There’s no doubt that Bill Maher is a liberal. But he’s an unusual liberal, for these times, who will recognize certain truths and allow them to be aired on his show, “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
As we noted on Saturday, Maher took on Justice Sonia Sotomayor for the misinformation she spread about COVID during Supreme Court oral arguments about Biden’s vaccine mandate on private businesses.
Maher was able to let the genie loose when he invited journalist and podcaster Bari Weiss on his show. Before she left the NY Times for better reality, Weiss worked for them.
Weiss didn’t hold back when it came to blasting COVID restrictions, calling what had been done to children in the closing of schools a “catastrophic moral crime.”
The most impressive thing about Bari Weiss on last night’s Bill Maher is the wild applause after she finishes here. Two years later, things are changing even for those who lean left in this country regarding covid. This is what you should see: pic.twitter.com/8DIH3zTibM
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 22, 2022
“We were told you get the vaccine, you get the vaccine and you get back to normal. And we haven’t gotten back to normal. And it’s ridiculous at this point,” Weiss said. “I know that so many of my liberal and progressive friends are with me on this, and they do not want to say it out loud because they are scared to be called anti-vax or to be called science deniers or to be smeared as a Trumper. I’m sorry, but if you believe the science, you will look at the data that we did not have two years ago, and you will find out that cloth masks do not do anything. The truth is that your Omicron vaccine passport can be presented at any restaurant, and you will still feel symptomatic. And you realize, most importantly, that this will be remembered by the younger generation as a catastrophic moral crime.”
Weiss continued about schools in Flint, Michigan, that she described as “80 percent minority” which had just gone to “indefinite virtual schooling.” She cited growing incidents of self-harm among girls and said, “People are killing themselves, they’re anxious, they’re depressed, they’re lonely. That is why we need to end it, more than any inconvenience it’s been to the rest of us… It’s a pandemic of bureaucracy.”
Clay Travis made the most important observation: the loud applause from the generous audience.
Twitter would likely have banned something like this video a year back. This video has been viewed 3.7 million times. Although we know what she’s saying, the video shows that things are changing. This viral post attracted much attention. There were some criticisms from the left but there was also great agreement.
Some pointed out how the information was not exactly new including Rand Paul’s wife, Kelley, saying that her husband had spoken out about masks before.
A Pandemic of the Bureaucracy. Liberals finally wake up to the fact that there is a pandemic of bureaucracy. One correction, @bariweissTwo years ago, SOMEONE POSTED to scientific studies proving the complete ineffectiveness of cloth masks. Rand Paul. Fauci also condemned Rand Paul for his comments. https://t.co/Vjv3Wt57cw
— Kelley Paul (@KelleyAshbyPaul) January 22, 2022
This Bari Weiss monologue is a summary of what I have been saying for 2 years …as a country lets live with it…not run from it https://t.co/M6UWZkjo2f
— Brian Kilmeade (@kilmeade) January 22, 2022
Brian Stelter even posted a comment, but it was not negative. Stelter even moving?
“At the moment, it’s an epidemic of bureaucracy,” @bariweiss says https://t.co/RsavB2YTr7
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 22, 2022
You can argue that they shouldn’t have been awakened before now. They are likely to be released from jail for this damage. But it’s also important to get out of this moment of insanity, and the way you do that is by having the people who recognize reality become a flood. You will see more progress away from this insanity.