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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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To: EveningStar

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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To: EveningStar

A day after the election they mocked him as a Nigerian Scammer who made off with $85 million in campaign funds.


21 posted on 02/22/2009 9:57:26 AM PST by Boiling Pots (The Gov't trying to fix the economy is like the Three Stooges trying to fix your plumbing)
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To: ChiMark

Ditto


22 posted on 02/22/2009 9:58:03 AM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: Lancey Howard

That’s a good start!


23 posted on 02/22/2009 10:00:55 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Crawdad

I guess you’re right, most jokes aren’t funny.


24 posted on 02/22/2009 10:01:28 AM PST by gusopol3
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25 posted on 02/22/2009 10:08:32 AM PST by GOPmember
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To: EveningStar
I'd forgotten The Onion even existed.

I get most of my satire from ThePeoplesCube.com and Scrappleface.com anyway.

http://www.thepeoplescube.com

http://www.scrappleface.com

26 posted on 02/22/2009 10:08:56 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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27 posted on 02/22/2009 10:10:39 AM PST by GOPmember
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To: EveningStar

The Onion is obviously not as fearless or credible as they would like people to believe. The 0bama administration is the very definition of a target rich parody gold mine. The Onion stinks.


28 posted on 02/22/2009 10:14:12 AM PST by Post Toasties (Conservatives allow the guilty to be executed but Lefties insist that the innocent be executed.)
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To: Lancey Howard

How is this in any way derogatory? It’s sympathetic. Mad isn’t mad at Obama.


29 posted on 02/22/2009 10:14:23 AM PST by Misterioso (Obama was elected not in spite of his color but because of it.)
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To: Texas Eagle

I like both of those sites. :)


30 posted on 02/22/2009 10:14:26 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: Misterioso

If you read the Mad issue, I think you’ll find that you’re wrong. The article “The First Hundred Minutes” is very funny and very disparaging of Hussein.


31 posted on 02/22/2009 10:16:35 AM PST by EggsAckley
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To: Lancey Howard
Wow, no punches pulled here


32 posted on 02/22/2009 10:17:03 AM PST by GOPmember
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To: Jeff Chandler

“Hundredth Monkey Effect”

Racist!!!


33 posted on 02/22/2009 10:17:05 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Misterioso

OOOps! I didn’t see the other covers. Good on MAD.


34 posted on 02/22/2009 10:18:50 AM PST by Misterioso (Obama was elected not in spite of his color but because of it.)
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To: livius
I think you’ve summed it up. They’re scared.

It's an interesting question.

Does the Onion (and for that matter all entertainment and "news" media) want to criticize Marxist Obama, and are they simply too cowardly and terrorized?

Or could be they fellow travelers who want to see uber change from our free and open government and to separate us from our traditions and American culture?

Or both?

I hold out hope that some from among the media will recognize Obama's falsehoods, shortcomings, and abuses, then realize that they miss that First Amendment thingie, and break ranks.

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35 posted on 02/22/2009 10:21:11 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Cyman
"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

Holder was right. We are a nation of cowards. And the biggest cowards work on the broadcast network talk shows - leno, letterman, kimmel et. al.

36 posted on 02/22/2009 10:23:00 AM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: Seaplaner
I hold out hope that some from among the media will recognize Obama's falsehoods, shortcomings, and abuses, then realize that they miss that First Amendment thingie, and break ranks.

I have a feeling that unless they do this right away, very soon they won't even have a chance to do it.

37 posted on 02/22/2009 10:29:15 AM PST by livius
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To: EveningStar

You can link. No one can prevent linking. Period.


38 posted on 02/22/2009 10:35:28 AM PST by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: EveningStar
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.

I don't know about the Onion's coverage of the president (haven't been paying attention). But right after the election, the Onion News Network did a nice mock of his supporters, discussed here.

39 posted on 02/22/2009 10:36:50 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Lancey Howard

Not only is the cover a keeper, but I think I’ll buy it at my local Barnes & Noble...the reaction of the liberal checkout clerks will be added fun!


40 posted on 02/22/2009 10:44:26 AM PST by LostInBayport (When more than 98% of the Republicans on Capitol Hill vote against a bill, it is not bipartisan.)
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To: EveningStar
The Onion forbids Free Republic from using their material in any way!

Do they have the same policy with DUmbo, Huff'n'puff or the Daily Kooks?

41 posted on 02/22/2009 10:54:26 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: EveningStar
That thing about Conan really worries me. It's bad enough that he grew up in a third-world country and came of age as a cog in the Chicago political machine... but his hero is Conan the Cimmerian?
We are well and truly fu
42 posted on 02/22/2009 10:58:25 AM PST by ClaudiusI
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To: EveningStar

Good advice; if you want to know why just go there and watch the most current video — exit FR first.


43 posted on 02/22/2009 11:01:20 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Crazieman

Yeah. But you can’t post the link here.


44 posted on 02/22/2009 11:06:46 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: Big_Monkey

I don’t think Holder’s assertion that America’s a nation of racial cowards was a dressing-down; I think, coming from the current AG, it was a warning, meant to remind us of who is now in charge.


45 posted on 02/22/2009 11:07:46 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: EveningStar; Lancey Howard; autumnraine
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46 posted on 02/22/2009 11:14:53 AM PST by bigheadfred (Negromancer !!! RUN for your lives !!!)
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To: EveningStar

EVERY news story about Obama already sounds like it's from The Onion.

"President Obama pushed through legislation today allocating 30 million dollars for a salt marsh harvest mouse resort."

"Obama appoints pornography advocate to top Justice Department position."

Whether they are protecting mice, sleaze, or the latest appointee who doesn't pay his taxes, it reads like its own satire.

47 posted on 02/22/2009 11:25:56 AM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Big_Monkey; Cyman
I had this valentine post of Michelle pulled by the mods, and others complained by freepmail it simulated something similar to the monkey cartoon. It is intended as a joke only.

Michelle

48 posted on 02/22/2009 11:26:34 AM PST by bigheadfred (Negromancer !!! RUN for your lives !!!)
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To: EveningStar
Bill Griffith is one liberal who apparently has not drunk the kool-aid:

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49 posted on 02/22/2009 11:29:29 AM PST by Notary Sojac
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To: Crazieman

Forbidding linking is the equivalent of the kids in the back seat yelling

“Dad! He’s looking at me!”

But, then again leftists are perpetually in an INFANTILE mindset.


50 posted on 02/22/2009 11:29:37 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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