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Banned NBC Comedy Video!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    Ha! Ha! Ha! Watch this fast people!
    It's funny, and the powers-that-be
    keep pulling it offline under legal
    threat.

    If you can save this video to your
    hard drive, do so! 'Cuz it's gonna
    get pulled... soon.

    NOTE: The audio is a bit out of sync...


    ---- NBC edits dem-bashing comedy skit for legal concerns ----

    On the past weekend's Saturday Night Live, a brutal but hilarious
    Democrat-bashing skit aired about the $700 billion federal bailout and
    the insanity of those subprime mortgages, and it featured lookalikes for
    George W. Bush, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, hedge fund billionaire and
    big Democratic donor George Soros, and a parade of sob-story "victims"
    who turn out to be deadbeats, greedy house-flippers, and schemers. (The
    unedited YouTube version is below...) The sketch was embraced by
    Republicans for appearing to blame Democrats for the Wall Street
    meltdown. At one point in the sketch, President Bush (played by SNL
    regular Jason Sudeikis) even said, "Wasn't it my administration that
    warned about the problem six years ago and it was Democrats who refused
    to listen?" (Immediately Barney Frank starts to complain... only to be
    hushed by Pelosi.)

    NBC put the video online Sunday morning. But then it disappeared off the
    network's SNL website soon after. Needless to say, a lot of conspiracy
    theories were spun, especially by Republicans who wondered if the
    Democratic Congress, or perhaps Soros himself, were pulling NBC's puppet
    strings. "If you suspect a few high-placed phone calls to NBC led to the
    bailout skit slipping down the memory hole, you're not alone," wrote
    right-wing commentator Michelle Malkin.

    But anyone who actually saw that video could see this was a lawsuit
    waiting to happen. Because SNL labeled Herb Sandler and his wife Marion,
    the real-life former owners of Oakland's Golden West Financial (aka
    World Savings), as "people who should be shot" and accused them of
    predatory lending that brought down Wachovia Bank even though no charges
    have been filed. NBC told me just now they never received any legal
    threat from the Sandlers. [Though the couple did give an angry interview
    to The Associated Press about the SNL sketch.]

    Instead, the network claimed: "Upon review, we caught certain elements
    in the sketch that didn't meet our standards. We took it down and made
    some minor changes and it will be back online soon." Specifically, NBC
    said it has edited out the chyron on-screen text, "People who should be
    shot" that appeared beneath the Sandler' lookalikes, as well as the
    "allegations of corruption" made against the couple.

    NBC surely could have handled this better. (Supposedly, NBC.com has been
    deleting questions about the skit from message boards.) Because the
    network didn't, today's action may or may not silence critics like
    conservative commentator Michelle Malkin who praised the skit as
    "hilarious, dead-on, and surprisingly honest" only to express outrage
    when it was taken down online:

    "Where did it go and why? I have a theory," she wrote. "One of the
    rapacious couples featured in the skit was Herbert and Marion Sandler
    (portrayed by Darrell Hammond and Casey Wilson). Unlike the other
    composite figures, the Sandlers are a real-life couple. Also lampooned:
    Left-wing billionaire George Soros. As Todd Thurman at Heritage notes,
    the Sandlers are left-wing moguls who built 'a mortgage company whose
    major product was subprime mortgages and they sold it to Wachovia for
    $24.2 billion in 2006.

    And what do the Sandlers do when they are not
    peddling subprime garbage? They are busy writing checks to leftist
    groups like the Center for American Progress, the American Civil
    Liberties Union, and Association of Community Organizations for Reform
    Now (ACORN). Yes that ACORN.' The Sandlers are seething over the skit.
    And George Soros must be livid as well. Anyone else smell a legal threat
    behind the disappearance of the vid?"

    Malkin went on, "The Sandlers have started to invest their billions of
    dollars politically, in the manner of George Soros, sugar daddy of many
    far-left wing groups and an early and prominent supporter of
    Presidential candidate Barack Obama. Soros has developed an empire of
    so-called 527 groups, putatively independent political activists groups
    that have influence within the Democratic Party. These 527 groups
    include the Center for American Progress, MoveOn.Org, Human Rights
    Watch, Media Matters and a slew of other like-minded groups' Soros,
    Lewis, and the Sandlers form a core group of billionaire activists and
    Democrat partisans who have formed a group called The Democracy
    Alliance. They realized that they could magnify their power by working
    in unison and tapping other wealthy donors to further their agenda...

    "The Democracy Alliance is a major avenue to help them achieve their
    goals. The roster of its growing membership consists of a list of
    billionaires and mere multi-millionaires who collectively hope to give
    upwards of 500 million dollars each year to further promote a left-wing
    agenda. A partial roster of the Democracy Alliance membership can be
    found here. Half a billion dollars a year can purchase a great deal of
    influence. The Sandlers certainly know quite a bit about leverage from
    their savings and loan days. Among the beneficiaries of their largesse:
    Air America, ACORN (a group that has very close and long lasting ties to
    Barack Obama and has a long history of engaging in voter fraud. Citizens
    for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (basically a private
    detective group focused on the private faults and foibles of
    Republicans), Media Matters, a media watchdog group that engages in
    harsh partisan attacks against media figures and articles it considers
    supportive of Republicans). The list goes on and on. They are not merely
    out to elect Democrats, but to also permanently realign U.S. politics
    and shift our society and culture in a far-left wing direction"

    All I can say is: sometimes sketch comedy is just sketch comedy. And
    defamation is just defamation. Chill, people.

    Here's the full version of the SNL skit:

    http://patdollard.com/2008/10/it-is-here-the-banned-snl-skit-cannot-hide-from-louie/
     
  2. john14809

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    Didn't NBC also pull this stunt on Misty May and Kerri Walsh (the beach volleyball gold medalists) during the Olympics?
     
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  3. tmd4183

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    Ut OHHHHHHHHHH - not another political thread - didn't all get in trouble with the Debate thread a day ago??????

    Let the fun begin I supose - LMAO at the video though..................
     
  4. deth_by_uv

    deth_by_uv Power Member

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    That was a funny video...

    On a political note, they all should be shot...in the wallet I mean...it was a figure of speech...

    Right...
     
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    this is not political, it's about the bank bailout and how people received loans who never
    should have been approved for loans in the first place. the clowns in the video are caricatures of sub-prime borrowers.

    many of those jokes were not too far off the mark...