Bill Maher Trashes Outrage Journalism: You're Doing What Russia Did, "Sowing Division"

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Bill Maher takes a shot at media outlets that use titles like 'Twitter is outraged' and 'People are outraged' in the closing monologue of his HBO show Real Time Friday night. Maher bashed the click-baiting sites for creating "endless stream of controversies that aren't controversial." He said using titles like those above only perpetuate the idea that there is "fake news." Maher likened this type of journalism to what Russia is accused of doing -- "sowing division."

BILL MAHER: No wonder fake news resonates so much with Trump fans because so much of it is fake! Just nonsense made to keep you perpetually offended with an endless stream of controversies that aren't controversial. And outrages that aren't outrageous. Because places like The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed and Salon, they make their money by how many clicks they get. Yes. The people who see themselves as morally superior are actually ignoring their sacred job of informing citizens of what's important and instead sowing division for their own selfish ends. Hey, wait, isn't that what Russia was doing to us? Yeah, it is. And we have to stop both of them from using us as the cocks in their cockfights.



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