Skip to comments.FOX Sports Stupid Bush Bash (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!
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scratch that, here's the correct link:
Howie was not impressed. Republican perhaps?
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.
As I ask the libs at work. It must feel really bad that you best and brightest was beaten by such a dullard.
I'm sure Rush would have something to say :)
Was this bit in bad taste? Probably. Is it treasonous? No.
There are bigger fish to fry, IMO.
He looks more like Bill Clinton than President Bush.
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.
Hey, Chief, this is FOOTBALL, not a late-night show. I can avoid those, I cannot go without football.
Yeah, but let it be on Leno. It was out of line on a freakin' post-game playoff show.
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.
That's totally beside the point. This was a football show. It was not an appropriate venue for poking fun at the President.
Was Jim Traficant (Jimmy Johnson and his new hair) back on today?
What was that?
I said the same thing---it's Traficant's Rug all over again!!
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good for you.
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.
My computer rejected foxsports I guess my harddrive is sensitive to BS commentary.
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.
try the link in the second post
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
try the link in the second post
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
Fox (Faux) is getting more and more like the old CNN ...
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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.
LOL. And, twice at that!
But football is sacred. And there are only but a few places where a man can escape politics..sports should be one of them.
I have to read the transcript.
Amazing. I can listen on the radio, but I can't watch W give a speech.
That's what I thought.
Neither football or politics is for the thin-skinned. Stop whining and move along.
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.
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.
The Colts/Steelers game was on CBS, not FOX.
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.
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!"
If you really want to make fun of some stupid polititians......try Howard Dean, Ted Kennedy, Charles Wrangle, Pelosi and John Conyers.......
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.
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.
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.