Listen: Roger Ailes, HBO, Chris Cuomo discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher
"Welcome to an HBO podcast from the HBO Latent Series Real Time with Bill Maher start Oh always like this for our Halloween show this is our Halloween it is coming up you're excited I'm going out this year as a quid pro quo but I love Halloween in Los Angeles the women they always say I love dressing up and then they go out wearing nothing but underwear and kit nears this duly noted about but This is a very beautiful time here in southern California I think mid fall right it's a lot like New England our our trees turning a beautiful shade of Red and gold I that's because they're on fire here yeah we we have six hundred fires going it can be very confusing among the the hipsters out here because I said to me today bats fire I didn't know whose complimenting my shirt or talking about something sparking up trump says he will send federal aid for the fires but first we have to come up with some dirt Joe Biden so that's this this this impeachment ingred is making a crazy person crazy he's the other day he said the impeachment inquiry was a lynching don't you love that about Donald Trump even when he's fighting for his political life he still is able to squeeze in a little racist always and his his level of self pity I don't think we could ever measure this it's on spiring it's like the depths of the universe the every day the president of the United States acts like a high school girl who was sopping into his bill everybody hates him and all his fans are like finally a real man in the White House I mean he's the crazy or anything but today he ordered the Justice Department and get this to investigate the Justice Department yet no he's been asking this for awhile he's mad at the Justice Department for conducting of course the Russian Muller inquiry so he's having the good people at the Justice Department look into those horrible people at the Justice Department which explains the new chant at the rallies lock me up what what sent him off the rails was tested twenty from this guy named Bill Taylor I'd never heard of this guy we shouldn't he's one of those deep state heroes you don't hear about our top guy who was in Ukraine he gave the testimony and ably credible he's west point served in Vietnam all the credibility in the world the upshot was trump did it he did exactly what he was being accused of doing there is nothing left the Republicans to go to accept physically disrupting the hearings which they did a bunch of their Republican lawmakers barged into closed-door precedings because that's how you handle a lynching by sending in a mob of angry white men the and the Republicans roll saying the Democrats are holding a secret inquiry let us in they were chanting lettuce out shutout it's like the Houston Astros saying we're being shut out on the world series no no you're just losing the world series we're not being shut out of it Oh speaking of the world series trump says he is going to game five if there is a game five isn't really like baseball but he'll go anywhere where there's a chance late Tino might run into a wall but he says no throwing out the first pitch president no he's not GonNa do that he said he'd like to but throwing makes his tits jiggle so it's it's it's just getting so mad king out there today I'm not making this up trump ordered the government everybody in the government to cancel subscriptions the New York Times and the Washington Post he's like Louie the fourteenth don't don't show me anything sad I only want to see pretty things no really here in the government and you're not allowed to have a news paper Malania was pissed she said no newspapers what am I gonNA use to line my cage and yet what are people talking about they're talking about a congresswoman from right up north here palmdale area anyone from that area your congress but Katie Hill Yeah Yeah act no her going to a divorce the husband boy divorces rough glad an empty did that the axe put out photos of canoed making out with a woman smoking a bomb gotTa tell you it shocked a bong in two thousand nine hundred Katie I think it's great I don't care who knows it I think it's about time congresswoman got down with another woman and explains their slogan I'm with her but this was she the and her husband and the woman they were this was a relationship like a real relate throttle they call it only millennials could ruin threesomes by making them monogamous I've got to tell you but finally I have important news again California News Felicity Huffman was released day after serving eleven of her fourteen day sentence that the good news for her is that you got out early the bad news is that she is now a member of the Aryan brother the Danni Eliza Slot Kim and Dan Carlin are here a little letter he was speaking with Zach Galifianakis is I as the anchor of CNN's Cuomo prime time and host of Sirius Xm's. Let's get after it. Chris Cuomo brisket it was a time when you brought on anchorman and they would not get a standing ovation anchorman Kinda Having a moment did you read that story they're big popular on on on talk shows and stuff serapis is talking about it a lot therapist I was here with Howard Stern I have a whole team Jesus the only one left in the control group Okay but CNN which is where you're at yes I mean you started at Fox I didn't know that it was reading I what was that like did Roger Ailes grab your F- I know but apparently I was one of the only ones that he did but he did start there was my first job you fit in with the they must have known your pedigree no I left I left for season the funny thing is Roger was one of the only people who would hire me because he took a chance on whether or not I would be able to be fair you know at the time you couldn't come from a political family and have any hope in journalism that you'd have to be an analyst or into politics itself and I didn't WanNa do that so he gave me an opportunity to try out lots of different parts of reporting he really knew a lot about interviewing in particular but the idea of telling a story but eventually I had to leave because I couldn't tell stories the way he already there are people at you because you said some nice things sort of about Roger and this is something you and I both face because we platform people Chris in other words we give people who don't agree with a chance to speak and there's a lot of liberals who hate that is your only talk amongst the people who already agree with you I mean they hate you because you are friends with Kellyanne Conway and have her on. I wish that were the only thing I feel so surprised when anyone is nice to me at any time including my kids because everybody's got an opinion now they used to just not watch now I wish they didn't want well it's the biggest CNN used to be the neutral station I mean there was Msnbc on the left menu had Fox News on the right I mean we all knew that sometimes I would watch Fox News was just to see what they're saying I couldn't take too much of it I knew IT MSNBC was but I was like okay these guys are trying to play it right down the middle now you're getting sued by the is it how do you play it down the middle I guess is the question when the president is so far to one side I look I think what has changed is the president and how he has decided to conduct his office there is nothing new there's nothing non neutral by fax you know if you talk about what's going on and test arguments that is what it is it's not left or right either you're telling the truth or you're not even your argument makes sense or it doesn't I think what is changed how this president is what we never had before was someone who would say no it's not that I disagree with you is that you're a bad person bill for asking me that question you're bad shouldn't like you called you and it's fake said about fake scum he said that about his own people I know he said that about people in his Ulan he didn't say it about me said much worse human scum but and then the press secretary this is what's new so usually the press secretary comes in and says no you heard scum I heard thumb which means they're just one part of the hand now she comes in and says yeah that's how it is if against this president that's how we should speak about that's the biggest problem I think we all and also I mean CNN trust factor in CNN's gone way down from something like sixty four percent twenty years ago to like forty eight percent what is that about you saying it's just me yeah no I was nervous about this I know I know why here's what I think happened if we're honest with ourselves people have been skeptical about this Solutions and the media for a long time you can get a sense of bias in the media that it's only telling you certain stories a certain way and I think very often that criticize awesome is well-founded however I will tell you this this president is playing on every weakness in our social fabric I believe the book that will be written about him that will be most dispositive of what he meant is the luckiest man in the history of the game because he lies a lot and people suspect that they all lie he says that he's going to do something but it doesn't happen that way they believe it's the industry standard in policy six. He does things with Ukraine they believable must happen all the time he says the media is fake people have been suspicious of that so he's playing to people's genesis as a demagogue does but I'll tell you this bill I've never had so many people say I support what you're doing as is happening right now hey as you said I do and those were only my four cousins clapped right you too by the way not I don't like what you said come to your house find your kids on social media talk to your kids in a restaurant eight years old and say things that you should only say man to man that's new for me no you had the the dust up when you with the freighter thing Oh you heard I heard tat and you know I feel bad field I mean look believe me I get some of this too but I don't have a family so to worry about kids thank Christ but it must be horrible I can't I can't imagine what that's like but but the freight thing I just got it would bother me about that is that liberals had this reputation for make everything identity politics and Fred Oh sorry it's just not a thing it's just not a slur it's non-italian slur it means dumb brother which you're not but you have a brother who's the governor New York that's where that came from I'd like to see you call him that I'm not GonNa call anybody where it came from is I've dealt with this it's not about this ethnicity I think the context matters that is not my experience they talk about they call me Italian name yes ever since he came into office based it identifying me by ethnicity mobster this godfather that's it as an extension of your father had it when he was the governor New York there were there was that was one of the scuttle but the they would say about a black Hole Mario Cuomo somehow in with the mob because he's Italian that's a slur on the Italians frayed just means dumb brother Okay we can agree disagree well I'll tell you what's interesting about."