Bill Maher, love him or hate him, is often known for not pulling his punches. What he feels about a subject he often lets you know. It’s part of the appeal that has kept him in business.
He is also a very uncommon liberal. Which is to say, he’s one that sometimes makes a heck of a lot of sense.
Maher made recent headlines for saying what a lot of Americans have been thinking: that media has failed to sufficiently condemn the violence of the BLM riots.
Maher pointed out how media has seemed to downplay or justify the BLM riots, with even an article from NPR covering the book “In Defense of Looting.”
From Fox News:
“What about the property destruction issue?” Maher asked. He went on to assert that some defenders of looting justified the destruction because it wasn’t assault or murder, and that property was “replaceble.”
“I’m not down with this ‘property’s on the table’ as something that we can just take because things are not right. To me, that’s not the way to address our problems — by throwing a brick through the window.”
“But where is this massive destruction of property happening right now?” author Jessica Yellin, a former CNN correspondent, asked in an attempt to downplay the violence.
“Do you watch the news?” Maher replied.
“If you look at Portland, it’s two square blocks!” Yellin doubled down, calling other examples, like Kenosha, Wis., “moments of protest which we have throughout our history.”
No, it isn’t two square blocks. Just survey Portland, Seattle, New York City, Kenosha, Rochester and other ravaged towns. Look a the boarded up doors and windows, the vacant businesses in downtown business districts. Look at the graffiti littering virtually every building in these cities.
But this is the media line, if they don’t talk about it, it doesn’t exist.