Sunday, April 19, 2020

Bill Maher: Stop the Panic Porn

Bill Maher gave the media a much-needed chewing out on his HBO show, Equal Time, Friday night.  It's about time someone said what he said. 





24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. He got a couple of things right.

Anonymous said...

Are you part of this #fakenews porn too? Your hands aren’t exactly clean either as your Tatertot. #factsmatter

Anonymous said...

Spot on. Look how many news outlets there are vying for market share. And how does one get viewers/followers? Sensationalism.

Anonymous said...

A-fuckin’-MEN to everything he said.

Anonymous said...

He's right about a few things.

I had read the NYT article. What amazed me was that the article included not only "event planners" making a killing, but a dog trainer lady in Salt Lake City who makes up to 10K a month with mutts. Not training schutzhunds, but Yorkies and othe rat dogs. These folks have been living off overpaid types for years and are not stunned to be "non essential."

But, let's keep things in perspective. They are loading the body bags in reefers in NYC.

We've been having 2000 to 4000 extra deaths a day. This is WAY beyond WWII level casualties, and it's nowhere near the half way point of the first wave.

41,000 US dead in 6 weeks, folks. And it's just getting started. That's nothing to sneeze at.

So, I take PETA spokesman Maher with a grain of salt.

BTW, Bennie Adkins, Green Beret Medal of Honor recipient, died of COVID in Alabama.

But, it's just those "bad lifestyle" folks who die who deserve it, right?

Anonymous said...

This is one Maher video I can generally get behind. Stop National Enquirer journalism!

Anonymous said...

Word!

Anonymous said...

He’s also the asshole that said “bring on the recession. “

Anonymous said...

@ 9:53 PM, when did your health become anyone else's responsibility?

Anonymous said...

8:22 am I'm not 9:53pm, it became my responsibility when your irresponsibility puts me and those I love at risk. It became my responsibility when you put my doctors and others upon whom I depend at risk.

It has always been the responsibility of good citizenship to respect the rights of fellow citizens. That's why we have laws to punish those who are negligent and hurt or kill fellow citizens as a result.

Think of the coronavirus as a new lethal weapon you can be carrying around with you. Even though you don't know you have it, is like not knowing your gun was loaded with the safety off. Or, you are driving your car and it has bad breaks and you hit somebody because you can't stop. You should know better. You should do due diligence. You should be a law abiding good citizen instead of an irresponsible,negligent one. Ignorance is no defense.

Get it?

Anonymous said...

I agree the media is a problem. But, the bigger problem is that the public cannot distinguish between opining reporters or pundits and factual news reporting. The public also sees reports that are true of stupid remarks and actions of members of the public and politicians are not facts on the issue but " look at what this doofus said or did".
But, ABC formally put news in under entertainment in their organizational chain of command. CNN and CBS entertained you with points/counterpoints. And, the public ( that'd be you if you fell for it) responded favorably.
Once upon a time, news didn't report the words of the mentally unstable or even inaccurate claims. If an influential person made an inaccurate claim, the news would label it as inaccurate and give the facts as to why it was.
You chose to listen only to "news" from those who reinforced opinions rather than look for accurate information...if that's you, you are the problem.


Anonymous said...

If your health is my responsibility then I get to control your unhealthy actions and habits. Because putting my doctors and others upon whom I depend at economic risk and severe financial distress puts me and those I love at risk.

Get it?

When the anarchy breaks out I sure as hell hope you have the gonads to step to the front of the line to physically defend your position. Somehow I don't believe you will.

Anonymous said...


Your living in a dream world if you think Walter Cronkite and his brethren of the time only provided you with the unadorned facts.

Anonymous said...

BDS Analytics: Among cannabis users in states where its legal, 32% have incomes below $35,000 and only 54% have full-time employment.

Pot industry tested as virus slams economy

Before the virus, “we were already teetering on ... an edge of a cannabis collapse,” said Los Angeles dispensary owner Jerred Kiloh, who heads the United Cannabis Business Association. “It’s going to be very difficult for cannabis businesses to make it through this pandemic.”

Kingfish said...

Not surprising as smoking weed causes inflammation in areas that Covid-19 just looooves.

Boom market in edibles coming.

Anonymous said...

9:53 there you go with that sensationalism. People who don't agree 100% with you want people to die.

Nobody is saying that people deserve to die. Name one person who has been on the airwaves who said "They deserve to die". You're being disingenuous when you stay stupid stuff like that.

It's a virus that is much more widespread that we know. Of the people we do know that have it, at top it's 5% death rate. We also know that many of those people would have died even if Covid19 was not present and in some cases we don't even know if Covid19 was present, we're just guessing it is.

The reality is, it's killing less than 1% once you factor in all the real numbers.

But don't let that stop you from spreading fear.

Anonymous said...

9:34 learn to wash your damn hands. You can do certain things to prevent yourself from getting viruses. This is not new information and if you don't know it, you really need to be pissed off at your parents for not teaching you cleanliness.

Anonymous said...

Dang Bill Three weeks out of the Hollywood Bubble and you are starting to see the world as it is. Three more weeks and youll have a make america great poster in your yard

Anonymous said...

9:34 Aren't you quite the bee itch. The whole world needs to stop and make sure you're safe. Do you know just how much of a sissy you sound like? It's our responsibility? NO! It's you're responsibility to make sure you don't get sick.

Are you kidding me? Over 8 billion people in the world, and it's our responsibility to make sure that every single on of them doesn't get sick? Grow up man..

Anonymous said...

Tree.....

Anonymous said...

He is asking for Americans to be treated like adults, but that is clearly not possible. Look at the temper tantrums from the idiot in charge if you need proof of that Bill. Sure all Americans aren’t as dumb as him, but there sure are a large number who seem to celebrate ignorance.

Anonymous said...

Our lives have changed forevermore. This is like a bad movie. Our kids will never know what life was like when we were young. Now oil prices have plummeted below anything we have ever seen and they say it will get better. Damn, we are grownups and should know better. It’s going to have a ripple effect worse than the Great Depression. Are we prepared? No, and I’m being serious. Our society can’t handle it. Too many softies. In my option ( I didn’t use abbreviations), this is worse than anything we have ever seen and it wouldn’t take much for another World War to begin. China detonates an EMP bomb and life as we know it....or knew it will cease to exist. Don’t think they won’t

Anonymous said...

Outstanding commentary. The "magnitude" of the effects of this virus is a direct result of the tendency of human beings to extreme reactions. The reactions of just about everyone involved from politicians to the general populace to the news media has been extreme in either under reaction and over reaction. From the CDC to WHO to the President to the news media, the "truth" simply can't be told without exaggeration. Trump's daily press briefings are a cornucopia of vacillations on every topic touched upon. I'm beginning to have trouble differentiating Trump from the media.

Is this the "Apocalypse"? Not even close, but the cost, which will be enormous, have been exacerbated at every turn because of the distortions of the truths of this virus and its effects. The hope is the same as in all other events of this magnitude. Five percent of the population will save the other ninety five percent with them screaming and protesting every step of the way.

This too shall pass and the new normal that will eventually come from it will be a better normal.

Stay safe so you will be here to enjoy.

Anonymous said...

This too shall pass and the new normal that will eventually come from it will be a better normal.

Better how? Be specific.

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