Lubbock Gets Roasted on ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ [Watch]
Lubbock was namedropped by Bill Maher, and the context may upset some people.
The reference came during Maher's "New Rule" segment on his show, Real Time With Bill Maher on Friday.
The comedian was lamenting Amazon's unique ability to convince New York City to give them a huge tax incentive to build their second headquarters there (before the deal fell through) and how America has a "spatial geographic inequality" problem. Essentially, Maher argued that large swaths of people, services and prosperity are mostly found on the coasts, while large portions of the country -- mostly in the middle and south -- are left in the dust.
To make his point, Maher offered this gem: "They turn on the TV, and all the shows take place in a few hip cities," he said. "There's no Real Housewives of Toledo, or CSI: Lubbock."
Watch the full clip below:
You could react to Maher's argument in a variety of ways. Outrage is certainly one option, as Maher trolled the people living in a large part of the country, including Lubbock, to get to his bigger point.
But at the end of the day, Lubbock got namedropped on an HBO show. That's something you'll never see on Game of Thrones. (White Walkers don't like the Texas heat.)
His point is valid no matter what side of the political field that you play on. If liberals want to make magic happen in red states, they will most certainly have to start putting their money where their mouth is.