Angela Rye, I Mean You Complete Disrespect

The September 30, 2016 edition of Real Time with Bill Maher had Sean Penn as the special guest.  The panel consisted of Angela Rye, Steven Moore and Peter Hamby. The panel was joined toward the end by Sarah Silverman.

Donald Trump dominated the conversation, and a curious scene unfolded.  Steven Moore is a Donald Trump supporter, Angela Rye works for CNN, and Peter Hamby is head of news for Snapchat.  As the conversation unfolded Steven Moore continuously talked over Angela Rye, and later Sarah Silverman.  By contrast, he showed Hamby and Maher a modicum of respect, making only background comments as they spoke.

Moore’s lack of civility was most pronounced with Angela Rye.  It became obvious that it was not a matter of political bent: it was a matter of gender and race.  Moore ranted on about how bad things were in America, repeating the campaign rhetoric about crime in black neighborhoods, unemployment of blacks – especially black teens – and tried to tie all of this failure to the Obama administration, and was completely deaf to all of the facts showing that unemployment was down across the board, and crime was down everywhere except in a couple of large cities like Chicago where violent crime is related to gang on gang violence.

At one point Steve Moore asked the panel, “Where are the black success stories?”, to which Angela responded, “Hello? Exhibit ‘A’.”  Moore obviously did not consider her a success, because in the Trump universe only success as a business person is deemed success.

Moore did not run over Silverman as much as Rye.  Silverman is female, but she is only Jewish, not black.

Moore is a great surrogate for Trump; a misogynistic racist.

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Comment by koshersalaami on October 2, 2016 at 7:04pm

Is this a quote or are you giving her a hard time for not handing this guy his head?

Comment by Rodney Roe on October 2, 2016 at 7:17pm

That is a quote. She and Bill repeatedly asked Moore to let her speak and finally Rye threw up her hands and said something like, I give up." Moore has been on Real Time a lot. This exceeded his usual boorish behavior.

Comment by Myriad on October 2, 2016 at 7:36pm

Saw that.  She repeatedly asked him to let her finish speaking, and he'd be silent for a nano-second.  All the Trump spokespeople on cable do the same thing (well, in fairness, a lot of cable characters of all stripes do too).  But that Real Time was a particularly awful example.

Comment by koshersalaami on October 2, 2016 at 7:45pm

If someone consistently interrupts so they don't hear you out, it usually means they're a coward who' afraid of what you have to say.

Comment by Zanelle on October 2, 2016 at 9:07pm

From your title I thought you were disrespecting Angela Rye yourself.   Not interrupting is so important.  Trump should learn that and it is interesting that his supporters don't get it either.  Weak character.   sigh.  

Comment by Rodney Roe on October 2, 2016 at 9:35pm

I've gotten to be one of those people who scream at the T.V.  What I usually scream is "Shut the f**k up and wait your turn."

Comment by nerd cred on October 2, 2016 at 11:11pm

I've stopped yelling at the TV and just sit there gape-jawed. I'm right on the verge of just changing the channel. Well, ok, I already change it a lot.

I saw Maher and was yelling at that guy. As bad as the Trumpettes generally are, this guy was the worst. 

But watch them - there are tactics they all use and no one deviates. It's always MR. Trump. They talk over everyone. And the talk over often as not starts with, "Yeah but Hillary..." very consistent. Kellyanne can impose some discipline, I'll give her that. 

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on October 2, 2016 at 11:28pm

You folks have made me grateful I missed this week's episode. 

Comment by nerd cred on October 3, 2016 at 4:45pm

Maher's not my favorite but his deep hatred for Trump is making him funnier and funnier.

Other than that, I don't limit what I watch by such a narrow definition. Maher was extreme last week for the screaming but that was mostly because of the Trump advocate's insistence in talking over the women and their insistence on not letting him.

Comment by Maui Surfer on October 3, 2016 at 5:03pm

I've dated newscasters before and if I was a bit younger I would fly to Atlanta and try everything under the sun for a date with Angela. This is a real woman folks, brain- meet beauty. A total fox as we used to say.

Moore is a putz is the nicest thing to say about him; a laughable fool who will be blindsided by the changes he hates as they really start to take hold. I'd love to take him on a little tour of Woodlawn, but, cowards like him are all talk.

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