Mike Rowe Sits with Bill Maher on Washington Post Collapse: ‘Democracy Dies in Silence’

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Mike Rowe, everyday working-class hero and host of the TSWT Business show “How America Works,” has joined HBO host Bill Maher in a mockery involving the Washington Post.

In case you missed the online saga involving the Post, one of its most prominent writers, Dave Weigel, and fellow reporter Felicia Sonmez, well…consider yourself lucky.

Weigel retweeted – meaning he didn’t write, just shared – a comedian’s joke about women and Sonmez responded by demanding punitive action from their employer – resulting in an all-out war on Twitter with the newsroom.

The whole ordeal led to Sonmez being fired due to a days-long row with co-workers and his employer online over the trivial joke, and Weigel was suspended without pay for a month.

Maher and Rowe had a little fun with the situation.

Here’s the joke that kicked off a week of drama:

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Bill Maher mocks the whole ordeal

“Real Time” host Bill Maher addressed the Washington Post situation and mocked the newspaper for giving in to Sonmez’s tantrum on Twitter.

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“Can you imagine a world that allows jokes you don’t like?” he asked, accusing the outlet of “folding like a condo in Miami.”

He then took a swipe at Sonmez’s younger generation and their constant state of being offended by jokes.

“You think my generation is eyeroll,” Maher said. “Let me tell you about the younger generation. Your sense of entitlement is legendary.

“The whiners always win,” he continued. “They complain that they have not yet taken over. The fact that the Post’s response was to punish one of its top reporters shows that the kindergarten is still in charge.

Maher found some solace in the fact that Sonmez was – ultimately – fired.

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“Maybe there is a line. This generation needs to find that line and bring it closer to reason. Because democracy dies in silence,” he concluded.

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Mike Rowe joins Maher in mocking the Washington Post

Mike Rowe seemed to enjoy the segment with Bill Maher poking fun at the Washington Post, sharing the video on his social media accounts.

“When he’s right, he’s right,” Rowe said. “And boy is he right about that.”

The blue-collar legend shared a critique of the Washington Post with their motto changed to ‘Democracy dies in silence’.

Rowe has long been a reader-favorite of TSWT, taking a stand for blue-collar workers being left behind by lawmakers.

In a recent segment on TSWT Business, Rowe explained how Americans are being hurt by inflation and how truckers are being crushed by diesel prices.

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Rowe hammered Nike for ads in which they attempted to portray Colin Kaepernick as an American hero, noting that there are many others who sacrificed everything and “just did it”.

It’s Tom Burnett, a hero during the 9/11 tragedy.

Burnett, along with several other passengers, attempted to regain control of United Airlines Flight 93 from the 9/11 hijackers 17 years ago. Their attempts helped thwart what was surely a suicide mission directed at the White House or the Capitol.

Burnett’s last words in a phone call to his wife were – “We’re going to do something.”

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