bill Maher. Thankfully Americans realize this even if the Left are desperately trying to control the narrative via CNN, NYT, WahPoo, etc. Thankfully Fox News and many online news sites offer us a non-left fake news perspective

  5. bill Maher has found a new low, he use to be funny, he is political hack, indecent mf, sense you feel that way Mrs. Maher , is ok to wish the same for you and your family. do use a favor , find the nearest bridge and jusp off it, the urine stains under my toilet seat are better then you , scum bag

  6. David B, Benson – The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 film produced by MGM, not Disney. The book is by Frank L. Baum.

      1. Anonymous – Walt never got it off the ground and he was dead when Disney Productions did a movie. BTW, Annette Funicello was my first waifu.

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