(TheRedWire.com) – It wasn’t long ago that one couldn’t turn on either the local or national news without seeing a COVID-19 statistics ticker on the television screen. Day after day, the media pronounced everyone would eventually get sick from COVID, and many would die. HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher had a few words about the media on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.
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On Wednesday, September 15, the outspoken liberal comedian and commentator let loose on the mainstream media. Maher accused liberal news hosts and journalists of scaring the “s***” out of people. He added the media needs to take responsibility for frightening people so severely they are afraid to leave their homes.
Maher added 41% of Democrats thought hospitalization rates for the infected were over 50%, and 28% believed 20% to 40% of people would be hospitalized if they contracted COVID-19. The commentator said the actual number is 1% to 5%. He said this is important because the media scared people so badly in blue states they won’t leave their homes to attend a touring act such as a comedic stand-up event or a concert. However, he added people are “good to go” in red states. Maher added his stand-up tour is safe and assured potential patrons of a good time.
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