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SNL "Totally In The Tank" For Hillary Clinton  
User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11385 posts, RR: 52
Posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2509 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?


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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2508 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.


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6822 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

SNL is still on the air?

User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4107 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2476 times:



Quoting Slider (Reply 2):
SNL is still on the air?

No, it went off the air about 7 years ago. Now they have some crappy program with the same name in it's old time slot.


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

It's been downhill for that show since Will Ferrel and that whole group left. I didn't know anyone still watches.


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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2457 times:



Quoting Newark777 (Reply 4):
I didn't know anyone still watches.

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  Wink .


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2453 times:



Quoting Newark777 (Reply 4):
It's been downhill for that show since Will Ferrel and that whole group left.

 checkmark  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.


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2434 times:



Quoting Newark777 (Reply 4):
It's been downhill for that show since Will Ferrel and that whole group left. I didn't know anyone still watches.

Agreed. Used to be good with Will Ferrel and celebrity jeopardy. Now the only time I see it is when I'm channel surfing right on past it.

If they are in the tank for Hilary I wouldn't be too worried if I were Obama, it might net her about 8 votes.


User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1853 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2418 times:



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 6):
It's hey-day was in the 80's

????

Its hey-day was the late 70's. Watched it every sat night. Mr Bill, the Taste Buds, killer bees, Rosanna Rosanna-Danna, Father Gudio Sarducci. The best.

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

Some of the digital shorts are still funny. Natalie Portman's rap, and the nightmare skit from two weeks ago stick out in my mind.


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2391 times:



Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 8):
Mr Bill

Oh NOOOOO



And who could forget:

http://video.aol.com/partner/hulu/sa...n/siGZDSYfFNI6H0BR01tuEsD3RiTLXzAn



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User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Looking for political prejudices on a comedy show is pathetic.

Is Barney promoting McCain to much?


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

The whole show went downhill when Farely, Sandler and Spade left....Those were the glory days..


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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11385 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

12 replies, and not one on topic. You guys have REALLY short attention spans. If you want to talk about SNL as a whole, you should start your own thread.


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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2350 times:



Quoting D L X (Reply 13):
12 replies, and not one on topic.

My reply #1 isn't on topic?


User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2339 times:



Quoting D L X (Thread starter):
Bitch is the new Black

Excuse my naivety, but what exactly does that mean?


User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11385 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2286 times:



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 14):
My reply #1 isn't on topic?

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.



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User currently offlineDw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2197 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!


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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11385 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2183 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?  Smile

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!



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User currently offlineDw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2177 times:



Quoting D L X (Reply 18):
Let me guess -- Hillary supporter? Smile

Seriously, if it were a comedy show, then these skits should at least be funny.

I'm not a Hillary supporter by any means. I agree, SNL often misses its target, but that doesn't mean that it suddenly becomes journalism!



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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11385 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2167 times:



Quoting Dw747400 (Reply 19):
I agree, SNL often misses its target, but that doesn't mean that it suddenly becomes journalism!

Not saying it's journalism. But don't you think it's slightly hypocritical when they rail on the media for being biased, then become quite biased themselves?



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User currently offlinePlatypus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2164 times:



Quoting D L X (Thread starter):
Has SNL gone too far?

No!

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!


User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2153 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.


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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11385 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2153 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.



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User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2145 times:



Quoting D L X (Reply 18):
And the cartoon dispatching Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? Those simply weren't funny. And I laugh at nearly everything!

What about the cartoon could have been changed to make it amusing to you? Did you find it offensive, and if so, why?

Al Sharpton himself thought it was funny...

Fair-use excerpt from http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/20..._dish_chris_cuomos_royal_flap.html

"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
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