As The World Turns

Bill Maher goes on Joe Rogan to urge people to ‘not trust medical professionals’

Bill Maher is just as polarizing as ever on his Joe Rogan rant.

Bill Maher
Bill Maher

Bill Maher has always been quite the polarizing figure when it comes to political humor, he has probably the hottest and most controversial takes out there. His television shows tend to go straight to cable because they simply are too irreverent to air on public television. Heavily political and leaning to the left, Maher has made a name for himself as one of the most important left-wing political comedians in American culture. With that said, it’s rough watching him completely ignore what the medical professionals have been recommending for the last three years of the global pandemic. For some reason, Maher fell into that category of powerful elites who think they have the absolute truth about medicine amid a global pandemic.

During his time at Joe Rogan’s podcast, he decided to simply slam all the medical recommendations that come along with how people need to handle the pandemic. His excuse was to directly attack the giant pharma industry but he never stopped for a second to think about the actual medical professionals who are on the day-to-day fighting against the pandemic. If he stopped for a second to talk to many of them, perhaps he would find different answers to all his questions. Joe Rogan is definitely the perfect place for him to speak in this manner against doctors and professionals who have been dealing with the virus in a more intimate manner.

What did Bill Maher say? 

Even though we get his intention, Bill Maher knew Joe Rogan was one of the few places where he could lash out against the people who know how to deal with health problems the better: “I don’t trust them to tell me the truth about what they put in there,” said Maher. “Most people are giving us too much credit for where we are medically,” he continued. “My point of view is we are still at the infancy of understanding how the human body works. So don’t tell me things like, ‘Just do what we say, don’t question it. When have we ever been wrong?’ A lot.

The Wrap

Bill Maher Reveals the One Thing That Might ‘Tip Me Over to the Republican Side’

Maher insists his politics haven’t changed, the American left has just left him behindJosh Dickey| April 13, 2022 @ 8:24 AM

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Bill Maher continues to insist that his politics haven’t changed — but the landscape is shifting beneath his feet so fast that the prolific GOP-bashing host of HBO’s “Real Time” suggested on Joe Rogan’s podcast this week that even he may have a tipping point to cross over to the Republican Party.

Maher, the staunch liberal who ushered politics into late night with “Politically Incorrect” and now “Real Time” on HBO, has had taken many sojourns into centrist and center-right thinking of late. He and Rogan likened their mutual centrism to a rare form of “common sense” on the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast that debuted Tuesday.

Maher suggested that runaway government spending — and the grift that comes along with it — just might be the thing that changes his stripes. Rogan and Maher began by riffing on the enormous spending packages the federal government has floated of late, including the Democrats’ doomed “Build Back Better” package and the Trump-era COVID-19 stimulus packages, and how much of that money winds up in the hands of fraudsters and grifters.

“People would say to me, ‘Oh, you’re complaining [like a Republican] about the government spending money,” Maher said. “OK, but is there any number at which I am not tipped over to the Republican side? That I can’t complain about money that’s just being stolen?”

Like everyone, Maher apparently has a price. (Watch the video clip below).

Maher went on to make the connection to California’s now-defunct Pacific Coast railroad line, which absorbed hundreds of millions of federal and state dollars only to break down and fade to oblivion.

“As a good liberal, I totally accept the notion that ‘You cannot transfer money without a leaky bucket,’” Maher continued. “I get it. It can’t be perfect. But is there no number for which I cannot remonstrate against this?”

“California tried to build a railroad,” Maher said. “Makes sense, cars, good for the environment, blah blah blah. When they finally pulled the plug, it was $200 million a mile. Now France, not unknown to have unions and workers’ rights, did it for like, one-seventh [of the cost].”

Bill Maher on the "Build Back Better" Spending

Maher also acknowledged that had Build Back Better passed, it, too, would have been ripe for the picking.

“When I hear about ‘Build Back Better,’ certainly the country needs to be rebuilt,” Maher said. “The infrastructure is a mess. But I’m always thinking like, when you give me a number [in this case, $1.5 trillion], it seems like you pulled it out of your ass. And it came in right at that round number, huh? … what if we only spend $1.2 trillion? What would we be saving? Because so much money is going to consultants — all the pigs at the trough.”

Maher said that kind of thinking is not a Republican idea, it’s more like …

“Common sense?” Rogan replied.

“Common sense!” exclaimed Maher. “Yes!”

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