No, I'm not offended. Bill Maher immediately said he was joking. He has been an advocate for minority groups and varying opinions. He has offered the viewing audience what other news outlets do not, and that is a voice for both sides. And, besides Bill Maher, among others like Bill Clinton, Kevin Costner, have been given by many Blacks a "Ghetto Pass" (if you don't know what that means - ask somebody). I admire that he knows what the term "House N..." means (in a joking fashion, of course. Keep up the good work BILL MAHER.