HBO host and comedian Bill Maher appeared on CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime” on Wednesday the 17th. The two discussed a variety of topics during the show, including parents’ worries over Critical Race Theory and the progressive belief that the controversy was falsely ginned up by Republicans.
However, one of the most notable moments of the broadcast was when Maher called out the biased editorial standards of cable news programs, especially MSNBC, and said that had Don Jr. engaged in the same behaviors as Hunter Biden, it would have gotten constant coverage on the news, but, because Hunter’s dad is a Democrat, his behavior doesn’t get the same coverage.
Specifically, he said:
“I mean, if Don Jr. had done what Hunter Biden had done, it would be every night, all night on MSNBC, but the fact that it’s Hunter Biden and Joe’s on the blue team — see, that’s the problem with America, everything is so binary. Everything that the red team doesn’t like goes in the blue bin and vice-versa. So, every Democratic politician has to wear on his sleeve every silly, stupid woke thing that the fringe left does and the red team has to wear kids in cages and lock her up and all that kind of stuff.”
Watch him here:
Bill Maher: “— Something like Hunter Biden, I mean, if Don Jr. Had done what Hunter Biden had done, it would be every night, all night on MSNBC.” pic.twitter.com/ghvWrRnI1k
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 18, 2021
His comments were likely in reference to the many activities Hunter has gained notoriety for, namely the information on his computer, his former crack addiction, his sketchy art dealings, and the illegitimate child he had after impregnating an ex-stripper. As the Washington Times reported about Hunter’s many misdeeds:
Hunter Biden uses incendiary, racist, anti-black and anti-Asian language casually with family and colleagues. It would be enough to destroy a political career or get a child kicked out of school. But Hunter Biden? Hardly a peep.
Hunter Biden gets caught using his father’s powerful position as vice president of the United States to secure lucrative contracts with international concerns — including our global adversaries. No big deal.
Now — finally — Hunter Biden claims to have accomplished something. Art.
Using a metal pipe about the size of a glass crack pipe, Hunter Biden blows some kind of mixture of paint and alcohol onto special paper to create colorful blotches. It is the sort of thing you would tape to the fridge door if your kindergarten child created it with finger paints.
Donald Trump Jr., however, has done none of those things. The Trump family lost billions while he was in office; unlike Hunter, Don. Jr. wasn’t taking “business” trips to China and Ukraine. Though divorced, Don. Jr. is widely regarded as a family man and has no illegitimate children. Rather than spending his free time with crack and hookers, as Hunter does, Don Jr. spends it in the great outdoors, hunting and fishing.
Yet still Don Jr. is savaged by the media, most recently for a shirt mocking Alec Baldwin, while leftist networks let Hunter off scott-free; Maher is right, there’s a double-standard and were Don. Jr. to act even slightly like Hunter, the networks would tear into him.
Though the main piece of news from Maher’s appearance was his comment about Don. Jr. and Hunter, as it showed the media’s duplicity and bias, Maher also spoke about the controversial Dave Chappelle special and defended free speech. Watch that segment of the program here:
Bill Maher defends comedian Dave Chappelle over the Netflix controversy.
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) November 18, 2021