The September 30, 2016 edition of Real Time with Bill Maher had Sean Penn as the special guest. The panel consisted of Angela Rye, Steven Moore and Peter Hamby. The panel was joined toward the end by Sarah Silverman.
Donald Trump dominated the conversation, and a curious scene unfolded. Steven Moore is a Donald Trump supporter, Angela Rye works for CNN, and Peter Hamby is head of news for Snapchat. As the conversation unfolded Steven Moore continuously talked over Angela Rye, and later Sarah Silverman. By contrast, he showed Hamby and Maher a modicum of respect, making only background comments as they spoke.
Moore’s lack of civility was most pronounced with Angela Rye. It became obvious that it was not a matter of political bent: it was a matter of gender and race. Moore ranted on about how bad things were in America, repeating the campaign rhetoric about crime in black neighborhoods, unemployment of blacks – especially black teens – and tried to tie all of this failure to the Obama administration, and was completely deaf to all of the facts showing that unemployment was down across the board, and crime was down everywhere except in a couple of large cities like Chicago where violent crime is related to gang on gang violence.
At one point Steve Moore asked the panel, “Where are the black success stories?”, to which Angela responded, “Hello? Exhibit ‘A’.” Moore obviously did not consider her a success, because in the Trump universe only success as a business person is deemed success.
Moore did not run over Silverman as much as Rye. Silverman is female, but she is only Jewish, not black.
Moore is a great surrogate for Trump; a misogynistic racist.