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Saturday Night Live had a Weekend Update sketch in the 70s called Point/Counterpoint. It starred Dan Akroyd and Jane Curtin playing pompous journalists debating the news. And it always degenerated into personal insults. Like this opening rebuttal remark by Akroyd: “Jane, you ignorant slut.”
And so did Samantha Bee, for a crude crack she made this week about Ivanka Trump. But, like SNL, she’s still on the air. For now.
And I haven’t seen anyone ridicule women the way Wolf attacked Sarah Huckabee Sanders since um … well, maybe The Donald.
North Korean Cheerleaders
The media obsession was too much for BuzzFeed. It wants to know “what the hell is wrong with you people?”
When I read the paper yesterday morning I knew we were in for a MSM s***storm. That’s because on page A4, in a story headlined Trump Vulgarity Roils DACA Deal, The Wall Street Journal said “shithole.”
“President Donald Trump questioned why the U.S. would admit people from “shithole countries…”
And that was in the lead sentence. Then they did it again in the third sentence. And again in this morning’s paper:
The fate of young undocumented immigrants was in doubt and the odds of a government shutdown appeared to be growing in the wake of President Donald Trump’s dismissal of “shithole countries” in Africa and his rejection of a bipartisan proposal to aid the so-called Dreamers.
Trump also wanted to know why we don’t import people from Norway instead of Haiti. Norway, for its part, said it didn’t want to come here.
I haven’t been to Haiti so I can’t say if Trump’s assessment is accurate. But one man’s s***hole can be another man’s money pot. That is if you’re the Clinton Foundation doing good deeds in Haiti.
I have been to Djibouti, Africa and the president may be on to something there.
Trump made his colorful comments during a closed bipartisan meeting to work out a DACA agreement. The day before he held a televised bipartisan meeting and uttered many nice words. In that meeting he said he’d sign any bill brought to his desk.
But back to the bad words. CNN would not be outdone. Gateway Pundit which apparently is an avid watcher, says CNN said S***hole 36 times on Thursday night.
And it took Bess Truman 25 years to get Harry to say manure.
Brian Ross reported on ABC that Trump ordered Flynn to contact Russians before the election.
Apparently Wall Street investors believe what the see on on TV and the Dow plunged 350 points.
But ABC says Ross got it wrong and suspended him for four weeks.
Then within a week CNN one upped Ross.
This wasn’t Brian’s first rodeo.
Update 12/10/17: The cartoonist carelessly wrote NBC instead of ABC on Ross’s mic. He has been suspended.