Obviously, The Snob is a pretty big fan of the internet. As a political, cultural, history nerd, I was in reference section heaven. The internet could settle sports debates between me and my father. (Like the great “Who Told Tiger Not to Bring the Fried Chicken or Whatever They Eat” to the Masters when Tiger Woods won for the first time. In your face, Papa Snob! It was Fuzzy Zoeller!)
I don’t know how I researched things before the internet. I’m sure it was with something wholly inadequate like the Dewey Decimal System. But there is a dark side of the internet. Not the super dark side with all the pedophiles and spambots, but the part that makes people insane.
Case in point, NBC’s comments section tied to their TV clips. I didn’t want Saturday Night Live this weekend so I got caught up after I’d heard some grumbling on the internet about their latest attempt at political humor featuring Obama and Hillary. I watched it. It’s debatable as to whether it’s funny or not. But I didn’t have any partisan reasons to not find it funny this week. It was just lame like their early Hillary Clinton sketches during the fall.
I’m just not feeling Amy Poehler’s Hillary and you all know how I feel about Fred Armisen’s shitty Obama.
But I guess they get an “B-” for effort, right?
Anyway, some Obama people were all kinds of pissed because they felt this sketch, yet again, was pretty garish in their depiction of Obama as some George W.-esque dumbass who makes a 3 a.m. call to Hillary after he becomes president of the United States. In SNL’s defense, this crappy sketch was created as a TV ad Mock Hillary created to make Mock Obama look bad. But the sketch is so heavy-handed that I could see why Obama-lovers were furious.
Some folks thought it was funny. Which is evident if you read the comments on the SNL site. But gradually, as more folks posted, the comments got more and more bizarre with the pro-Hillary people and pro-Obama people opening up in a rash of message board warfare Obama spambot jargon and page after page Clintonista propaganda.
I cannot emphasize this enough. Acting like a douche does not help Obama. And it especially doesn’t help the whole “Obamamania is a cult” meme running rampant. Seriously, people. I know it’s the internet but grab a-hold of yourself and exercise some restraint. Do I have to put you in the Negro timeout corner with Flavor Flave and New York? And I don’t care if you’re not a Negro, I’ll still put you there, right next to Karrine Steffans and Eddie Murphy. By the time they’re done regaling you in all their Fiddy Cent sexcapades and Johnny Gill-based perversions you’ll never stray from the talking points again.
Now this doesn’t mean there weren’t insane Clinton supporters (because, hells yeah, there totally were as they mounted an insurgence and took the board back …), but I, personally, hold Obama supporters to I higher standard considering there is a steady stereotype brewing that has gotten uglier and uglier as Obama’s gotten closer to the nomination. So we don’t need this to turn into a nightmare scenario like that Clinton supporter who stabbed his brother-in-law who liked Obama. While that didn’t get much national play, I’m sure if it had been the other way around CNN would be doing four-part specials with Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the malicious affects of the Obama Kool-Aid Kult.
I can’t share much of the spambot with you as SNL only leaves up the 25 most recent pages of comments and most of the Obama spambot was up yesterday, but here’s a sampling of another outbreak of “The Good, The Bad and The Tom Cruise Crazy” on the internet entitled “When Partisan Anonymous Posters Hijack Your SNL Thread“:
Obama supporters who can’t take a joke
Boycott SNL, If Hillary steals the nomination -boycott the election. Two weeks in a row of allowing the Clinton Campaign to manipulate you and continue to manipulate the American public. Why not do a skit on the multiple personalities of Hillary? Or the CLinton list of scandals. (that would take an entire season of SNL skits) Why not do a skit on the nasty, negative race she has decided to run. I wonder what funny skit SNL will come up with in November when McCain wins and we lose for four more years. I don’t think it will be funny then.
March 10 – 1:18pm PT
Hillary supporters who think they can kill people with CAPS lock
Ken Starr already tried to prosecute them in the 90’s nothing happened. Could it be because they were INNOCENT. The REZKO issues, are linked TO AN IRAQI BILLIONAIRE, AUCHI, WHOM GAVE REZKO MONEY, WHOM THEN DONATED TO SEN. OBAMA, WHOM HAS GIVEN BACK THE MONEY TO CHARITY, BECAUSE PEOPLE FOUND OUT ABOUT IT. The MILLION DOLLAR HOME OBAMA HAS PURCHASED HAD AN AJOINING GARDEN, WHO WAS PURCHASED BY REZKO’S WIFE. OBAMA HAD THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS DISCOUNTED OF HIS PURCHASE. I WONDER WHY? YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT INSURANCE DEALINGS? WHY DON’T YOU ASK MICHELLE OBAMA WHOM ALLEGEDLY WORKED FOR A HOSPITAL WHO MADE MILLIONS DENYING INS. CLAIMS TO PATIENTS HOW MUCH SHE MADE? I DON’K ABOUT YOU, BUT I’M DEFINETLY LOOKING INTO THIS. WHERE’E THE TRANSPARENCY?
March 10 – 2:02pm PT
FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY!! I LOVED IT. OBAMA (WHICH RHYMES WITH OSAMA AND HAS HUSSEIN AS A MIDDLE NAME) AND HIS LITTLE FOLLOWERS GET ALL ****** OFF IF THINGS AREN’T ALWAYS GOING THEIR WAY! ALLS GOOD IN THE WORLD AS LONG AS HILLARY IS NOT FIGHTING BACK AT HIS DIRTY TACTICS. WHAT WIMPS!! VOTE HILLARY 2008!!!
VOTE FOR HILLARY 2008!!
March 10 – 1:43pm PT
People who take their Jewish conspiracy theories one Jew too far
An Israel 1st Agenda? It isn’t as much the content of biased “comedy” in favor of Clinton as the timing of these shows and ‘The Daily Show’ which assailed Obama as close to the eve of “Super Tuesday” as the show’s schedule permitted. How to explain 2 shows, liberal bastions, suddenly turning on the more liberal and freshest of candidates? There’s the egocentric NYC connection to non native Clinton but reflect on the unholy pressure exerted by and within the Jewish community on any member who doesn’t hold Israel up as the ultimate concern of American Jewish worth … (T)he NYC media, is dominated and controlled by Jews. A quote by conservative Ben Stein when asked if Hollywood were “run by Jews,”; “I managed to disqualify myself by saying that while Hollywood was not really “run” by anyone…, if Jews were about 2.5% of the population and were about 60% of Hollywood, they might well be said to be extremely predominant in that sector…” Again do your own research.
March 10 – 1:44pm PT
Someone who came on an SNL thread to bash other shows
BOYCOTT the Daily Show. Jon has shown his intelligence by planting his
nose so far up hillary’s a$. BYE-BYE JON!!!!!!!!!
March 10 – 10:22am PT
Good arguments by people who may be sane
I am boycotting SNL, The Daily Show and the Colbert Report because they sometimes show my candidate in an unfavorable light and it makes me cry in my pillow about the injustice of comedy. Boo Hoo! I’m so sad!
March 10 – 10:21am PT
(W)ho is this actor playing Obama? Man does he suck. That’s probably why they are shilling so hard for Clinton, so they don’t end up with four years of that guy.
March 10 – 1:34pm PT
Isn’t blackface racist? Guess not.
March 10 – 12:30pm PT
The bottom line is we need to make sure that John McCain isn’t the one picking up that phone at 3 am…under any circumstance. It’s just comedy…news people need to be responsible, not comedians.
March 10 – 1:42pm PT
I liked it better when the writers were on strike!
March 10 – 11:45am PT
You said it, Terry! I liked it better when the (SNL) writers were on strike too. The rest of the writers I missed very, very much.
And yes, Chad. Blackface IS racist. Thank you for noticing. And yes, Boycott Bob, we are all taking this a tad too seriously. But this is the internet. What can you do?