Bill Maher came to the defense of Chris Matthews Friday and mocked the woman whose accusations of unwanted flirting supposedly played a role in his departure from the network.
“I think this ‘cancel culture’ is a cancer on progressivism,” Maher said on his HBO show “Real Time.”
“Liberals always have to fight a two-front war,” Maher continued. “Republicans only have to fight the Democrats; Democrats have to fight the Republicans, and each other.”
Though there had been whispers in the past, Matthews was finally forced out of the liberal cable news network after GQ columnist Laura Basset accused him of making suggestive remarks to her in 2017.
Maher dismissed Basset, derisively comparing her to “Rosa Parks”
The Matthews dismissal also came around the same time the longtime anchor was under fire for his scathing on-air criticisms of Bernie Sanders.