April 22, 2010

Well, Jon Stewart ignored Bernie Goldberg on his show tonight, but apparently Goldberg wasn't done whining to Bill-O about his treatment by Stewart on The Daily Show. He doubled down with pissing and moaning about how mean some commenters were on his blog and at least O'Reilly pointed out that this happens on all sides.

Bill-O also thinks that a comedy show is the "key component of left wing TV". So I guess a comedian ranks right up there with that mythical "left wing media" they keep harping about that doesn't exist. Ed Schultz, Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow do not a "left wing media" make and Keith's not some flaming liberal.

When MSNBC's lineup for the day consists of something along the line of Sam Seder, Randi Rhodes, Mike Malloy, Alan Colmes, David Shuster who they just booted, Nicole Sandler, Laura Flanders, Thom Hartmann, Cenk Uygur, Amy Goodman, Welton Gaddy, Mike Papantonio, Ted Kennedy Jr. and Ron Reagan Jr., along with Schultz, Olbermann and Maddow, then tell me there's an actual "liberal" television network out there.

Apparently the two of them are very upset that there is a lack of right wing comedians out there. I would imagine that might have something to do with conservative brains not recognizing satire. Case in point -- Colbert Study: Conservatives Don't Know He's Joking:

Last week, Stephen Colbert revisited a segment he had done on Florida Representative Bill Posey, who sponsored a bill that "would require future presidential candidates to provide a copy of their original birth certificate," in order to put insane rumors of President Barack Obama's birthplace to bed.

Colbert thought a similar measure should be taken to end the whisperings that Posey was a human-alligator hybrid. Posey, in response to Colbert, said, "I expected there would be some civil debate about it, but it wasn't civil...There is no reason to say that I'm the illegitimate grandson of an alligator." And one wondered, "Does Posey not realize that Colbert is not speaking in earnest? His reaction seems uniquely stupid!"

Stupid, yes. But apparently it's not unique at all, according to a study from The Ohio State University, which proves, with math and stuff, that lots of conservatives seem to not understand the intrinsic, underlying joke of The Colbert Report.

Here's Bill-O and Goldberg with their little cry-fest about how mean the commenters at his site were and bemoaning the lack of conservative comedians. Those damn liberal Hollywood elites keeping all of those not-funny nonexistent right comedians from having their chance to break out onto the scene! Damn them!...lol.

Hey guys, I'll give you a hint about what happens to comedians who used to be funny until they became flaming right wingers (or in Jackson's case, until she outed herself as one and started going to tea bag rallies). They end up being someone named Dennis Miller who isn't doing comedy tours any more, but O'Reilly's show, or this wingnut, Victoria Jackson. It's just amazing that no one finds them funny these days, isn't it?

I did actually used to like Dennis Miller back in the day when he had his series on HBO and he just strikes me as nothing but a shallow, angry shell of a man who no longer has anything of substance to say when I watch him these days. After he let 9-11 fry his brain and Bill Clinton was no longer around to beat up on day after day he's digressed to humor that the average 9th grader can relate to.

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