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Conservatives aren’t the only ones who’ve had enough of celebrities’ browbeating on political issues. Former Saturday Night Live comedienne Tina Fey thinks that actors are “very stupid” and that the political talk during the Oscars was “Hollywood bullshit.”
Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello to react to Sarah Palin's endorsement of Donald Trump in the GOP presidential race, liberal CNN political commentator Van Jones declared that it was "horrifying" to see the two together, and asserted that "Tina Fey couldn't have done a more incoherent, inarticulate sort of caricature of Sarah Palin than she did of herself."
I hadn't before seen Will Leitch, the Deadspin creator who now writes on politics for Bloomberg, in action. But on today's With All Due Respect, I found him funny and affable.
Even so, he made one left-leaning assertion so absurd it was too much even for show host John Heilemann. Running parallel with the NCAA tourney, Bloomberg has been running a bracket of 64 non-presidential candidates. In the Final Four, Jon Stewart defeated the Pope and Tina Fey took out Warren Buffett. Asked to explain the results, Leitch alleged that Fey and Stewart have a "universality that maybe not everybody has, frankly including the Pope."
Did Campbell Brown just give away a dirty little secret: that conservatives are blacklisted in the entertainment business?
On today's With All Due Respect, Brown and John Heilemann were kicking around the results of a poll as to whom Americans prefer to replace Jon Stewart as Daily Show host. Tina Fey came in first, with Dennis Miller a close second. Said Brown: "I can't imagine Dennis Miller. Hasn't he gone right wing?" Heilemann agreed: "that's not going to work."
"Piers Morgan ended his final show on CNN with an angry plea to take away America’s guns. Oddly enough, the last Brits that held these same views were canceled in 1776."
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Is this Jeff Zucker's new vision for CNN? Instead of reporting hard-hitting news, Thursday's 9 a.m. ET hour of Newsroom featured conservatives getting whacked by a gauntlet of talking heads, celebrities, and centrist and liberal guests. And anchor Carol Costello added a liberal lament of "Will Gitmo ever close?"
Here were some "stories" that CNN devoted whole segments to: Tina Fey mocking Sarah Palin on Bravo, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly admonishing Rep. Michelle Bachmann, and a question about whether conservatives are overlooked in pop culture, answered by a liberal guest and a centrist guest. CNN is looking more and more like MSNBC.
Liberals were all atwitter a few months ago over the news that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was going to be doing a cameo role on the series finale of 30 Rock.
I wonder how they felt when she was called a "jackass” right before her appearance (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
It certainly was no surprise that HBO's schlockudrama "Game Change" won best TV movie at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards.
But when Julianne Moore accepted her award for best actress for her role in said piece of detritus, it was truly sick-making hearing her say, "I'd like to give a shoutout to two people who I think made a significant difference in 2008 election, Tina Fey and Katie Couric" (video follows with commentary):
When NBC announced Thursday it was doing a "Coming Together" telethon to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims, many people including myself worried that given the list of scheduled performers, it would turn into a one-hour Obama campaign ad.
Much to my surprise and delight, Matt Lauer and guests did a classy, somber, respectful, and at times tear-jerking presentation totally absent politics or the mention of either presidential candidate's name.
Not content to restrict the ongoing firestorm surrounding Senate candidate Richard Mourdock to the media, CNN's Newsroom turned to liberal comedienne Tina Fey to bash the Indiana Republican some more this morning.
"Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock better watch out," CNN Newsroom anchor Carol Costello warned, teasing the story at the top of the program. "Tina Fey is coming after them. Why the comedian says their rape comments will make her lose her mind." [ video below, MP3 audio here ]
Someone at Fox News has some serious 'splaining to do.
During a Sunday segment about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's interview with Chris Wallace earlier in the day, a picture of Tina Fey impersonating her nemesis was accidentally placed in the upper-right corner of the screen:
As NewsBusters previously reported, NBC's Tina Fey once again impersonated former Alaska governor Sarah Palin while guest hosting this weekend's "Saturday Night Live."
The Palin-hating media were as usual enthralled by Fey's performance, with MSNBC's Chris Matthews actually saying on Monday's "Hardball," "This has got to be the greatest impression ever" (video follows with transcript and commentary):