Will 'Sure dead American soldiers are funny.' Graham The Onion's Executive Producer / Director Insect
Currently playing at "The Onion" is what has to be the most repulsive attempt at comedy in living memory. It is, to say the least, stunning in the depth of its callousness. It is what happens to souls rotten with nihilism and long-schooled in depravity. It exemplifies, better than almost anything else in the past months, the low and insectoid popular culture that now palms itself off as "comic relief" in the age of Obama.
As others have noticed in the past week, the broadcast efforts of our national jesters have, in the face of ample opportunities for satire, steered very, very clear of anything that might touch the sacred icon of President Obama. Not because he is too big to fail but, truth be told, he is too African-American to fail. Comics of the caucasian persuasion are simply terrified, not of his politics, but of his race. Obama not only knows this, but depends upon it. And he has not been disappointed. Chris Stigall casts a cold eye on this trend today at Big Hollywood with Remember When SNL Was Funny? (Obama Ushers in New Era of Comedic Irresponsibility)
Instead of taking aim at the failings and foibles of Obama and his Gang That Couldn't Think Straight, comedy outlets seem to be announcing that the end of comedy has finally arrived when it comes to political commentary. As this clip amply demonstrates, the approved targets for comedy are no longer American Presidents but dead American soldiers.
I'd originally titled this item "Pour Encourages les Autres: The Staff of the Onion Needs to Be Summarily Shot," but then I realized that would be too, too easy for these bugs. Too merciful. Instead, those responsible for this travesty need to be kept alive for a long time. As the years roll by them, they need -- wherever they go and whatever life brings them -- to be shown this bit of their "contribution" to their nation and their era. This item needs to be the one thing that they are known for.
One would think that somewhere the people who pulled this revolting little bit of video together would have some smidgen of shame, but as we know only too well the capacity of these "citizens" to even begin to feel something akin to shame left them long, long ago.
The real congressman, Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia's 7th District, might want to say a few words about this as well.
[If anyone can identify this actor, it would be nice to know his name for future reference.]
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Executive Producer / Director - Will Graham
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