Milo and Bill Maher disagreed on many topics during their interview tonight.
But the one the pair – and the audience – appeared to resonate with equally was the fact that liberals take the bait and get triggered far too often.
It was a conclusion they reached after briefly discussing none other than Jeremy Scahill – the Intercept journalist who dropped out of this evening’s show after hearing Milo would be on.
Why I will not appear this week on Real Time with Bill Maher. pic.twitter.com/SOoE3udrDr
— jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) February 15, 2017
“What that silly man who had a hissy fit doesn’t understand is that if you don’t show up to a debate, you lose,” said Milo, echoing Bill Maher’s statement on the topic earlier this week.
The crowd began cheering at that – but it’s what Maher said next that had them really hollering.
“And also, stop taking the bait,” he said. “They all freaked out.”
Referring to Milo, he added, “this little impish fag” made liberals freak out like schoolgirls.
Following the interview, some, like the tweeter below, have taken to the web to voice praise for Maher and Milo – two men from opposing ends of the political spectrum who managed to not kill each other.
Milo Yiannopoulos & Bill Maher had a convo with opposing political views,& shook hands at the end,that's how its done, no need for violence
— FPM (@HarshObserver1) February 18, 2017
Not everyone is happy, of course. In fact, several liberals appear to have done just what Maher accused them of – taking the bait and freaking out.
Bill Maher managed to interview Milo and never use the words "Islamophobia" or "transphobia" once. Disgraceful. #RealTime
— Sean Kent (@seankent) February 18, 2017
Ok Bill Maher, we've seen Milo. Now never have him on again. What a waste of time for important subjects. #realtime
— Charlene Deveraturda (@malasadasbooks) February 18, 2017
Bill Maher giving Milo his platform promotes vile hate, not free speech. He is rewarding hate, & own ratings. And that's vile. #RealTime
— ChuckModi (@ChuckModi1) February 18, 2017
Bill Maher did not just compare that Milo asshole to my hero Christopher Hitchens. Christopher was an intellectual. Take those words back.
— Ronald Turbiville (@djmcydeez94) February 18, 2017