Last night, Bill Maher appeared on Larry King Live and became the latest person to out Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman. Via Blog Active is this video clip
which has just been pulled by CNN and the RNC. Normally, the LKL transcripts are available overnight but, for some reason, this one was only posted in the last hour. Listen to the clip and read along with our transcript. Then read CNN's edited transcript below.
UPDATE: CNN has pulled the You Tube but for now it is available here. (Thanks BClinton!)
This what Bill Maher and Larry King said:
MAHER: Well, there's a couple of big people who everyone in Washington knows ... who run the Republican party
KING: You will name them?
MAHER: I wouldn't be the first. I'd get sued if I was the first but...you know. Ken Mehlman, okay there's one. I think people have talked about. I don't think he's denied it when people have suggested it. He doesn't say he isn't gay. [Ed: Actually, he has both denied and refused to answer the accusation.]
KING: Ken Mehlman? I've never heard that. But the question is...
MAHER: Maybe you don't go to the same bathhouse I do, Larry.
KING: Why would someone who is gay take public anti-gay positions? Why would you .. why would you ... do that?
MAHER: Because Larry, hating yourself is the greatest love of all.
KING: That's a great way to close out this segment, it's very poignant.
This is what CNN says Bill Maher and Larry King said:
MAHER: Well, I wouldn't be the first. I'd get sued if I was the first. (A PORTION OF THIS TRANSCRIPT HAS BEEN REMOVED)
KING: Great way to close out this segment. It's poignant.
When CNN re-broadacst the interview last night, they edited Larry King and Bill Maher's discussion of Mehlman's sexuality. So much for the myth of the liberal media.
Bill Maher Outs GOP Chair Ken Mehlman as Gay (You Tube)
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