Bill Maher Defends Commanders Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio

Washington Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio came under fire last week after he referred to the Jan. 6, 2021 riot as a “dust-up” and compared it to the riots that took place during the summer 2020 protests after George Floyd’s death.

“I see the images on TV, people’s livelihoods are being destroyed. Businesses are being burned down,” Del Rio said. “No problem.  And then we have a dust-up at the Capitol, where nothing burned down. And we’re going to make that a major deal.”

Del Rio was fined $100,000 by Commanders head coach Ron Rivera for his comments. Rivera said in a statement, “His comments do not reflect the organization’s views and are extremely hurtful to our great community here in the DMV.”

He also added, “He does have the right to voice his opinion as a citizen of the United States and it most certainly is his constitutional right to do so.”

He Has The Right To Be Wrong. In America, You Have The Right To Be Wrong.

Whatever you think of what Del Rio had to say, it is his opinion, and he does have the right to express it. Bill Maher gets this and on Friday night during his HBO show, Real Time, he defended the Commanders defensive coordinator’s right to share his opinion.

Maher most certainly doesn’t agree with Del Rio, but said, “He has the right to be wrong. In America, you have the right to be wrong. They fined him, the team fined him, $100,000 for this opinion. Fining people for an opinion. I am not down with that.”

It’s crazy that we’ve come to a point where this has to be said. I always thought this was understood. You get to express your opinion whether it’s right or wrong. Yet here we are with people paying fines for their opinions.

We’re certainly living in a strange time.

Written by Sean Joseph

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  1. Bill Maher must have so much dirt on so many people they dare not cancel him. I’ve never witnessed more of a red-pilling than Maher — except for maybe poor Joe Rogan, who doesn’t realize he’s been totally red-pilled….

    • I don’t necessarily agree, but I get where he’s coming from w/ the difference between what started both events. One is main-streamed justified (i.e. tearing shit up over an unnecessary death of a minority). The other is main-stream demonized (i.e. tearing shit up over unverifiable election fraud).

      Del Rio may be “wrong” in the eyes of popular opinion but when you boil it down both events were riots w/ the George Floyd aftermath being substantially worse than the single-day riot at the capitol that lasted 3 hours. More damage was done and more people died in the BLM riots. At the capitol, only Trump supporters died. Del Rio has a great deal of leverage in the facts if you were to create a Venn diagram about quantity, time frame, damage, injuries/death, etc.

      The problem is one definitely happened w/ video evidence of George Floyd being kneeled on, while the other is almost impossible to prove. Anyone who says there was no fraud and it was the most fair election ever is fulla shit. With all the rule changing, mass mail-in voting, drop boxes, and ballot harvesting it’s fair to assume there was some level of fraud in the process. Question is, how wide-spread was it? It’s not about what you know, it’s about what you can prove.

      All that said, people say you can’t compare the two because they believe one was justified and the other was based on lies. But what’s more important than the sparks that started the fires is the actual damage caused by each fire.

      • This is pure devil’s advocate stuff. There was proof Mr. Floyd would’ve died within a few minutes if the cops wouldn’t have touched him. He had such a massive overdose of drugs in his system the likelihood of his death was extremely high. The cop was trained to restrain violent criminals in that manner and Mr. Floyd would have died regardless so the conclusion of this meandering is that there is just as much proof of a bad election as there is that the cop killed Floyd.

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