Obamacare is off to a rocky start, but Bill Maher gave Piers Morgan one reason it isn’t going anywhere: Women.
“The reason why it’s going to work is women. Yes, young men do not want to sign up because they think they’re invincible. Women get it, because women are a little bit more complicated,” Maher said on “Piers Morgan Live” Tuesday. “They want contraception, they want breast exams. They’re a little smarter about that. They don’t think they’re invincible.”
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The Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act has been under fire since it’s inception, and opponents aren’t letting up.
Maher says Republicans have provided factually incorrect talking points, and that outlets like Fox News repeat them daily. That damages public discourse, he says.
“When we didn’t used to have these kinds of places where you could retreat to your ghettoization of thinking, public discourse was the better for it, because you had to hear a conflicting idea,” Maher said. “Now you don’t, and that’s true on the left, too.”
“The difference between Fox and MSNBC is you could fact check what they say on MSNBC and they are very rarely wrong,” Maher continued. “Fact check what they say on Fox, you will find almost every night Bill O’Reilly says something that is insanely off-base and not true.”
Maher added that this ideology-based approach to news is making it harder for competitors, like CNN, who are trying to take the middle ground.
“CNN suffers from that to a degree,” Maher said. “Because it tries to play it down the middle and people generally want to hear what they already believe in.”
Maher also shared some thoughts on Jay Leno.
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