Friday, November 18, 2011

Dennis Miller Says He Fantasized About Attacking A Muslim Man On His Plane

By Zaid Jilani/Think Progress

On Wednesday night, comedian and right-wing pundit Dennis Miller appeared on Fox News’sThe O’Reilly Factor to talk about various political issues. At one point, Miller explained that on a flight from Los Angeles to New York, he was sitting next to a Muslim man. He told O’Reilly that he fantasized about assaulting the man if he stood up:
MILLER: Billy, I just flew five hours from L.A. to New York next to Islamic kid who was in his 30s. I couldn’t even watch the movie. I just fantasized [about] hitting him in the head with an elbow if he went up.
Watch it:
“You’re doing the Juan Williams thing!” O’Reilly responded to Miller, apparently laughing off his remarks. Miller’s comments come at a time when Islamophobia continues to be pervasive on the far-right. Last week, Tennessee state Rep. Rick Womick (R-Murfreesboro) told ThinkProgress that he thinks Muslims should be banned from the military, earning a rebuke from the Anti-Defamation League.

Motor City Liberal Comment:  I gotta give Dennis credit for one thing, at least he didn't pull a Toby Keith when Bush became unpopular and claimed he was never a Republican or supported George W.Bush. Dennis stuck to being a right-winger pandering to people who don't understand his jokes. Or Dennis just probably realize he burned so many bridges being a Bush ass boy so he decided to go full-blown wing nut.
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