Maher: Alito Flag Reporting Wasn't 'Full Story' -- 'Nobody Owns' George Washington, 'Appeal to Heaven' Flag

Maher: Alito Flag Reporting Wasn’t ‘Full Story’ — ‘Nobody Owns’ George Washington, ‘Appeal to Heaven’ Flag


On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher criticized the attacks on Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito over the “Appeal to Heaven” flag by stating that we didn’t get the full story about the flag from the initial reporting and dismissed the idea that the flag is a January 6 symbol by stating, “Nobody owns these flags,” and “George Washington flew this flag. They own George Washington now?”

Maher began by saying, “I feel like the Supreme Court used to have such esteem, and now they’re just a politician in a robe. And we see this with Alito, this brouhaha about the flag.”

Maher then discussed the upside-down American flag and argued that there is a double standard about “patriotic immunity,” where Republicans

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