Leftist Bill Maher Defends Jason Aldean’s ‘Try That In a Small Town’ in Exchange with CNN Analyst

During Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” liberal comedian and host Bill Maher took a stance on country star Jason Aldean’s “Try That in a Small Town” hit that may have surprised his left-wing fans.

As the show progressed, according to Deadline, Maher and his guests discussed a range of very serious topics, including the left’s recent drive to curtail free speech, the war between Ukraine and Russia, anti-Semitism on American campuses, inflation, and rising crime.

It was during the discussion of crime that Maher took a startling position. At least one that may startle left-wingers.

It all came about when guest Jane Ferguson, a PBS NewsHour correspondent, began talking about crime, noting she herself had been randomly attacked while riding the New York subway system.

The admission brought fellow panelist John Avlon, CNN analyst and former editor of the left-wing website “The Daily Beast,” to note that, “we brought down crime in the mid-1990s. We seem to have forgotten a lot of those lessons,” according to Deadline.

That is when Maher jumped in to bring up country star Jason Aldean and the recent smash hit song, “Try That in a Small Town.”

The song’s basic message is that small



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