Bill Maher: Don’t be a snitch, America

Bill Maher (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
Bill Maher (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images) /

Bill Maher told the country to stop snitching during his “New Rule” segment on Real Time with Bill Maher. As part of his ongoing crusade against cancel culture, Maher lamented how Americans need to constantly look over their shoulder.

Maher has dedicated a significant amount of time railing against cancel culture and “woke mobs.” His stance has been cheered on by conservatives and criticized by liberals.

But it was Texas’ new abortion laws that got Maher back on the topic during the Sept. 17 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher. The comedian reacted to the state allowing residents to sue clinics, doctors, nurses, and anyone who helps a woman get an abortion for $10,000.

Maher argued that turning residents into “bounty hunters” was a step too far. The Real Time host connected it to the rise in Americans looking to call out people for mistakes, getting them fired, or forcing an apology or resignation.

Bill Maher says that snitching is a problem on both sides

According to Bill Maher, snitching used to be a bad thing. Nobody liked a tattletale. But now, “Squeal Team 6” has found different ways to cancel people for past mistakes. As always, Maher reminds his audience that nobody is perfect.

Typically, it’s the right who have problems with “wokeness,” so they may be nodding along as they listen to Maher. However, the late-night TV host says this is a problem on both sides:

"The woke side of the internet thinks going through someone’s old MySpace account makes them part of ‘the resistance.’ It doesn’t — it makes you a punk. And Republicans … have been encouraging college students to whip out their phones and record and report professors who espouse leftist ideas. As always, these snowflakes fall just as hard on the right as they do on the left."

Maher turns up the heat as he closes out the segment. He presents real examples of noble whistleblowers while ripping into internet users looking to take down television hosts and magazine editors. But the way Maher sees it, we’re getting closer and closer to living in Snitchlandia.

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