New York Times columnist David Carr said something really stupid on Real Time With Bill Maher Friday night. Maher was railing against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for refusing to answer a question about his views on evolution. (The meat of the conversation starts at about the four-minute mark in the video.) Maher joked that it was OK for evolution to be challenged in Kansas or Alabama because they're not among "the smart states." To which Carr replied: "If it's Kansas, Missouri, no big deal. You know, that's the dance of
the low-sloping foreheads. The middle places, right? Did I just say that aloud?"
Carr has since offered this apology via Twitter: "To all of America, at least the middle place that I come from, I apologize for saying something so, so dumb on Bill Maher last night. #choke" Yes, so, so dumb. But Glenn Beck will not be outdone.
On his radio show Monday, Beck hit his usual panic button and attempted to link progressivism to Nazism and eugenics (see the full video below).
"This leads to death camps," Beck said of Carr's comments. "These are the kinds of words that always lead to mass death. ... Why not kill the low-sloping foreheads?"
How could we forget all of the genocides that began by offhanded remarks made on late-night talk shows. How could we forget Hitler cracking jokes about the Holocaust in the 1920s and '30s. The warning signs were there, people.