It’s terribly disappointing to see how seriously the Left (and I include you in the Left, Emily, whether you wish me to or not) has started taking itself. There is no room for comedy on the Left anymore, as this article blatantly demonstrates; and there is no room for diversity of thought. Bill Maher is one of the major champions of the Left, and has demonstrated himself to be so exhaustively. And yet you have to condemn the man for his jokes. You have to make yourself forget (en mauvaise foi) that humor, satire and critical thinking have a legitimate role in public discourse, and you have decided to take the world back sixty years to a time when everything was taken at face value. Thank you for nothing, and we will all get on with the difficult task of re-shaping America without you.