Bill Maher to Zakaria: CNN’s Decision to Fire Jeffrey Lord Was Political Correctness

Bill Maher railed against political correctness yet again in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that aired this morning, this time singling out a recent decision by that very network for criticism.

Maher has criticized politically correct liberals in the past, and he talked again about the “part of the Democratic Party that is plainly obnoxious––they are humorless, they’re too politically correct.”

When Zakaria brought up the “puritanism” on the left about what you can and can’t say, Maher cited none other than CNN itself:

“It’s worse every year. The things that they go after people for now. I mean, your colleague––I don’t agree with him––Jeffrey Lord, CNN got rid of him because he said ‘sieg heil’ on a tweet, 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 went on to specifically cite millennials as being a major part of the problem, saying, “There’s an alarming number of millennials 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?”

Watch above, via CNN.

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