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Bill Maher hammers New York Times for burying Brett Kavanaugh assassination attempt

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Bill Maher slammed the New York Times for burying the attempted assassination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

A California man traveled to Kavanaugh's home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. On Wednesday, 26-year-old Nicholas Roske was stopped by Montgomery County Police Department officers and admitted he wanted to assassinate Justice Kavanaugh. Roske had a handgun, two magazines, ammunition, a tactical knife, zip ties, a hammer, screwdriver, crowbar, tactical chest rig, and duct tape. Roske was arrested and hit with federal charges of attempted murder of a Supreme Court justice.

The New York Times placed its coverage of the assassination attempt on a United States Supreme Court justice far down on its front page and the actual story was on page A20 of the Thursday edition of the newspaper.


Maher hammered the New York Times for burying the news story and having leftist media bias.

The liberal talk show host agreed with guest Kellyanne Conway.

"The New York Times buried this," Maher exclaimed. "If this had been a liberal Supreme Court justice that someone came to kill, it would have been on the front page."

"And that's what's so disappointing about a paper like the New York Times because they just wear their bias on their sleeves," Maher said, adding, "And, 'If it's not part of something that feeds our narrative, f*** it, we bury it.'"

Maher also criticized Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for using "very inflammatory words" against Supreme Court justices in the past.

In March 2020, Schumer verbally threatened Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.

"I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price," Schumer proclaimed. "You won't know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions."

Substack writer Josh Barro said the assassination attempt is concerning because it is "related to the perception that a lot of Americans have where they don't think these institutions are legitimate anymore."

"And that creates the willingness these nutty people have to go and try to take matters into their own hands and shoot people," Barro continued. "And I think it's a really worrying trend in our politics and I agree it's not solely limited to one side of the aisle."

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