The nation has been held hostage by Democrats & liberals whose fear of the coronavirus has dragged out the lockdowns and mask orders; now one of their own has called them out for it.
HBO’s Bill Maher used the “New Rules” segment of his weekly show to push back. He rebuked those who are “wildly” misinformed, as well as the media who is responsible for the unprecedented state of mass hysteria that America has been subjected to.
The comic scolded the, “high information, by the science people”, by citing a, “recent Gallup survey” that said, “Democrats did much worse than Republicans at getting the right answer to the fundamental question: ‘What are the chances that someone who gets COVID will need to be hospitalized?’”
He continued, “The answer is between 1 and 5%. … Forty-one percent of Democrats thought it was over 50%! Another 28% put the chances at 20% to 49%. So, almost 70% of Democrats are wildly off on this key question and also have a greatly exaggerated view of the danger of COVID to and the mortality rate among children”.
He added, “all of which explains why today the states with the highest share of schools that are closed are all blue states“.
I don’t want politics mixed in with my medical decisions. And when all of our news sources for Covid information have an agenda to spin us, you wind up with a badly misinformed population. #BreakingNews#ScaredStraightpic.twitter.com/xnPZOafziI
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) April 17, 2021
Maher also unleashed a torrent of scorn for the media which has once again failed the public by using a once-in-a-lifetime national health crisis to further the left’s political agenda.
“Don’t spin me when it comes to my health. Over the past year the COVID pandemic has prompted the medical establishment, the media and the government to take a ‘scared straight’ approach to getting the public to comply with their recommendations.” Maher said.
He continued, “Well, I’m from a different school. ‘Give it to me straight, doc’, because, in the long run, that always works better than ‘you can’t handle the truth’”.
The comic turned his focus to the media, “I think we all know, ‘if it bleeds, it leads.’ The more they can get you to stay inside and watch their panic porn, the higher the ratings”. Maher pointed out that, “Researchers at Dartmouth built a database recently monitoring the COVID coverage of the major news outlets across the world and found that while other countries mixed the good news in with the bad, the US media reported almost 90 percent bad news”.
“Even as things were getting better, the reporting remained negative”, he said. “When all of our sources for medical information have an agenda to spin us, yeah, you end up with a badly misinformed population including on the left” adding an exclamation point of “shouldn’t liberal media have to answer for how did your audience wind up believing such a bunch of crap about COVID?
If the liberal mob wasn’t already furious with Maher, they were sent into orbit when the host offered up high praise for Florida Republican Ron DeSantis. Despite being subjected to vicious smears by the media, the Governor led his state to what is now the gold standard when it comes to the COVID response.
He continued, “But life is complicated; I’ve read that the governor of Florida reads. I know we like to think of Florida as only middle school teachers on bath salts having sex with their students in front of an alligator but apparently, the governor is also a voracious consumer of the scientific literature and maybe that’s why he protected his most vulnerable population, the elderly, way better than the governor of New York”.
Maher’s willingness to call out the ‘woke’ lunacy and the now sacred-cow-of-COVID (which is the “best thing to ever happen to the Democrats”) has put him on a collision course with the cancel culture mob. They are already trying to get his show pulled off the air for uttering the dreaded “N word” in the past, dug up by the far-left website Mediaite.
WATCH: Bill Maher Once Said N-Word 11 Times and Told a Black Woman He Couldn’t Tell She Was Black — And Didn’t Get Canceled https://t.co/Cw9tRJoOTz
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) April 17, 2021
Bill Maher may have cheered for a recession to get rid of President Trump, and perhaps even secretly cheered the lockdowns that wrecked the economy in an election year. Now he remains as one of the only liberals who dares to go against the cult-like unity that is brutally enforced by the Twitter mob.
ARTICLE SOURCE : TRENDINGPOLITICS.COM