Tom Kludt February 17, 2014, 4:44 PM EST | 9002

Bill Maher is launching his own personal protest against MSNBC's wall-to-wall coverage of the George Washington Bridge scandal.

Maher has been pretty dismissive of the scandal from the beginning, arguing last month that there will be no smoking gun tying New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to the politically motivated lane closures.

That outlook puts the liberal comedian sharply at odds with MSNBC, which has given significant coverage to the scandal and broken news on the lane closures, so Maher announced in a blog post on Friday that he's done with the liberal cable news channel.