Bill Maher Addresses Backlash Over Having Milo Yiannopoulos on His Show

On his show tonight, Bill Maher talked about the fallout from his interview with Milo Yiannopoulos and how Yiannopoulos ended up getting disinvited from CPAC and resigning from Breitbart.

Maher did not get into the specifics of the tape that led to this fallout, although earlier this week he took credit for everything that’s happened to Yiannopoulos since the interview. In the past few days, a video of Maher in the past talking about sex between adults and minors has made some waves online.

Maher said again that liberals need to stop getting so worked up about people like Yiannopoulos going out of their way to get a rise out of them, saying “this is why liberals lose elections.”

Fran Lebowitz agreed with Maher’s “sunlight is the best disinfectant” policy, saying that giving a platform to “idiots” allows more people to realize they’re idiots.

Watch above, via HBO.

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