Nine out of ten things Bill Maher says are obnoxious, irritating, smarmy, condescending, and liberal. But every 10th thing is something that drives the libs absolutely nuts. Then there’s the one out of 50 comment that makes them BOIL with rage and sets him trending for HOURS. This week, it was his mocking of people “politicizing” medications.
And he dared make his example using the most forbidden of all: IVERMECTIN. That’s right, the The Shot That Shall Not Be Named.
His guests were Matt Taibbi, lately a thorn in the left’s side but mostly a product of the left, and Katherine Mangu-Ward, a libertarian and editor at Reason.
Mangu-Ward said people should be able to make their OWN decisions on matters of life and death. WHAT?? And when Taibbi said it’s weird how “suddenly rooting against or for certain drugs” Maher agreed.
“Right?” he said. “Root FOR it!”
They ALL bashed the drug haters. Honestly, even for Maher, even for this show, even with a guest from Reason on, I find this a surprising take. They don’t just risk angering lefties for being contrary. They risk being labeled actual enemies, they risk censorship by YouTube or boycotts of HBO. Saying the word “Ivermectin” without CNN’s favorite phrase “horse dewormer” is really REALLY transgressive for the left. The fact that he was arguing the case for allowing open dialogue, not advocating any particular treatment, will be utterly lost on the left and the media in the coming attacks.