Bill Maher is bragging that his decision to have now former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos on his HBO show Real Time was the catalyst that brought down the popular yet divisive figure.
Yiannopoulos appearing on Real Time caused another guest, journalist Jeremy Scahill, to back out. Maher defended his decision saying, “If Mr. Yiannopoulos is indeed the monster Scahill claims — and he might be — nothing could serve the liberal cause better than having him exposed on Friday night.”
But it wasn’t what Yiannopoulos said on Maher’s program that got him in hot water with CPAC, which disinvited him as a speaker, and Simon & Schuster, which pulled his lucrative book deal; it was his apparent defense of sexual relationships between adults and young teens from a podcast that sealed his fate. His comments raised suspicions that he was supporting pedophilia.
Still, Maher thinks he played a major role and boasted to The New York Times:
“Well, let’s recap. About a week ago, I went on Van Jones’s show, and somebody asked me about the booking. I hadn’t really gotten into the details of Milo yet. He was just getting on my radar. I said, specifically, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Then we had Milo on, despite the fact that many people said, “Oh, how dare you give a platform to this man.” What I think people saw was an emotionally needy Ann Coulter wannabe, trying to make a buck off of the left’s propensity for outrage. And by the end of the weekend, by dinnertime Monday, he’s dropped as a speaker at CPAC. Then he’s dropped by Breitbart, and his book deal falls through. As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant. You’re welcome.”
Well, here’s some sunlight for you, Bill, using your own words from a resurfaced scene from you old ABC show, Politically Incorrect:
“Mary Kay Letourneau, the teacher from Seattle, who is in jail because she is in love. That’s how I view it. I admit that it’s unorthodox — she is 35, the boy is 14, he was younger when they started [having sex]… But she is pregnant again, that was the story this week, with the second child by this boy. So, basically they’re having a family and they’re keeping the mother in jail because she won’t conform to what society feels should be the perfect American family.”
His guests at the time weren’t buying it and one said she was sickened by the fact that a teacher raped a student 20 years younger.
“Raped?” Maher responded incredulously. “Come on!”
Maher continued with the argument that it isn’t possible for a woman to rape a boy. Funny how the Internet never forgets.
Watch the flashback above.
Maher isn’t the only one getting a harsh reminder of his own hypocrisy. As TruthRevolt reported on Wednesday, Salon tried to quietly scrub its articles which normalized pedophiles as people who identify with a certain sexual orientation just like homosexuals so that it could go after Yiannopoulos and still seem credible.