In my opinion, Bill Maher's whole shtick that makes him stand out among other late night shows is that he focuses so much on calling out stupidity whether it's climate change skeptics, religious zealots, racismm, or pandering politicians. That being said though, he made a complete fool of himself by agreeing with every single point brought up by an anti-vax "doctor" he had on his show. Basically the main points Maher made were as follows:
"There are a lot of dumb doctors. Sometimes I know more than them"
The doctors are always telling me "When have we been wrong?" (no one ever says this)
They told us that trans fat was good for us
The NYT told me that we just discovered a new organ 1.5 years ago (not true and very misleading). I read that don't know how anesthesia works (partially true but pretty misleading). If we don't even know any of that then how can I trust vaccines?
I'm not saying I'm antivax. I'm just saying the doses and spacing aren't right. Also it probably does cause autism because I keep hearing stories about it
The "doctor" says he doesn't like new California laws restricting vaccine exemptions. The audience doesn't clap and Maher calls them sheep
The concept of vaccines keeps getting beaten like a dead horse. I always felt like the ones who don't agree with vaccines were stuck in echo chambers, the ones more susceptible to misinformation, and random dumbass celebrities like Jessica Biel, Jim Carry, or that one guy who used to host The Apprentice. It's frustrating to see someone who hosts a late night show and has considerable influence over people spouting this bullshit. Even worse with the false sense of credibility by having an MD talk about it when 99% of them know vaccines work.
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