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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 04:12 PM
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21. They try to make fun of everyone. Sometimes it's just not funny.
As in the case of the President...they seem to always be trying too hard.
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  -What is up with the Obama hate on SNL? msallied  Oct-11-09 03:45 PM   #0 
  - They make fun of presidents.  bigwillq   Oct-11-09 03:47 PM   #1 
  - They hammered Bush for years. Did you call that Bush hate?  timeforpeace   Oct-11-09 05:14 PM   #44 
     - I had no issue with them hammering Bush  bigwillq   Oct-11-09 05:18 PM   #46 
     - Meant the OP, misplaced post. Your point is excellent and spot on.  timeforpeace   Oct-11-09 05:24 PM   #49 
     - It's one thing if the satire was based in fact or truth. SNL are being disingenuous at best. n/t  Liberal_Stalwart71   Oct-11-09 09:10 PM   #57 
     - It was funny because there was a root of truth.  msallied   Oct-12-09 12:21 AM   #62 
  - They make fun of everybody  treestar   Oct-11-09 03:49 PM   #2 
  - I understand that. Truly I do. And most of the time, it's actually pretty funny.  msallied   Oct-11-09 03:50 PM   #4 
  - Could be they are just starting to jump the shark  treestar   Oct-11-09 03:55 PM   #10 
  - msallied, it could be "weak stuff" because you are a big fan of the President. They are  bertman   Oct-11-09 05:07 PM   #38 
     - I agree. Carville was fantastic!  msallied   Oct-12-09 12:14 AM   #60 
  - Yeah, but that was funny.  Sebastian Doyle   Oct-11-09 04:01 PM   #14 
     - They've got four years to improve the "funny" of the Obama routines, be patient.  timeforpeace   Oct-11-09 05:18 PM   #45 
        - You mean "eight years", don't you?  Sebastian Doyle   Oct-11-09 08:53 PM   #55 
  - what would you like them to satirize about Obama?  Enrique   Oct-11-09 03:49 PM   #3 
  - I honestly don't know. lol  msallied   Oct-11-09 03:51 PM   #6 
  - If the Obama material was bad, then the ratings would show it  Garam_Masala   Oct-11-09 04:31 PM   #29 
  - I think they could make fun of him like they did Carter...  Drunken Irishman   Oct-11-09 04:01 PM   #15 
     - "But there is a difference between being satirical and pushing a lie."  msallied   Oct-11-09 04:06 PM   #17 
     - Furthermore, it is damaging. Tina Fey proved singlehandedly that when SNL wants to...  msallied   Oct-11-09 04:09 PM   #20 
     - I think the way they handed Clinton in the 90s was almost perfect.  Drunken Irishman   Oct-11-09 04:14 PM   #23 
        - ''  LastLiberal in PalmSprings   Oct-12-09 02:09 PM   #73 
     - I still remember the Carter skit.  tomg   Oct-13-09 11:35 AM   #86 
  - IT might actually be funny if Fred Armisen could actually DO Obama  WeDidIt   Oct-11-09 03:51 PM   #5 
  - Yeah, his impersonation is bad.  bigwillq   Oct-11-09 03:52 PM   #7 
  - You may be onto something. Maybe it's the delivery that sucks.  msallied   Oct-11-09 03:52 PM   #8 
  - fucking lazy on their part  BeyondGeography   Oct-11-09 03:56 PM   #11 
     - IF they had Alphacat doing the exact same sketches  WeDidIt   Oct-11-09 05:37 PM   #50 
  - That's what they do,  Autumn   Oct-11-09 03:55 PM   #9 
  - overly compensating for Tina Fey?  Bumblebee   Oct-11-09 03:56 PM   #12 
  - That's what it seems like.  msallied   Oct-11-09 04:00 PM   #13 
  - Yes you nailed it -- "fair and balanced", and about as ham handed as Fox is about it. n/t  emulatorloo   Oct-11-09 04:06 PM   #16 
  - SNL has been RW for decades. nt  valerief   Oct-11-09 04:06 PM   #18 
  - I don't think they were RW with the past election of Sarah Palin.  msallied   Oct-11-09 04:07 PM   #19 
  - Tina Fey's impression was an exception in decades. SNL is still RW. nt  valerief   Oct-11-09 04:24 PM   #27 
  - There are some events that write themselves and are undeniable - like Palin.  blm   Oct-11-09 04:31 PM   #28 
  - It depends on who is writing the stuff.  rebel with a cause   Oct-11-09 04:46 PM   #32 
  - Yes, that's it. It's obvious. Lorne Michaels is a rightie.  timeforpeace   Oct-11-09 05:21 PM   #47 
     - His show sure is. nt  valerief   Oct-11-09 11:15 PM   #58 
  - They try to make fun of everyone. Sometimes it's just not funny.  vaberella   Oct-11-09 04:12 PM   #21 
  - SNL hasn't been good for years, their writers probably can't think of good satire  Hippo_Tron   Oct-11-09 04:13 PM   #22 
  - Well, you're seeing a big upturn in their popularity that is likely to continue.  timeforpeace   Oct-11-09 05:22 PM   #48 
  - SNL eats sacred cows for breakfast.  backscatter712   Oct-11-09 04:16 PM   #24 
  - I said the same thing last night  HopeOverFear   Oct-11-09 04:16 PM   #25 
  - You have to be kidding. The interview with "James Carville" was absolutely hilarious.  bertman   Oct-11-09 05:10 PM   #39 
  - It's a question of perspective.  Beacool   Oct-11-09 04:23 PM   #26 
  - Armisens impersonation of Obama is indicative of the skit writing; half ass'd, that's what makes it  uponit7771   Oct-11-09 04:34 PM   #30 
  - Their Obama is just so flat  fugop   Oct-11-09 04:44 PM   #31 
     - YEAP!! During the 90s I couldn't stay away from SNL  uponit7771   Oct-13-09 09:50 AM   #83 
  - Community of interest...  Davis_X_Machina   Oct-11-09 04:56 PM   #33 
  - Why don't you ask them?  Cha   Oct-11-09 04:57 PM   #34 
  - good idea.  HopeOverFear   Oct-11-09 05:03 PM   #36 
  - It's SNL. It's what they do.  TheCowsCameHome   Oct-11-09 04:58 PM   #35 
  - Problem is..they didn't have to make up shit about  Cha   Oct-11-09 05:11 PM   #40 
  - Problem is..they didn't have to make up shit  Cha   Oct-11-09 05:13 PM   #42 
  - Hate? Oh please  onenote   Oct-11-09 05:06 PM   #37 
  - At least since the late 90s SNL has been home to a group of self-indulgent, pseudo-intellectual  Malikshah   Oct-11-09 05:12 PM   #41 
  - Arnisan Is Not Even Attempting To Sound Like Obama  TomCADem   Oct-11-09 05:14 PM   #43 
  - I thought last night was pretty funny. I hated last week's sketch because  Phx_Dem   Oct-11-09 05:54 PM   #51 
  - THey are racists  AngryAmish   Oct-11-09 05:56 PM   #52 
  - your kidding right?  joeycola   Oct-11-09 05:59 PM   #53 
  - Equal opportunity comedy  stray cat   Oct-11-09 06:14 PM   #54 
  - Except it fails as comedy when it's based in pure lies.  msallied   Oct-12-09 12:20 AM   #61 
     - Do you like it when Jon Stewart makes fun of him?  ItNerd4life   Oct-12-09 01:14 PM   #70 
        - When Jon Stewart makes fun of him it's actually funny  Hippo_Tron   Oct-13-09 10:03 AM   #84 
  - Loren M. was a huge Hillary Clinton fan. n/t  Liberal_Stalwart71   Oct-11-09 09:09 PM   #56 
  - Obama is hard to make fun of ... he's so smart and capable and serious.  gauguin57   Oct-11-09 11:33 PM   #59 
  - LOL. That actually was funny.  msallied   Oct-12-09 12:25 AM   #63 
  - Oh, and are the unrecs really unnecessary??  msallied   Oct-12-09 12:27 AM   #64 
  - They were not necessary.  harun   Oct-12-09 08:09 AM   #67 
  - Yeah, that's what I meant. lol Thanks.  msallied   Oct-12-09 04:17 PM   #80 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-12-09 02:23 PM   #74 
     - The thinner your skin appears, the more they will try to draw blood.  timeforpeace   Oct-12-09 03:27 PM   #76 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-12-09 04:16 PM   #79 
  - I understand Lorne Michaels is generally Republican.  philly_bob   Oct-12-09 07:44 AM   #65 
  - you "understand"? Do you have any basis for that "understanding"?  onenote   Oct-12-09 08:31 AM   #69 
  - Here's some attributions.  philly_bob   Oct-13-09 09:09 AM   #82 
     - "recent" cash contributions to Democrats? your're kidding right?  onenote   Oct-13-09 01:01 PM   #88 
     - If those figures are right, them I'm wrong.  philly_bob   Oct-13-09 02:53 PM   #91 
     - delete dupe  onenote   Oct-13-09 01:02 PM   #89 
  - Here are his contributions:  spoony   Oct-12-09 02:28 PM   #75 
     - Yes, all Republicans donate that kind of money to Democrats.  timeforpeace   Oct-12-09 03:28 PM   #77 
  - I DVR'd the show over the weekend because I wanted to check out  harun   Oct-12-09 08:07 AM   #66 
  - SNL helped make Gore "boring" and helped paint Kerry as "elitist", so what do we expect?  zulchzulu   Oct-12-09 08:20 AM   #68 
  - and they took shots at Repugs also. Its what they do.  joeycola   Oct-12-09 01:29 PM   #71 
  - Its not a good cast, not a good show so far this season.  undeterred   Oct-12-09 01:42 PM   #72 
  - I didn't know anyone still watched it.  a la izquierda   Oct-12-09 03:46 PM   #78 
  - They make fun of every President since the show first aired.  Kaleva   Oct-12-09 08:55 PM   #81 
  - Gentle-spirited satirical humor is easy to confuse with hate...  Orsino   Oct-13-09 11:25 AM   #85 
  - It doesn't matter. SNL stopped being relevant years ago.  Baikonour   Oct-13-09 12:27 PM   #87 
  - Come to think of it, they also hated Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush.  QC   Oct-13-09 01:21 PM   #90 

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