Skip to comments.O'Donnell is first political target of SNL season
Posted on 09/25/2010 11:42:45 PM PDT by truthfreedom
DOVER, Del. With the new season of "Saturday Night Live" comes a fresh batch of political satire and Delaware Senate hopeful Christine O'Donnell is the first target.
The Republican candidate's past statements were fodder for the opening sketch on Saturday night's broadcast on NBC.
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Unless people think Sarah would've been in a better position right now without the media treatment.
Do they also go after Democrats?
I tried watching that show recently. It is so far from funny its like totally lame. Nothing like the original cast.
Free publicity—priceless! :-)
This upcoming election may be the one with the most informed voters in American history, all thanks to The Won in the White House, LOL. People have access to the internet, they can research Christine’s comments from 15-20 years ago and find out for themselves exactly what she was talking about in context, etc.
The days of the third party MSMs telling us what they thought we need to know and censoring what we SHOULD have been told are over. Knowledge is power, and WE THE PEOPLE are using that knowledge to take back America on November 2nd!
Have they ever done anything on 0bama?
Funny with a congress and White House run into the ground by Democrats, and this is all SNL can find to mock?
And if they’re going to focus on a politician from Delaware, I can think of a much richer target than O’Donnell.
Funny how libs don’t seem to even notice that Biden is the longest running joke in American political humor.
Why is the left and some on ther right working so hard to destroy Christine O'Donnell? My theory is Cap N'Trade. If she wins she is seated right away. That means the lame duck session has her vote. The forces of the left from all over the world were counting on looting America through this scam and lots of Americans had their stocks and bonds all set up to make a killing off of it. All of a sudden their ace in the whole , Castle, loses! So it becomes panic time , O'Donnell just might win! Que the smear machine and launched into full attack mode. You can't pick on the lady , that's mean, that's sexist , unless of course, she's a Republican.
A survey has been completed by all of the SNL viewers. Half of them stated that they are less likely to favor O’Donnell after watching the skit. The other three viewers are still undecided.
They do, sometimes. They treat Obama very gently. As if they were at all rough he would just shatter into a million pieces.
Which is true. They could crush Obama in an instant. Week 9 of “reasons why Obama is a Muslim” Any of this stuff we know.
They know it. The guy who plays him plays him as unfunny as possible.
SNL has been better and it’s been worse. Wiig is good.
Yeah. The one sketch that was was funny with Obama was “do sex to me” - with the Chinese.
This is all fine. NBC is a Democrat TV station so they attack Republicans and praise Democrats. Sometimes they can’t help but be unflattering to Democrats. They don’t like Pelosi or Reid as much as they like Obama. And they do have Biden in sketches and they do make fun of him, and they don’t Obama.
I would say more favorable.
Of course. Jay Leno took a shot at her the other night.
That wasn’t surprising, given his past behavior.
The sketch was lame and unfunny, a made to order personal attack on O’Donnell.
The media has a limited amount of time and a limited amount of ammunition. They’re spending it on Christine, not others. If Castle was the nominee, they’d be talking about someone else.
And it seems like they’re in for a dime, they’ll be in for a dollar. And this will cause Christine’s money to go up, which means more tv commercials in Delaware. The polls will close, the media will continue to spend time on Christine, etc etc.
All the other tea party candidates go about winning in their own states, and do great. Everything is going smoothly.
“This upcoming election may be the one with the most informed voters in American history.”
The internet is the worst thing to happen to tyrants since the printing press.
I dunno. It was kinda funny. The Palin sketches are kinda funny. Wiig didn’t have much funny there. They put her right at the top. First sketch.
You seem to be operating under the assumption that these things actually could be hurting Christine. I’d say that a sketch pretty much just like this was foreseeable in May. Because stuff like this is what I figured would happen if she won the primary.
No, then they would be attacking Kirk and Rouse too.
I’m not sure why each specific person feels they’re attacking her. But there are 100 reasons. She’s attacking everything about them head on. Need money? nope Need any job at all? nope A college degree? not really That’s the “elite”. Also, she’s a real socon. With tons of hardcore socon quotes. They do not like socons. They like talking about sex. They like calling other people stupid. We’re providing them with what they like talking about. And the
American people are not with them. They’re going to hit one of these Christine quotes, and someone on tv is going to say something sick. And we go to battle with that quote.
Are you with Chris Coons and that guy that said that thing? or not.
Now, of course, that’s off message, and there are millions of dollars to be spend hammering on message.
Christines campaign should be recording every channel that has people talking about her. Didn’t Palin have a fight with Letterman?
The premise of the sketch seemed too obvious to be funny, and O’Donnell is a small target compared with Obama. SNL has a far richer source of satire there.
Well, yeah. But it’s SNL, and they try hard to avoid Obama.
I was happy to see Christine getting the big spotlight.
SNL is very far from funny. In fact, I really don’t know what they are.
I have tried to watch it, only for nostalgic reasons, but it is so heavily politicized and completely unfunny, I couldn’t watch it. After a skit I’m normally left wondering, “What was that? What was that even supposed to be?”
They even have tape where the guest host in the middle of a supposed ‘skit’ will say, “This isn’t funny. This is just stupid. And then they walk off the stage.
The only purpose of SNL over the last few years has been to provide MSNBC with derisive anti-Conservative sound bites that they can play on the news as supposed ‘comedy’ and trash the Right wing.
SNL has had nothing to do with ‘comedy’(that is, actually being humorous) in decades. It is just stupid nonsense which, I guess, Liberals call comedy.
The old SNL used to joke on Jimmy Carter. Perhaps Obama will get some lumps from SNL after the November election.
I think this all helps Christine. Sarah and Christine might’ve discussed SNL. Maybe Christine goes on? Yeah it’s not good like in the 70s.
They were pretty tough on Clinton. Darrell Hammond made BC more likeable though.
Yes, people think that, Palin has always been an extraordinary politician and giant slayer, she was known as a uniter that brought her state together enough as Governor to reach 93% approval and be the most popular Governor in America.
The media efforts to destroy her, and reshape her image, and turn her into a devisive figure, is not what keeps her in the running.
Two weeks ago most Americans had never heard of Christine O'Donnell.
Now, she's the brunt of a vulgar joke on the opening sketch of "Saturday Night Live's" first show of the new season.
Saturday Night Live returned tonight and from the multitude of topics they had to choose from (and really, the news cycle is an embarrassment of riches where SNL is concerned) they opted for Christine ODonnell.
Suffice to say SNL is not afraid to play dirty. After discussing the medias fixation with silly things like dabbling in witchcraft ODonnell reveals to the pair that back when she started her anti-masturbation campaign back in the day she didnt even know what masturbation was now that she does she masturbates multiple times a day!
They HATE Christian conservative women.
They won’t be victims, they won’t abort their babies, they are happy in life and not bitter and strident. It’s Christ. If they are pretty, that makes libs grit their teeth more.
Jesus is the common thread to people who get the absolutely nastiest, bitterest treatment. And the leftists know it, too. It’s their little joke, on how they hate “fundies”. And it’s the one bias that’s politically correct to have, so they can vent all their hate and there’s no price to pay. Except,of course, in themselves.
To me, it just shows how powerful God is - He’s the one thing, without exception, that evil cannot tolerate.
They helped save Clinton by turning his ugly sexual exploitation of non status females and his criminality, into an image of a lovable rogue that has an eye for the ladies, a kind of lovable national stud, pleasing, and amusing, to it’s hip young audience.
If he had been a Republican with the same exact presidency, they would have destroyed him as Chevy Chase admits (and thinks that he succeeded) that they were doing with Ford, and Palin.
O’Donnell may or may not win the Senatorial election. But win or lose, she won’t be forgotten. For the same reasons Palin did’t fade into obscurity: the constant attacks kept her on people’s minds.
I’m not saying “what keeps her in the running”. I’m saying that I don’t know whether she’s hurt or helped by these things. I’m also saying that she is the front runner now. She’s in the 1 spot. None higher than 1. And that’s with the media attacks.
With the attacks? 1
Without the attacks? 1? 2?
Based on that method of measurment, Palin did benefit. But there are other ways to measure. If it was a praisefest, maybe she’s at 60% favorable.
“Do they also go after Democrats?”
Did you forget the /sarc tag? Of course not.
I think she’ll win. I don’t think she’d be attacked if she didn’t win and didn’t get a high profile job. But if she didn’t win, she could get a job and be like Jerry Falwell or Ralph Reed. If that’s what she wanted to do. I’m not saying it would be but she’d be able to get that job. And then the media and her could be fighting all the time about the things she used to talk about on tv. But she should win. CT and NY Gilli seat as well. R’s are going to win in blue states.
Saturday Night Live was funny back when I was high...you had to be high to laugh at Steve martin’s goofy antics
Does Kirk or Krause get to sit in the lame duck session? That is when they plan on shoving Cap’N Trade down our throats. Who knows what else, card check , amnesty , some other horror?
They tried with all the Republicans. Dana Carvey as bush 1 will farrell as bush 2. I can’t really think of who did Reagan. Phil Hartman?
My post makes the point that it hurts her.
Palin has always been able to reach the people as a politician, but now the national media for the first time in her political life, has given her high negatives which she has to overcome, negatives which are not her own but a result of the fake image of the massive media onslaught.
In 2007, she was described by The Weekly Standard as probably the most popular elected official in America, at any level, with negatives of only 7%, that reflects her real self.
the winner of the IL election is in. IL, WV, DE and maybe one other one.
That has the ring of truth to it. What gets me is that Islam has everything they claim to hate on steroids, and yet they defend it. Proves to me the real motive is hatred of the good because its good.
Ford lost, Bush1 lost, Palin lost, Bush2 lost the popular vote.
They do this on purpose and they invest a lot of money into it if they need to, bringing Tina Fey back cannot be cheap.
CNN) Chevy Chase didnt look like Gerald Ford and didnt sound like Gerald Ford. But in the mid-1970s, when Saturday Night Live first went on the air, Chase then a writer and cast member of the show made his impression of the president, rife with pratfalls and slapstick, the talk of the country.
He also made the president a butt of jokes, which was intentional, Chase told CNN in an interview.
[Ford] was a sweet man, a terrific man [we] became good friends after, but ... he just tripped over things a lot, he said. Its not that I can imitate him so much that I can do a lot of physical comedy and I just made it, I just went after him. And ... obviously my leanings were Democratic and I wanted [Jimmy] Carter in and I wanted [Ford] out, and I figured look, were reaching millions of people every weekend, why not do it.
Over the years, Saturday Night Lives political satires have become a mainstay of the show, sometimes to startling effect.
Al Franken now the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate from Minnesota and his then writing partner, Tom Davis, wrote a wicked takeoff of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernsteins book, The Final Days, which included Dan Aykroyd as a bitter Richard Nixon and John Belushi as a toadying Henry Kissinger. In the mid-80s, a sketch starring Phil Hartman as Ronald Reagan showed the president, often lampooned as forgetful, with a razor-sharp command of the Iran-Contra situation, cutting deals in Arabic and barking orders at his staff.
More recently, Dana Carveys malaprop-laden impression of George H.W. Bush, Hartmans puppy-dog Bill Clinton, Will Ferrells George W. Bush and Tina Feys Sarah Palin have embedded themselves in the culture.
Though Chase believes the show leans left, and Feys Palin is an attempt to hurt the Republicans, Marc Liepis, NBC Universal senior director of late night publicity, had no comment.
CNN: You mean to tell me in the back of your mind you were thinking, hey I want Carter ...
Chase: Oh, yeah.
CNN: And Im going to make him look bad.
Chase: Oh yeah. What do you think theyre doing now, you think theyre just doing this because Sarahs funny? No, I think that the show is very much more Democratic and liberal-oriented, that they are obviously more for Barack Obama. [In the 70s], out of the Nixon era, and it was not unlikely that I might go that direction.
CNN: I talked to one political pundit who said, I think Chevy Chase cost Ford the presidency.
Chase: When you have that kind of a venue and power where you can reach so many millions of people and youve become a show that people watch, you know, you can affect a lot of people, and humor does it beautifully, because humor is perspective and has a way of making judgment calls. ... So I think there was no question that it had major effect and in fact, in speaking with his family and then later him, and even reading some of his books ... he felt so, too.
She runs for President, people see her, directly, in debates, unfiltered. They like her or they don’t. When do the high negatives become a problem? November 2012? If Palin can’t get the message out as the nominee, lower her unfavorables by just being herself, I dunno.
Land Shark is funny. Candygram is funny. Rosanna Rosannadanna is funny.
A White girl playing like she is a vulgar Hispanic girl talking to a ‘real’ Black girl and chasing White people out of the Mall...well that’s just hilarious ha ha. ha ha. ha? What? How is that funny?
OMG! Where do you think all the negative opinions about Sarah Palin originate?
Answer: From the LSM and over 400 journ0lists and SNL that set out to destroy her from the day McCain named her as his VP and you think it’s helped her?
Truly, this is a subject for a separate thread, given that this thread YOU POSTED, is supposed to be about SNL’s unseemly treatment of Christine O’Donnell, but I have to tell you that untold millions still believe that Sarah Palin said that she could see Russia from her front porch, NOT Tina Fey.
Your point seems to be that being the most attacked politician in America, with her image hammered at constantly by every form of media, from news to comedy, helps her and other conservatives that are victim of the treatment, it doesn’t.
D, R, R, R, D, D, R, R, D
4 Democrats, 5 Republicans, all with the Presidents and the Presidential candidates being mocked by SNL.
Yes, NBC is a Democrat network. Has been for years. They might be nastier on the overall than before. But NBC just isn’t as powerful as before.
Sarah Palin shouldn't have had the negatives or the frivilous lawsuits (which were all dismissed, save for one on a technicality) but she got them anyway, because she just has to be destroyed for being genuine and conservative, so now she has an uphill battle, and you think it's just a matter of "They like her or they dont."
You tried to claim that the SNL treatment is great for conservatives like Christine and Palin.
That is one of the most stupid points of view that I have heard here at FR.
I’m saying it may. I’m saying that Palin is in the top spot.
I know that Christine is at $2.547 million. Without media attacks, media attention, she’s not flush with cash to spend on tv spots to remind people about the issues in the race and to do it over and over and over again.
We’ll see in November I suppose.
I agree with you, ansel12.
Sarah Palin is the proof.
FGS. Karl Rove’s outburst(s) and Rush Limbaugh got Christine the millions.
Our country is in dire need of a serious trash cleaning.
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