Bill Maher, a well-known comedian and political commentator, officially called out the officials at the New York Times this past Friday evening for attempting to shut down the story about the recent alleged assassination plot that targeted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family.
Maher made his statements about the heavily left-leaning periodical as part of a panel discussion with Kellyanny Conway, a former adviser to former President Donald Trump, and journalist Josh Barrow on his show, titled “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
“The New York Times buried this,” stated Maher. “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 and they — ‘if it’s not part of something that feeds our narrative, f*** it. We bury it.’”
“The New York Times buried this. If this had been a liberal Supreme Court justice that someone came to kill, it would’ve been on the front page…They wear their bias on their sleeves and if it’s not part of something that feeds our narrative, fuck it” – @BillMaher #RealTime pic.twitter.com/0amc13ddlf
— Brent Baker ?? (@BrentHBaker) June 11, 2022
This criticism of the Times from Maher takes place after quite a few different left-leaning periodicals attempted to hide stories about Kavanaugh’s alleged attempted assassination. “Conservatives on social media were quick to point out Thursday morning that the front pages of the print editions of the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and USA Today did not highlight the incident above the fold or did not include the story at all,” stated a recent report from the Daily Wire.
Both the Chicago Tribune and the Times placed their focus on the January 6 hearings as their headline stories, while USA Today sported a story about the survivors and their families of the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting.
The Times spoke about the alleged assassination plot targeting Kavanahaugh in small font at the bottom of the first page, which simply stated, “Arrest Near Home of Justice.”
No mention of the assassination attempt on Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the front pages of USA Today or the Chicago Tribune.
The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times hid the news on the bottom of the page in small font.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) June 9, 2022
This past Wednesday, Nicholas John Roske, aged 26, was taken into custody just outside of the home of Justice Kavanaugh and was slammed with a charge of attempted murder of a federal judge, as reported by officials within the Department of Justice (DOJ). Roske was reportedly angry about the possibility that Roe v. Wade could be overturned by the SCOTUS and about Kavanaugh’s personal stance concerning the Second Amendment.
As stated in the affidavit, Roske discovered the address for Kavanaugh online and purchased a gun and a set of tools for burglary in order to give him access to the house in order to allegedly kill the justice.
“Roske stated that he began thinking about how to give his life a purpose and decided that he would kill the Supreme Court Justice after finding the Justice’s Montgomery County address on the Internet,” stated one DOJ affidavit. “Roske further indicated that he had purchased the Glock pistol and other items for the purpose of breaking into the Justice’s residence and killing the Justice as well as himself.”