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Clinton campaign declined Bill Maher's help cause he's an atheist.
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Clinton campaign declined Bill Maher's help cause he's an atheist.
I was reading this article about how Michael Moore offered Hillary Clinton help writing jokes and ziggers designed to piss off Trump during the debates.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.esquire...heit-11-9/

Article is so so but this part really stuck out at me.

Quote: I tried once, I tried twice. Finally, they got back to me, and they said, "No. We don't want this help. We would never want it to get out. This comedian is dirty, this comedian is an atheist. You"—me—"have your own set of problems. And it wasn't worth the risk, because we're going to win."

Obviously of the four comedians mentioned in the article as the joke team,is that'sMaher, but the bigger question is why can't the Democratic candidate of all people, even employ an atheist to write a few jokes?
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RE: Clinton campaign declined Bill Maher's help cause he's an atheist.
How do you know it wasn't Chris Rock?
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RE: Clinton campaign declined Bill Maher's help cause he's an atheist.
(September 20, 2018 at 8:01 pm)Minimalist Wrote: How do you know it wasn't Chris Rock?

Is Chris Rock an atheist? Google doesn't say that he is. Just that he's not religious. I'm sure it was Bill Maher.
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RE: Clinton campaign declined Bill Maher's help cause he's an atheist.
Quote:Comedian Lewis Black is scheduled to speak Saturday at "Reason Rally" in Washington, D.C., an event for atheists and the non-religious.

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Comedians tend to be very smart people.  A lot of them get it.
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RE: Clinton campaign declined Bill Maher's help cause he's an atheist.
Their are plenty of comedians who are Atheists not sure were your getting Bill Maher
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RE: Clinton campaign declined Bill Maher's help cause he's an atheist.
(September 20, 2018 at 8:23 pm)Tizheruk Wrote: Their are plenty of comedians who are Atheists not sure were your getting Bill Maher

Read the article.

Here is the first line:

Michael Moore Enlisted Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, and Bill Maher To Write Political Jokes for Hillary Clinton.

(September 20, 2018 at 8:22 pm)Minimalist Wrote:
Quote:Comedian Lewis Black is scheduled to speak Saturday at "Reason Rally" in Washington, D.C., an event for atheists and the non-religious.

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Comedians tend to be very smart people.  A lot of them get it.

Lewis Black being an atheist doesn't mean Chris Rock is one. Obviously they were talking about Bill Maher.
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RE: Clinton campaign declined Bill Maher's help cause he's an atheist.
In the US, supporting atheism, or even acknowledging it, is usually the political kiss of death.
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RE: Clinton campaign declined Bill Maher's help cause he's an atheist.
I don't know Rock has said some harsh stuff about religion  Dodgy

(September 20, 2018 at 8:35 pm)mh.brewer Wrote: In the US, supporting atheism, or even acknowledging it, is usually the political kiss of death.

This is very true Dodgy
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RE: Clinton campaign declined Bill Maher's help cause he's an atheist.
That's blatantly false CA and you know it. Here's some parts of the article: 

Documentarian Michael Moore revealed this week that he made efforts to help Hillary Clinton (who he called "the smartest person to ever run for president") by enlisting Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, and Bill Maher "to form a Justice League of satire and comedy" to take down Trump with jokes during the 2016 presidential debates—an effort the Clinton campaign rejected.

As Moore recounted to Milano ():


Quote:I had an idea: During the debates, because his skin is so thin, if she had a comedy shiv that she could just slip under that thin skin of his... When he has his rallies, he's in charge, but at the debate he's not in charge. He would implode if she said just the right thing, just the right satirical moment to get him. Let America watch him come unglued. Knowing her as many of us, or some of you know her better in here... Essentially that's not in her skill set—satire. But I know she gets it.

Quote:So I called up Amy Schumer, I called up Bill Maher, and I called up Chris Rock. I said to each of them, We have to form a Justice League of comedy and satire to help her. Do I have your permission to call someone connected at the Clinton campaign or the Democratic party to offer—quietly, we don't want any credit, we don't want anyone to know—and we'll just write little things in the debate that she can say to him that will make him go boom.

Quote:I tried once, I tried twice. Finally, they got back to me, and they said, "No. We don't want this help. We would never want it to get out. This comedian is dirty, this comedian is an atheist. You"—me—"have your own set of problems. And it wasn't worth the risk, because we're going to win."

Quote:It's a little story I'm sharing with you—I haven't asked Bill and Amy and Chris if I could share it, I hope they're OK with it—and I wanted to use it as an example... If we got turned down—and all we wanted to do was help, who else got turned down? What else happened in that crazy campaign?

Nowhere in any of this does it specifically say the reason was because of Bill Maher's atheism. It could very well be Chris Rock, but CA conveniently misrepresents the article for anyone who won't bother looking at it to fact check it. 

In case there was any doubt about Chris Rock: 
Freedom From Religion Foundation autobiography of Chris Rock
Disclaimer: I am only responsible for what I say, not what you choose to understand. 
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RE: Clinton campaign declined Bill Maher's help cause he's an atheist.
(September 20, 2018 at 8:44 pm)Joods Wrote:


Are you trying to give me a headache?
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