Here’s a lengthy clip (almost 7 minutes) from Bill Maher’s HBO show in which he rails against “trigger warnings,” which of course got their start in American universities. We’ve told you about Stanford’s Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative that targets words like “American,” “immigrant,” and “master.” (“Targets” is probably a sensitive word too as it suggests violence.) Studies, Maher says, show that trigger warnings actually do more harm than no warning at all.
We can take or leave Maher, but he’s dead on in this segment:
I’m triggered every time I see a "Trigger Warning" because I’m reminded of how weak my country has become. pic.twitter.com/EAxurVGymU
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) March 4, 2023
Find one person that appreciates trigger warnings.
If they exist, I bet they would not speak up in defense of trigger warnings.
— Charly Root (@charly_root) March 4, 2023
This is excellent & had me rolling 🤣🤣🤣
— ⛓ Arrest Fauxi ⛓ (@ArrestFauxi) March 4, 2023
Watching Bill transition to an adult this last year has been really fun to watch.
— Chris Joyce (@chrisjoyce) March 4, 2023
You and I agree about 50% of the time but you nailed this!
— TheTruth (@Squatleys) March 4, 2023
Hilarious and, yes, well past parody.
— Jeff (@jefe_murray) March 4, 2023
Loved this…and then loved the comments even more. Your trigger happy audience being triggered by your triggered monologue.
— tameraschick (@tameraschick) March 4, 2023
A lot of people were triggered by Maher letting Russell Brand school an MSNBC reporter about bias and misinformation.
Love Bill Maher. Don't agree with him all the time, but still love these accurate rants.
— Joe Turco (@JoeTurco) March 4, 2023
Never thought I’d agree with Bill Maher on anything but here we are. 🤷♂️
— Hal (@Hal00112) March 4, 2023
Surely the human brain would learn that “trigger warning” is usually followed by a trigger and thus the warning itself would become a trigger.
— Michael Fowlie (@mwfowlie) March 4, 2023
Nailed it. We should all be fed up with this bullshit.
— Robert Bruce Willsie (@bobw222) March 4, 2023
Wow, a lot of Maher’s followers are posting boomer memes and “Old Man Yells at Cloud” and the Fonz jumping the shark. Why isn’t he talking about more important things, like Adolf Hitler being reincarnated in Florida?
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Russell Brand was challenged to give examples of MSNBC pushing misinformation (that was a BAD idea) https://t.co/QZmmmu76Yh
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 4, 2023
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