I do not know exactly what Bill Maher achieved.
Over the past year, the supposedly liberal blaze of fire with greats such as the bigoted performance artist Milo Yiannopoulos, editor-in-chief Alex Barlow, MRA apologist Bari Weiss, and NRA Shill Colion Noir are on par with topics such as transphobia and Islamophobia to weapons and those pesky PC college kids. Endowed with softball questions and weak insights, he allowed this rank-opportunist to take advantage of his HBO platform for personal gain and to embody her as a thought leader instead of the trump era trolls that they are.
On Friday, Maher welcomed another deceptive fool onto his Real Time program: Ben Shapiro, the former editor of Breitbart complaining about leftist "identity politics" and "victimhood" ̵
"[Conservatives] have more courage than the Liberals because they do not go to conservative exhibitions, they sometimes do not even come to this show!" Bot Maher as an introduction. "We seem to be living in a time of extreme tribalism, and I think you and I have some things in common apart from the fact that we were both not invited to Berkeley, but we were ashamed of our affiliation."
Maher admitted that at the moment he identifies himself as a "Democrat" and asks Shapiro to choose a team: "There are only two teams," he said. "And since all Republicans now support Trump – except those who go, but he owns this party completely now – if you're a Conservative, are not you really Team Trump?"
Shapiro claimed that he was not "never trumps" but rather "sometimes trumps," and said, "If he does something I like, I rejoice, and if he does something I hate, I'll bust . " Angeleno, the actor with the former actor, went on to explain that he was "very pleased with this [potential] Supreme Court candidate," and that President Trump is doing "a lot of things that I now like politically."
"I was incredibly critical of Republicans who suddenly became fans of Vladimir Putin or suddenly became customs fans," continued Shapiro. "I think all this is idiocy, but again I think I'm more of a fan of President Trump than of Hillary Clinton with regard to the judges in terms of taxes with regard to Middle East policy – especially Iran and Israel or Barack would have been Obama, and by the way, I did not vote for President Trump at the last election because I had reservations about him. "
After a very slight push from Maher, his guest admitted that one day he might go for Democrats Can Vote The Dems would "stop going crazy" and "present a face that does not look like people screaming at gas stations or going to restaurants and trying to throw them out" – a classic piece of intellectual dishonesty that falsely balances lukewarm meets protest (polite refusal to serve an official in a restaurant, boos) and the systematic separation and imprisonment of brewing immigrant children for political concessions. Not to mention that Homeland Security Minister Kirstenen Nielsen's and Presidential Adviser Stephen Miller's visits to Mexican restaurants were nothing more than deliberate provocations in the wake of the "zero tolerance" immigration policy on the US-Mexican border.
"OK Well, when you talk about" courtesy, "why do not we stop the Republicans from saying," Shut them down. "You're not thinking that's a worse break Courtesy Maher asked, "And it's not just" lock them in ", [Trump] talked about imprisoning Comey, he talks about imprisoning journalists. There's a guy who said, "Unlock Tim Kaine." How about we stop? "Should not the civilization argument start there before we take care of who gets his entree?"
Shapiro argued that Americans should remain wide condemnation of injustice "down the line", once again a wrong balance between the weapons used by the Trump administration – and their legion of right-wing acolytes – and those on the left who mainly peaceful protests. "Ben, you can not go into a room and see an elephant and a mouse and do not know which one is bigger," Maher said. "It's an elephant and an elephant, I needed 600 officers to protect me in Berkeley!" Whined Shapiro.
There were more, of course. Shapiro admitted, "I do not consider Donald Trump to be a thought leader"; falsely claiming that Trump was "much sharper against Putin than Obama"; and despite the fact that the investigation is still ongoing and we were not presented with their evidence, they blindly proclaimed that Trump was "too ignorant" to be with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election.
But more than anything else, this pointless gabfest only served to boost Shapiro's startlingly high profile. Congratulations, Bill: You only played yourself. Again.