Bill Maher is in a video of a portion of his television show posted to YouTube in which he mourns the end of the truth.
Prominent people, he explains, can say anything publicly even if it is obviously untrue without attracting criticism to themselves.
Truth is dead, and the internet killed it.—Bill Maher
There are consequences when truth dies. Consider the following quote from the Bill Moyers website.
So the lobbying racket is one part of Washington life that continues to pay little heed to party lines or past professions of purity. In other words, like the world’s other oldest profession, show me the money and I’m all yours.—Michael Winship
Robert Reich just posted this to Facebook when he announced the death of the Republican Party.
I, for one, regret its passing. Our nation needs political parties to connect up different groups of Americans and to sift through prospective candidates. Without a Republican Party, there’s nothing standing between us and a bunch of liars, bigots, egomaniacs, and creeps who decide on their own to seek the Republican nomination for president.
Our tolerance for public abuses has increased during my life time, and we seem, in my opinion, to continue on that path. We are fortunate to have Bill Moyers, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, and others to urge us to be our best selves. I doubt we are up to the challenge.