Bill Maher show interrupted by 9/11 Truthers
"Sometimes, here at CBS, I wish the sound wasn't working. I don't even know what that asshole was saying."
Debate was repeatedly interrupted during a live broadcast of Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday in an effort by audience members from the 9/11 Truth movement to steer the conversation towards circumstances surrounding the collapse of World Trade Center building No. 7 during the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York.
In a contentious war of words between Maher and the Truthers, Maher has said on his show that the movement are "crazy people" in need of mental help, prompting protests and a video response.
Says an audience member after security personnel escort one man out of the building: "That was cowardice, attacking a man for asking a question!"
Maher's response: "I'll kick your ass outta here too."
Maher, made visibly upset by the interruption, reiterated his stance on 9/11 Truth and gave his blessing to security personnel to apply applicable "ass-kicking" in lieu of personal "attention" from the host himself.
"I'm not going to even touch the First Amendment," says Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. "I'm going to leave it alone."
The following video is from HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, broadcast on October 19, 2007: