Liberal late night host praises Florida Gov. DeSantis (R), mocks New York Gov. Cuomo (D) over COVID response”When all of our sources for medical information have an agenda to spin us, yeah, you wind up with a badly misinformed population, including on the left,” he says

Source: Nworeport

“Real Time” host Bill Maher blasted the Democrats and liberal media over their handling of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Closing his HBO show on Friday, Maher took aim at the media’s “panic porn” throughout the pandemic, citing a Dartmouth study showing that “nearly 90 percent” of the media’s coverage was negative, even as things were getting better in places.

“When all of our sources for medical information have an agenda to spin us, yeah, you wind up with a badly misinformed population, including on the left,” Maher told viewers. “Liberals often mock the Republican misinformation bubble…but what about liberals? You know, the high-information, behind-the-science people?”

Maher went on to criticize Democrats for keeping schools closed over unwarranted COVID fears, as children have been shown to be the lowest at-risk demographic.

“[Democrats] also have a greatly exaggerated view of the danger of COVID to and the mortality rate among children, all of which explains why today the states with the highest share of schools that are still closed are all blue states,” Maher lamented.

“So if the right-wing media bubble has to own things like climate change denial, shouldn’t liberal media have to answer for ‘How did your audience wind up believing such bunch of crap about COVID?’” 

Maher then noted basic facts about human health that Infowars has been reporting on since the beginning of the pandemic: sunshine and Vitamin D help boost the immune system.

“Sunshine is the best disinfectant and Vitamin D is the key to a robust immune system,” Maher exclaimed. “Texas lifted its COVID restrictions recently and their infection rates went down in part because of people getting outside to let the sun and wind do their thing. But to many liberals, ‘That can’t be right because Texas and beach-loving Florida have Republican governors,’ but life is complicated!”

Maher went on to praise Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as “a voracious consumer of the scientific literature”, adding his COVID response was “way better” than New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s.

“And maybe that’s why he protected his most vulnerable population, the elderly, way better than did the governor of New York,” Maher said, referring to Cuomo. “Those are just facts, I know it’s irresponsible of me to say them.”

“Look, here’s what I’m saying: I don’t want politics mixed in with my medical decisions! And now that everything is politics, that’s all we do! If their side says ‘COVID is nothing,’ our side has to say it’s everything. Trump said it would ‘go away like a miracle,’ and we said it was World War Z,” Maher continued.

“And now, of course, we find out that all that paranoia about surfaces was bulls— anyway… If you lie to people, even for a very good cause, you lose their trust.”