06 August 2009

Media playing Catch-up on Obama

Steve Johnson's column in last Sunday's Chicago Tribune surprised me.

The article was entitled "World's Problems Solved - the Obama Way" and it took a swipe at president Barack Hussein Obama's strategies.

Under the listed problem of "Crumbling Infrastructure", Johnson guessed that Obama might use "Duct tape" as an antidote. To solve the problem of Middle East peace, he suggested an "all you can eat buffet".

I found that interesting because during the last presidential election, this same columnist was All-Obama-All-The-Time. Obama was great, McCain was tired, old and not worth a second look. Recently he wrote a fake "Top 10" list of reasons why Sarah Palin resigned from Office. But I would guess that Steve Johnson still loves Obama, and it probably pained him to say anything negative about him.

Overall, the media hasn't figured out what a disaster Obama is.

Sure they're starting to take notice. The "dinosaur media" is enduring falling subscriptions, lower ad revenues, and trimming hundreds of staff members every month.

The thing that they don't get is that it is precisely because of their propaganda-like support for Liberal Democrat politicians, and their constant editorializing that is turning off its readership.

What am I talking about? Let's look again at Steve Johnson. He's a very clear example of what's wrong in the MSM.

Johnson wrote this piece on the recent Just for Laughs comedy festival. Of all venues, comedy is where there are no holds barred. Comedians must be able to ridicule anyone, or anything, in order to be funny.

Steve Johnson, being the good little Statist that he is, doesn't think that comedians should use ethnic slurs in their routines. In fact, Johnson spends one-third of his column skewering comedienne Lisa Lampanelli.

Getting away with the most outrageous ethnic slurs is Lisa Lampanelli's shtick, and she's very good at it.

In the first of two shows Saturday at the Chicago Theater, the comic and celebrity-roast fixture, fresh off of her first HBO special, let the over-the-top characterizations and the grandiose insults fly.

There was a line about the Rutgers women's basketball team, an insinuation about Oprah, a suggestion that she'll adopt a mentally disabled child to save on college expenses. What's interesting about Lampanelli is the nimble dance she does to prove that even though she's being obnoxious, she's still likable.

She characterizes herself just as harshly, as outrageously promiscuous, and she periodically pulls back to make sure no one's feeling genuinely hurt, all the while congratulating the audience on its extreme nastiness for not objecting.

Even in so large a theater, with so much vitriol flying around, Lampanelli creates an environment that's almost warm: People actually raise their hands to be recognized as members of a minority group that the comic can then abuse.

Her point, I think, is that the stereotypes about gays, blacks, women, Asians, Latinos and Jews are ridiculous, and, by repeating them, she can pummel them into submission. But once the giddy delight the audience took in her transgressions subsided, the hourlong set began to feel like it was running in place. More abuse, slightly different terms.



So, according to Steve Johnson's world-view, even comedians should prostrate themselves in abeyance to political correctness, and multiculturalism. Comedians should just leave the gays, blacks, hispanics, asians, and every other race and splinter peripheral group alone. What's left? Oh yea...I forgot -- the whipping boy for everything that's bad; the ubiquitous White Male.

Johnson is representative of all that's wrong with the dinosaur media because their ranks are filled with apparatchiks like him. The American people are tired of the censorship, the guilt, the racial accusations, the hew and cry for reparations and the divisiveness that envelops the Democratic Party line.

Comedy is the place where there should be NO PC rules!

Here's Lisa in action:


With people like Johnson spreading their totalitarianism-lite, it's looking more and more that we are heading straight into 1984.

Next stop: Dystopia

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Overall, the media hasn't figured out what a disaster Obama is."


Compared to Bush 2 Obama is only a tenth of a disaster.

"leftisthebest"

Anonymous said...

Compared to Bush 2 Obama is only a tenth of a disaster.

"leftisthebest"

11:47 AM

At last!!! You obama worshippers are starting to see the light!!

If what you say is true, then we are now 10% worse off than when Bush left office. Compounded it means we will definitely be in another great depression by March of the coming year. (I'll let you do the math. Hint: use the GDP losses and the correct future values.)

Now, don't try to say you are not an obama worshipper. You defend him every chance you get.

So you must take it on the head when he fails; you and your media pals.

Say "hi" to Jody before you get under his desk tomorrow...

Coldtype said...

“Now, don't try to say you are not an obama worshipper. You defend him every chance you get”
-Anon

We do?

Anonymous said...

I guess Obama had to talk to Hillary to see if Bill could help him out. Obama's blowing money like there's no tomorrow. Soon he'll pass up Bush on laying the country to waste.

Anonymous said...

Compared to Bush 2 Obama is only a tenth of a disaster.

"leftisthebest"

11:47 AM

and your a detective??Dude you are so fucking soft in the head its a crime.

Anonymous said...

Coldtype said...
“Now, don't try to say you are not an obama worshipper. You defend him every chance you get”
-Anon

We do?

2:55 PM

Yes you do.Not an opinion.

Coldtype said...

"Yes you do.Not an opinion"
-Anon

As I stated elsewhere, reading comprehension is the first to go in a massively dumbed-down society.

Anonymous said...

Coldtype said...
"Yes you do.Not an opinion"
-Anon

As I stated elsewhere, reading comprehension is the first to go in a massively dumbed-down society.

3:40 AM

Yes,we notice that with you obtuse leftist liberal types.No common sense,logic or reasoning skills.

Anonymous said...

Ah, don't you love it. They have admitted that the war in Afganistan is a losing battle. They say more troops are needed. Sounds like the U.S. is following the Soviet collapse. Perhaps the U.S. will implode also?

Anonymous said...

No one said that the war was a losing battle. Obama's new general said that the Taliban were winning. It is part of Obama's strategy to bow down to his Muslim masters and destroy this country.

Anonymous said...

Yes, pick a general who says we're already losing. Just the guy I want in command. Perhaps they can just tuck tail and run. Flee back to America, loser forces!

Anonymous said...

Why wont the obama family dump its presidental health coverage for the new Universal health coverge being shoved down the American peoples throat.

Congress and the pres are exempt from it.

Anonymous said...

Did you know that there's a provision if they need more money for your hospital bill they have automatic withdrawal on your savings accounts.

Anonymous said...

Buy gold and silver, the dollar will collapse by the end of the year.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Buy gold and silver, the dollar will collapse by the end of the year.

8:15 AM

Buy ammo!!How do you make change with a krugarand?

Anonymous said...

Where is the following information.

* Panahou Academy school records, 5th through 12th grades
* Occidental College records, including financial aid information.
* Columbia University records, including the missing senior thesis and financial aid information.
* Harvard University records, including information on how a student who never wrote anything (that can be found) was elected president of the prestigious law review, and including information on how Harvard Law School was afforded by humble community agitator, Barack Obama.
* Obama’s Illinois state senate records and papers, mysteriously lost.

Lt. Johnny G. said...

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Anonymous said...

Where's your moderator like all these other blogs have? Don't you also fear the truth like those other blogs block?

Anonymous said...

Buy ammo!!How do you make change with a krugarand?

9:06 AM Actually they make gold in 1/10 oz. size coins. These are very usable.

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