This is a remarkable mea culpa from Bill Maher on how he treated Republican nominees before Trump. pic.twitter.com/xIzt9Rj91S
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) November 5, 2016
Maher has these occasional moments where he is able to break out of the hyper-partisan smirking leftist mold that traps most television comedians who deal with politics these days. Jon Stewart could do it too. Colbert does it more lately, and he’s funnier when he does.
As he points out here, Maher gave a cool million to the Obama campaign in 2012 to prevent Mitt Romney from being elected. In the last few weeks before the election, Democrats were portraying Romney (the man they now describe as honorable) as a sexist animal abuser who gave a woman cancer.
Check back in four years to see if they’ve really learned anything about crying wolf.