HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher on Friday suggested that those who get their news from liberal mainstream media outlets like MSNBC and The New York Times do not know how bad antisemitism and jew hatred has become on university campuses.
Maher was speaking with Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) President and CEO Greg Lukianoff when he made the remarks. Both men were talking about the recent event where presidents of prominent universities, including Havard, failed to condemn antismeitism on their campuses.
This is the President of Harvard.
She is Fascist.
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) December 6, 2023
“I honestly think the kids, I think they’re — you know that phrase, useful idiots? The bigger scandal here is that these are the biggest, most esteemed colleges in the country and they’ve raised a bunch of idiots,” Maher said. “So, do I really think they want to wipe out the Jews? I don’t. But they have this — they live by buzzwords and what they read on TikTok, they want to be an ally of people who have more melanin and less money. That’s who you have to be an ally [to], don’t think of it past more than that. And that’s — how did this happen at these colleges? Which, you and I both have been talking about this for a long time. And by the way, there’s a group of us, I would call us old-school liberals, which, we get called conservative for being that now. And, for a long time, my dear liberal friends, but the ones who only watch MSNBC and read The New York Times, they were like, what are you talking about? If there’s anything good that has come out of this, it’s that now you see what we’ve been talking about. We were not making it up.”
Lukianoff told Maher that it was embarrassing for him to watch those university presidents not being able to condemn hate on their campus . Lukianoff also decried the double standard on school campuses. He, however, suggests that their anti-free speech makes their double standards necessary because there will be no one left if they had to enforce it evenly.