Last night Christopher Hitchens told the audience on Bill Maher’s show they were “frivolous.” Then he gave them the finger and told them “fuck you”:
HITCHENS: [Ahmadinejad] says the Messiah is about to come back. Who’s looking for a war here?
MAHER: So does George Bush, by the way. [Audience applauds] That’s not facetious.
HITCHENS: That’s not facetious. Your audience, which will clap at apparently anything, is frivolous. [Audience groans, Hitchens gives them the finger] Fuck you, fuck you.
This prompted Instapundit to explain:
Should things go badly with the war, Maher’s audience — and, for that matter, Maher himself — will be cited by historians as evidence of the American opposition’s unseriousness.