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CNN fact checks Obama SNL skit.......

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posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 07:29 AM
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No, I'm not kidding....





If this isn't solid proof that the MSM and CNN in particular are lap dogs for this white house, than noting is. Who in their right mind thought it would be a good idea to fact check a comedy skit? Can anyone guess how many times they fact checked skits against Bush (much less the everyday attacks)? It never happened! Not even on Fox!



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posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 07:37 AM
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Can CNN shove their nose any further up the Obama regime rear entrance? Has CNN ever done this treatment for any other SNL or other comedy troupe skit on another elected official?



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 07:53 AM
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Obviously it's a slow news day at CNN when they're running stories to fact check a comedy/parody. At least with SNL it's masked by being in a show that most people don't find funny enough to watch anymore. I think someone should tell them about The Daily Show. They make presidential jokes all the time and people actually watch that show.



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 07:59 AM
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The Daily Show still spends most of the show attacking Republicans, who don't even have power anymore. Its one of the most out of touch shows on TV in my opinion. Its like Bush and the Republicans never left office.

Personally, I think SNL was warning Obama with this skit. As if to say, "you better start doing what we want or else".



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 08:22 AM
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Originally posted by dbates
I think someone should tell them about The Daily Show. They make presidential jokes all the time and people actually watch that show.


Yes, and it's a lot funnier than SNL!

Don't tell MSM about Jon Stewart. They look silly enough "fact checking" SNL. How embarrassing! :shk: They look like whining babies. It's a COMEDY show! Leave them alone! The skit wasn't even that funny.



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 08:31 AM
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"SNL is an important factor in how many people get their information around the world..." According to CNN's reporter this means an in-depth debunkment is called for - - politically speaking.

Comedy is the New News.



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 08:42 AM
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c'mon...CNN didn't "carry any water" for obama against SNL, in fact, in the clip, they were critical that obama hasn't got much done too. this is much ado about nothing, as far as the CNN reporting.



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 09:19 AM
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Originally posted by Wimbly
The Daily Show still spends most of the show attacking Republicans, who don't even have power anymore. Its one of the most out of touch shows on TV in my opinion.


Republicans might not have power in the numerical sense in Congress, but still influence and shape the discussion, or should I say non-discussion, of important issues and problems the country is faced with, especially through their media outlet Fox News. Knowing that I think it's very relevant what The Daily Show does.

You act as if "spending most of the show attacking Republicans" is merely a political bias and don't, apparently, even consider that it's due to the divisive and destructive politics of Republicans.

Not understanding that is being out of touch with reality. In my opinion



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 09:38 AM
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especially through their media outlet Fox News. Knowing that I think it's very relevant what The Daily Show does.


You act as if "spending most of the show attacking Republicans" is merely a political bias and don't, apparently, even consider that it's due to the divisive and destructive politics of Republicans.


By yours own logic, the Daily Show should be more focused on all the Democrat networks (there are more of them) and the people who hold the majority in congress. Are you seriously suggesting the Democrats haven't been obstructing, attacking, mudslinging and demonizing over the past 8 years up to the present? Perhaps your problem is that you immerse yourself in left wing dominated media that is constantly focused on attacking Republicans, which leads you to rationalizing the lack of focus on Democrats that control the government and media.

Yes, the focus from the Daily Show on Republicans is based purely on political bias. When Republicans controlled the government, their excuse was. "they're in control". I heard it over and over. Now you've all convinced yourselves that its normal to continue that way.


[edit on 6-10-2009 by Wimbly]



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 09:45 AM
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Whatever. What does it matter dude? It's comedy. Same for these CNN guys. Get a grip it's comedy. Remember Chevy Chase doing Gerald Ford? Man that was funny stuff.



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by Wimbly
Perhaps your problem is (...)


My "problem" is no problem at all, maybe only when it comes to trying to communicate with people such as yourself.



When Republicans controlled the government, their excuse was. "they're in control". I heard it over and over.


Comedy doesn't need excuses.



Now you've all convinced yourselves that its normal to continue that way.


I already articulated what I think of what The Daily Show does, but if you prefer to make up my reasons for me and argue against them go ahead, I'll watch. I think it was already well established that I enjoy comedy



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 11:43 AM
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Yahoo is getting in on the breathless defense of their dear leader.

news.yahoo.com...

But are SNL's accusations of Obama being a do-nothing president accurate? Let's run down the list of the nine promises SNL lampooned President Obama for doing "nothing" on to see where he actually stands.


Does anyone recall the media ever running to Bush's or any Republican's defense like this? Hell no and you never will.



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 12:05 PM
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Originally posted by Wimbly
Yahoo is getting in on the breathless defense of their dear leader.


You forgot to mention a minor detail:


-- Brett Michael Dykes is a contributor to the Yahoo! News Blog.

This is not a news story, it's someone's opinion on the Yahoo! News blog.



Does anyone recall the media ever running to Bush's or any Republican's defense like this? Hell no and you never will.


Although reluctantly, I guess I have to qualify Fox News as being part of the media, and in light of that, yes the "media" has ran to Bush's and the Republican's defense. I'm surprised you don't remember any piece defending Bush since you apparently are such a fan.

A big one that comes to the top of my head was Fox's special Fighting to the Finish that basically attempted to rewrite history and portrait Bush as a great President, to the point of comparing him to Abraham Lincoln and coming out with nuggets such as Bush having delivered "some of the most eloquent and visionary speeches ever delivered by an American President".

According to ATS internet slang should be used sparingly when posting, but when faced with something like that, one can only LOL.

edit:
I forgot to mention the Washington Post which has defended the Valerie Plame leak by the Bush Administration and the support for torture techniques among other things.


[edit on 6-10-2009 by converge]



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 01:17 PM
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I think the difference overall between the reps and dems in the last 8 and the current in ways of how one side mudslinged is pretty distinct

dems called bush a blithering idiot whom wasnt even in charge of the actions going on..the puppet of cheney run by corporations more than people and declaring wars on brown people that made no sense to the actual threat we were dealing with at the time.

reps call obama the antichrist marxist whom wants to kill your grandmother, steal your paycheck, liquify your gun, and give your house to ghetto blacks.

one is fact checkable as pretty close to a truth, the other is...well, crazy talk based on 100% bull propagated by insurance lobbiests and msm (yep, fox is the biggest msm outlet btw) entertainment shows.



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 01:17 PM
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No one Fact-Checked the Tina Fey / Sarah Palin skits. I mean, are we sure Palin doesn't know about the Bush Doctrine? Are we sure she really goes rogue? And are we sure she can actually see Russia from her house?



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 01:21 PM
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Calling Obama "The leader of the free world."

Right........



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 01:21 PM
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Brett Michael Dykes may contribute a blog for Yahoo, but this was not labeled as a blog. This was an column under the heading of "Yahoo News". Perhaps it is similar to an opinion column on the editorial page of a newspaper, but if that is the case, then Yahoo should label it as an "opinion column" rather than running it under the heading of "news".

Either way, both CNN and Brett Michael Dykes are overreacting to an SNL comedy sketch parody -- the style of parody SNL has done many times in the past -- and their overreaction is very unbecoming and reeks of desperation (desperation for what reason, I don't know).

...to paraphrase William Shakespeare, "they doth protest too much, methinks"



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 01:24 PM
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Funny, I thought the whole reason for the Freedom of the Press thing in the constitution was so cause King George was shuttin us down when we made fun of him and it was to let us make fun of our political leaders and keep them in check by "reporting" the things that they did. Guess, i misread my history when it comes to the united states. I see now that it was for the press to kiss up to the politicians. Wow, was i mistaken.

Oh yeah, that was sarcasm...i know its hard to tell.



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 01:27 PM
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Originally posted by Hazelnut
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"SNL is an important factor in how many people get their information around the world..." According to CNN's reporter this means an in-depth debunkment is called for - - politically speaking.

Comedy is the New News.


The MSM really needs to shut the hell up - they are either being told to do these stories and make the claims they do, or they are literally that stupid that they attack a comedy skit to make a story out of it.

Who in the right mind gets their information through comedy shows? I mean I watch the Colbert Report sometimes, but I never take the 'news' that I see on there as complete fact... Do people really take what they see on comedy shows that literally? Doubtful...



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 01:29 PM
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"All hail our glorious and most excellent supreme being leader of the universe"

Hmm...
"Galactic rule commander"

No, still too much. How about this?

"Leader of the free world"

(There's comedy gold in just that CNN statement)




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