No, folks. This isn’t an Onion headline. Comedian Bill Maher has come out in support of radio host Rush Limbaugh. The seemingly never-ending Limbaugh versus Sandra Fluke debacle hasn’t lost much steam, which seems to be the catalyst for Maher coming to the host’s defense.

Bill Maher Defends Rush Limbaugh on Twitter

On Tuesday evening, the comedian sent a tweet that read, ”Hate to defend #RushLimbaugh but he apologized, liberals looking bad not accepting. Also hate intimidation by sponsor pullout.”

Bill Maher Defends Rush Limbaugh on Twitter

This, of course, wasn’t the first time Maher weighed in on the debate. Last week, he took to his “Real Time” show on HBO to poke fun at Limbaugh, while distinguishing his own past comments about Sarah Palin from the radio host’s harsh words about Fluke.

On Friday, he said that the difference between him and Limbaugh is that he doesn’t have sponsors. Maher also joked that the first company to abandon Limbaugh was Sleep Train, a mattress business. “Sluts use a lot of mattresses!,” he joked.

It seems Maher’s tone — and vocal appreciation of free speech — has changed.

(H/T: Gateway Pundit)