Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: Nobel Tops 'SNL' for Obama Joke
Posted on 10/09/2009 6:03:13 PM PDT by kellynla
The most popular headline at the Real Clear Politics Web site the other day was: "Is Obama Becoming A Joke?" With brilliant comedic timing, the very next morning the Norwegians gave him the Nobel Peace Prize. Up next: His stunning victory in this year's Miss World contest. Dec. 12, Johannesburg. You read it here first.
For what, exactly, did he win the Nobel? As the president himself put it:
"When you look at my record, it's very clear what I have done so far. And that is nothing. Almost one year and nothing to show for it. You don't believe me? You think I'm making it up? Take a look at this checklist."
And up popped his record of accomplishment, reassuringly blank.
Oh, no, wait. That wasn't the real President Barack Obama. That was a comedian playing President Obama on "Saturday Night Live." And, for impressionable types who find it hard to tell the difference, CNN in a broadcast first that should surely have its own category at the Emmys performed an in-depth "reality check" of the SNL sketch. That's right: They fact-checked the jokes. Seriously. "How much truth is behind all the laughs? Stand by for our reality check," promised Wolf Blitzer, introducing his in-depth report with all the plonking earnestness so cherished by those hapless Americans stuck at Gate 73 for four hours with nothing to watch but the CNN airport channel. Given the network's ever more exhaustive absence of viewers among the non-flight-delayed demographic, perhaps Wolf could make it a regular series:
Who was that lady I saw you with last night?
That was no lady, that was my wife
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CNN really needs to do a Fact Check on the committee’s decision.
“So, this black Illinois state representative walks into a bar...”
When the leftie Bush-haters in Oslo see Obama put more troops into Afghanistan (as I suspect he eventually will), will they want their Prize back?
Probably not, since they let Algore keep his even after being proven to be full of $#!t.
I would love to see SNL do a skit on CNN fact checking jokes and comedians. Tonite! CNN fact checks Ron White! Stay tuned for CNN’s exclusive fact check of Carrot Top!
Everyone please vote for President Obama.
The Committee decision was a nice joke.
0 accepting it is a disgrace.
Done! Thanks for the opportunity!!!!
This should become a FReeper tradition!
"Is Obama Becoming A Joke?"
"First, I would like to thank the committee for locating my college thesis and transcripts..."
OMG I almost fell off my chair! There is no one like Steyn
They need to reissue the Obama Chia head with the bonus Nobel Prize Medal around it’s neck. Honestly, that was the first thing I thought of when I heard the news. Those commercials crack me up.
Priceless....he must have wished for world peace, again!
I have a book out of the library, and when I started reading it, I found a cardboard cutout of Wolf Blitzer that a previous borrower was using for a bookmark.