Satirist Bill Maher: Ads show Volkswagen is 'the first name in clouds of poison gas'

Satirist Bill Maher devoted a segment of his Friday night HBO show to the scandal involving 11 million Volkswagen and Audi cars produced in 2009-15 with "clean-diesel" engines rigged to hide that they pollute far more than the law allows.

A Volkswagen Beetle with the TDI "clean-diesel" engine.


Comedian Bill Maher invoked Germany's Nazi past and the Holocaust in reviewing what he said were old Volkswagen print ads.

The first ad identified "Volkswagen [as] the first name in clouds of poison gas." 

That's an apparent reference to the Zyklon B gas the Nazis used to kill millions of Jews, Gypsies and other undesirable during World War II.

Another said, "We call it the Rabbit because we can't stop screwing you."

See the segment from "Real Time with Bill Maher" by clicking on the following link:

Skit on Volkswagen diesel scandal

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