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Perhaps I have never mentioned it here before but I dearly love Bill Maher. He makes me laugh at as he points out the absurdities of American politics most especially during this insane presidential campaign. I may not agree 100% with everything he says, but his panache and no holds barred approach is fair game considering the hardening of today's political fault lines.

Bill is a controversial figure. Unabashedly liberal and atheist plus an unapologetic drug user (presumably pot), he doesn't hold back his tongue in addressing Trump loyalists as "knuckle-draggers" or as "deplorables" and in all fairness there is a significant portion that do fit the moniker.

During this interview he points very astutely at the internet echo chamber that has helped create Trump. Instead of cyberspace becoming a resource for truth it has become a place where the like-minded congregate to feed off each other's common hatred of the enemy.

In a setting such as this, objective truth has little value...

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  1. Bill Maher is always delightful and particularly in this video. I'm more and more confident that Clinton will win (I've already voted) and also have concerns about Trump and his followers post election. But maybe it's all good in that we will recognize that there are problems that need to be worked out. Yes, it's hard and scary. But until a problem is acknowledged (heard of climate change?) nothing substantive will be done about it.

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