Bill Maher appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and criticized the liberal media for “scaring the shit” out of people by fearmongering during the pandemic.
During his appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” this week, the 65-year-old “Real Time With Bill Maher” host cited a survey in the New York Times — “which is a liberal paper so they weren’t looking for this answer,” Fox News reported.
“The question was, ‘What do you think the chances are that you would have to go to the hospital if you got COVID
?’ And Democrats thought that was, way higher than Republicans,” Maher said. “The answer is between 1 percent and 5 percent.”
He said 41 percent of Democrats thought it was over 50 percent, while 28 percent thought it was between 20 percent and 49 percent of patients ending up in the hospital.
“Seventy percent of Democrats thought it was way, way, way higher than it really was,” Maher added. “Liberal media has to take a little responsibility for that. For scaring the s— out of people.”
He continued: “The reason why I’m bringing this up is because it’s much harder for every touring act to sell tickets in blue states. They’re afraid to go out of the house. In red states, it’s all good to go.”
Maher, who said he was sickened with COVID
-19 after he was vaccinated, last month said he does not want to get a booster shot — and that the only reason he got jabbed was to “take one for the team.”
He also has said that many young people probably don’t need to get the shot.
“I know you and your boyfriend, Howard Stern, are very paranoid about this, but it’s a little weird that I got it after, but now many, many, many people have had the same situation,” Maher said Wednesday.
“Bottom line is we know, if you’re vaccinated, you almost never die from it,” he added.