HBO's "Real Time" host Bill Maher and the rest of his panel sided with fired MSNBC host Chris Matthews during a panel discussion on Friday's show.
"I think this cancel culture is a cancer on progressivism,” Maher said about the "Hardball" host's abrupt resignation last week. "Liberals always have to fight a two-front war: Republicans only have to fight Democrats, Democrats have to fight Republicans and each other."
Maher said Matthews "said some things that are kind of creepy to women... You know, I just, guys are married for a million years, they want to flirt for two seconds. He said to somebody, Laura Bassett, four years ago, she’s in makeup, he said, ‘Why haven’t I fallen in love with you yet?’ Yes, it is creepy. She said, ‘I was afraid to name him at the time out of fear of retaliation. I’m not afraid anymore.’ Thank you, Rosa Parks. I mean, Jesus fucking Christ! I guess my question is: Do you wonder how Democrats lose?”
"Is she a compliment-victim or a compliment-survivor?" he joked about Matthews apologizing for giving women compliments.