The panel on "The Five" reacted to comedian Bill Maher's criticism of conservative "flyover" states, calling the comedian "out of touch."

"The flyover states have become the passed-over states. They don't hate us, they want to be us," said Maher on his HBO show, which broadcasts Friday nights from California.

Jesse Watters said Maher had his characterizations backward, as "everyone's leaving [high-tax California and New York] for Texas and Florida."

"I don't think the red states are angry," he said.

Maher also joked that the wealthier states have "Chef Wolfgang Puck" while the interior of the country has "Chef Boyardee."


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Watters said that in a place like Iowa, a diner can get a fresh, well-cooked steak for a fraction of the cost of a "Michelin-starred" restaurant's smaller portion in a city like Los Angeles.

Greg Gutfeld added that "culture has been democratized" and that some of the best food and music are in places like Boise, Idaho, Nashville, Tenn. and Butte, Mont.

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