FOX News host Laura Ingraham has found an unlikely defender in far left HBO host Bill Maher. They apparently have some history together and Maher, despite being a leftist, has frequently defended free speech.
The Hill has details:
Maher sparred with “Real Time” panel guests including author Max Boot over whether Hogg’s boycott of Ingraham, who Maher admitted is a “deliberately terrible person,” should be celebrated.
Hogg called for his Twitter followers to contact Ingraham’s top advertisers following her criticism of him last month. Ingraham’s Fox News show has since been dropped by multiple companies.
“I want to defend Laura Ingraham,” Maher told the audience. “I know it sounds ridiculous, but it has to do with the Parkland kids and guns and free speech.”
“Again, he is in the arena, and then he calls for a boycott of her sponsors,” Maher continued, referring to Hogg, a student survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in February.
“Really? Is that American?” Maher asked the crowd, several of whom audibly shouted “yes!” in response.
“He complains about bullying? That’s bullying!” the host continued. “I have been the victim of a boycott … I’ve lost a job as a result. It is wrong. You shouldn’t do this by team, you should do it by principle.”
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It’s a shame that Bill still had to get in a dig at Laura, but at least he understands what this is all about.