Bill Maher closed Real Time on Friday by ripping GOP lawmakers — and Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe in particular — for their efforts to stifle not only research, but basic food labeling information.
“Remember this a*shole?” Maher said before displaying a picture of Inhofe and explaining that Inhofe threatened to convene hearings he said would counter NASA’s “bias” regarding climate change research.
“Yes, we need to balance the facts with the anti-facts,” Maher said sarcastically. “Because we’re the United States of You Don’t Wanna Know.”
More recently, he explained, House Republicans started pushing for a measure that would ban meat producers from including country-of-origin information regarding their products. Maher admitted he had no idea how such a law could be phrased as a benefit to consumers.
“What do you name it, the ‘Freedom From Information Act’?” he asked. “The ‘Don’t Worry Your Pretty Little Head About It Act’?”
If the beef lobby had its way, he said, its product labels would have nothing but a “cow with huge t*ts committing suicide,” undermining the basic purpose of regulations — to protect people from corporations, and not the other way around.
“I’m sorry, but your right to know something is always gonna be outweighed by their right to hide it from you,” he argued. “Because in America, you can be armed. Just not with the facts.”
Watch Maher’s commentary, as posted online on Friday, below.
The View co-hosts burst into laughter over Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Borat’ denials: ‘Please make it stop!’
"The View" panelists burst into laughter over Rudy Giuliani's denial that he did anything inappropriate with a young actress in the new "Borat" sequel.
President Donald Trump's attorney appears as himself in the faux documentary "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," starring comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and Bulgarian actor Maria Bakalova.
Giuliani accepts an invitation to join Bakalova, who plays Borat's 15-year-old daughter, for a drink in a hotel bedroom after an interview, and Cohen bursts into the room after Guiliani lies down on a bed and stuffs his hand into his pants.
"He says he didn't do anything inappropriate," said host Whoopi Goldberg. "He's just sort of, you know, tucking his shirt in when he was laying on his back."
WATCH: Sacha Baron Cohen used Trump-loving OAN network to infiltrate the White House
Sacha Baron Cohen managed to get the actress who plays Borat's daughter into the White House -- all with some help from the Trump-loving One America News network.
In a preview clip posted online, Cohen's Borat character claims that OAN White House correspondent Chanel Rion brought actress Maria Bakalova, who plays Borat's daughter in the latest movie, into the White House with her.
"They take my daughter into the White House!" Borat boasts. "No need for security checks or COVID test!"
WATCH: Trump supporter gets tied up in knots defending president’s $750 income tax payments
A support of President Donald Trump this week struggled to defend the president paying just $750 per year in federal income tax.
During an interview with CNN correspondent Elle Reeve, a half-masked Trump supporter said that he wasn't bothered by the president's low tax bill because he figured all rich people pay so little in taxes.
"I would love to be able to comment on that," he replied. "I don't know. And it's one of those situations where you and I can both sit here and say if we made that kind of money, you know, you're going to play the tax game. It's set for millionaires to play the game."