The ignorance and stupidity of Bill Maher know no bounds.
On HBO's Real Time Friday, in a discussion about who created the internet, Maher actually told billionaire businessman Mark Mogul, "You should send a royalty check to Al Gore every f—king day of your life" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
During the panel discussion segment, Maher asked Cuban, “You make quite a bit of money on the internet?”
“I’ve made a few bucks,” Cuban replied.
“Okay,” Maher continued, “How did we get the internet? I believe it was the government.”
“I wouldn’t go that far,” countered Cuban. “But they got the ball rolling.”
“What?” asked Maher. “You should send a royalty check to Al Gore every f—king day of your life.”
“Oh, please,” responded Cuban. “That is ridiculous. There are all kinds of companies that helped the internet get started.”
“It wouldn’t exist,” replied Maher.
“That’s ridiculous, Bill,” said Reihan Salam entering the discussion. “Absolutely ridiculous. The internet wouldn’t exist? You’re familiar with the idea of counter-factual? We don’t know what would have happened in the absence of…”
Realizing he was outnumbered on this one, Maher acquiesced saying, “You’re right. Eventually they would.”
Isn't it amazing how a man that used to call himself a libertarian has become so madly in love with government?
As the discussion ensued, Maher listed all the things he believes government and not private industry created.
I guess that's what happens when you give a million dollars to the most government-centric president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.