Bill Maher blasts Biden's 'Ministry of Truth,' warns Democrats that the Disinformation Governance Board would have had a field day with Obama's big lie

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Bill Maher issued a warning that the Biden administration's Disinformation Governance Board could backfire on Democrats. The HBO host hammered home his point by highlighting a lie by former President Barack Obama as an example. Maher also took a shot at the incoming disinformation czar Nina Jankowicz.

In late April, the Department of Homeland Security created the Disinformation Governance Board. At the time of the launch, the DHS said the new department's mission will be to "coordinate countering misinformation related to homeland security, focused specifically on irregular migration and Russia."

However, a Homeland Security Department memo released earlier this month appears to expand the Disinformation Governance Board's responsibilities and powers:

On Friday night's episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher," the liberal talk show host said he agreed with the newly-formed department's role in combatting Russian disinformation since "they are our adversary and trying to hurt us." However, Maher was deeply concerned with how the Disinformation Governance Board could be politically weaponized.

"But then here's from the Department of Homeland Security, 'Disinformation is defined as false information that is deliberately spread with the intention to deceive or mislead,'" Maher quoted the DHS.

Maher then referenced the Obamacare promise to Americans from former President Obama.

"Well, you could have said that about ‘If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,’" Maher suggested, recalling Obama's vow that was proclaimed "Lie of the Year" by PolitiFact in 2013.

"It said also, here's a phrase, ‘can take many forms.’ Okay, now we're going faster down the slippery slope," Maher warned.

Maher declared, "Okay, so government should not be involved in deciding what's true or not true!"

Maher then questioned what would happen to the Disinformation Governance Board if Republicans regained the White House in the next presidential election.

He asked, "Who do you think the truth czar is going to be in 2025?"

Former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) – who sits on the Department of Homeland Security advisory committee – said during the show that if the new department was "confined to a few missions" that "it'd be fine."

Harman conceded that "something very broad scale" would be "highly unfortunate," but told Maher, "I don't think that's where it's going."

Maher mentioned that many people are labeling the Disinformation Governance Board as the "Ministry of Truth" – the department of propaganda in G... (Read more)