Bill Maher defends Chris Matthews: "Cancel culture is a cancer on progressivism”

Matthews left MSNBC amid #MeToo allegations

Published March 7, 2020 4:29PM (EST)

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HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher defended his "friend" Chris Matthews — while attacking a #MeToo accuser.

"Speaking of getting sh*tcanned, a friend of mine lost his job this week, Chris Matthews," Maher said, of the former MSNBC anchor who retired.

"I think this cancel culture is a cancer on progressivism," Maher argued.

Maher also blasted journalist Laura Bassett, whose expose in GQ was said to have led to Matthews' separation from the network, mockingly comparing her to Rosa Parks.

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"Jesus f*cking Christ," Maher complained.

Caitlin Flanagan of The Atlantic then joined Maher in attacking Bassett, who said on Twitter that she did not plan on watching the segment.


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