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NBC Scraps SNL Sketch Critical of Obama
http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/06/scrapped-snl-skit-mocks-obama-for-taking-credit-over-bin-laden-killing/ ^

Posted on 05/07/2012 1:42:21 PM PDT by TigerClaws

The Daily Caller has obtained a scrapped sketch critical of President Barack Obama that was intended for airing at the opening of last night’s “Saturday Night Live” on NBC.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dncrico; notaxes4ge; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 05/07/2012 1:42:23 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Cowardly Lyin’s.


2 posted on 05/07/2012 1:44:22 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: TigerClaws

3 posted on 05/07/2012 1:44:50 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: TigerClaws

“It is not clear why the skit was scrapped.”

Really? Gosh, nobody knows why this skit was scrapped? I can’t imagine...


4 posted on 05/07/2012 1:45:18 PM PDT by linear (Permanance is indeed an illusion, but no particular change is inevitable.)
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To: TigerClaws

To be replaced I’m sure, by a a knee-slapper over Watergate or Iran-Contra or evil Dan Quayle or dumb Sarah Palin....


5 posted on 05/07/2012 1:45:28 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Non-Holder person.)
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All your credit are belongs to me!


6 posted on 05/07/2012 1:47:45 PM PDT by RBStealth
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To: Diogenesis

truth bump


7 posted on 05/07/2012 1:51:25 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: TigerClaws

Geez. That’s ever so slightly obvious. lol Not surprising though.


8 posted on 05/07/2012 1:51:43 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: linear
“It is not clear why the skit was scrapped.”

"Phone call from David Axelrod to Chairman of Comcast" good a guess as any.

9 posted on 05/07/2012 1:52:08 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TigerClaws

Saying the zer0bama regime took down Bin Laden...

....is like saying the Nixon Administration put Apollo 11 on the moon....


10 posted on 05/07/2012 1:52:33 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: TigerClaws

It was scrapped because it contained the one element not allowed on SNL under any circumstances: It contained humor.


11 posted on 05/07/2012 1:55:29 PM PDT by panzer_grey
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To: Vaquero; All

Won’t it be GREAT after November, when SNL can make fun of the New REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT, without fear of losing their jobs, ending their careers, being black-listed, and looking for new jobs in the Obama Economy?

SNL might actually be FUNNY AGAIN!!


12 posted on 05/07/2012 1:55:48 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: EyeGuy
evil Dan Quayle or dumb Sarah Palin.

I thought it was dumb Dan Quayle and evil Sarah Palin...

< sigh > I can never keep up...

13 posted on 05/07/2012 1:56:19 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: TigerClaws
Instead of the skit, NBC opted instead to air a parody of Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends.” That skit, which also featured Armisen, mocked Fox News personalities by portraying them as clueless partisans.

There's a surprise! Irony is so...ironic.

14 posted on 05/07/2012 2:01:48 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: TigerClaws

How can this be posted in creaking news or current events? The story is at least 30+ years old.

The last democrap SNL actually went after was the idiot peanut farmer, and even then it was gentle. Since then it has been completely one sided.

Come to think of it, that must be why I stopped watching SNL about 30 years ago.


15 posted on 05/07/2012 2:19:27 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: I cannot think of a name

As America gets dumbed down, so does SNL.


16 posted on 05/07/2012 2:32:48 PM PDT by american_ranger
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To: TigerClaws

In related news: It has been found that water is wet!


17 posted on 05/07/2012 2:59:53 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: TigerClaws

SNL? I thought they died when Belushi and Ackroyd left.


18 posted on 05/07/2012 3:00:50 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: a casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: Gay State Conservative

It died when Phil Hartman left.


19 posted on 05/07/2012 3:01:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: TigerClaws

Down the people, up the MAN!


20 posted on 05/07/2012 3:02:15 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: TigerClaws
I think this part was really what got it spiked:

"One more thing: I want to remind us all that, when sending a Killing of Osama bin Laden anniversary card, or offering best wishes on Killing Osama bin Laden Day to a friend who happens to be Muslim, we should be considerate of Islamic cultural tradition. To many Muslims, phrases like Osama bin Laden "went dirt-napping,” or “assumed room temperature,” or “sleeps with the fishes,” can be offensive. Especially the last one, since, as we all know, he was buried at sea."

21 posted on 05/07/2012 3:08:02 PM PDT by Argus
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To: TigerClaws

Bump.


22 posted on 05/07/2012 3:08:34 PM PDT by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: I cannot think of a name
The last democrap SNL actually went after was the idiot peanut farmer, and even then it was gentle. Since then it has been completely one sided.

Come to think of it, that must be why I stopped watching SNL about 30 years ago.

Er ... you see the problem here? If you don't actually watch the show, you can't say whether it's biased or not. I haven't watched the show much lately, but usually make a point of checking out the opening sketch which is usually political and pointed.

Of course it's not unbiased. But those first sketches in the Clinton years were usually about Bill and Hillary or Janet Reno or Monica Lewinsky. In that sense, they did sort of "go after" Clinton, not harshly or with ill-will, but they definitely made the most of his comic potential.

During the Bush years the first sketch was usually a take-down of Bush or Cheney or Condoleeza Rice or some other Republican. They even went after Bush's kids one week, something they say they never do.

During the last election, though, they probably had more sketches about Obama and Hillary Clinton than about McCain and the other Republicans, and even had skits about Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank.

This election cycle, though, it seems like every sketch is about Romney or Gingrich or Boehner and the Republicans. There's little about Barack, nothing about Michelle, and no jokes about such obvious targets as Carney or Geithner.

They have had sketches about Biden: I guess they feel more comfortable with a White comic taking down a White second banana than a non-Black coming going up against a Black (or part-Black) president. Last Saturday they took out that Osama-Obama sketch and put in a very lame one about Fox and Friends, as if they were a particularly tempting target.

So yes, they're biased, and they always were to some extent biased, but not to this extent -- at least not in recent decades. There definitely is something new here.

23 posted on 05/07/2012 3:09:28 PM PDT by x
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To: EyeGuy

I heard the Obama skit was replaced by a Fox & Friends skit. And a poorly done one at that.


24 posted on 05/07/2012 3:21:54 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: TigerClaws

Of course they aren’t going to do anything funny or critical of Obama. They haven’t for years.


25 posted on 05/07/2012 3:47:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: x

They did do skits on Clinton. Mostly benign, hardly going after a hard topic. I still love the Hartmann sketch where (right after Somalia) he’s out “for a jog” and they walk into a Mc Donalds and start talking to people and eating their meals as he’s walking around. Grabs a hamburger and starts talking about “Warlord!” Also the comment to the secret service guy “There’s gonna to be a LOT of things we’re not gonna tell Hillary about.”


26 posted on 05/07/2012 3:52:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Hartman’s Reagan in the ‘Mastermind’ sketch was classic....”Alright....BACK TO WORK!”.


27 posted on 05/07/2012 3:57:15 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: TigerClaws

Why is this a shock? NBC/Comcast is on the White House payroll. They don’t even try to deny it at this point. FFS they even use the same communist slogans for their advertising campaigns. NBC is an enemy of freedom loving American people. You can NOT logically debate that. They are spies, traitors and overall, the enemy... And should be treated as such.


28 posted on 05/07/2012 3:59:43 PM PDT by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: crosshairs

Lorne Michaels...


29 posted on 05/07/2012 4:14:26 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Diogenesis

Great cartoon!


30 posted on 05/07/2012 4:18:52 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: TigerClaws

The surprise is that such a skit was even contemplated at all.


31 posted on 05/07/2012 4:20:07 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: linear
Really? Gosh, nobody knows why this skit was scrapped? I can’t imagine...

I can.

It was scrapped because it wasn't funny.

When people know something is true, it loses it's comedic value.

32 posted on 05/08/2012 8:50:52 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: x
So yes, they're biased, and they always were to some extent biased, but not to this extent -- at least not in recent decades. There definitely is something new here.

Correct. We now can 'see' very well that the Communists have completed their takeover of entertainment, news media, education, unions, and most of the government.

YURI BEZMENOV laid it all out for us back in the 80's.

DEMORALIZATION

DESTABILIZATION

CHAOS

NORMALIZATION.

We are in the CHAOS stage (GW alarm,oil/gas prices, oil drilling, food costs, housing problems, race-war, financial market collapse, etc.)

Next comes NORMALIZATION. That is when it becomes public that we have a SOCIALIST DICTATORSHIP, and all the helpful dissidents (gays, MSM prostitutes, Occupy protesters) will be lined up against the wall and shot. After all, they were disloyal to their fellow countrymen, why should the Commies trust them?

Then they go after any 'Americans' who won't bow down to the new regime with the military.

These 'liberals' want everyone to be 'equal' and think Socialism/Communism will provide that.

Aside from the 'ruling elite', everyone will be equal. NONE will have any rights. Want to see a real DOCTOR? PAY CASH BRIBE UP FRONT.

COMMUNISM is simply OUT OF CONTROL CAPITALISM with a Financial Caste System.

33 posted on 05/08/2012 9:13:25 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Note: this topic is from May 2012.
Thanks TigerClaws. I just stole this:
CAPTION

34 posted on 08/20/2012 4:58:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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