Bill Maher Jumps Gun on Politico Firing

HBO comedian Bill Maher may want to get his Washington facts straight. During his opening monologue on his program Friday, he said: “Politico fired a reporter yesterday because he said Mitt Romney was only comfortable around white people.” He joked, “Mitt Romney fired back. He said, ‘That could not be more wrong. Some of my best friends employ black people.'”

Maher was referring to Joseph Williams, Politico‘s White House Correspondent, who was suspended late last week after making offensive comments about Mitt Romney and his wife Anne on MSNBC and Twitter.

Williams’ fate at Politico remains uncertain. On Friday he tweeted that he was “done with Politico” after which he wrote that he was “still in limbo.” We’ve reached out repeatedly to Politico for the latest. Still no word.