Bill Maher on Rick Perry’s ‘N*ggerhead Ranch’ rock

By Roxanne Cooper
Saturday, October 8, 2011 1:57 EDT
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On Friday night’s episode of Real Time, host Bill Maher –in a segment reminiscent of our own primer on how not to respond to accusations of racism– pulled no punches in discussing the controversy surrounding the painted rock at Rick Perry’s “N*ggerhead Ranch.”

“If you find yourself prefacing more than half the things you say with ‘I’m not a racist, but …’ then you’re probably a racist.”

In a jab to the GOP, Maher added, “Overtly racist bullshit thinly painted over. Honestly, could anyone have written a better metaphor for the modern Republican party?”

Watch the full segment below, uploaded by Mediaite on October 7, 2011.

Roxanne Cooper
Roxanne Cooper is the publisher of Raw Story. She has 20+ years experience in media management, marketing, and advertising and has held positions with AlterNet, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, LA Weekly, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Stars & Stripes. From 2004-2008, Roxanne published the popular political blog Rox Populi. She lives in San Francisco and you can follow her on Twitter at @AlterRox.
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