Posts Tagged ‘President Obama’

Noted dick Mark Halperin suspended by MSNBC for calling President Obama a “dick”

July 1, 2011

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Time magazine editor Mark Halperin has been suspended “indefinitely” from his analyst job at MSNBC after he said President Barack Obama was acting like “kind of a dick” during his Thursday appearance on Morning Joe. Halperin repeatedly asked hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski if the tv show’s “dump button” was working. Egged on by Scarborough, Halperin then drops his d-bomb.

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A horrified Halperin comes back from break and profusely apologizes to President Obama. Pay particular attention to the cringeworthy performance by Scarborough who promptly throws both his entire crew and the Time editor under the bus in an effort to absolve himself of any responsibility.

PRESIDENT OBAMA REFUSES TO DO “THE WAVE”

June 21, 2010

Obama Takes A Firm Stand Against The Wave

WITH POLL NUMBERS AT 44 PERCENT, PRESIDENT OBAMA AGREES TO WWE APPEARANCE

December 16, 2009

 

Boy, is Neil Cavuto going to be pissed. The Fox News Channel host often complains that President Barack Obama will go on ANY television show as long as it’s not on Fox. He may have a point.

For the first time in history a U.S. president is going to make an appearance on a professional wrestling program. Sadly, President Obama is not going to don a cape or fight John Cena. Instead, President Obama has taped a message to U.S. soldiers for the WWE’s upcoming “Tribute to the Troops” special.

OUT: BARACK OBAMA AS AN ALIEN; IN: BARACK OBAMA AS A SPACE ALIEN

November 4, 2009

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The ABC miniseries V premiered last night. Several television critics have made the claim that the show, featuring man-eating space reptiles, is really an allegory for the Obama administration.

Miami Herald movie critic Glenn Garvin wrote on Sunday,

“Imagine this. At a time of political turmoil, a charismatic, telegenic new leader arrives virtually out of nowhere. He offers a message of hope and reconciliation based on compromise and promises to marshal technology for a better future that will include universal health care.

The news media swoons in admiration — one simpering anchorman even shouts at a reporter who asks a tough question: “Why don’t you show some respect?!!” The public is likewise smitten, except for a few nut cases who circulate batty rumors on the Internet about the leader’s origins and intentions. The leader, undismayed, offers assurances that are soothing, if also just a tiny bit condescending: “Embracing change is never easy.”

So, does that sound like anyone you know? Oh, wait — did I mention the leader is secretly a totalitarian space lizard who’s come here to eat us?”

Garvin’s review was reprinted in the Chicago Tribune under the title, “‘V’ Aims at Obamamania.” Garvin isn’t the only writer to make the V/Obama connection. In a March interview with USA Today, the producer of “V” was forced to deny on multiple occassions that the show was based on the Obama administration.

Time magazine also used the Obama-as-space-lizard metaphor. Blogs like Gawker and Politico jumped on the bandwagon. The site freerepublic.com went insane with conspiracy theories on their boards.

Apparently, it’s not enough to accuse President Barack Obama of being just “alien.” Now, he’s not even human.


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