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Bill Maher on Media ‘Panic Porn’: “Trump calls you fake news. Don’t make him be right.”

Bill Maher on Media ‘Panic Porn’: “Trump calls you fake news. Don’t make him be right.”

“FDR has said, ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. You know, as full of s— as he is, I could see Trump riding that into a second term.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcvIQJ-QurQ

Bill Maher is a liberal, but every once in a while, he gets it right. In his HBO ‘Real Time’ program on Friday night, he dressed down the media for their coverage of the coronavirus crisis which he described as fear mongering.

He noted Trump’s optimism and advised the media that they are actually helping Trump win reelection.

Joseph A. Wulfsohn reports at FOX News:

Maher says media’s ‘panic porn’ coronavirus coverage creates a Trump reelection path

“Real Time” host Bill Maher closed Friday’s show by blasting the media for what he called its “panic porn” coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Now that we’re starting to see some hope in all of this, don’t hope-shame me!” Maher began. “You know, the problem with nonstop gloom and doom is that it gives Trump the chance to play the optimist. And optimists tend to win American elections. FDR has said, ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. You know, as full of s— as he is, I could see Trump riding that into a second term. And then there will be no more hope left for you to shame.”

Maher urged news outlets to “rein it in” because the “daily drumbeat of depression and terror veers into panic porn.”

“Enough with the ‘Life will never be the same’ headlines!” Maher exclaimed.

The HBO star singled out The Washington Post for a headline that used the quote, “It feels like a war zone,” when referring to a grocery store and The New York Times for its headline, “Braced for Apocalyptic Surge, New York Avoids Worst, So Far.”

“This was an article about how much better the city was doing than expected,” Maher said. “You don’t have to put hot sauce on a jalapeño.”

Maher’s great fear is that Trump’s claim of ‘fake news’ media will be proven right:

“We need the news to calm down and treat us like adults. Trump calls you fake news. Don’t make him be right.”

Watch the segment below, strong language warning:

One of Bill’s guests on this episode was Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX). Maher tried to use the false liberal argument that Trump didn’t act quickly enough, and Crenshaw calmly obliterates his talking points, one after the other. Watch:

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We need the news to calm down and treat us like adults.

Yes, we absolutely need that. Too bad they’re incapable of it.

Trump calls you fake news. Don’t make him be right.

Trump’s already right. They are fake, and have long been so. Not that Maher would recognize or admit it.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to tkdkerry. | April 19, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    How stupid is he?

    Or more importantly how stupid does he think we are?

    He thinks we’re as stupid as the Democrat leftist Progressive idiots that are still left in their criminal party!

    He’s a total fake and never was funny!

2smartforlibs | April 19, 2020 at 2:34 pm

You’re 4 years last as usual meathead.

Hmmm SO THIS IS WHAT HILLARY SUPPORTERS FELT LIKE IN MAY 2016.

I can see why the cried so hard on election day.

To the leftist media: Keep up the good work! We need ya!
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LukeHandCool | April 19, 2020 at 3:26 pm

This is the Bill Maher video everyone needs to see. Where Rep. Dan Crenshaw destroys him:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsAv8wwnfC4&fbclid=IwAR36KVnRLPpnqxa4QUiK7_FmPwfwr8pl6LtGRu5PnDYvo2yPePjKNlQ8Vuo

Bill is merely trying to get ahead of the angry mob and claiming he’s leading the parade.

The main point of every Democrat flack and media twit is “Donald Trump says this and he’s wrong.” Half of them lie about what he says, and the other half lie about how he’s wrong.

Bill is determined to float the most recent Dem smear of “Trump did not take action quickly enough” while totally ignoring the actual Dems who fought his actions every step of the way. Dan Crenshaw takes him to the woodshed with actual facts and beats him like a rug. Remember, inside of a month the US will be working its way back to full economic throttle again, and the Dems will be doing everything they can do to clog up the works. Spraying a false narrative about what has actually happened over the last three months will be critical to their hopes and dreams.

SeekingRationalThought | April 19, 2020 at 3:51 pm

Maher is smart enough to see reality…sometimes. His problem is that if he is honest on a regular basis, he will lose his job and income. He will continue to be a mouthpiece for the conventional left until it leads to a tragedy that hits him, or those he cares about, directly. Sad to see someone who has sold his personal and intellectual honor for a career and popularity.

The Culture War.
Week: 160.
Another Grim Milestone: We must raze the village to save the village.

After consolidating and regrouping its broadcast forces, NPR launched its latest propaganda offensive codenamed DIALYSIS.

Banner Headlines “we need dialysis machines; people are dying like flies”.

Mr. Mahr: it’s too late, buddy.

I’m with those saying Maher is years too late. If Trump weren’t already right about this, it would be Hillary running for re-election now instead.

Actually Maher is 15 years too late. According to Gallup’s Annual Media Trust Study, 2005 was the last year a majority of Americans trusted the media

maher probably sees that the dems posturing is going about everything wrong and Trump is going to decimate them badly at the polling places this November.

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