Question: What’s the difference between members of the Democrat National Committee and the cast of “Saturday Night Live?”
Answer: Not much, except that the people on the DNC get paid a lot less than the comedians on ”SNL.”
I used to enjoy watching ”Saturday Night Live.” I mostly liked the bride’s eye-rolling and feigned shock at some of the sketches.
When it debuted on NBC in 1975 featuring ”not ready for prime time players” such as John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, et al., the show was usually funny if occasionally off-color and edgey. ”SNL” was always politically correct back then yet it poked caustic fun in almost every direction.
No more. The show has repeatedly demonstrated it has the same goals as the DNC, re-electing President Barack Hussein Obama. It simply employs one-sided, partisan humor to advance that aim as opposed to directly funding Democrats.
Times and “SNL” have radically changed, especially since the appearance on the political scene of Barack Hussein Obama.
Aside from regularly ridiculing the presumptive GOP nominee for president, Mitt Romney, just as their cadre of late night comedians like Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Stewart, et al. incessantly do, “SNL” has now apparently upped the ante by allowing Obama and Company to censor its content.
In deference to complaints by arch-racial agitator Rev. Jesse Jackson and in conformity with a concerted effort to compensate for alleged discrimination toward African-Americans in the entertainment industry, Hollywood and television producers caved and today blacks are more than well-represented on the silver and TV screens.
They bent over backwards, upside-down and every whichway to assure blacks that the entertainment industry was not only not racist but that they would slander conservatives in the process in order to prove their how liberal they were.
DailyCaller.com revealed that “SNL” has caved again, this time to advance the Obama 2012 re-election campaign.
Last Saturday, Lorne Michael scrapped the show’s planned and written opening skit mocking the president’s shameless efforts to suggest he was primarily responsible for killing mastermind 9/11 terrorist Osama bin Laden last May in Pakistan.
In Obama’s historical revisioning, SEAL Team 6, then-CIA director Leon Panetta, Admiral William McRaven, and a host of other advisors became secondary to his incredible courage in ordering the assault on bin Laden’s Abbotabad compound–after months of indecision.
Truth is usually less humorous than fantasy so “SNL” opted to go with fantasy and dumped that very amusing script on Obama’s braggadochio in favor of tearing into one of their hero’s most prominent whipping boys.
Playing Obama, Fred Armisen opened the scrapped skit with the greeting, “I hope you had a safe and joyous first anniversary of his killing.”
Armisen-Obama continued, “Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to be at home this year, as I had to fly to Afghanistan, to remind President Karzai that, exactly one year ago, we killed Osama bin Laden, and that the decision to do so was a gutsy one. And was mine.”
It seems that when edgey involves ridiculing Obama’s taking virtually exclusive credit for dispatching bin Laden and politicizing the event, edginess extends beyond the purview of satire.
Nothing was off limits for “SNL” when criticizing George W. Bush but a brief bit portraying Obama as an egomaniacal fraud must have been considered un-American since it was shredded in favor of mocking what Obama would have appreciated, an attack on his nemesis, the FOX News Channel.
In lieu of using reality to portray the truth, “SNL” parodied “Fox and Friends” personalities as ignoramuses who questioned whether bin Laden was really dead, had no clue as to what presidents, if any, had their images chiseled into Mount Rushmore, and said Obama would never have launched the raid on his own, (which he didn’t).
See “The Man Who Shot Osama bin Laden,” http://bit.ly/JaOid5.
The discreet Daily Caller contends, “It is not clear why the skit was scrapped.” In this observer’s humble opinion, “SNL” declined to run the skit either because neither Obama nor the DNC would have cared much for it, or because someone in the White House gave them a call.
See the article and the full text of the non-PC script at http://thedc.com/IOiPRE.
Fred Armisen concluded his Obama portrayal by saying, “The president then outlines what gifts are appropriate on the anniversaries of ‘Killing Osama bin Laden Day,’ and reminded voters that ‘heavy drinking, and Killing Osama bin Laden Day, are never a good combination.’ “
A comedy show incorporating outrageous political propaganda while deleting content displeasing to a presidential candidate is a far more offensive combination in a supposed democratic republic.