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Here's what the media missed about Jim Carrey's conversation with HBO host Bill Maher

Doc Thompson

On Monday, Doc Thompson highlighted a key complaint comedian Jim Carrey addressed that most Americans disregarded during Carrey's interview on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" late last week.

A statement from Carrey about the divide in America was largely overshadowed by his comments regarding socialism. Carrey urged Democrats to say "yes" to socialism and to "stop apologizing" for it.

"What Jim Carrey said is outrageous, I get it," Doc said. "But maybe there's a little more to it."

And by a little more to it, Doc meant that Carrey actually made some points that make perfect sense given the current political climate.

Doc accused media outlets of fanning the flames of outrage by focusing on Carrey's comments about socialism instead of his comments that urged Americans to find common ground before he got to the socialism comment.

Here's what Carrey said:

We are babysat by the television. We are taught how to think by the television — that's the dangerous thing about what's going on right now. There are generations growing up right now who are learning to lie, that lying is OK, that you're supposed to hate half the country. And — if anything — we've got to get back to a place where we realize that a vote is not who you are, you know, and because you voted Republican you're not stupid, you're not different, you're not worthless. You know, I could break bread with anybody who voted for Trump. We could find some common ground to love each other, you know.

Here's Doc's take: "He didn't say compromise, he didn't attack Trump there. It was Bill Maher who said 'fake news.'"

Catch the clip above for more analysis from Doc.


To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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