D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10557 posts, RR: 53 Posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1782 times:
Has anyone else noticed that Saturday Night Live is not even remotely unbiased when it comes to covering the Hillary vs. Barack campaign?
It started with Bitch is the new Black (which apparently is okay, while "monster" is bad). Then the media was taking it too easy on Obama. And this week, it's OBAMA calling Hillary at 3am looking for advice because he's too bumbling and naive to take care of things himself.
Has SNL gone too far? Or, is there even a "too far" to go to?
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1781 times:
It's SNL. Renowned for pushing the limits of what is 'too far'. I think all the skits thus far have been hilarious. Bias really doesn't come in to it - they'll make jokes wherever there is opportunity to make jokes.
And lets face it, the two people concerned are doing a pretty good job of creating a laughing stock without any help from SNL.
They still have some good sketches, like the JetBlue one, the Justin Timberlake song, the..., well, um, well, that's probably about it for the last 5 years. But hey, it could be worse, they could be MadTV .
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1726 times:
Quoting Newark777 (Reply 4): It's been downhill for that show since Will Ferrel and that whole group left.
It's hey-day was in the 80's, I think, with the likes of Eddie Murphy, Mike Meyers, Martin Short, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken etc. The only thing close to that era was the when they had Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Kattan etc. Horatio Sanz and Rachel Dratch are still around, though, and they are pretty hilarious.
I still watch, though, as they do have some funny stuff going, and Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers are still awesome in Weekend Update.
I can't really give you a pass when the other post was off topic.
Quoting Queso (Reply 15): Quoting D L X (Thread starter):
Bitch is the new Black
Excuse my naivety, but what exactly does that mean?
In responding to people saying they didn't like Hillary because she's a bitch, Tina Fey says basically, "damn right she's a bitch, because bitches get stuff done." and finished it with "Bitch is the new black."
I think it's a pun on "Pink is the new Black", talking about fashion trends. I don't think it works very well today, in this context.
Dw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1244 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1470 times:
Its a comedy show--I don't exactly see how they are obligated to remain unbiased. You have got to be kidding! Should we pull The Daily Show off the air since John Stewart has publicly stated his support for certain candidates on it? Get a sense of humor!
D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10557 posts, RR: 53 Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1456 times:
Quoting Dw747400 (Reply 17): Its a comedy show--I don't exactly see how they are obligated to remain unbiased.
Let me guess -- Hillary supporter?
Seriously, if it were a comedy show, then these skits should at least be funny. THe debate one was definitely funny. But the 3am ad? And the cartoon dispatching Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? Those simply weren't funny. And I laugh at nearly everything!
SNL has not gone too far. What the new york times did to McCain was an outright blatant, biased smear against a Republican. That was going too far!!! All SNL did was mock the obvious! Which was, displaying the free media pass Obama has enjoyed up to the Texas primaries, in a flippant, humorous manner. It was nothing negative, nor was it untrue! No big deal!
If one can not see Obama has had a free ride in the media, then you're the new breed of Kool Aid drinker!
Tommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6172 posts, RR: 9 Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1426 times:
Getting back to the topic, I actually saw the episode that we are talking about a few weeks ago. And yes, it was an obvious SNL gang support for Hillary. The episode had sucked before that point though, so after that it encouraged me to leave the room.
"Folks that's the news and I'm outta here!" -- Dennis Miller
D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10557 posts, RR: 53 Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1426 times:
Quoting Platypus (Reply 21): If one can not see Obama has had a free ride in the media, then you're the new breed of Kool Aid drinker!
Do you call constantly trying to link him to Islam and Rezko a free ride? How about inexperience? I will certainly grant you that Olberman has been very pro-Obama throughout. But CNN has been pro-Clinton, and Fox has been anti-Obama. It is a myth that Obama has had a free ride, just much as it was a myth that Clinton was getting all the tough questions first in the debate.
"So what did the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson think of last weekend's "Saturday Night Live" cartoon in which Barack Obama kept sending them off on wild "fact-finding" goose chases in Africa so they wouldn't tarnish his campaign? "I laughed," says Sharpton, who was fitted with a canine stun-collar in the "TV Funhouse" sketch. "In fact, Barack has repeatedly asked for my support. I haven't endorsed either Barack or Hillary. As long as things are still up for grabs, I intend to remain neutral.""
Here is the cartoon in question:
25 Platypus: I see it differently. I see the media reporting Team Hillary's desperate, and vile smears on Obama, which by the way were plentiful, not to mention u
26 Allstarflyer: I like the older guys - after the mid-90's guys, Norm McDonald was often the funniest, then he got canned because he ripped on the exec's pal, OJ Sim