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Old 10-06-2009, 12:22 PM   #1
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CNN fact checks SNL's skit mocking Obama!

Uhmmmm... Whadda? Even comedy skits by SNL need to be fact checked? What is the point?



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Old 10-06-2009, 12:34 PM   #2
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well, it's not like CNN has actual news to report on. it's more important to try and defend obama from a COMEDY SHOW that doesnt mean shit.

just goes to show you the media's priorities.
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(waits for Fox to, in return, present the skit as hard evidence that the American people don't believe in Obama anymore)
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:47 PM   #4
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(waits for Fox to, in return, present the skit as hard evidence that the American people don't believe in Obama anymore)
What does the FOX boogey man have to do with CNN?
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:50 PM   #5
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wait, SNL isnt news?!?!
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:19 PM   #6
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Well, equal opportunity. I guess they also factcheck O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Beck or Hannity. So they have to do the same with the other side.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:39 PM   #7
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I wonder if CNN came forward to defend Palin and that she never actually said she could see Russia from her house.
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:02 PM   #8
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To quote U2: "Its a promise, in the year of election."
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:39 PM   #9
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It's all just 'infotainment'. News doesn't sell.

While SNL and The Daily Show used to be quite funny while presenting the news as entertainment (comedy), it's interesting to see CNN, MSNBC and FOX presenting the news as entertainment and continuing to improve their comedy, daily.

I guess the only distinction now is in the intention.

Maybe some CNN producers were taken off guard, being that these criticisms of Obama weren't made by some group of knuckle dragging racist protesters... because it screwed with the framed 'dynamic' of how they are presenting the issues, maybe they had to tackle it head on. Most likely, IMO, it's just filling air time with something more entertaining than Candy fucking Crowley (whoever).

"We were trying to make this appear to all be about race and partisanship! Dammit! Somebody refute this before we have to find a new way to spin things into a neatly shaped Good vs Bad conflict that will get more controversy and therefore more viewers!"

It's less about partisanship or CNN's 'agenda' to apologize on behalf of Obama, than it is just about stirring up the pot to get people watching.

The Left are already angry at Obama, for one reason or another.
So like the Presidents before him, he will continue to anger more and more people. And because there are and always will be racist fucks and partisan hacks, expect more of the same. Meanwhile CNN present the "news" in the worst possible light, salivating at the slightest tinge of controversy.

Dickface partisan conservatives will use this as 'evidence' of something, while they decried it, while it happened to Bush. Just because, that's how it's done. Tit for tat. My shitty guy is better than your shitty guy.

Meanwhile, Obama has done virtually nothing in his first year, with a super majority in congress. Bush and Clinton both had a majority in congress in their first year in office. Similarly, they did almost nothing as well.

Of course, you don't need SNL or CNN to fact check SNL to understand all of this.
But if you want to dismiss a rather objective and legitimate criticism, there are always ways to do it. But more importantly, is to find the true context. The context is, this is ALL more of the same. With the one added dynamic of race, there is nothing different at all. Clinton was a 'murderer', Bush 'planned' 9/11 and Obama is a 'commie'

What else is new?

The Bush critics were dismissed as unAmerican pinkos who didn't want to fight terrorism, the Clinton critics were dismissed as a vast conspiracy of lunatic moralists, and the Obama critics are being dismisses as racists and fear mongerers.

Meanwhile, CNN (and the like) focus almost exclusively on this. So, I dunno...I'm just blowing off some steam. To sum, I think the media is a big problem, but the bigger problem is with the capacity of most viewers to break out of the way things are framed by the media.

In other words, if you use your brain, it doesn't matter how bad the media is. We can't blame all of our problems on them.
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ha, i saw this on cnn and was scratching my head over this one as well. slow news day i guess? wow, this just in: satire doesn't report facts.
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my faith in the system is gone.
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As most of you know I'm one of the conservative ones around here. I guess people don't see it as much, but I really see it where I am.

Obama has done a lot. The guy works very hard, and is able to accomplish way more than previous presidents. So as far as some of these big ticket items listed in the skit, he's made huge progress. Are they all completely done yet? No. But the wheels are in motion, and the federal cog turns slow, but once it gets in motion, it will get done.

Am I in the minority here? I'm impressed.
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Obama has done a lot. The guy works very hard, and is able to accomplish way more than previous presidents. So as far as some of these big ticket items listed in the skit, he's made huge progress. Are they all completely done yet? No. But the wheels are in motion, and the federal cog turns slow, but once it gets in motion, it will get done.

Am I in the minority here? I'm impressed.
Agreed.

I think some people forget about the massive $800 billion spending bill pushed through by the Democrats. Putting aside whether it was a good idea or not, it was a huge accomplishment for the president.

He's moved the ball forward on health care more than any other president lately. Although he overreached and misjudged public sentiment early on, we're probably going to end up with moderate legislation that will be positive.
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Seems to me the President's best window of getting things done is between now and August 2010. Beyond that you cannot guarantee the makeup of Congress and whether the Democrats will still have that tentative super majority (assuming Kennedy's seat is filled quickly in the Senate and that the House leadership can control the blue dogs. ) I'm wishing him well even if I'm not happy with everything he is doing. And I'm still holding out for public option, even if that seems to be receding. It seems at the very least we should be getting legislation that will require insurance for previous conditions and will prevent insurers from dropping you. I don't feel secure that the legislation will do much about the cost of insurance, though. A bill should be out of committee next week. Then we'll see what the full Senate does.
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