For Our Consideration: Bill Maher isn’t just politically incorrect—he’s politically irrelevant

Before Milo Yiannopoulos had even set foot in the studio to record his appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher, there was already a strong backlash against the comedian host for even having him on. Giving this trolling blogger the platform of an HBO show was only playing into his hands and boosting his agenda, the argument went—though some held out for the possibility that Maher would be the one to hold Yiannopoulos’ feet to the fire and humiliate him in front of a large audience.

Such a comeuppance would have certainly made the whole thing worthwhile, but of course, it never happened. Instead, Maher let Yiannopoulos ramble mostly unchecked on his views—that transgender people are disproportionately involved in sex crimes; that Black Lives Matter is a terrorist group—and completely failed to press him on past comments about Jews and the “myth” of rape culture, letting that …

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