Bill Maher calls out liberal misinformation and media ‘panic porn’ on COVID-19 pandemic

Liberal comedian and television host Bill Maher has long been a foe of conservatives, once publicly wishing for a recession if it would help defeat former President Donald Trump.

However, as the Daily Caller reported, Maher recently used his nightly monologue to call out much of the left for exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic, as he claims the viral outbreak has been used by the media and by politicians to pump ratings and further their agendas. 

The media’s “panic porn”

“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 on Friday evening on his HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher, according to the Daily Caller.

“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,'” he added.

Maher went on to target the media’s coverage of the pandemic, charging them with using the pandemic for ratings. “And media? Well, 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 their ratings,” the comedian suggested.

“When all of our sources for medical information have an agenda to spin us, yeah, you wind up with a badly misinformed population, including on the left,” Maher said.

Misinformation and conspiracies

Maher also pointed out the double standard in the coverage given to conspiracy theories that are popular on the right compared to how exaggerating the danger posed by COVID-19 receives very little criticism, if any.

“Liberals often mock the Republican misinformation bubble, which of course is very real…but what about liberals? You know, the high-information, by-the-science people?” he pressed.

“So if the right-wing media bubble has to own things like climate change denial, shouldn’t liberal media have to answer for ‘How did your audience wind up believing such bunch of crap about COVID?'” Maher asked.

Dr. Fauci is confused

While many on the left predicted nothing short of total catastrophe after Texas dropped its statewide mask mandate last month, no deluge of death has since materialized, leaving “experts” scratching their heads in an attempt to justify why the bottom never fell out.

The New York Post reported that Dr. Anthony Fauci was unable to explain why the dire predictions didn’t come to fruition during an MSNBC appearance in early April.

“I’m not really quite sure,” the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director admitted when asked about the phenomenon. “It could be they’re doing things outdoors.”

Share on facebook
Share To Facebook

Welcome to our comments section. We want to hear from you!

Any comments with profanity, advocacy of violence, harassment, personally identifiable information or other violations will be removed. If you feel your comment has been removed in error please contact us!

7 Responses

  1. I am really upset that you can go on an airplane and sit shoulder to shoulder for hours, yet can’t go to Church and sit next to your neighbor (must be every other row and 3 seats between). As citizens we are being held to all these ridiculous standards while Illegal Immigrants walk ver the border, with COVID, that are not being quarantined and being sent all of our nation. Vaccination gives you no more freedom than if you are unvaccinated. The person handing out these standards can’t point to any study or scientific document to back this yet he is the highest paid bureaucrats and unelected by us acting as our King.

  2. It seems that the “good Doctor Fauci” seems to not know very much at all in the last year plus! Rather surprising since he was very much involved in the planning of this plandemic. Must be suffering from senility, or maybe he’s developed some blood clots in the brain from his shot, which we’re all sure he and all the other players on this stage have done, right?

  3. You Might Like
  4. It’s nice to see Bill Maher dumping on Fauci. He’s calling out government, fauci and the media for their panic mode they sent this country into. We need to ditch the masks and the shots and live our lives as intended in the first place. Thank you Mr. Maher!

  5. I have been calling him Phony Fauci for some time now! Whenever the liberal media is singing the praises of someone, as they have Fauci, you know he is probably a phony!

  6. Lock down to long that’s why people r getting sick
    Someone wants the country to go under it’s all control someone making a lot of money from all the shots are bodies are meant to fight
    No one got the reg flew mm makes me wonder

  7. Just paid $2.89 for gas/thats $.75 more per gallon than the average 2.14 in 2020 when Trump was in office.Cost me $15 (20 gal ×$.75) more to fill my tank with biden in office/You dont hear a word about this from the media/why is that? If it was Trump it would be nonstop on the media.Double standard…nah!

  8. Maher is finally seeing the correct facts how the left is trying to control the American people, with misinformation. Dr. Fauci is a fake and owned by the deep state crowd.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Posts