Maher Slams CNN: Jeffrey Lord Fired Over Political Correctness

HBO star Bill Maher, while appearing on a CNN interview Sunday, slammed the network for firing conservative contributor Jeffrey Lord, saying the decision was motivated by political correctness.

“Your colleague –– I don’t agree with him –– Jeffrey Lord, CNN got rid of him because he said ‘sieg heil’ on a tweet,” Maher told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. “It was a joke. This has gotta stop: This idea of people have to go away if they’ve offended me even for one moment. How about just move on, turn the page? Go to the next thing in your life?”

Maher’s comments came after Zakaria brought up the left’s “puritanism” about what should and should not be said. The “Real Time With Bill Maher” host, who is no stranger to criticism based on his own often-controversial statements, has often complained liberals are too politically correct.

Maher told Zakaria on Sunday there is a part of the Democratic Party that is “plainly obnoxious,” because they are “humorless, they’re too politically correct.”

President Donald Trump’s people are “not unaware of his flaws,” Maher said. “But what they always say, like the first thing what they love about him, he’s politically incorrect.”

Even though Trump’s people “know that he’s bad in a lot of ways,” Maher said, “they would rather be on his team ‘than those insufferable people on the left.’ That’s how they think.”

Maher said millennials are specifically part of the problem, and there is an amazing number of them “who really don’t even believe in free speech, because you know what? Free speech could lead to hurt feelings. Who gave these kids these priorities?”

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