“Real Time” host Bill Maher mockingly called the Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and Salon “morally superior” while blasting them and other sites for publishing “fake news” about non-controversies that get hyped as newsworthy for the sake of clicks and traffic.
During his “New Rules” segment Friday, Maher noted a recent item about actress Jennifer Lawrence posing for an outside photo wearing a skimpy dress alongside men who were more substantially clothed — and that the image had “Twitter calling out gender inequality.”
Maher then tore into the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New York Post, Fox News, the BBC, Vanity Fair, the Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, National Review, and Elle for running stories on the apparent controversy.
“Now all these esteemed news organizations aren’t saying they think it’s a big deal, because they’re serious journalists. They’d rather be writing about Syria and the oceans dying,” he said sarcastically. “But, ‘Oh, the humanity, Jennifer Lawrence didn’t have a coat. Wrap her up! Wrap her up!’”