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Too hot for YouTube! NBC's Palin 'incest' video yanked
WND ^ | 9-22-08 | Joe Kovacs

Posted on 09/22/2008 8:09:36 PM PDT by hope

YouTube has pulled from its website a video of a "Saturday Night Live" skit featuring characters portraying New York Times reporters investigating whether Todd Palin was having sex with the couple's own daughters after NBC expressed a claim of copyright, even though a wide range of other "SNL" clips remain available.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: comedy; mccainpalin; nbc; palinfamily; snl; youtube
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To: Arthur McGowan

And they still wouldn’t DARE to do the same skit about Obama.


101 posted on 09/23/2008 4:42:13 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: UCANSEE2
Well...if you check YouTube right now you will see about a dozen of the Palin/Clinton (Fey/Poehler) openning from last week. Go back in an hour...the ones up now will be gone; and 'new' posters will take their place. NBC copyrights and sells their 'hot' properties (for placement on hulu, iTunes, and their own website...last week's openner was shown on NBC.com 'sponsored by Splenda.') NBC, like alot of 'owners' of the material routinely scrub YouTube for their property (but so many files are out there that it is a losing battle). Older SNL routines are there (again, the age makes them less valuable because the go after the current, hot items they cant turn a profit off).

As to why this skit isn't up on NBC.com yet...maybe criticism from both sides...but my, guess...they haven't found a sponsor. Once they can turn a dime on it, it will be there...

What amazes me is that this is the third or fourth thread (on FR alone) with the vast majority of 'FRighteously indignant' posters not even having seen the bit. Sunday, it was WorldNutDaily (slow weekend for BigFoot sightings) who fanned the flames...and yesterday (sadly) it was Rush (who admitted he didn't see it!). There is alot to be upset about this election cycle...and a late night comedy routine that absolutely ridicules the elite MSM, is not it!!!Put your energy folks into campaigning, canvassing, phone calling for McCain/Palin...not wasting your time tilting at the NBC windmill when there is sooooo many important issue today.

102 posted on 09/23/2008 5:00:45 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (SarahNoid/SarahPhobia, the Irrational Fear of a Strong, Conservative Woman.)
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To: wardaddy
And if people actually watched the skit they would see that it was not critical of the Palin family...it showed the smears were just made up and unsubstantiated. The people 'smearing' (the elite MSM) were severely damaged themselves...the bullseye was aimed at the NYTimes...not the Palins.

McCain has been on SNL several times...he always gets good laughs and comes across really well. SNL has infact skewered Obama (anybody remember the Hillary Debate skit where the moderators ask if they can get Barry anything...a pillow...and become orgasmic when he responds to 'that' question?) I am guessing alot (ok, most here) don't remember that one...because they don't watch the show...only comment upon it.

103 posted on 09/23/2008 5:10:11 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (SarahNoid/SarahPhobia, the Irrational Fear of a Strong, Conservative Woman.)
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To: spodefly
The reporter named Karl Marx who needed 2 psychiatrists ... the feminazi with 2 last names that sued everyone for sexual harassment ... the self-certain know it all who knew nothing yet won a Pulitzer ... the neurotic polar bear-o-phobic ... the expert of Alaska who had spent one summer there 20 years ago ... the entire group of 50 journalists, none of which could even drive a car or had ever been outside of LA, Manhattan, and Sag Harbor ...

And none of them could survive without Thai take out...

104 posted on 09/23/2008 5:14:34 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (SarahNoid/SarahPhobia, the Irrational Fear of a Strong, Conservative Woman.)
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To: Eddie01
Thank-you!

Now that I've finally seen it I can't for the life of me understand why ANYONE would defend it!!..and plenty here at FR are defending it!!!!

Disgusting, vulgar, vile and sick!

Why are some of you defending this????

105 posted on 09/23/2008 5:26:34 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Newtiebacker
Leftwingnuts NEVER make fun of each other, particularly if the other party is homosexual.

The purpose was simply to have a giggle at the expense of a normal family.

If SNL needs a defense I suggest they start doing so themselves. One thing FR doesn't need is to defend the indefensible.

106 posted on 09/23/2008 5:31:43 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Unam Sanctam
Youtube download site allows you to download a youtube video. The VLC player allows you to play it locally. And once you have the vid, you can upload it. Let NBC and others play "whack a mole".
107 posted on 09/23/2008 5:32:55 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty)
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To: Guenevere; Eddie01

The entire skit is 8:04 in run time. That link shows about 30 seconds of it (skewering it for the reaction sought). Its not the whole piece...whoever put ‘that’ up (on YouTube) is stoking the outrage fire and missing what the whole skit was about...impaling those who have slandered the Palins. Playing conservatives is that all that little snippet does...THAT WAS NOT THE ENTIRE SKETCH.


108 posted on 09/23/2008 5:35:39 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (SarahNoid/SarahPhobia, the Irrational Fear of a Strong, Conservative Woman.)
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To: spodefly

The skit was not done in a vacuum of political discussion and manufactured news. As a consequence it was an attack on our candidate, not the NYT.


109 posted on 09/23/2008 5:37:55 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: eyedigress
Good mercy!..NOW I've seen the whole skit.

WHY IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT'S DECENT ARE ANY OF YOU DEFENDING THIS SICK,STUPID JUNK?????????????????

110 posted on 09/23/2008 5:41:00 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: swiftee fan
Thanks. Downloaded. another youtube download site. This first one I posted seems to have problems
111 posted on 09/23/2008 5:41:10 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
Let's put it this way, SNL became too smarmy for normal people to watch over 20 years ago. However, during an election year stuff will ooze up out of there into public consciousness ~ this time on U-tube, et al, and that makes it quite posible for everybody to see what the fuss was about in daylight.

End of story.

NBC is indefensible.

112 posted on 09/23/2008 5:41:40 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Did you actually see the entire clip? No the editted 28 second bit...the actual 8:04 run?


113 posted on 09/23/2008 5:43:32 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (SarahNoid/SarahPhobia, the Irrational Fear of a Strong, Conservative Woman.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
I'll REPEAT!....(Now that I've seen the WHOLE skit)

Good mercy, in the name of all that's decent...

WHY ARE YOU DEFENDING THIS SICK, STUPID SKIT???????????

114 posted on 09/23/2008 5:44:44 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: muawiyah

The bigger question is why is NBC letting a demoncRAT candidate for senate write anything on their programming line up. But then again, the National Barack Channel is one of the propaganda outlets of the DNC.


115 posted on 09/23/2008 5:44:45 AM PDT by comps4spice (Obama supporters are fascist thugs.)
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To: Guenevere
(Okay...I'll bite...)

I am defending 'it' because is showed, with great clarity how the main stream media (ie., the New York Times) 'makes up' the news. If you saw the skit...the 'investigative reporter' MADE UP THE INCEST CLAIM. And the NYTimes ran with it. And the story won a Pulitzer Prize EVEN THOUGH IT WAS MADE UP! It showed the media to be a deeply damaged (can't live without contact to multiple psycho-therapists; transgendered; phobic; angry and ligitious; can't drive a car or even hold driver's license; never been off Manhattan Island) insular, elitist, basically useless group. What part about THAT don't you get?

Don't you 'get' that this is no different than the MSM running with 'Trig is Bristol's baby?' That was made up too...and what SNL was doing, via satire, was SHOWING THAT THE MEDIA MAKES THIS CRAP UP!

There is alot to get upset folks...this isn't it!

116 posted on 09/23/2008 5:52:18 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (SarahNoid/SarahPhobia, the Irrational Fear of a Strong, Conservative Woman.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Now that I’ve seen the whole thing, I agree with you


117 posted on 09/23/2008 5:52:22 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom; All
Can any of you who support/defend this garbage even imagine the UPROAR!!!..if they had said 'well, you know Obama is doing his daughters'.........CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE THE UPROAR???

It would be sick to suggest with Obama....

.. and this is sick to suggest with Palin... to imply .....to put out that innuendo... that gets in the public mind.

Shame on all of you for defending this.....it just makes me sick!

118 posted on 09/23/2008 5:54:32 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

As much of it as could be stomached ~ still, the more popular excerpt is enough to condemn the whole network so why should we quibble about that excerpt condemning the skit?


119 posted on 09/23/2008 5:56:43 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Guenevere
Shame on you for ignoring what HAS been alleged against the Palin family and has already been printed about them. The media hasn't made these type of made up charges against anyone BUT the Palin family. That was the purpose of the skit...TO SHOW THAT THE MEDIA MAKES THE SMEARS AGAINST THE PALINS UP. Out of thin air. And the charges can't be proven...but that doesn't stop the media...infact they are rewarded (the Pulitzer Prize reference?) for MAKING UP THE NEWS.
120 posted on 09/23/2008 6:01:50 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (SarahNoid/SarahPhobia, the Irrational Fear of a Strong, Conservative Woman.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
I fear the day when I can be blase watching innocent families get destroyed by innuendo, lies and distortions.

It IS a big deal, and you should really search your conscience if you think otherwise.

They have no love for Sarah Palin and her values or her family's feelings!

I dare say if ANYONE ***ha ha ha jokingly*** said your husband was 'doing' your kids, you wouldn't be so fast to defend the 'joker'....

GOOD MERCY!!!!!!!!

This family has been through tough times lately....

..Lady, do you have any feelings?

Can you not even scrounge up a modicum of respect or understanding for someone who has just given birth to a Down Syndrome baby and finds out her daughter is pregnant.

Guess what.....this happens to other people too....all over flyover country....and that's why people are mad, mad, mad and disgusted with hit pieces like this and people who defend it!!!!!!!!!!

Where is your conscience?.........Where is your inner being/spirit that says....

THIS IS NOT RIGHT!

121 posted on 09/23/2008 6:03:49 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: muawiyah
...still, the more popular excerpt is enough to condemn the whole network so why should we quibble about that excerpt condemning the skit?

Ninety-five percent of the skit is editted out. That's alot to quibble about. Sorry...but this conservative makes up her own mind by actually viewing what is being discussed...not running w/someone's editorilized version.

122 posted on 09/23/2008 6:04:45 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (SarahNoid/SarahPhobia, the Irrational Fear of a Strong, Conservative Woman.)
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To: AmericanMade1776; DoughtyOne

>>I saw the video, and It made was way more critical of the New York Times. If you didn’t see it, then you do not know what you are talking about.<<

I agree. I would guess that most of the people who are complaining about it either didn’t see it at all, or saw a short excerpt.

I caught part of Greta van Susteren last night. She was talking about the “anti-Palin” (perhaps an understadnable reaction considering all the mud that has been thrown at Palin) aspect of the skit. I tuned in at the end of segment, but it seems likely that Susteren did not play the whole skit.


123 posted on 09/23/2008 6:05:01 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (I want to "Buy American" but the only things for sale made in the USA are politicians)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
There's a link to the whole script on this thread...

I watched/heard every word.

I'm turning off my computer now and you all can defend this piece of excrement till the cows come home.

I'm a little sick at my stomach that anyone would continue to defend this.

I have better things to do today than spend my time & blood pressure on you all!

124 posted on 09/23/2008 6:12:44 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
Look, the point is that even the least aflicted leper is not allowed to leave the colony.

Even 10 seconds of dross taints the whole production.

125 posted on 09/23/2008 6:13:04 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Guenevere

I haven’t seen the whole “skit”, but imho, some things are simply not funny. Incest is one of them.


126 posted on 09/23/2008 6:14:35 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Guenevere
Wow. I could waste more of my time (and Mr. Robinson's bandwith)...but won't.

Keep getting your permanently offended view of current events from WorldNutDaily; post early and often on said offense on FR (or any other site)...and rachet up your outrage index over the inconsequential (like a late night, satirical comedy routine). Hyperbole much?

127 posted on 09/23/2008 6:21:13 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (SarahNoid/SarahPhobia, the Irrational Fear of a Strong, Conservative Woman.)
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To: hope

If there was EVER a reason for the “fair use” doctrine, where copyrighted material can be quoted and posted for comment and debate, this is it.


128 posted on 09/23/2008 6:24:19 AM PDT by djf (Sound of gunfire, off in the distance, I'm getting used to that now...)
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To: hsalaw

McCain did really well on Rachel Ray. The audience was so excited and upbeat. I couldn’t believe it was being shot in New York City.


129 posted on 09/23/2008 6:29:43 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Pontius Pilate voted "Present")
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To: gaijin
You are right, I heard this thing demonized on Rush yesterday and thought it sounded very low. Then my wife was watching it on the DVR yesterday and I happened to see the skit. It was making fun of how the NY Times considered smearing Palin more important than any other stories, like the unwinding financial crisis, how none of the reporters had ever been anywhere other than Manhattan, LA, or Washington and didnt know what basic items from "flyover country" even looked like (shotguns, snow mobiles), couldn't drive cars, etc. Portrayed them as totally disconnected elitists. But they did have one line about the Times trying to smear her with incest rumors which they considered newsworthy because they "can't be disproven" and that's what everyone is railing about.

It wasnt funny, but it was making fun of the press, not Palin.

130 posted on 09/23/2008 6:46:21 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: Guenevere

You do have a point. I think it would have been better to just have the skit say the NYT was looking for family scandals. I think they were trying to think of something preposterous that the reporters would write about as if it were a legitimate story.

I still think that, as a whole, the NYT was the target of the satire. Every single character in that skit is portrayed as despicable, and even the reporter that got a Pulitzer prize for writing a sleazy, unsubstantiated story about the Palins was eaten by a polar bear.

The problem now is that the incest excerpt is what is playing in the media (e. g. Fox news).


131 posted on 09/23/2008 6:46:56 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (I want to "Buy American" but the only things for sale made in the USA are politicians)
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To: kempster
I wrote them a letter today and told them that I was removing all NBC stations from my selections and blocking them from coming into my home.

Didn't write a letter because my satellite receiver dials home every night to let them know what I'm not watching. Just deleted the following from my satellite receiver channel list:

NBC local affiliate

CNBC

MSNBC

ShopNBC

My home is now Peacock-Free!!!

132 posted on 09/23/2008 8:10:26 AM PDT by End_Clintonism_Now (SOON-TO-BE POLITICAL DISSIDENT.)
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To: pepsi_junkie

You are exactly correct. Ironically, I, too first started out looking to see this clip specifically because folks said that it was a clear-cut case of SNL libs making up anti-Sarah stuff, and that fit with my view of SNL, which I still do think is MOSTLY correct still.

But...I don’t know what got into them —it was a very anti-journalist, anti-NYC skit: Basically showed them 2b elites who are out of touch anywhere besides Manhattan cafes, yoga studios, and psychiatrist offices.

The skit featured an editor explaining to his journalist writers that they were to be sent to Alaska for investigative reporting against Sarah. But first they would be lectured about Alaska culture, so as to “fit in with the locals”. The NYT staff are all dark complected, slicked-back haired, chronically pissed-off folks, but the “NYT” has a rugged, vaguely Alaskan-looking guy with blonde hair on hand to answer questions.

Lecturer begins talking:

Show of hands, how many have ever been outside of NYC? Everone looks puzzled, as if contemplating Area 51 or the Loch Ness Monster. No hands go up. One guy vaguely mentions he flew to LA once. Hearing this, another confesses that he fell asleep on the E train once, ending up in Queens. Everyone giggles, seeing Queens as far-away, exotic and strange.

Lecturer holds up photo of snowmobile. Anyone know what this is? Guy with confused look on face ventures, “Is it a baptising machine?” No. Another takes a shot, “Is is a crucifix...?” No.....lecture glances around room inquisitively, still holding photo.

“I believe....it is an assault weapon...?” nnnnoooo...

Hand goes up, “What time of day do polar bear attacks usually occur in Juneau?” (at different points during lecture, same guy asks worriedly about Polar Bear attacks, methods of defense, etc.).

Other cerebral guy raises hand, states that he will need referrals for 2 psychiatrists during his reporting time there in Alaska —his therapist can’t take his calls, since Alaska is in a different time zone.

Lecturer explains there are very few shrinks there, cannot provide referrals. Sharp guy begins wimpering and hyperventilating, clutching his chest, per Woody Allen...

Same worried guy — “What if a polar bear tracks me to my hotel room by the scent of my Thai take-out..?” Oh, there’s no Thai take-out in Alaska, so no problem..!

Hearing this, staff appear thunderstruck and speechless. Looking at one another, half walk out, writing off the Alaska writing trip completely.

Super hilarious skit, 8 minutes total. The striking part was that while I was doubled-over, the live audience showed only scattered, worried giggling and gasps.

I have no idea what got into SNL, but whoever wrote that skit is out on the street, looking for a job, I guarantee you that....


133 posted on 09/23/2008 8:37:52 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin
No I don't think they are out on the street...Lorne Michaels has financially supported (donated) to McCain/Palin...and since this has created so much buzz (on both sides) I'm actually looking forward to seeing what they will come up w/next. Maybe they borrowed Hillary's pair she offering up last?

Thanks for the sane post...;)PaMom

134 posted on 09/23/2008 9:02:52 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (SarahNoid/SarahPhobia, the Irrational Fear of a Strong, Conservative Woman.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

well...the incest joke got maybe 3 chuckles from the audience

some of the serious skewering of the NYT got a little nervous laughter, I could tell the audience wasn’t sure about laughing at the sharper daggers...not surprising given the audience

the more benign polar bear stuff got more laughs


135 posted on 09/23/2008 9:17:48 AM PDT by wardaddy (Sandra Bernhard should not be allowed around livestock unsupervised.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

“I saw the video, and It made was way more critical of the New York Times. If you didn’t see it, then you do not know what you are talking about.”

Yep.

Here’s the skit:

http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=179063


136 posted on 09/23/2008 9:35:37 AM PDT by Checkers (Voting for McCain? Then don't complain. (Hey, that rhymes.))
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To: mbraynard

Good comparison.


137 posted on 09/23/2008 9:37:25 AM PDT by Checkers (Voting for McCain? Then don't complain. (Hey, that rhymes.))
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To: gaijin
“Amazingly, this SNL skit was critical of NYC culture, and US journalism. I have NO IDEA why it is being misrepresented like this.

SNL is hugely liberal, and this was one of the few times they got it RIGHT.”

If enough humorless Conservatives complain, maybe SNL will learn it's lesson: NEVER MAKE FUN OF THE NYTIMES.

Way to go, folks. /sarc

138 posted on 09/23/2008 9:42:11 AM PDT by Checkers (Voting for McCain? Then don't complain. (Hey, that rhymes.))
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To: old and cranky

Did you see the skit?


139 posted on 09/23/2008 9:43:58 AM PDT by Checkers (Voting for McCain? Then don't complain. (Hey, that rhymes.))
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Here’s the skit:

http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=179063


140 posted on 09/23/2008 9:49:19 AM PDT by Checkers (Voting for McCain? Then don't complain. (Hey, that rhymes.))
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To: BlazingArizona

Here’s the skit:

http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=179063


141 posted on 09/23/2008 9:54:16 AM PDT by Checkers (Voting for McCain? Then don't complain. (Hey, that rhymes.))
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To: Guenevere

Have you seen the whole EIGHT minute bit?

Here’s the skit:

http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=179063


142 posted on 09/23/2008 10:00:46 AM PDT by Checkers (Voting for McCain? Then don't complain. (Hey, that rhymes.))
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To: muawiyah

Did you even see the skit?


143 posted on 09/23/2008 10:01:55 AM PDT by Checkers (Voting for McCain? Then don't complain. (Hey, that rhymes.))
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To: Guenevere

“I have better things to do today than spend my time & blood pressure on you all!”

Mercy, you sound like you have the vapors...


144 posted on 09/23/2008 10:05:57 AM PDT by Checkers (Voting for McCain? Then don't complain. (Hey, that rhymes.))
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To: Checkers
Uh, Checkers baybeee, have you read the whole thread?

Might do that first. Very informative.

In the meantime don't be carrying water for the geeksquad at Saturday night or their funny little friends at the NYT.

The whole thing is just so gay!

145 posted on 09/23/2008 10:56:21 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

This skit was certainly a polarizing event. It’s amazing how differently folks see it.


146 posted on 09/23/2008 11:06:16 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: DoughtyOne
Satire is tough to do I suppose.

I understand the outrage at even the intimation of incest in the Palin family, but satire has to push the envelope to make its point.

How do you push the envelope on a family that has already been accused in the mainstream press of faking pregnancy, speaking in tongues, banning books, secessionist ties, genocide of native populations, destroying public property, abuse of power, lying, redneck, white trash, uneducated, etc., etc., etc?

What the left, the press, the NY Times have actually done has been so ridiculous, so feral, so psychotic, so beyond the pale of anything resembling decency and fairness ... how do you satirize what has been absurd in the extreme already? What was left to satirize was the only thing that the NY Times, et al, have not yet accused the Palin’s of.

147 posted on 09/23/2008 2:30:51 PM PDT by spodefly (I have posted nothing but BTTT over 1000 times!)
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To: spodefly

That was my take on it. I thought we should thank SNL. Unfortunately the rest of the folks wanted to close it down. This was the single most factual addressing of the MSM in our age, and it sailed right over the head of most Conservatives. And we accuse the left of being their own worst enemy...


148 posted on 09/23/2008 2:35:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: Checkers

might have thought it was funny if they hadn’t thrown in the bit about Todd and the daughters. Nothing in the rest of the skit excuses that.


149 posted on 09/23/2008 4:06:31 PM PDT by old and cranky (You! Out Of The Gene Pool - Now!)
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To: UCANSEE2

The problem with me is, there were already people out there accusing the Palins of incest, if they had stuck with the whole being attacked by a polar bear or reporters not knowing what a shot gun is, that would have been funny. The stuff about the Palins ruined the rest of the skit. There is just other things more outlandish that could have been out in in place of that comment.


150 posted on 09/23/2008 4:10:31 PM PDT by old and cranky (You! Out Of The Gene Pool - Now!)
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