"It’s easy to trip people up if that is your sole intention."
April 3, 2014 10:38 AM Subscribe
posted by Atom Eyes (128 comments total)
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"So yeah, I (apparently) lost a game on Bill’s show that I didn’t know I was playing. The game was 'Gotcha!' And according to the Internet (and the number of misspelled and nigger filled — the word, not the people — tweets in my timeline), I got gotcha’ed!"
W. Kamau Bell writes about his recent appearance on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher
"Here’s what went down from my (totally biased) perspective. Bill read a Paul Ryan quote (previously)
from a radio interview on Bill Bennett’s show. The panel had been given the quote before the show. And then he asked if it was okay to infer that Ryan was talking about people of color without saying the words. The panel had also been told that this was going to happen. In fact, I had been told right before the show taped to jump in first on this one because — and I quote — 'As an African-American Bill is going to want to hear your perspective.' Anyone who knows me knows I’m a sucker for conversations about race and racism in America. Well, I got played for a sucker.
After the question came up, I basically said (FIRST!) that the quote was clearly about race, Bill read a second quote that he said was from Paul Ryan
, and I snickered. And then Bill made that famous Bill Maher face that we all know (and many love). And he declared that the second quote was from Michelle Obama. Duh, duh, duuuuuuuh!"
(W. Kamau Bell previously on MeFi)