Maher gives $1million towards Obama

Comedian Bill Maher, winner of our Dung Beetle Award yesterday for a tasteless joke  linking Mitt Romney and  gay sex, is donating $1 million to Obama's SuperPAC. This is disturbing on so many levels. Comedians have lots of latitude in poking fun at politicians, as they should have. Jay Leno generally balances jokes about left and right. Potty-mouthed Chelsea Handler  who constantly refers to genitalia, is shamelessly pro-Obama, even directly calling on her audience to vote for him. But when comedians  like Maher use their TV platform to ridicule one side and then back the other side with millions of dollars,  there is an unacceptable conflict of interest. There is a simple solution, of course: don't watch Maher.