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’Panic porn’ in COVID-19 coverage could help reelect Trump, says Bill Maher

’Panic porn’ in COVID-19 coverage could help reelect Trump, says Bill Maher

HBO’s Bill Maher slammed the media Friday, urging journalists to stop offering up what he described as ’panic porn’ when reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic. ’You know, the problem with nonstop gloom and doom is it gives Trump the chance to play the optimist, and optimists tend to win American elections’, Maher said. ’I could see Trump riding that into a second term’, he added.

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 5 months

@Jon this is what im talking about you can time and time again say Trump downplayed the coronavirus but most people prefer he stays optomistic. He handled the situation best he could and chances are this is what's going to get Trump Re-elected. If he can manage to get the economy back to where it was which is looking highley likley we're probaly going to see him win almost all the popular vote and electoral college. Joementia is about to be destroyed.

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 5 months

Look at CNN. They’ve been conducting interviews with Chris Cuomo from his basement, claiming that he is in quarantine there when in reality he is getting in altercations with people in public. They’re not at all sincere. They’re nothing but a bunch of fearmongers. CNN has also been sneaking Chinese propaganda into their stories and stealth editing them out like we don’t have the way back machine. Edited for grammar.

Will Miller
Will Miller 5 months

Some how Bill Mahr is the only Leftist who has some idea of what is going on in the real world.

Dank Duck
Dank Duck 5 months

No real leader ever screams in panic and cryes about problems like how media does. If trump was a doomer, media would complain. Trump is calm, and media is accusing of downplay. Media plays the role of a psychotic Karen for some reason. Imagine if Churchill had been like AOC when London was being bombed. How the hell could he lead the nation and give his people faith?

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 5 months

Media definitely promotes fear, but this is nothing new. It's all about the ratings and pandemics and diasters create fear. It's to their benefit to keep is in fear. Not sure why I lack that fear in any meaningful way. I had some concern for my 86-year-old father given that me and my brother are essential workers and around him a lot. But he's fine. As people I know continue to be fine (which is everyone I know) the less fear there is to have.

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 5 months

Maher seems to be one of the few Democrats who has a clue what's going on lately.

Seekster 5 months

Maher definitely has TDS but he is one of the rare leftists with at least a partial comprehension of reality.

IIzard 5 months

Maher: you're not fakenewsing right, we have to attack trump in a different way.

Ken Jerome
Ken Jerome 5 months

When Bill Maher and the rest of the neoliberal establishment undermined Sanders they gauranteed Trump's reelection.

Mats Blom
Mats Blom 5 months

Bill Maher should be happy. It wasn't long time ago he wished an economic crisis on the American people to help Democrats to get votes...

WWG1WGA 5 months

Nothing can stop his second turn. The only chance they had was right after the election sprint to the center instead they went absolutely insane left which independents can't stand.

Dan 5 months

Or maybe it is because all the Democrypts have to run is Biden. Once again we have no choice for president.

ThePROFESS10NAL 5 months

I mean, what the hell does he think the alternative is? A senile old man?!

Cas The Demon
Cas The Demon 5 months

Lol if he's riding into his second term, the Democrats gave him the donkey to do it. XD He already won. They handed him the election on a good fucking platter. Little late Maher. Should've supported Tulsi.

Debbi 5 months

That’s just gross

Ironic Shitposting
Ironic Shitposting 5 months

Something something Jews something something porn something something subversion of Western values I didn't read the article vote Trump

MATHematics 5 months

Damn, that makes sense

Tommy Rotten
Tommy Rotten 5 months

Well that and he's running against Joe Biden who has early onset dementia... So yeah there's that too Bill.

Indo 5 months

Aren't u people ever gonna wake up n start a real drive to find a solution at all ? If all u can do is grumble, we can only presume u don't have to live without like the rest of the world.

The Oracle8191
The Oracle8191 5 months

Dan the Man:

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