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On at least two different occasions in the past several weeks, Bill Maher called out ‘woke’ culture on his show. First, on the May 28 episode of his HBO talk-show Real Time with Bill Maher, he called out the progressive crowd for their indefensible support of Hamas, stating in his monologue:
“It’s amazing to me that progressives are taking that side of it… in February of this year, a Hamas court ruled that an unmarried woman cannot travel in Gaza without the permission of a male guardian – really? That’s where the progressives are? Bella Hadid and her friends would run screaming to Tel Aviv if they had to live in Gaza for one day. It’s amazing to me that progressives are taking that side of it… in February of this year, a Hamas court ruled that an unmarried woman cannot travel in Gaza without the permission of a male guardian – really? That’s where the progressives are? Bella Hadid and her friends would run screaming to Tel Aviv if they had to live in Gaza for one day.”
The liberal media seemed to give him a pass on this indiscretion, but he was not extended that courtesy again when he directly called out progressive ‘woke-ism’ on his show last week, coining the phrase “progressophobia,” which he defines as “a brain disorder that strikes liberals and makes them incapable of recognizing progress. It’s like situational blindness, only what you can’t see is that your dorm in 2021 is better than the South before the Civil War.”
I would embed a clip for you, but HBO won’t allow it – just web search “Bill Maher Progressophobia” – I’ll make it easy for you, here.
Well, the backlash against this ‘woke,’ wake-up call has begun with MSNBC pundit Tiffany Cross, who called out Maher on Saturday’s episode of Cross Connection, accusing the long-time liberal talk show host of… yup, you guessed it… racism! Actually,she accused Maher of something called “colorism” (supposedly different than racism) and went so far as to call Real Time with Bill Maher, “…a safe haven for established white supremacists.” She opened her monologue with, “Bill Maher was been whack for a long time” and went on to quip:
“Bill Maher, you do not get to tell people of color what they should or should not be offended by. Stay in your lane, slim… maybe instead of trying to invoke sympathy for Sharon Osbourne or making sure Tomi Lahren has a space to souse her BS, you should have more diverse panels of people who can explain colorism to you and systemic racism and how these things still devastate people’s lives and livelihoods today. Try that instead of standing on your alabaster perch every week to crap on other people’s lived experience while providing a safe haven for well-established white supremacists because I’ve got to tell you — this old angry white man act is so played.”
She then capped off her rant with,
“the country, like it or not, is changing in real-time. And sadly, ‘Fake Time with Bill Maher is not…”
You can watch a video of Cross’ rant on Facebook by clicking here.