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New York Mets brag about new partner Bill Maher; Twitter backlash ensues


Mets new partner @billmaher poses with Josh Thole. pic.twitter.com/A5GoGrV5

— New York Mets (@Mets) June 3, 2012

Serial woman-bashing comedian Pig Maher is now a minority stakeholder in the New York Mets. The baseball team made the announcement and posted a video from Maher on Twitter Sunday night. Reaction was fast and furious:

@Mets @billmaher For the first time since 1968 I will not be buying any Mets tix or merch. You have no idea how many fans you've alienated.

— Daniel O'Connor (@DanOVegas) June 3, 2012

@Mets I know you're desperate for cash, but @billmaher? Weren't there non-dirtbag potential investors?

— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) June 4, 2012


@rushlimbaugh Bill Maher quietly buys into NY Mets … Limbaugh forced out of his deal to buy stake in NFL team … hmmm

— Chuck Der Manouel (@OfficialChuckD) June 4, 2012

Why can Bill Maher buy into a team and Rush Limbaugh Can't? #Mets #BS

— BiasedGirl (@BiasedGirl) June 4, 2012

I'm so ashamed to me a @Mets fan right now after that tweet supporting Bill Maher. Man is a pig to all woman!

— Nicholas Pearl (@NickWonderful13) June 3, 2012

@Mets Don't ever present Bill Maher ever again!!! That man is a sexiest pig against women and it's disgusting you would let him speak for us

— Nicholas Pearl (@NickWonderful13) June 3, 2012

@JTTheBrick How can a sexist pig like Maher be able to buy part of a team but Rush Limbaugh can't? As of now, I hate the Mets. Period.

— an800lbgorilla (@an800lbgorilla) June 4, 2012

As a Mets fan I'm outraged that mysoginist pig Bill Maher is a new minority partner of the team!

— AMERITOPIA (@JohnnyBKK67) June 3, 2012

My new team to hate. Misogynist Metros! Bill Maher buys minority share of New York Mets – MLB http://t.co/EZMqbqx3 via @FoxSports

— i have a strategy. (@SBSportsDiva) June 4, 2012

NY Mets find a way to make their ownership even less appealing. http://t.co/OdaIdwUq #NotFunny #misogynist

— Ken Goldberg (@NEOCAST) June 4, 2012

More details via the NYTimes:

“I think it’s a great investment,” Maher, the host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” said before the Mets’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals. “I just thought it would be a great place, especially after I’ve seen some of the ways money can disappear in recent years. I had my money in Lehman Brothers in 2008.”

According to a sale document presented to potential investors, the limited partners can get their investment back in six years with 3 percent compound interest.

Maher, 56, whose libertarianism and atheistic views are elements of his comedy, would not say whether he had bought a full $20 million share or chipped in with others to buy one.

Whatever the size of his investment, he is the most celebrated person — at least the only one with a TV show — known to have become a new partner in the team with the Wilpon family, who raised $240 million from selling pieces of the team.



But we digress.

Guess the Wilpon family’s all good with the Mets embracing the Left’s ugliest mascot for misogyny. Flashback via ShePAC:

The New York @Mets ought to be ashamed for "partnering" with misogynist Bill Maher. http://t.co/NDkH7YPX #tcot #teaparty #yankees

— Kyle (@kyleraccio) June 4, 2012

It's thoroughly fantastic that @billmaher now has a financial stake in the Mets. I love being able to consolidate my hatred.

— Harry (@Tark31) June 4, 2012

Bill Maher is now part owner of the Mets? One more reason to root against the Mets.

— Chris Gaines (@Schraderbrau88) June 4, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/04/new-york-mets-brag-about-new-partner-bill-maher-twitter-backlash-ensues/

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