Ron Rosenbaum, Writer

March 9, 2008

Saturday Night Live: Ignorant Political Airheads

Filed under: Uncategorized — ronrosenbaumwriter @ 11:46 am

The real scandal of he Dem primary campaign is that it may well be decided by the utterly fraudulent notion–perpetrated by Saturday Night Live–that the press has been tough on Hillary and not on Obama.

Give me a break! Bill is prostituting the dignity of the office we elected him to to swindle corrupt millions from every uranium hustler and corrupt influence peddler he can glom onto and laundering it through his “charitable” foundations. Hillary suddenly comes up with 5 million bucks lying around to resuscitate her campaign. She can’t seem to get around to xeroxing her tax returns for months now (“too busy”); it would take 15 minutes, the press doesn’t ask why. And the press gives the known corrupt pardon-peddling past of the Clintons a pass.

And the airheads on Saturday Night Live manage to convince their naive audiences that Obama is getting pillow soft treatment. Which probably helped swing the the Texas Ohio primaries to the money grubbing Clinton couple. And might just succeed in giving us 8 more years of the Clinton kleptocrats.

SNL stopped being funny or legitmately “satirical” ages ago. now they’re just being ignorant and destructive. What’s really laughable is that so many media pundits somehow think SNL is “hip” and that this faux hipness will rub off on them.

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5 Comments »

  1. It’s always been that way. In the Hart campaign in 1984, we had the misguided notion of putting together a “roast” of Gary to raise money, hosted by comedian Freddie Roman, aka “the Noblest Roman of Them All.” We had two wellknown SNL writers working on the show who neither knew much about Hart nor cared to find out. Not that it mattered: Hart, the ultimate “goyishekopf”, reacted to the roast throughout, in the words of Lenny Bruce (“Comic at the Palladium”) “like an oil painting”

    Comment by charlie finch — March 9, 2008 @ 12:23 pm | Reply

  2. When I logged on to your site, I was certain you were rehashing an old piece by Pat Buchanan about the unfair treatment of Ronald Regan. You meant it as a parody, right?

    This comment makes no sense. You must be the only person in the world who hasn’t noticed the anti-Obama, pro-Hillary bias of SNL.

    Comment by Mark Van Wagoner — March 9, 2008 @ 10:01 pm | Reply

  3. Ron, please. I love your work. I have never thought that it was a virtue for me not to make sense out of something. It meant I just didn’t get it.

    My post is not particularly obtuse or cryptic. It was intended as a gentle jab at your political fervor for Mr. Obama. Can you not remember similarly fervid Republican rants against SNL? Your “headline” seemed eerily similar. Don’t we all feel that attacks on our side are unfair and unreasonable? Is the NYT corrupt in its coverage of McCain? Isn’t Fox “fair and balanced.” Did you really conjure up the dead for your piece on Romney and Mormons baptizing those same dead?

    I’m not surprised you care so much. It’s part of what makes you readable.

    Comment by Mark Van Wagoner — March 10, 2008 @ 10:42 am | Reply

  4. Since you seem to think that the media haven’t been soft on Obama, can you please provide us some examples of the media being tough on him?

    I can’t remember a major party candidate who has ever gotten such a free pass from the mainstream media when it comes to serious analysis of his record and personal history. Real discussion of Obama’s record and personal and political history have been relgated to the internet, while to mainstream press continues to offcer puffball pieces.

    My point was a comparison to his opponent, Hillary, whose personal finances and politically and morally corrupt husband have escaped the scrutiny they deserve. Meanwhile, I don’t know if you read the papers, but the past two weeks have been nothing but attacks on Obama and all those associated with him.

    Comment by Dennis — March 10, 2008 @ 11:42 am | Reply

  5. SNL stopped being funny sometime in the early 80s. How that show has survived all these years is one of life’s great mysteries.

    Comment by Anthony (Los Angeles) — March 10, 2008 @ 2:20 pm | Reply


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