Increasingly, it seems liberal talk show host and comedian Bill Maher is becoming a voice of reason in the political discourse happening in the country, which just goes to show how far off the rails we’ve gone in recent years, because this man used to be pretty radical in his leftism. When the Democratic Party moves to the left of Bill Maher, it’s gone really, really, I mean really radical.
Maher recently took an opportunity to call out the New York Times for being extremely biased in their media coverage during an episode of his podcast called, “Club Random,” that was released on Sunday. His comments were made during a conversation with actor Martin Short. During the interview, Maher mentioned he no longer watches cable news but reads newspapers and independent journalists before dropping bombs on the NYT.
“It’s just not the paper it was when I was a kid, and it’s annoying in a zillion different ways,” Maher stated. It’s true. Once upon a time, the Times used to be a fairly reputable paper. That’s not to say it wasn’t still biased, but it wasn’t as obvious, with many of its writers and journalists seeking to be informative and objective and saving the commentary for op-eds.
“What the f*** are you – that’s not a headline! That’s your lead. It was like Trump’s – He just won Iowa. Trump’s victory, like, something, I forget what, something in the nation’s psyche,” the host said during the interview.
Short acknowledged the point Maher made, noting the NYT no longers publishes straight facts.
“That’s just somebody’s thought!” Maher said with a little pep. “That’s different and f***ed up.”
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Maher said he trusts writers like former Times reporter Bari Weiss and others. The duo also discussed the current political climate and Hollywood.
Maher took a swipe at NYT in 2023 for their slanted coverage of Democratic presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr., in which the outlet said Kennedy was pushing “misinformation.” Maher said the article was written like an editorial even though it was under the news section.
The question we have to ask ourselves is whether or not true journalism today is dead? I don’t think so, though it’s a heck of a lot harder to find these days than it used to be. Most major news organizations are less concerned about being factually accurate and far more so about either pleasing the leftist overlords in the Democratic Party or big time money donors like George Soros or just putting out stories that will bring in viewers so they can make bank on advertising.
A pursuit of the truth is not motivation enough for reporters who work for big publications. They want fame, popularity, to be considered important and influential. This is a newer development due in large part to social media. Previously, the only places you saw a journalist was on television or their picture next to the byline of their column or article.
Now they have followings of their own, as if they were rock stars and celebrities in their own right.
Let’s hope one day integrity returns to the world of journalism.
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