by Mike LaChance at legalinsurrection.com

“Bill Maher is actually perfect for CNN to be honest. False equivalencies, propping up right-wing culture war talking points, fighting for the status quo and that smug face.”

Have you heard that Bill Maher is right wing now? That’s the charge some progressives in media have been making now that CNN has announced that they are adding Maher to their Friday night lineup.

Progressives Label Bill Maher ‘Right Wing’ After CNN Adds Him to Friday Night Programming

“Bill Maher is actually perfect for CNN to be honest. False equivalencies, propping up right-wing culture war talking points, fighting for the status quo and that smug face.”

Posted by Mike LaChance Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 05:00pm 23 Comments

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Have you heard that Bill Maher is right wing now? That’s the charge some progressives in media have been making now that CNN has announced that they are adding Maher to their Friday night lineup.

The Hollywood Reporter covered the move:

CNN Adds Bill Maher’s ‘Overtime’ to Friday Night Lineup

Bill Maher is coming to CNN.

The host of HBO’s weekly late night series Real Time will bring his Overtime segments to the cable news channel beginning Friday, Feb. 3.

Overtime will air on CNN at 11:30 p.m. on Friday nights, after new episodes of Real Time debut on HBO on Fridays at 10 p.m.

Maher has been producing Overtime segments for years. An offshoot of the HBO show, the segments feature Maher and his panel of guests continuing to discuss newsy topics. The segment previously only streamed online. With the CNN deal, it will now also get a linear basic cable home.

The Maher move is also another example of Warner Bros. Discovery looking for ways to share programming even as it continues to shave off costs. Already some CNN programming has found its way to HBO Max and Discovery+, while CNN has hosted guests from other parts of the corporate empire (like chef Bobby Flay, who talked inflation and soaring food costs on a live segment).

Maher sometimes clashes with the woke left. For some people, that makes him a conservative.

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