On Friday night’s edition of “Real Time,” host Bill Maher devoted a segment of the show to ridiculing a Mormon-made PSA for young men warning about the dangers of pornography and masturbation.
“They really don’t like masturbation over there in the Mormon religion,” Maher said. “And they made a video which basically said that if you are in college and you see your roommate getting addicted to porn, stop him. Intervene.”
The short film made the analogy that allowing your roommate to become addicted to pornography and masturbation is like soldiers leaving an injured comrade on the battlefield.
“Watch it if you don’t believe me,” he said, rolling a clip of the ad, which featured Brigham Young University of Idaho president Kim B. Clark.
“The enemy whispers ‘Don’t get involved, it’s not your problem,'” said Clark in voice-over. “Brothers and sisters, don’t leave the wounded on the battlefield.”
Maher laughingly said that the Catholics are now off the hook because “we’ve found someone worse than they are” about masturbation.
He produced a pamphlet from the Church of Latter Day Saints called, “Overcoming Masturbation: A Guide to Self Control.”
“I am not making this up,” he said.
He then began to dispense some advice from the pamphlet like “Wear pajamas that are difficult to open” and “In severe cases it may become necessary to tie a hand to the bed frame” to stop masturbation in “a semi-sleep condition.”
“Let me tell you,” Maher said, “if you’re jacking off in a ‘semi-sleep condition,’ you do have a problem.”
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Maddow reveals how one state stood up to Trump’s USPS cuts — and won
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Maddow reported how NBC Montana reporter Maritsa Georgiou had doggedly reported on the removal of postal boxes in Missoula, where she is based. Missoula has been a long-time Democratic Party stronghold.
Montana has a competitive U.S. Senate election in 2020, with Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock challenging first-term Republican Sen. Steve Daines.
As Georgiou chased the story, she learned there were also plans to remove boxes in the battleground of Billings. And more planned for the blue town of Bozeman. And other towns.
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The Pepsi soda company mocked Fox News personality Tucker Carlson on Friday evening.
On Tuesday, Carlson flipped out after a guest attempted to teach him how to pronounce the name of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is running for vice president on Joe Biden's ticket.
Video of the exchange was posted on Twitter by Nikki McCann Ramirez, a researcher at the watchdog group Media Matters for America.
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"Let's not have economists play epidemiologists here, mate," Wolfers said in his Australian accent.
"We actually tried Steve's prescription, which was not shutting down, that's what the sunbelt states did," he explained.
"What have you got? You've got spreading disease everywhere and you've got the economies there forced to shut down," he explained.
"We tried what Stephen Moore wanted -- it turns out Stephen Moore is not a very good epidemiologist," Wolfers concluded.