Bill Maher Calls Out Media ‘Panic Porn’ and ‘Hope-Shame,’ Warns Trump Could Ride Optimism to Reelection

Bill Maher devoted his Friday ‘New Rule’ segment to highlighting the media’s at-times overwhelming emphasis on doom and gloom coverage during the coronavirus, warning that this “panic porn” could end up playing to President Donald Trump’s advantage in the 2020 election.

“Now that we’re staring to see some hope in all this,” Maher said, broadly addressing the media, “don’t hope-shame me.”

“The problem with non-stop doom and gloom is it gives Trump the chance to play the optimist,” Maher noted, before showing a shot of Obama’s iconic 2008 “HOPE” campaign poster. “And optimists tend to win American elections.”

Recalling FDR’s famous “only thing we have to fear is fear itself” line, Maher went on to say: “As full of shit as
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