Bill Maher Slams DHS Disinformation Board as ‘Creepy’ ‘Ministry of Truth’

Friday night Bill Maher in Real TimeHBO’s host, Nina Jankowicz, lamented the existence of the Department of Homeland Security’s “Disinformation Governance Panel” and claimed that it was not led by a “bright individual.”

This is where the contrarian/libertarian piece of Maher’s personality comes out, as opposed to the Occupy Wall Street socialist piece.

Maher stated that people are calling it the Ministry of Truth. He also said that he didn’t like the name “homeland security” but grew to accept it. They now have an even more disturbing one. “Disinformation Governance Board.” It’s true that they are right to make a comparison to Orwell and the Ministry of Truth. It sounds exactly like it.”

However, he stated that while he would be fine with the mission of fighting Russian misinformation and fighting human trafficking it was not for him. 

Here’s the Department of Homeland Security. Disinformation is defined as ‘false information that is deliberately spread with the intention to deceive or mislead.’ Well, you could have said that about ‘If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,’” Maher said, referring to Barack Obama’s definitive policy lie. Maher contributed $1 million towards Obama’s election, so that he wasn’t really upset. He is just speaking to his liberal friends.

Maher continued: “It said also, here’s a phrase, ‘can take many forms.’ Okay, now we’re going faster down the slippery slope, ‘including but not limited to’ the two I mentioned, okay. Government should not decide what truth is. Because a lot of people are saying and my follow-up question would be, ‘Who do you think the truth czar is going to be in 2025?”

Maher said that it should not be the House Un-American Activities Committee. This was an old Richard Nixon thing. “To bring it back to Twitter, the czar Nina Jankowicz says she’d like some committee there within this governing board with the power to quote, ‘edit Twitter and add context.’ What do you mean by Twitter as it is now? It’s exactly what Twitter is. Somebody says something, then you add context! These are not bright people in our government.”

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