After his guests thoroughly slammed Republican Paul Ryan over his comments on the importance of changing the culture of “inner cities” to emphasize the value of “work,” HBO’s Bill Maher pulled a fast one.

He read another similar quote from Ryan, except it was actually said by First Lady Michelle Obama.

After panel members once again trashed Ryan, Maher reveled what he had done...to stunned silence from both his guests and the audience.

“Is something less true if a white person says it?” Maher asked the panel.

“I don’t think this a Republican or Democrat issue, this is a people issue,” was the reply.

“Well, yeah suddenly,” Maher joked.

I'm certainly not a Bill Maher fan, but I - and I'll bet you - will be amazed by panelists' hypocrisy in this video.