Knocked out “Real Time” host Bill Maher “Children of Nebo” on Friday and said they must admit they have a “huge advantage,” arguing that sports are “the last resort of meritocracy in America.”
“So enjoy the good life, nepos. Just don’t say you don’t have much of an advantage. Or it doesn’t matter much who your parents were or that they put my foot in the door. That’s f–show business, getting your foot in is 80% of it!” during its presentation.
Maher argued that sports are “the last resort of meritocracy in America”.
“Show business is full of new kids, politics is full of new kids, and even modeling…has fallen into nepotism. But in sports, there are no newborns,” he said. “There are sons and daughters of former players, but that’s not why they play. Laila Ali didn’t knock out 21 opponents by beating them with their birth certificate.”
“Sport is the last place it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, just what you do,” he continued, adding that he doesn’t trust government, the media, judges, juries, etc. He doesn’t trust “that the 450 players in the NBA are the best 450 teams can have.” You can find them anywhere in the world.”
He questioned why America has merit in sports but not where it “really matters.”
He said “Forty-two percent of private colleges accept applicants based on the fact that their parents are alumni. You can get in if you work hard and your dad buys a building, and that’s called legacy admissions.” “The very concept of entitlement is now under attack everywhere except in sport.”
He said schools across the county have canceled honors classes. Los Angeles school district Replacement honors classes At their high school through a one-size-fits-all approach that officials said would give students of all races an equal education.
Maher said several Virginia schools are under investigation for non-bidding National Scholarship Awards to their students.
“This is a bad problem for Democrats because most Americans seem to agree, if they’re on a plane, they want a cockpit that looks like America, but they also like someone out there who knows how to fly the plane,” Maher continued.
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin criticized the schools For their focus on “equal results for all students”.
“[The schools] She has an insane focus on equal results for all students at any cost. And at the heart of the American Dream is excelling, advancing, stretching and recognizing that we have students with different abilities,” Youngkin said of the news.
Fox News Digital’s Kendall Tietz contributed to this report.