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Menino Says Bill Maher’s Boston Bombing Comments Were “Irresponsible”

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The Red Sox 617 Boston Strong jersey covers the World Series trophy at the Boston Marathon finish line. (WBZ-TV)

The Red Sox 617 Boston Strong jersey covers the World Series trophy at the Boston Marathon finish line. (WBZ-TV)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Mayor Tom Menino says comments made by HBO host Bill Maher about the Boston Marathon bombings were “irresponsible.”

Maher, the host of “Real Time” talked about the moment when Red Sox players Jonny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia put the World Series trophy on the Boston Marathon finish line during the duck boat parade earlier this month.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

“You know again it was a bad day. Three people died that’s terrible, more were maimed that’s horrible, but unfortunately that happens every day in car accidents and everything else,” Maher said. “I mean your city was not leveled by Godzilla.”

Mayor Menino responded Thursday.

“It’s very irresponsible,” Menino said. “I think he should be taken to task for that.”

The mayor has invited Maher to Boston to better understand the meaning of “Boston Strong.”

“He doesn’t know what he’s talking about, come to Boston, visit Boston and see what a strong city we are,” Menino said.

Menino also says HBO is irresponsible for airing the show.

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