Maher Rants Against Youth Culture, Ageism: ‘Last Acceptable Prejudice’

Bill Maher ended his show tonight by railing against ageism, of all things, as “the last acceptable prejudice in America.” He ranted about how youth-obsessed culture has now wormed its way into governance and older politicians are considered out-of-touch instead of maybe wiser than the younger ones.

Maher ran down a list of old people who have done great things compared to young people, like how the Rolling Stones could shut down Justin Bieber any day of the week and how Larry King continued to do good work after he was replaced by “the man who disproved the adage that all English people are smart.” The main thrust of his editorial was that California Governor Jerry Brown shouldn’t be discounted as a potential 2016 candidate because of his age.

Maher then went off on youth culture, people not respecting the elderly, and… the pop music fascination with butts. Yeah.

Watch the video below, via HBO:

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