- The Washington Times - Saturday, June 4, 2016

Broadcast journalists who have given Donald Trump free publicity are “vapid ratings whores” and “traitors to journalism,” according to Bill Maher.

The liberal comedian went on a tear denouncing the broadcast news media on his Friday HBO “Real Time” program, The Daily Beast reported Saturday morning.

Mr. Maher made clear his ire was not directed at major newspapers, which he said have long been critical of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. “When [Trump] attacked the media in that press conference, I think he did something that was unfair…He lumped the print media in with the television media.”

Mr. Maher singled out Fox News’s Megyn Kelly, denouncing her for failing to ask tough questions in a recent interview with Mr. Trump.

“Megyn Kelly asked [Trump] one tough question at the debate—one tough question—and then the stupid media anoints her as a genius because she asked one tough question,” he complained. “For months, he’s just belittling her: she’s on the rag, she’s an idiot, she’s a bimbo, her ratings are terrible. Then, she comes begging him for an interview where she says, ‘Nothing is gonna be out of bounds.’ You know what was out of bounds? Journalism. She didn’t ask one tough question. It was a profile in cowardice.”

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