Marjorie Taylor Greene was the recurring topic of HBO’s latest episode Real time with Bill Maher.
The comedian and his guests, CNN political commentator and CEO of REFORM Alliance Van Jones, and James Pogue, reporter and editor of Harper’s Magazine addressed the subject of conspiracy theories on the show.
During her opening monologue, Maher said that Greene “has never come across a conspiracy theory that she doesn’t like”. He pointed to one of the conspiracy theories she allegedly shared – Frazzledrip – an odd belief that Hillary Clinton drinks the blood of children. “It sounds like something Lil Wayne uses to get high,” he joked.
Jones said he was stunned by some of the first-year Republican’s beliefs. “Now you have someone who says there are Jewish space lasers in California,” he says.
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“I think aliens probed his ass and his brain went down,” Maher added.
Jones added that one of the questions was how much attention you give him. “This week we’ve probably given him more attention than some of the good things Biden has done. We did it with Trump, ”he said. “Congress must act and we must move forward. I don’t want to make another Trump out of this crazy person.
Pogue added that he thought censorship was a good idea. “Something for Republicans to say, ‘Look, we don’t actually think these people are really bad, crazy lizard scorpions’ but on the other hand, if you censor her and / or kick her out, you find yourself in a situation where she is a martyr. “
“I miss the Tea Party,” Jones joked. “They were mean and cranky, they weren’t murderers.
Elsewhere on the show, the trio spoke about the possibility of bipartisan support for climate change legislation, while Maher also had conversations with evolutionary biologists Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein about Covid-19. and vaccine.
The co-hosts of The black horse podcast and co-authors of the next book 21st Century Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide said there was a problem with the vaccine issue, especially the game theory aspect, as well as the difficulty of having a nuanced conversation on the topic.
The couple also raised the possibility that Covid-19 was created in a Chinese laboratory. Heying said he believes the chance of it coming from a lab is 90 percent. “Did it leak from a lab?” It was clear from the start a possibility, ”he said.
Maher ended by expressing his support for California Governor Gavin Newsom amid calls for his recall. “Do not do that. Gavin Newsom is a smart guy, a good guy, please don’t do that, ”he said.