Friday on HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher along with panelists Charlie Sykes, Eliott Spitzer, Bari Weiss and Martin Short, argued against the hyper-sensitive culture that according to Sykes had gone beyond just political correctness and into what he called “performative wokeness.”
Weiss referenced Oberlin College, which had launched a boycott against Gibson’s Bakery but was forced to pay $33 million in a defamation lawsuit verdict. She also cited Natasha Tynes, an author who tweeted a picture of a Washington, DC Metro worker eating on the train, faced accusations of racism and is now suing a publisher after losing a book deal because of it.
“Social justice warriors … are finally finding that maybe there’s a price to pay,” Maher said.
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