Bill Maher Lambastes Media for Overhyping COVID Fears

Bill Maher Lambastes Media for Overhyping COVID Fears

In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! comedian and political talk show host took a moment to rebuke the for “scaring the sh*t out of people” regarding the ongoing pandemic. 

The Daily Caller explains how Maher kicked off his denunciation by citing a survey from The New York Times that asked, “What do you think the chances are that you would have to go to the hospital if you got COVID?”

The talk show host said the results were that “41% of Democrats thought it was over 50%. Another 28% thought it was 20-49%” chance if a person got they would end up in the hospital.

The correct answer is between 1% and 5%.

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“So, 70% of Democrats thought it was way, way, way higher than it really was,” Maher shared. “Liberal media has to take a little responsibility for that. For scaring the sh*t out of people.”

The host of the hit HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher” explained that because of this, “it’s much harder” for touring acts “to sell tickets in blue states.”

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