In the 'stopped clock' department...

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by 4Rules, Apr 11, 2020.

  1. 4Rules

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    Friday, in a monologue at the end of his HBO show “Real Time”, Bill Maher said it was fine to call the coronavirus the “China virus,” adding that a global pandemic was no time for political correctness. The longtime liberal said there were bigger “tainted fish to fry,” saying if the sun exploded many of the online lefties would whine about the first person who called it a dwarf star. The commentary puts Maher in line with President Donald Trump and many of his conservative allies who have sought to play up China’s role in the COVID-19 pandemic — which originated in the city of Wuhan. Trump has variously called the scourge “China virus” or “Wuhan virus.”
    https://nypost.com/2020/04/11/bill-maher-defends-calling-coronavirus-chinese-virus/
     
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    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    So he can be correct once a yr?. (Ok I don’t listen to him). So it’s possible he is correct monthly.
     

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    Maybe the first time in 20 years Maher agreed with a conservative politico on anything.
     
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    "adding that a global pandemic was no time for political correctness."

    He should be able to see that it is never a good time for political correctness. The whole premise of it is, truth must not be spoken if it hurts someone's feelings. His old show was called "Politically Incorrect", but it was pure political correctness, unless you consider bashing conservatives politically incorrect.
     
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    During the “New Rules” segment of this week’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher took issue with how people have been reacting to the coronavirus pandemic. Expressing the worry that “panic porn” will cede any optimism about this crisis to Trump, Maher also complained about how news organizations have covered the pandemic, saying media should “calm down and treat us like adults.” “Now that we’re starting to see some hope in all this, don’t hope-shame me,” Maher began. “You know the problem with non-stop gloom and doom is it gives Trump the chance to play the optimist. And optimists tend to win American elections.”
    https://www.thewrap.com/bill-maher-the-media-should-calm-down-and-treat-us-like-adults-with-coronavirus-coverage/
     
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    I'm again reminded of what Michael Moore has said.
     
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    But the media, Democrats are using fear. (And orange man bad). It’s all they have.
     
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    Speaking of Stopped Clock, this clock was.