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Confused Dr. Drew: Jon Lovitz Criticizing Obama Same Thing as Making Threats Against Him
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Posted on 05/01/2012 11:16:19 AM PDT by RatherBiased.com

Former Saturday Night Live star Jon Lovitz is learning the hard way that despite liberals' claims to love humor and comedy, they don't like it when their own side is being criticized. The liberal comic is facing a huge amount of criticism on Twitter for taking exception to President Obama's continual assertions that wealthy Americans don't pay a "fair" amount of taxes.

While Lovtiz has been bashed on Twitter, he was clearly wasn't expecting to be accused of making some sort of violent threat against Obama. And yet that's exactly what happened last night on the HLN show Dr. Drew where the host, Drew Pinsky, seemed to genuinely believe that. Lovitz was clearly taken back by such a bizarre assertion, making for some very awkward television.

Lovitz was presumably primarily booked on the more pop-culture-oriented Dr. Drew to talk about his recent exposure on Twitter of an anti-semitic prank played on a friend of his daughter's by some schoolmates.

While he mentioned the prank story in his introduction to the segment, Pinsky switched gears once he began talking to Lovitz, speaking instead about the comedian's other Twitter mini-story, his continued defense of his idea that as an upper-income individual, he is already paying his "fair share" of taxes.

This background is important because when you see the interview below, it appears that Lovitz thought Pinsky was trying to tell a joke that the Secret Service, charged with protecting the president, is instead investigating a nasty junior high prank.

The comedian appears visibly shocked when he realizes instead that the woefully uninformed Pinsky actually seems to believe Lovitz had made some sort of death threat against Obama when all he had done is made a profane critique of the president's class warfare agenda.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: drdrew; jonlovitz

1 posted on 05/01/2012 11:16:30 AM PDT by RatherBiased.com
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Ha...Then the MSM all ought to be in slam for what they did to Bush for 8 disgraceful years
2 posted on 05/01/2012 11:20:59 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Gee. Wonder if any of these dopes that voted for BO in ‘08 will learn a lesson for 2012?


3 posted on 05/01/2012 11:21:30 AM PDT by albie
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To: RatherBiased.com

Sorry to learn that Pinsky is dumb as a stump.


4 posted on 05/01/2012 11:28:33 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: RatherBiased.com

“Doctor” Drew is a fraud.

I was channel surfing in the wee hours of the morning and heard Beckel say Lovitz ought to go with him to a fat farm. I guess he thought that was an insult. He had already said Lovitz was washed up. Greg pointed out how the left turns on their own if they don’t tow the line.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 11:30:19 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: albie
Gee. Wonder if any of these dopes that voted for BO in ‘08 will learn a lesson for 2012? That's why they are going after Lovitz and the Nuge now... It's a warning to the rest of the celebrity types.
6 posted on 05/01/2012 11:30:23 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Drew and Lovitz knew what they were doing. This was to save face for Lovitz. He got to clarify his remarks and then praise Obama. He’s going to vote for Obama again. At least, that’s what he’ll say publicly.


7 posted on 05/01/2012 11:31:32 AM PDT by sox_the_cat
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To: RatherBiased.com

OMG, and this guy is some sort of shrink?

Whatever he takes, time to quit.

Or, maybe Muhammobameddians take their messiah too seriously?


8 posted on 05/01/2012 11:46:51 AM PDT by trotskylvalia (where nose meets the grindstone)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Three “celebrities” on his disgusting “rehab” show are dead from drug over-doses and complications. How is he still allowed to call himself a “doctor”?


9 posted on 05/01/2012 11:49:32 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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Dear Dr. Drew,

Please stick to your shrinkology, where you are free to assign cause and effect to suit your purpose.

In both language and the law “criticize” does NOT have a meaning, equivalent to “threat”.

Obama is an ass and a danger to this country.
You don't have to like that opinion, but it certainly doesn't constitute a threat, in any form.

10 posted on 05/01/2012 11:51:41 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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Dr Drew is a slightly slicker version of Dr Phil. They’re both con men preying on idiots.

Lovitz once punched out Andy Dick, which makes him OK in my book.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 12:38:39 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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When you criticize Obama, that’s considered a death threat.


12 posted on 05/01/2012 12:47:39 PM PDT by markoman (The man with the rubber glove was....surprisingly gentle.)
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Thanks RatherBiased.com.


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15 posted on 05/01/2012 6:40:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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16 posted on 05/01/2012 6:58:08 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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17 posted on 05/02/2012 11:29:28 AM PDT by Yehuda (www.jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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