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'Tornado clearly targets conservatives': Daily Show creator faces backlash over insensitive tweet
Daily Mail ^ | May, 21, 2013 | Mail Online

Posted on 05/21/2013 5:43:45 AM PDT by Fullclip

She thought she was making a topical political joke, but a co-creator of ‘The Daily Show’ managed to enrage many of her followers after tweeting joke about the Oklahoma tornado’s political motivations.

‘This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives,’ wrote comedian Lizz Winstead, in a tweet, around 3:30 Monday afternoon.

The tweet was an apparent attempt at using the occasion of the May 20 twister to comment on the scandal currently plaguing the IRS and Obama administration.

Winstead, co-creator and former head writer for ‘The Daily Show,’ promptly received a stream of angry responses to her tweet.

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User @swashamokc wrote, ‘As an Oklahoman, I don’t think this was something that would result in my continuing to follow you.’

An unrepentant Winstead responded, ‘If its not OK to YOU for me to combine news stories to point out hypocrisy AND Im not making fun of victims u shld Unfollow.’

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: comedycentral; dailyshow; pos; redstates; rural; winstead
"Comedian" yea, really frick'n funny.
1 posted on 05/21/2013 5:43:45 AM PDT by Fullclip
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To: Fullclip

I guess hurricanes “target” liberals. /s


2 posted on 05/21/2013 5:46:49 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Fullclip

Liberals and Progressives = Useful Idiots


3 posted on 05/21/2013 5:46:54 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Fullclip

I posted one thread myself, but if this went up first, take mines down please. Thanks.


4 posted on 05/21/2013 5:47:21 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Fullclip

Leftist freaks will self-righteously politicize ANYTHING.

The ends justify the means, as long as you’re a Democrat, or owned by Democrats.


5 posted on 05/21/2013 5:48:39 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Fullclip

NO COMMON SENSE whatsover!


6 posted on 05/21/2013 5:50:43 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: treetopsandroofs

targets

the tornado has a mind of its own, unlike babies I guess.


7 posted on 05/21/2013 5:51:27 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Fullclip

More evidence demonstrating what vile, perverse, and absolutely evil these liberal scum are... inside and out. Liberalism truly is a mental illness... it’s just beyond unfortunate that this “disease” will never be erraticated from the Earth.


8 posted on 05/21/2013 5:51:31 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Fullclip

I could think of a half dozen words which describe her aptly but get me kicked out. Instead I’ll use the ‘L’ word, typical Liberal.


9 posted on 05/21/2013 5:51:42 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Fullclip

There’s a term that’s precisely apt for that foul creature, and it ain’t ‘punt’


10 posted on 05/21/2013 5:53:56 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Fullclip

Excerpted for wiki:

“Winstead has appeared on various shows on CNN and MSNBC as well as a panelist on shows such as Politically Incorrect, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and the public-access television cable TV/PBS program Mental Engineering (where she was notably featured in an episode that aired following Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002). In 2003, she co-founded and served as the program director at Air America Radio. Until March 2005, she was also co-host of Unfiltered on Air America Radio, along with Rachel Maddow and Chuck D.
Since May 2005 she has been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post.”

CNN, MSNBC public-access television cable TV/PBS, co-founded and served as the program director at Air America Radio, Rachel Maddow.............NO bias here. /sarc/


11 posted on 05/21/2013 5:53:57 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: treetopsandroofs

Oh they are already doing it less than 24 hours out. Comparing the needs for fed assistance to the Sandy bill without little regard that the Sandy bill was a big huge Christmas tree loaded up with spending that had nothing to do with the disaster. They did the same thing with the West TX disaster. Last week with the Granbury disaster. And already today with OK City. Instead of putting the brakes on politics for a moment in time and to think of the people who are hurting, they stomp on the gas full speed ahead with their angry political rants. And they are suppose to be the caring party and we are not, I think it is completely opposite.


12 posted on 05/21/2013 5:55:35 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Biggirl

tried to post to yours a minute ago, thread was pulled.


13 posted on 05/21/2013 5:56:01 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Fullclip
Liberalism is a religion.

Its three sacraments are "Hate", "Intolerance" and "Hypocrisy".

14 posted on 05/21/2013 5:56:14 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: GeronL

Her next step will be the typical leftist non-apology apology:

“I’m sorry if anyone was offended, but....”


15 posted on 05/21/2013 5:56:36 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Huskrrrr

Brilliant observation, lol! Most of the people hit by hurricanes here on the East Coast ARE Democrats! God: an equal opportunity offender. (How stupid are libs? alert)


16 posted on 05/21/2013 5:56:54 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Fullclip
An unrepentant Winstead responded, ‘If its not OK to YOU for me to combine news stories to point out hypocrisy AND Im not making fun of victims u shld Unfollow.’

Hypocrisy? Is she saying that the IRS is essentially a random force of nature that wreaks destruction wherever it goes and it just happened to wander into the tea party and nobody is to blame for that so it's hypocritical to point fingers at Obama or his administration? Is that her point? Does she really believe that? Is she that stupid?

17 posted on 05/21/2013 5:59:03 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Fullclip

Shouldn’t a requirement of being a comedian is you be funny?

Pray for America to Wake Up


18 posted on 05/21/2013 6:00:38 AM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: treetopsandroofs

bump


19 posted on 05/21/2013 6:03:37 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Fullclip

Need to be careful because “rouge” IRS agents will take these comments to heart and start auditing tornado survivors.


20 posted on 05/21/2013 6:04:51 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Fullclip

Actually when it comes to offensive I don’t even have to guess that any second now Al Gore will blame this tornado on gorebull warming.


21 posted on 05/21/2013 6:07:59 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Fullclip
Her defense is that she was just making a “topical” joke? Great! Let's hear the next one Lizz.

Where's the joke about how those girls who were held captive, tortured and raped for years in Chicago must be Republicans?

Or how the kids who were shot in Connecticut were from Republican families?

22 posted on 05/21/2013 6:13:07 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Fullclip

insensitive?

it was downright gloating


23 posted on 05/21/2013 6:15:01 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Fullclip
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24 posted on 05/21/2013 6:17:36 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Fullclip

Therefore, by syllogism based upon this “comedian”, what does that make Sandy Hook?


25 posted on 05/21/2013 6:19:05 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: Fullclip

These people are absolutely insane.


26 posted on 05/21/2013 6:25:12 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Fullclip

What about Sandy... she was to hit the Carolinas and smashed into blue blue blue... so miss unfunny hate monger... how do you explain Sandy... whore for satan?


27 posted on 05/21/2013 6:33:09 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Common Sense 101

Love your post, but they will indeed be eradicated eventually, the pendulum will swing back and swing back hard, they have aligned themselves with the enemy and are to dumb or blinded by liberal ignorance to see that other groups that vote with them on issues are really just using the democratic political party as a means to an end, every liberal cause will come to an abrupt halt.


28 posted on 05/21/2013 6:35:09 AM PDT by Sophia777
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To: Fullclip

WTF?!

‘Leave lizz winstead alone,’ tweeted notorious conservative commentator Glen Beck on Monday night. ‘Clearly bad joke. How many of us has made a joke we wished we could take back?She has to feel awful.#castfirststone.’

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2328232/Oklahoma-tornado-Daily-Show-creator-Lizz-Winstead-faces-backlash-insensitive-tweet.html#ixzz2TvzAkz1B


29 posted on 05/21/2013 6:39:59 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Common Sense 101

PRECISELY!!!


30 posted on 05/21/2013 6:50:57 AM PDT by caprock
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To: Fullclip

Another one goes on the list. Serious.


31 posted on 05/21/2013 6:53:07 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: treetopsandroofs
How many of us has made a joke we wished we could take back?

I can safely say I've never joked about people getting killed, either in a natural disaster or otherwise.

32 posted on 05/21/2013 6:53:16 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Fullclip

Judgment Day will target the ungodly....and they won’t be laughing then.


33 posted on 05/21/2013 6:53:30 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: 11th Commandment

I almost think the IRS political targeting is just the beginning, if obama isn’t impeached over this, we given them the green light to take it up one more notch. Withthe end being the cattle cars to a destination unknown.


34 posted on 05/21/2013 6:53:41 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Huskrrrr

Here is the deal- The deaths of the faithful are valuable to the Lord. IF this is the wrath that the Lord inflicts on the faithful, Psalms 116:15 (who know how to find blessings in turmoil) then what does the wrath look like for the people the Lord wishes to take to their knees?

We are not promised an easy life on Earth, as faithful believers in Jesus. We are promised that it will be worth the sufferings.

I would be really careful of mocking the Lord or his faithful children, at a time like this.

But, hey- that’s me. People have been warned to not learn on our own understanding.


35 posted on 05/21/2013 6:56:38 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: treetopsandroofs
‘Leave lizz winstead alone,’ tweeted notorious conservative commentator Glen Beck on Monday night. ‘Clearly bad joke. How many of us has made a joke we wished we could take back?She has to feel awful.#castfirststone'

Glenn, you naive putz, the unrepentant bitch doubled-down in subsequent posts.

She is evil, delights in the death of the infants of conservative parents, and she is proud of it.

36 posted on 05/21/2013 6:59:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Fullclip

How about this interpretation, Liz:

Only the Antichrist would inflict death and destruction on innocent humans for his own gain. Think of how Hurricane Sandy swayed some into voting for a “good leader” right before the election. Now, think of how this horrific tragedy has bumped Obama and his scandals off the news.
(I so wish I had that photo of the Obama look-alike devil from the miniseries to insert here).


37 posted on 05/21/2013 7:03:49 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Fullclip

What a piece of human excrement.


38 posted on 05/21/2013 7:11:58 AM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: Fullclip


39 posted on 05/21/2013 7:39:42 AM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Fullclip

This wo-person would be funnier in a North Korean prison camp. What a turd! She needs to go now—with her own kind.


40 posted on 05/21/2013 7:45:37 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Fullclip

She didn’t realize that a tornado could be devastating? There had been a whole bunch the day before! She’s either lying or stupid (or both). The only thing she’s sorry about is that people got angry at her awful “joke”.


41 posted on 05/21/2013 7:49:37 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Fullclip

Did you notice how she didn’t pledge to donate one cent to the OK victims she made fun of? She only said she would “Tweet out” the names of organizations that can help. As if she is so important that the mere act of her Tweeting the charity name is somehow a great and generous deed.


42 posted on 05/21/2013 7:51:12 AM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: treetopsandroofs
Glenn is going to go head first into the oven spewing his MLK/Ghandi BS.

Whenever he starts spewing this crap, I turn him off. He can't really be this naive.

43 posted on 05/21/2013 10:12:39 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: riri

It’s apparently “Sweep Week”....

http://mediainfosaltlakecity.blogspot.com/2012/04/2012-2013-nielsen-sweeps-dates.html


44 posted on 05/21/2013 10:19:31 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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45 posted on 05/21/2013 10:21:41 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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She's a jerk, a complete knee-biter
46 posted on 05/21/2013 5:31:25 PM PDT by peggyann1
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