Skip to comments.'SNL' Has Been 'Hijacked': Palin Sends Message to Lorne Michaels Over Mocking of Wounded Vet
Posted on 11/05/2018 2:32:01 PM PST by ETL
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blasted "Saturday Night Live" creator and producer Lorne Michaels after a comic on the show made fun of a Texas GOP congressional candidate who lost an eye serving in Afghanistan.
Comedian Pete Davidson joked about retired Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw's eye patch, saying he looks like a pirate in a pornographic film.
Davidson, 24, giggled afterwards, saying, "Sorry. I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever."
While Crenshaw said Monday on "Fox & Friends" that he would not demand an apology from Davidson or the show, Palin fired back at Michaels on Facebook.
"With all the grace I can muster I challenge you to wrestle back control of the show youd shepherded, but allowed to be hijacked by some pretty sick - and boringly uncreative - young men," she said of Michaels, 73.
"Youre going down with the ship, Lorne. Sad to see your lifes work and worth crumble under the heartless no-talents."
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A congressional candidate in Texas was mocked over his appearance during a segment on "Saturday Night Live."
Comedian Pete Davidson was giving his "first impressions" of some candidates ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections during the show's "Weekend Update."
He said that there are "some gross people" running and mockingly described Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), among others.
Davidson then gave his description of Dan Crenshaw (R), who lost his right eye in an IED blast in Afghanistan.
"lost his eye in war or whatever."..... this is @snl - they address a cast members breakup as if it's of vital importance but laugh at a vet. https://t.co/4xoMLCKWTH [Twitter page link]
GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) November 4, 2018
Crenshaw is a retired lieutenant commander who had a 10-year career in the Navy SEALs.
"You may be surprised to hear [Crenshaw is] a Congressional candidate from Texas and not a hit man in a porno movie," Davidson said on Saturday.
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Crenshaw served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he lost his right eye and severely damaged his left in the deadly Helmand province after encountering an improvised explosive device six years ago.
Doctors said he'd never see again, but Crenshaw regained sight in his left eye after undergoing several surgeries and receiving specialized contact lenses. Four months later, fitted with a glass eye and his signature eye patch, Crenshaw was back on the shooting range in Mississippi, training to rejoin his teammates.
"What makes me get up in the morning is knowing I'm doing something for the country and I was not ready to quit that," Crenshaw told the Free Beacon in January of last year. "I think this is why I'm driven to Congress now, because it's another path I can take to make a positive impact on people's lives and serve in a way that is meaningful and push for values that I believe in."
Crenshaw is favored to win the November 6 general election against Democrat Todd Litton in Texas's heavily Republican 2nd congressional district.
I’m a 10% disabled submarine veteran. Yes, it was a bad, unfunny joke. I’m not going to slit my wrists over it.
Don Rickles was lucky he was born when he was.
Jerkoff and bum- lover!
I did not know that Pete Davidson’s father was a firefighter on 9/11(And died) you would think someone who lost a HERO on 9/11 would have a little bit of sense not to trash our military, Pete sounds(And looks) like someone who has a lot of mental issues, besides the fact that he’s an idiot
As seen on Fox & Friends
Nov 5, 2018
Texas Republican candidate Dan Crenshaw, a retired Navy SEAL, responded Monday on "Fox & Friends" to a "Saturday Night Live" comedian mocking the injuries he suffered in Afghanistan.
Crenshaw, who lost his right eye in a 2012 IED attack, said it was "pretty inappropriate" for Pete Davidson to mock his appearance during the show's "Weekend Update" segment Saturday.
"You may be surprised to hear [Crenshaw is] a Congressional candidate from Texas and not a hit man in a porno movie," Davidson joked, a reference to the eye patch worn by Crenshaw over his right eye. ..."
"Why can't we just be funny again?" he asked. "What happened to our comedy in this country? Why can't we give the American people a break and separate comedy from politics?"
Whenever I see tattoos like that my first thought is druggie.
Ping to Sarah's Amazing List.
SNL circling the drain.
Nice tats Pete, that flower behind your ear means what?
Your ear is still a virgin?
Amazing how the left can make fun of the disabled
Punk needs to be throat punched.
SNL is irrelevant. Find a more worthy cause, Palin.
An insolent, arrrogant, homosexual(?), panzy snowflake as opposed to a real man. These ingrates have no shame.
And I remember the way they treated Palin. Just a vulgar, trashy, and hateful show all around. Trump is right, gone are the days of its charm and genuine comedy.
Saturday Night Live was ALWAYS political. It NEVER separated politics from “comedy”, and despite lampooning Slick Willy, it has always been a far left outfit.
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