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The Onion Canít Bear to Mock The One
Big Hollywood ^ | February 22, 2009 | Christian Toto

Posted on 02/22/2009 9:33:54 AM PST by EveningStar

America’s Finest News Source has some explaining to do.

The Onion , the usually biting comic weekly, just can’t bring itself to mock President Barack Obama. The One has been in office for more than a month now, and the last four Onion issues have tip-toed around anything remotely tough on the Commander-in-Chief. It’s hardly a shock, since most comics in toto seem to have a hands off approach to the new president. But The Onion?

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bighollywood; first100days; humorlessdems; obama; obamamessiah; theonion
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1 posted on 02/22/2009 9:33:55 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Cowards.


3 posted on 02/22/2009 9:39:34 AM PST by ChiMark
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To: EveningStar

Jay Leno is still plowing the worn-out ground of making fun of how dumb Bush is. (And how many college degrees do you have, Jay?)


4 posted on 02/22/2009 9:40:13 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: EveningStar

Like all white MSM, hell most white people, the suggestion of being called a racist is sufficient to put the kabosh on any criticism eg recent dead monkey cartoon


5 posted on 02/22/2009 9:40:36 AM PST by Cyman
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To: EveningStar

There is nothing funny about Obama, and they know it.


6 posted on 02/22/2009 9:41:47 AM PST by Crawdad (Barack Obama- Economic Arsonist)
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To: EveningStar

It’s not that they can’t bring themselves to mock him, but anything written as satire would be too close to the truth.


7 posted on 02/22/2009 9:42:25 AM PST by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: Crawdad

I think you’ve summed it up. They’re scared.


8 posted on 02/22/2009 9:42:45 AM PST by livius
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To: EveningStar

And be accused of being “racist”? No thank you.


9 posted on 02/22/2009 9:42:49 AM PST by LiberConservative
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To: EveningStar

Perhaps it is because The Onion does not want to have a religious discussion — their savior vs. the Christian savior — taint their satire. That or perhaps they are suffering from mulattosocialistaphobia.


10 posted on 02/22/2009 9:44:06 AM PST by glennaro
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To: Cyman
eg recent dead monkey cartoon

A few comedians will start to mock him, then a few more, and once the tipping point is reached the Hundredth Monkey Effect will take over.

11 posted on 02/22/2009 9:44:28 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (PIE FIGHT!!!!!)
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To: EveningStar

I’ve noticed the same thing with Doonsbury, which I never read, but have made a point of scanning on a near-daily basis to catch the subject matter. Nothing. Nada - and in this gaffe-rich environment that is The Obama Regime. Unbelievable.


12 posted on 02/22/2009 9:44:32 AM PST by FrdmLvr (What fresh hell is this?)
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To: EveningStar

I am not a regular reader of Mad Magazine, but the latest issue is sure to be a collector’s item. Mad has NO PROBLEM mocking Hussein. A must-read. The cover itself is a keeper.


13 posted on 02/22/2009 9:48:17 AM PST by EggsAckley
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To: EveningStar

The Onion is run by cowards.


14 posted on 02/22/2009 9:50:42 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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15 posted on 02/22/2009 9:52:36 AM PST by EveningStar
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When they announced the FR total-ban, I stopped reading them.


16 posted on 02/22/2009 9:53:00 AM PST by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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17 posted on 02/22/2009 9:53:13 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: FrdmLvr

I just wrote to The Onion editorial staff. More should do the same.


18 posted on 02/22/2009 9:54:09 AM PST by sonic109
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To: Lancey Howard; EggsAckley

LOL! I need to get a copy of that. :)


19 posted on 02/22/2009 9:56:17 AM PST by proud American in Canada ("We can, and we will prevail.")
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To: EggsAckley
Yes - awesome cover:

Mad Cover (PDF)

20 posted on 02/22/2009 9:56:56 AM PST by PhatHead
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