Skip to comments.Confused Dr. Drew: Jon Lovitz Criticizing Obama Same Thing as Making Threats Against Him
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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Gee. Wonder if any of these dopes that voted for BO in ‘08 will learn a lesson for 2012?
Sorry to learn that Pinsky is dumb as a stump.
“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.
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.
OMG, and this guy is some sort of shrink?
Whatever he takes, time to quit.
Or, maybe Muhammobameddians take their messiah too seriously?
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”?
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.
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.
When you criticize Obama, that’s considered a death threat.
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