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FOX Sports Stupid Bush Bash (Vanity)
vanity | Jan 15, 2006 | vanity

Posted on 01/15/2006 1:43:47 PM PST by wouldntbprudent

Sorry, but if other Freepers saw this, please take the time to go to FOXSports.com and give them some feedback.

After the Steelers-Colts game, the post-game show included a filmed skit with a guy impersonating George W. Bush, standing in front of the POTUS seal, doing "dumb stuff" remarks about the NFL play-offs.

Afterward, JB said something like "OH, Howie won't like that" (indicating Howie may be a Bush supporter). Howie said he just didn't think it was appropriate to take shots at the President, not to mention that it was a FOOTBALL show.

This deserves a large roar-back.

Also, thanks, Howie, for standing up for decency. And to FOX, SHUT UP AND DO FOOTBALL!

www.FOXSports.com

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1 posted on 01/15/2006 1:43:48 PM PST by wouldntbprudent
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To: wouldntbprudent

scratch that, here's the correct link:

http://msn.foxsports.com/


2 posted on 01/15/2006 1:45:33 PM PST by wouldntbprudent
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To: wouldntbprudent

Howie was not impressed. Republican perhaps?


3 posted on 01/15/2006 1:46:40 PM PST by conservativebabe
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To: wouldntbprudent
I called my local affiliate and left a pretty angry message with my name and phone number requesting a call back when they get in Monday.

Rush is right when he says the sports reporters are even more liberal than the regulars (which is hard to do).

That was gross. Simply gross.

4 posted on 01/15/2006 1:46:48 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: wouldntbprudent

As I ask the libs at work. It must feel really bad that you best and brightest was beaten by such a dullard.


5 posted on 01/15/2006 1:47:30 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: wouldntbprudent

I'm sure Rush would have something to say :)


6 posted on 01/15/2006 1:49:28 PM PST by right-wingin_It
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To: wouldntbprudent
Entertainers have been making fun of US Presidents for a long, long time. Bush isn't the first. Saturday Night Live did numerous skits, portraying Clinton as a womanizing, Big Mac eating country boy, and I don't think anyone around here complained. David Letterman and the rest of the late night talk show hosts made jokes at Clinton's expense too.

Was this bit in bad taste? Probably. Is it treasonous? No.

There are bigger fish to fry, IMO.

7 posted on 01/15/2006 1:50:28 PM PST by SaveTheChief (Give the Governor a harrumph!)
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To: wouldntbprudent

He looks more like Bill Clinton than President Bush.


8 posted on 01/15/2006 1:51:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: wouldntbprudent

Was it the guy who always impersonates Bush on Leno? If so, he's pretty good. I'm sure even Pres. Bush himself would laugh at the guy.


9 posted on 01/15/2006 1:51:18 PM PST by randita
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To: SaveTheChief

Hey, Chief, this is FOOTBALL, not a late-night show. I can avoid those, I cannot go without football.


10 posted on 01/15/2006 1:53:08 PM PST by wouldntbprudent
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To: SaveTheChief
Making fun of politicians...is...well....fun. To be honest...I can't listen to Bush give a speech. I have to read the transcript.
11 posted on 01/15/2006 1:53:40 PM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: randita

Yeah, but let it be on Leno. It was out of line on a freakin' post-game playoff show.


12 posted on 01/15/2006 1:53:40 PM PST by wouldntbprudent
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To: wouldntbprudent
Yawn......

The same guy did an impression of DeNiro last week. I didn't see any rioting in Tribeca. News flash: People will impersonate and poke fun of the prez, no matter what his party affiliation happens to be.

13 posted on 01/15/2006 1:54:15 PM PST by edpc
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To: edpc

That's totally beside the point. This was a football show. It was not an appropriate venue for poking fun at the President.


14 posted on 01/15/2006 1:56:40 PM PST by wouldntbprudent
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To: wouldntbprudent

Was Jim Traficant (Jimmy Johnson and his new hair) back on today?


15 posted on 01/15/2006 1:57:06 PM PST by Founding Father (The War Against Western Civilization Has Begun)
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To: Founding Father

OMG YES!

What was that?

I said the same thing---it's Traficant's Rug all over again!!


16 posted on 01/15/2006 1:58:25 PM PST by wouldntbprudent
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To: Dutch Boy

Most of my co-workers are libs, and have joke pics of President Bush on their cubicle walls and like to pass stuff around. They'll show them to me sometimes, mostly having to do with what a 'dummy' he is, and I'll say "wow, and he's so dumb that he's won the last 2 presidential elections!" Gets 'em every time.

My screensaver for election 2004 was "Flush the Johns in 2004".


17 posted on 01/15/2006 1:59:30 PM PST by Theresawithanh (You'll get me to stop posting on FR when you wrench my laptop from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: All

This falls into the "Shut-up & Sing" category.

One does not exepct to be subjected to political rantings of raving nut-job 'Rats on a football pregame show.


18 posted on 01/15/2006 2:00:04 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Don't have an annus horribilis in 2006.)
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To: conservativebabe
Howie was not impressed. Republican perhaps?

I don't know if he is a stated republican, but he definatly has conservative stands.

He does support the war.

And he lashed out at hollywood over the lack of pro family movies.

But he doesn't seem to take any political stands.

FWIW, JB is openly liberal and makes no bones about it.

19 posted on 01/15/2006 2:01:04 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: wouldntbprudent

I didn't see it but I would bet it was Frank Caliendo from Mad TV. He is on there every week, he took over for Jimmy Kimmel. Not the first time he has made Bush jokes. As for Howie Long I would be willing to bet he is a Republican. Howie once commented on Daniel M. Snyder, the owner of the Washington Redskins, stating that he was pretty sure Snyder was a Republican but he was spending money like a Democrat. That was the year the Redskins were trying to buy a Superbowl victory with the likes of Deion Sanders and others.


20 posted on 01/15/2006 2:02:04 PM PST by wallace144
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To: wouldntbprudent
LOL. Why do people get offended at every little bit of stupidity? I thought liberals were the only ones who were this sensitive.

You could have pressed the mute button, changed the channel, walked out of the room, or put your hands over your ears while screaming, "La la la la la, I can't hear you!"

Simply put, you were not forced to watch that sixty seconds or so, and I am sure it has not harmed the Bush Presidency or threatened the Republic in any way.

We need to stop being offended at every little thing like this and save our outrage for more important matters.

Life is just too short to be consumed with what a comedian does on a meaningless pre-game show.

21 posted on 01/15/2006 2:02:34 PM PST by SaveTheChief (Give the Governor a harrumph!)
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To: SaveTheChief
Life is just too short to be consumed with what a comedian does on a meaningless pre-game show.

Good for you.

22 posted on 01/15/2006 2:04:41 PM PST by steveo (No Anchovies? You've got the wrong man, I spell my name steveo...)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Exactly. I could care less if that guy wants to Bush is Dumb as A Rock impersonations 24/7 on trash shows, but this is SHUT UP AND DO FOOTBALL time, people. I don't need to be subjected to this stuff when I am tuning in to watch and hear about football.

Also, like having brainiacs like the Vichy Chicks opine of the President, I don't see where the dumb producers at FOX should feel free to use their sports platform to broadcast their political chuckles. Work for Letterman, if that's your gig.


23 posted on 01/15/2006 2:06:04 PM PST by wouldntbprudent
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To: wouldntbprudent

My computer rejected foxsports I guess my harddrive is sensitive to BS commentary.


24 posted on 01/15/2006 2:10:06 PM PST by sully777 (Blame Canada!)
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To: SaveTheChief

I certainly am not offended by "every little thing."

If you don't see anything wrong with using a football show to make political comments (and comedy is commentary), regardless of the politician, I might add, then LOL you could have pressed the back button when you got on this thread, changed the URL, walked out of the room, or put your hands over your eyes while scrolling down.

I don't want to be at concerts and hear political commentary instead of music. I don't want to be watching football and hear political commentary instead of football analysis. But that's just me. If it's not you, move along. Nothing to see here.


25 posted on 01/15/2006 2:10:33 PM PST by wouldntbprudent
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To: sully777

try the link in the second post


26 posted on 01/15/2006 2:11:22 PM PST by wouldntbprudent
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To: wallace144

Howie Long is a conservative republican. He said so last year on Bill Bennett's "Morning in America" show last year. I think Jimmy Johnson and Terry B may be both right leaning as well


27 posted on 01/15/2006 2:13:53 PM PST by slowhand520
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To: wouldntbprudent

try the link in the second post



That's the link disliked.


28 posted on 01/15/2006 2:14:33 PM PST by sully777 (Blame Canada!)
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To: wouldntbprudent

I imagine the NFL crowd is about as liberal as the NASCAR crowd which makes you wonder what the response is going to be. Why do they think they need to bash the President??

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


29 posted on 01/15/2006 2:15:13 PM PST by bray (President Bush Protects America. The Rats Protect Terrorists.)
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To: wouldntbprudent

Fox (Faux) is getting more and more like the old CNN ...


30 posted on 01/15/2006 2:17:32 PM PST by af_vet_1981
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To: wouldntbprudent

Freeped and bumped


31 posted on 01/15/2006 2:17:54 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody got a peanut.....)
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To: wouldntbprudent
If you don't see anything wrong with using a football show to make political comments (and comedy is commentary), regardless of the politician, I might add, then LOL you could have pressed the back button when you got on this thread, changed the URL, walked out of the room, or put your hands over your eyes while scrolling down.

But I'm not offended by your thread, and certainly not too sensitive that I can't deal with criticism and the need to resort to childishness.

32 posted on 01/15/2006 2:18:36 PM PST by SaveTheChief (Give the Governor a harrumph!)
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To: Dutch Boy
It must feel really bad that you best and brightest was beaten by such a dullard

LOL. And, twice at that!

33 posted on 01/15/2006 2:18:51 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: SaveTheChief; wouldntbprudent

But football is sacred. And there are only but a few places where a man can escape politics..sports should be one of them.


34 posted on 01/15/2006 2:19:02 PM PST by right-wingin_It
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To: wouldntbprudent

BTTT


35 posted on 01/15/2006 2:19:53 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: right-wingin_It
eL Rushbo is off next week.

AGAIN!

36 posted on 01/15/2006 2:22:35 PM PST by JOE6PAK ("We'll be Heironymus Bosch in Jest a Minute, but Faust...")
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To: Dallas59

I have to read the transcript.

Amazing. I can listen on the radio, but I can't watch W give a speech.


37 posted on 01/15/2006 2:22:51 PM PST by ConservativeGreek
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To: dfwgator; wouldntbprudent
He looks more like Bill Clinton than President Bush.

That's what I thought.

38 posted on 01/15/2006 2:24:11 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Happy New Year!)
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To: wouldntbprudent
>>>>If you don't see anything wrong with using a football show to make political comments ...

Neither football or politics is for the thin-skinned. Stop whining and move along.

39 posted on 01/15/2006 2:24:25 PM PST by Reagan Man (Secure our borders;punish employers who hire illegals;stop all welfare to illegals)
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To: Lakeshark

Sports reporters are so into the 'go along to get along' attitude that they will follow popular culture. Besides, few are actually educated enough (in general and on the issues) to make competent decisions.


40 posted on 01/15/2006 2:24:48 PM PST by 1L
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To: SaveTheChief
They sometimes make fun of politicians??? Oh, the horrors of it. I'm sure that the skit was all in good fun, and that even Dubya (you know that he's at the White House watching the playoffs right now) got a good laugh from it.

BTW, I love your name. ILL-INI!
41 posted on 01/15/2006 2:25:57 PM PST by Accygirl
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To: wouldntbprudent
This was a football show. It was not an appropriate venue for poking fun at the President.

That's your opinion.

I'd bet the majority of Americans could care less of a comedian on and NFL show poked fun at the Prez.

42 posted on 01/15/2006 2:28:38 PM PST by Marine Inspector (Government is not the solution to our problem; Government is the problem)
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To: wouldntbprudent

The Colts/Steelers game was on CBS, not FOX.


43 posted on 01/15/2006 2:30:35 PM PST by quidnunc (Omnis Gaul delenda est)
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To: randita

It wasn't the guy on Leno. That guy is funny, the one we are discussing here was lame. I wouldn't even have known he was supposed to be Bush if there weren't a POTUS seal.


44 posted on 01/15/2006 2:31:37 PM PST by Cyclopean Squid (Greatness is not appreciated until it is gone)
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To: wouldntbprudent
I love W. I defend him every chance I get. I gave my sweat, blood, and treasure to get him into the WH twice. But And let's face it, he isn't very eloquent, and that's a severe understatement. He's an EASY target for satirists.

But let's not turn into whining liberals... lighten up. Satire is free speech and no big deal. It's been going on since Democracy was born.

I can, though, imagine this turned around on the liberals... Can't you just see them calling up the station complaining that we should "stop questioning their patriotism!"

45 posted on 01/15/2006 2:32:15 PM PST by frankensnake
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To: wouldntbprudent
Probably this guy: Stand-up comedian Frank Caliendo made his network series debut on the sketch comedy series “Hype.” Caliendo majored in broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. After college, he began performing stand-up comedy, taking a job as an emcee at a local comedy club. Within a year he was headlining. Caliendo found his niche performing on the college comedy circuit. Over the past few years, he has performed at over 300 universities and was nominated for College Comedian and Entertainer of the Year by the National Association of Campus Activities. Caliendo has performed stand-up on such series as “The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn,” “The View,” “Late Night with Conan O'Brien” and even his own Comedy Central special, "Comedy Central Presents Frank Caliendo.” This season he will return as Terry Bradshaw's nemesis while making football picks on FOX NFL SUNDAY. In summer 2004, Caliendo completed yet another successful national stand-up comedy tour, performing to sell-out crowds in cities across the country. He also has created a significant national radio presence on shows across the country, where his special brand of humor reaches millions of listeners. This is Caliendo's fifth season on MADtv.
46 posted on 01/15/2006 2:36:26 PM PST by Sybeck1
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To: wouldntbprudent
Although extremely inarticulate.......George W. Bush is foxy smart.

If you really want to make fun of some stupid polititians......try Howard Dean, Ted Kennedy, Charles Wrangle, Pelosi and John Conyers.......

47 posted on 01/15/2006 2:37:25 PM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (expell the fat arrogant carcasses of Congress)
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To: wouldntbprudent

Your complaint to the affiliate will and should be given all the weight and consideration of a brother/sister "mom, he's touching me" backseat squabble.


48 posted on 01/15/2006 2:41:49 PM PST by edpc
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To: Dallas59
I can't listen to Bush give a speech.

That's so funny, I love President Bush, I go to rallies supporting him, he is on my computer's screen saver and wallpaper we are a very conservative family. But, I get soooo nervous when he is speaking. I just wait usually for the recap, it's hard to watch.

49 posted on 01/15/2006 2:45:33 PM PST by bellas_sister (www.bracketfish.org)
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To: 1L

I remember last week during the Giants-Panthers game, it sounded like Aikman saw someone holding up a blank sign and said he thought it was Tim Russert. I had to rewind that back and it still sounded like he said that. I guess we well never really know for sure.


50 posted on 01/15/2006 2:46:33 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside (The stink you smell are the liberals fuming after Ann speaks!!!)
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