He’s not always right, but he’s spot on this time.
Comedian Bill Maher who is known for his leftwing views seems to be frustrated with the Democratic Party after the “blue wave” failed to materialize on Election night. He said that Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot with their embracing of the “woke” B.S. and it’s costing them at the ballot box.
Commentator Bill Maher has accused Democrats of attempting to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, saying the party’s ‘hypersensitive, woke BS’ is to blame for disappointing House and Senate results in the recent election.
Check out his 8-minute rant (full transcript follows):
MAHER: With two Senate seats in Georgia still possible, seats that will make the difference between gridlock and progress, Democrats must figure out why so many voters still say to them, “You’re good enough, you’re smart enough, but doggone it, we don’t like you.” Under the headline, “Something Went Wrong,” the New York Times described a post-election conference call between Democratic leaders where they wept, cursed, and traded blame. Wait, I thought we won this one! Which we did we did and yes, ding dong the whiny little b*tch is dead. Celebration is in order. We took a big step toward saving democracy and, in the process, lost 280 pounds of ugly fat. All right, that’s my last fat joke about Trump for the next five minutes. But Democrats were supposed to flip the Senate and didn’t, supposed to flip state legislatures — not a one, and they lost seats in the House. In a year that was so much about making people aware of racism, their share of minority votes went down. The message to Democrats from so much of the country seems to be, “We don’t like Trump but we still can’t bring ourselves to vote for you.”
But it wasn’t just Maher that said that the left needed to change.
Caitlin Flanagan, a staff writer at The Atlantic, who joined Maher’s panel discussion for this episode, said that the media shouldn’t be so overtly partisan. She said that the mainstream media has largely become a leftwing “echo chamber” that is turning off right-wingers and forcing them into their own echo chambers.
Flanagan said it is up to the media to reunite divided Americans and stop people living in their partisan bubble ‘echo chambers’.
‘If we want to bring back people, you know, bring back the right, we have to at least pretend slightly that every single major news network is not completely leftist,’ Flanagan said.
She said she had been stunned to see anchors on major news networks crying when counting the votes from Pennsylvania.
‘If we’re crying about the returns from Allegheny County and we’re just explicitly showing that our newscasters are so completely biased, of course the right is gonna go somewhere else, of course they’re gonna leave the traditional news. You know, The New York Times? Forget it! It has nothing to say to the right.’
Source: Daily Mail
Was that a reasonable bit of self-reflection by someone who writes for The Atlantic?!
I think I just lost a bet… I didn’t think anyone over there was capable of such a reasonable assessment of the state of the media today.
How different would the country be if we had neutral mainstream news outlets who just reported the facts and went after both parties the same way?
Unfortunately, Flanagan’s perspective isn’t exactly a commonly held view in the mainstream media. They’re very happy to stay as partisan presstitutes and to hell with fictional “flyover man” — he’s one of those “deplorables” after all.
It’s probably the same with Democrats — they’re so in love with identity politics that they’re not going to give that up anytime soon. And especially if Biden is certified as the winner of the election — Kamala Harris would be only one 79-year-old’s heartbeat away from the Presidency, and she’s not there because of her impressive accomplishments; she’s there because she’s a visible minority woman. That’s what really matters to Democrats, not silly things like accomplishments or competence. Just look at the top of their ticket — talk about the Poster Boy for Mediocrity!
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