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October 24, 2008

What if ‘SNL’ or the MSM mocked Michelle Obama or Barack Obama … Media Double Standard

Posted in: Barack Obama,Bizarre,Fun,Gaffe,Humor,Joseph Biden,Media Bias,Politics,Presidential Election 2008,Sarah Palin,WTF

Double standard in the media … You betcha!!!

Humor is not only supposed to be funny, really good humor is also based on a hint of the truth. The fact that the media cannot poke fun of Obama is telling. Personally, if one cannot find humor in their own actions and poke fun at themselves, they are not well rounded enough to lead as they take themselves far too seriously.

Why can’t the “lame” stream media or late night comedy shows like SNL be fair in their representation of their craft? One, the media, is supposed to report the news, provide us with insight and expose the truth. They are supposed to do this without an overt bias an openly rooting for a political candidate. The other, comedy, is supposed to make us laugh through whatever method and provide a satirical environment of not only the political landscape, but our society. Why do they both fail miserably? Is it any wonder why the NY Times is losing money. They must ask themselves, in an Obama Administration … what is the media and SNL going to show their readers and viewers, a blank page or screen?

As Pat Buchanan recently wrote, what if SNL mocked Michelle Obama? Buchanan’s thought is if they did they would be brought up on hate crimes. If anyone thinks that is far fetched all one needs to look at is the consistent use of the word “racist” for any questioning of Barack or Michelle Obama. Instead the MSM piles on Sarah Palin, John and even Cindy McCain and forgets Biden and the Obama’s. The liberals play the “experience” card with Palin, yet forget their hypocrisy in that not too long ago the Dems were a scream way from nominating Howard Dean, an inexperienced Governor of the small state of VT to be President.

The media cannot get enough of the “Saturday Night Live” impersonations of Palin as a bubblehead. News shows pick up the Tina Fey clips and run them and run them to the merriment of all.

Can one imagine “Saturday Night Live” doing weekly send-ups of Michelle Obama and her “I’ve never been proud” of my country, this “just downright mean” America, using a black comedienne to mimic and mock her voice and accent?

“Saturday Night Live” would be facing hate-crime charges.

The fact that SNL, the supposed satirical standard bearer of our day refuses to play any skits that is critical of the gaffes that Obama and Biden do is telling. One thought a show about comedy is supposed to be about that … comedy. However, in today’s world those is the laughter business are more concerned with political ideology than they are their own craft.

Late night talk show writers one said they don’t do anything on Obama because he is not funny. Really? One would think that there would be an open skit of Obama pulling the hair out of his head while wearing a Sarah Palin wig for all the gaffes that Biden does on the campaign. Or Obama out on the campaign trail dressed as Joe the Plumber shouting from the crowd favorable Obama quotes during a Biden speech. Now that would be funny.

Imagine, just imagine if Sarah Palin had said the same remarks of Joe Biden regarding an imminent attack on the USA with 6 months and that a McCain Administration would not initially get it right. All network programming would be interrupted for the BREAKING NEWS that Sarah Palin said USA will be attack and predicts McCain response will fail.

Alas, the MSM is nothing more these days than a liberal propaganda rag who are basically creating their own demise as a majority of Americans think that they are bias and many hope the position that they are not credible.

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