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Comic Louis Gomez Slaps Down Other Virtue Signaling Comics for Celebrating SNL Firing Shane Gillis

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The controversial firing of Shane Gillis from the cast of SNL after some edgy jokes he told on a podcast surfaced has caused a rift in the entertainment industry, with some comics taking his side while others are making it clear that they think his firing is well deserved.

As Alex Parker covered in a previous article, one of the comics in support of Gillis is SNL veteran and longtime comedian Norm Macdonald, who was also fired from the television show for telling edgy jokes. Macdonald publicly reached out to Gillis on Twitter with his condolences.

However, big-name comedians  — and I’m using that descriptor lightly — have also decided to kick Gillis while he’s down, and this has caused comic Luis J. Gomez to jump into the fray to defend Gillis.

It started with comic Christopher Titus complimented comedian Judy Gold for outing Gillis. Both comedians seem to believe that Gillis wasn’t pushing boundaries and was just being a “bro-douche-weak AF” person.

Thanks to [Gold] for shining a light on what a bro-douche-weak AF- mommas boy Shane Gillis really is. What he said doesn’t “push boundaries” it’s just lame. Biggest sin a comic can commit,” tweeted Titus.

Gold thanked Titus for his tweet.

On a personal note, the biggest sin a comic can commit is not being too edgy. Comics use edge all the time, and what seems to be pardonable or “too far” changes with someone’s political alignment, at least nowadays.

Luis J. Gomez, a comic, seems to believe as I do and called out Titus for what the gravest sin a comic can commit actually is throwing another comic to the wolves in order to virtue signal to appease people who have lost any semblance of what comedy is.

“Actually the biggest sin a comic can commit is throwing another comic under the bus for a joke. Shane is legitimately a good person. Shame on you for kicking a man while he’s down. Shame on [Gold] for taking the clicks at the expense of a fellow comic,” tweeted Gomez.

It can be argued that Gillis’s edgy jokes were shrug-worthy and unfunny at best, but if we’re going to wreck a man’s career over a couple of things he said, then it’s odd that we’re being choosy about who gets to keep their career and who doesn’t. As I stated in a previous article, both Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer still have thriving careers after both of them made overtly racist jokes.

Both are social justice warriors and remain untouched by cancel culture.

Gomez is correct. The fact that other comics have resorted to putting down other comics in order to boost their own careers is gross, especially considering that they’re doing so through political avenues and not through their professed medium. It’s cowardly.

Being edgy is sometimes part of being a comic. Finding boundaries and pushing them is a thing that benefits comedy, and it could be argued that it’s comedy’s responsibility to do so as it prohibits the creation of sacred cows. If society takes something too seriously, society gets a bit ridiculous about it. Comedy keeps us grounded.

Comics attempting to censor or cancel other comics isn’t just a betrayal, it’s comics not doing their jobs.

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Report: SNL Hired the Recently Fired Racist Comedian to Appeal to Conservatives

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The controversy behind Shane Gillis, the comedian hired and then subsequently fired comedian has made the rounds around the internet, but in case you missed it, my colleague Alex Parker detailed how Gillis lost his job thanks to cancel culture once it was revealed he had said “racist” things during a podcast.

(READ: Norm Macdonald Responds To New Comedian Shane Gillis’s ‘SNL’ Firing: ‘This Means WAR’)

Now, according to an article in Variety, the claim has been made that Gillis was hired on in the first place in order to appeal to conservatives which had largely abandoned SNL thanks to its hard-left leaning stance:

According to sources, the long-running NBC comedy show and series mastermind Lorne Michaels were actively looking to cast a comedian for its new season who would appeal to more conservative viewers. This was meant to counteract the appearance of a liberal bias on the show, given that it has seen a major resurgence in popularity in recent years with Alec Baldwin regularly portraying President Donald Trump while other cast members and guest stars have played members of his administration and those in his orbit.

It should be noted that Variety does not list who these “sources” are and, as such, this story may be a false rumor altogether. However, given that a poll in March found that 61 percent of Americans don’t watch SNL, it’s probably true that Michaels is looking to attract more viewers.

Given the left’s view of the right, it wouldn’t be too far out of the realm of possibility to assume that they believe bringing someone on who has made racist remarks in the past would make right-wingers come back. Whether or not Gillis’s words were actually racist, or an observation about racist people can be made, but the point is that SNL brass thought it racist, and looked to appeal to conservatives by bringing someone on who would use this kind of edgy language.

If the story is true and that is the case, then the left has no idea what a typical conservative believes or values.

Interestingly enough, edgy humor seems to be fine with the left so long as it appeals to the left. Any slip-ups can easily be forgiven if they vote the right way. Sarah Silverman can do blackface and still have a career. While she did lose a role in a film over it, she continues to get work.

Amy Schumer also told a racist joke about how Hispanic men are rapists and yet, continues to enjoy a steady stream of success.

Perhaps Gillis will recover from this and get work, however, I wouldn’t get my hopes up.

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Report: Comic fired from SNL for using racial slur was hired to appeal to … “conservatives”

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Smells bullsh*tty. Almost as if, like Seth Mandel says, it’s Lorne Michaels’s “transparent attempt to blame-shift and win back some of the credibility he thinks he lost with his viewers.” The show hired someone who turned out to have used a slur, which irritated its audience, and now they’re going to blame the mess on righties by suggesting that they brought Shane Gillis in not because they enjoyed his “problematic” stand-up material but because they thought benighted conservatives would enjoy it. Because of the slurs, I guess.

Even though obviously he wouldn’t be using any slurs on the show.

And even though, if you believe Michaels and the producers, they weren’t aware that his material was “problematic” until after they hired him.

Sonny Bunch pointed out earlier that there’s not a single named or even quoted source in Variety’s entire piece. It’s just “sources” feeding them the spin Michaels and SNL want out there to somehow pin this on the three right-wingers who still faithfully watch the show every week.

According to sources, the long-running NBC comedy show and series mastermind Lorne Michaels were actively looking to cast a comedian for its new season who would appeal to more conservative viewers. This was meant to counteract the appearance of a liberal bias on the show, given that it has seen a major resurgence in popularity in recent years with Alec Baldwin regularly portraying President Donald Trump while other cast members and guest stars have played members of his administration and those in his orbit.

“SNL” typically recruits cast members from improv troupes like The Groundlings, Second City, and The Upright Citizens Brigade, with the belief that even though they may lack onscreen acting experience, their time onstage with those groups would prepare them for the rigors of “SNL’s” weekly schedule. Auditions for such performers usually consist of character bits and celebrity impressions. It is believed that Gillis, who has no credited onscreen acting experience, auditioned using a portion of his stand up routine…

Many of those who spoke with Variety agreed that “SNL’s” vetting process was “severely lacking” in this case, as Gillis was well-known in comedy circles for using the type of language and remarks that ultimately led to the show cutting ties with him before he ever made it to air.

“It’s unclear what precisely made SNL and Michaels think Gillis would appeal to conservatives,” mused Vanity Fair, adding that the show is so well-known to righties as reliably liberal in its outlook after years of attacking Trump that no single “conservative” addition to the cast was likely to change those perceptions. The detail in the excerpt about Gillis’s lack of experience outside the stand-up format is strange too. There’s no stand-up on the show apart from the opening monologue, which of course is performed by that week’s guest, not the cast members. If Michaels wanted to bring Gillis on as a writer because he liked his material, that would be one thing. But it makes no sense to bring him on as a performer when Gillis has no background in improv or TV and, as far as I know, doesn’t specialize in impressions.

It makes me wonder if they hired the guy and later had misgivings about how much he’d be used onscreen, realistically. When the controversy over the slur presented itself, that became the excuse for undoing their odd decision.

For what it’s worth, he’s gotten support from places you might expect…

…and from places you might not:

What about the central claim of the piece, though, that Gillis appeals uniquely to conservatives somehow? Is he a southern comic, a la Jeff Foxworthy, or at least a pretend-southern comic like Larry the Cable Guy? No, he’s from Pennsylvania. Watch the clip below and you’ll see that he comes from a town which he describes as “white trash,” talks about trying to listen to country music, and jokes that Trump’s 2016 campaign was aimed *exactly* at schlubby white guys like him — but he’s not sympathetic to any of it. I didn’t vote for Trump, he stresses, and I can’t get into country music. The set has its moments (the Brendan Dassey bit at the end made me laugh, poor taste and all) but there’s nothing that would make you think righties would have any special affinity for him. And again, even if he was more Foxworthy-ish, his duties as a cast member would be to act out comic material that’s mostly written by others. There’s nothing here to make you think he’d have a particularly stellar aptitude for that worthy of broadcast TV. So how’d he get hired?

There’s profanity here and sex jokes so proceed accordingly if you’re at work.

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Norm Macdonald Responds to New Comedian Shane Gillis’s ‘SNL’ Firing: ‘This Means WAR’

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In case you haven’t heard, a new comedian was hired by Saturday Night Live.

In case you haven’t heard, a new comedian was fired from Saturday Night Live.

That guy was given the boot for, in the words of FastCompany.com, “negative commentary about Asian-Americans.”

Here’s how The Atlantic put it:

“I’m happy to apologize to anyone who’s actually offended by anything I’ve said.” That was new Saturday Night Live cast member Shane Gillis’s attempt at a mea culpa, posted to Twitter at 10:45 p.m. last night, for the trove of racist and homophobic remarks that was being newly circulated and dissected online hours after his hiring was announced. Even by the standards of the self-serving “phantom apology” many public figures rely on these days, the statement was flimsy. It’s hard to watch the clips in question—including one in which Gillis uses the phrase “f*****g Chinks”—and to then accept the comedian’s explanation that he was merely pushing the boundaries and taking the risks required to create great comedy.

In case it wasn’t clear, nothing in the extended digressions about Chinatown or what counts as (in Gillis’s words) “nice racism” qualifies as great comedy; it doesn’t even rise to the level of intelligible conversation.

Part of the problem, according to Fast Company, may be Donald Trumpish:

Gillis is a man in his early-thirties who came from what he has called a “white trash” town (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania) before moving on to Philadelphia and eventually New York. In his recent stand-up, Gillis comes off like a New York naif who sees his bubble-bound neighbors through Trump Country eyes, but is possibly learning a little about himself from them as well. This narrative might have been a line drive of a sitcom pitch for the network that gave Roseanne Barr a show in 2018, but in real life it sort of turned out the same way as that whole mess.

But some people think the firing is pitiful, and one of them’s Norm Macdonald:

“Of course you know, this means WAR.”

Norm knows a bit about getting canned for things he’s said: His guest spot on The Tonight Show was removed late last year for displaying empathy toward beleaguered stars Louis C.K. and Roseanne (here).

He’s also a little familiar with getting fired from SNL, as he was yanked from the famed “Weekend Update” segment in the late 90’s.

Norm reached out to Shane directly, with a reference to Seth Simons, the journalist who initially posted Shane’s old jokes:

The outrage machine indeed seems out for comedic blood.

In my opinion, the 1-2 punch against performers at the moment is a combination of A) A generation which doesn’t seem to understand the concept of a joke — that would be, something not meant to be taken seriously — and B) A witch-hunt mentality ready to dig into the past for any infraction.

In his latest Netflix special, Sticks and Stones, Dave Chappelle impersonated the new woke audience:

“If you do anything wrong in your life, and I find out about it, I’m gonna try and take everything away from you. … If I find out, you’re ****ing finished.”

Others are voicing their malcontent over Shane’s firing, including the great Rob Schneider:

But some appear glad he was tossed:

Other users lamented the Woke Age’s state of comedy:

How many stars would never have made it, if such rules had been applied in the past?

Multiple tweeters pointed to one of the greatest stars to come out of SNL:

I think they’re right. The mob is raging. And it only seems to be getting angrier as it goes.

Putting the issue of Shane’s particular words aside, if it continues, eventually, comedy’s gonna be a joke.

-ALEX

 

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‘South Park’ Co-Creator Matt Stone Knows Why Critics Trashed Dave Chappelle’s New Special: to ‘Keep Their Jobs’

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Have you seen Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special, Sticks and Stones? In it, the comedian takes a shot at cancel culture amid addressing other contemporary woes.

If you like, check out the culture bit here. But beware — Dave uses language you won’t soon be hearing from the pulpit. Although you may be seeing a drag show.

Back to Dave, as you might imagine, some haven’t appreciated his poking at indignation.

And that makes sense — if you ridicule fragility and outrage, you can expect the fragile to be…well, you know.

South Park co-creator Matt Stone — a guy who knows a thing or two about making people mad — is further explaining the situation via a new interview in The Hollywood Reporter.

Of cancel culture, Matt observes, “It’s new. I don’t want to say it’s the same as it’s always been. The kids are f*****g different than us.”

They sure as heck are. And it sure as heck is.

“There’s a generational thing going on.”

Matt’s pro-Dave, and despite some cries from critics who didn’t find his latest offering sufficiently left-wing, he doesn’t expect the star to be effectively dumped any time soon.

Stone also thinks some of the negative professional reviews were a load of horse pucky:

“I know some people have been canceled for genuinely, like, personal behavior, but Dave is not getting canceled anytime soon. I feel bad for television critics and cultural critics. They may have laughed like hell at that, and then they went home and they kn[e]w what they ha[d] to write to keep their job. So when I read TV reviews or cultural reviews, I think of someone in prison, writing. I think about somebody writing a hostage note. This is not what they think. This is what they have to do to keep their job in a social media world. So I don’t hold it against them.”

If Dave had wanted praise from the prisoners, perhaps he should’ve just spent the entire 65 minutes on the Donald Trump — a subject, by the way, Matt was happy to move on from, after spending a bucket or two on it last season. Starting anew, he found refreshment in looking elsewhere:

“It was nice for us. It was nice to not come in and talk about Donald Trump. And I think it was nice for people to watch and go, ‘Oh, yeah, there is still comedy outside of…Donald Trump. There is still funny [stuff] as the world goes on.’ And you can get your Trump comedy on so many other shows.”

You suuuure can.

But as for his new leaf, the comedy writer can’t promise anything for sure:

“[I]f we came up with something tomorrow, we’d do it. We don’t have any rules.”

It seems Matt has quite the different opinion than media heads and Twitter trolls everywhere — as we’re seeing increasingly as we go, there are absolutely, most definitely rules.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

Disney Fired Roseanne And Hired Keith Olbermann – Check Out The Contrast

Pat Sajak Crushes Conservative Blacklisting, Outrage Culture, And The Absurdity Of The ‘Look At Me’ Generation

SJW’s Cancel Johnny Depp’s ‘Racist’ Cologne Ad, But The Company’s Statement Shows Just How Ignorant The Outrage Mob Is

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Deep question from Morning Joe: Is Trump Barron’s father?

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Hoo boy. By Monday if not earlier, someone will be apologizing for this, even if it looks more like a very badly bungled attempt to joke about Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Trump tried to explain why he and Melania have a personal concern as a parent about vaping, but ended up mangling his syntax, as Trump does more than occasionally:

Vaping has become a very big business, as I understand it. Like a giant business in a very short period of time. But we can’t allow people to get sick, and we can’t have our youth be so affected. And I’m hearing it. And that’s how the First Lady got involved. I mean, she’s got a son — together — that is a beautiful, young man, and she feels very, very strongly about it. She’s seen it. We’re both reading it. A lot of people are reading it. But people are dying with vaping.

Both Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert riffed on the clip, but they riffed on Trump — not Barron or Melania. “How on Earth does Trump forget that he has a son?” Noah wondered. “At least Darth Vader claimed his son.” Colbert went the impression route, imagining how Trump might have expanded on those thoughts:

“The first lady has got a son — together. It’s a mutual son. Of course, I’m very involved with the doings of it, and so is the first lady, who is a lovely mother, together, who I love and know her name. So well that I won’t waste your time saying it out loud.”

Funny? YMMV, but at least it took aim at the correct target. Trump’s totally fair game, and that kind of mangled syntax is the kind of thing over which comics have skewered presidents since the dawn of the television age. When Mika Brzezinski attempted to inject that into a discussion about Joe Biden’s weird answer on inequality in last night’s debate, however, she targeted Melania and their son instead. Just how sure are we that Trump is Barron’s father at all, Mika wondered aloud — until Joe Scarborough finally shut her down:

“Maybe it is Melania’s son,” Brzezinski said.

“It is Melania’s son,” Scarborough replied.

“That’s what he was saying, it was just her son. That’s not — that’s just what he said,” Brzezinski said, with a smile.

After an awkward pause, Scarborough said “Let me get back to Biden because I don’t know what you’re saying.”

“Well, it seems like he didn’t remember Barron’s name or…” Brzezinski said.

“Just stop,” Scarborough said. “We’ll let the tape play itself, okay?”

Over at Mediaite at the above link, my old friend Tommy Christopher — hardly a Trumpian apologist — wrote that Brzezinski “seemed to make the shocking suggestion that President Donald Trump isn’t really First Son Barron Trump’s father.” Tommy also zinged Trump himself by noting that no one has demanded to see Barron’s birth certificate “so far,” but Tommy certainly grasped exactly what Mika meant. And so, apparently, did Joe, who shut it down just as soon as he realized what Mika was saying.

That’s the risk of comedy, of course, especially when practiced by amateurs. You don’t target the non-combatants, especially children, when you take aim at politicians. Poking fun at Trump’s verbal gymnastics on Wednesday is no problem, but suggesting on national television that the president’s teenage son is illegitimate and that his mother had an affair is decidedly not funny. It’s apology time at Morning Joe.

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Will Bill Burr be the next comedian on the cancel culture hit list?

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As we’ve pointed out here before, Dave Chappelle took a lot of heat from progressives for his recent comedy special “Sticks and Stones.” Vice and other outlets trashed Chappelle and recommended people skip the special because some of the jokes were obviously aimed at progressives and cancel culture. That led to a big divide on review site Rotten Tomatoes between top reviewers (only 33% of whom liked it) and regular people (99% of whom loved it). Comedian Bill Burr seems to be going after the same cancel culture progressives in his own just-released comedy special. Here’s a summary of some of the content from Decider:

Here, he gets into the razor-edged material right off the bat: He mocks someone who says he’s been “triggered.” He says a movie role in which Bryan Cranston plays a quadriplegic is “acting,” and if they’d gotten a real quadriplegic to play the role, that’s “just laying there reading something someone else wrote.”

Before long, Burr says feminists are “full of shit,” and launches his rage-bazooka at “male feminists.” He says the #MeToo movement devolved into calling out men for “bad dates.” He wonders what men should do with women “who like it a little rough.” He calls out an audience member for cheering the idea of the first woman U.S. president: “You don’t even know what her f—ing platform is, and you automatically cheer!” He soon reveals that he knows exactly what he’s doing: “By the way, this is going to be my last show ever.”

Apparently the tone of the show gets less aggressive and more reflective about halfway in. A reviewer at Vulture said the first few minutes of the show live up to the billing of a broadside against cancel culture but as the show goes on the jokes change:

For the first several minutes, he flips quickly through complaints about the overanalysis of jokes, how white women are to blame for the current lamentable state of culture in the United States, and jokes about disabled characters being played by able-bodied actors. In his biggest and most convincingly risky swing, the first few minutes include a bit about Michelle Obama. Burr, in full character as angriest man in the world, is not a Michelle fan. It is an opening segment that dares you to turn the special off in disgust…

The thing is that once Burr moves past that part of the special — once he gets through the sexist throat-clearing and the tick-the-box list of rebellious trollish vocab — the rest of the special is different.

Maybe the backlash to the backlash against Dave Chappelle is causing reviewers themselves to be more reflective. Or maybe there hasn’t been enough time for the #CancelBurr hot takes to really get going. We’ll have to give it another week to find out. Meanwhile, Burr isn’t shying away from the controversy. In an interview with Forbes, Burr pointed to the hypocrisy behind political correctness:

There’s all this weird thing where everybody in public is the most caring person ever–and then they go back to the exact life they were living when they go home. And I understand it. Its heart is in the right place, but they . . . You can’t just change words and think that will change people’s attitudes.

Here’s a NSFW trailer for the special:

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Comedy Central: ‘The Daily Show’ Produces Video Montage Of Amy Klobuchar Telling The Same Joke At Countless Events

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We all remember the kickoff to Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) presidential campaign. Hoping to showcase her Minnesota grit, she addressed a crowd at Boom Island Park during a blizzard. By the time she finished speaking, both Klobuchar and her supporters were covered with snow.

President Trump found the whole scene to be quite amusing. He sent out a tweet which said, “Well, it happened again. Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!”

Klobuchar responded with a tweet of her own which she found to be extremely amusing. She wrote, “Science is on my side, [President Trump]. Looking forward to debating you about climate change (and many other issues),” Klobuchar responded. “And I wonder how your hair would fare in a blizzard?”

She got such a major kick out of her witty response that she repeated it over and over and over again.

The Daily Show put together a montage of Klobuchar telling this joke at countless campaign events. The audiences laugh politely, but it is the senator herself who enjoys it the most.

By the end of the video, the screen is full of numerous subscreens showing Klobuchar at different venues endlessly echoing the punch line.

Someone should really tell her to stop.

Watch the video.

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Pat Sajak Crushes Conservative Blacklisting, Outrage Culture, and the Absurdity of the ‘Look at Me’ Generation

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Outrage over people’s differing beliefs, it seems to me, is completely ridiculous.

Therefore, I appreciate Pat Sajak’s recent tweet — along with his general resume of dry-humor posts mocking the goofiness of many bullhorning themselves into a tizzy.

On Thursday, Pat took to the Twittersphere to lampoon blacklisting not too unlike that of a couple stars from Will & Grace.

Here’s the recent source material, courtesy of Debra Messing and Eric McCormack:

And Pat for the win:

If you’re not following the television icon on social media, it’s worth the add for his wry commentary on the absurdity of this present state.

Concerning his hotdog issues, sports columnist Woody Paige joined in. Pat was there for the alley-oop:

As pointed out by The Daily Wire, the Wheel of Fortune host had a particularly profound revelation in August:

Pat’s not the only one, by the way, who believes a conservative blacklist is bonkers — just see these reactions by Seinfeld star John O’Hurley and Oscar/Grammy/Tony/Emmy winner Whoopi Goldberg.

And for more of Pat Sajak’s spot-on humor, see my roundup here.

Enjoy.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here, here, and here.

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Pulitzer Finalist Implores The Twitterverse: Please Stop Wearing Red Hats Because It’s ‘Making Everyone Scared’

A University’s ‘Diversity’ Council Tries To Banish Chick-Fil-A As The Far Left Continues Its Phonic Fart In The Face Of Language And Reason

Candace Owens Relives Last Year’s Chicken And Waffles Antifa Antagonism And Pegs The Group Perfectly (Video)

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Pat Sajak Crushes Conservative Blacklisting, Outrage Culture, and the Absurdity of the ‘Look at Me’ Generation

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Outrage over people’s differing beliefs, it seems to me, is completely ridiculous.

Therefore, I appreciate Pat Sajak’s recent tweet — along with his general resume of dry-humor posts mocking the goofiness of many bullhorning themselves into a tizzy.

On Thursday, Pat took to the Twittersphere to lampoon blacklisting not too unlike that of a couple stars from Will & Grace.

Here’s the recent source material, courtesy of Debra Messing and Eric McCormack:

And Pat for the win:

If you’re not following the television icon on social media, it’s worth the add for his wry commentary on the absurdity of this present state.

Concerning his hotdog issues, sports columnist Woody Paige joined in. Pat was there for the alley-oop:

As pointed out by The Daily Wire, the Wheel of Fortune host had a particularly profound revelation in August:

Pat’s not the only one, by the way, who believes a conservative blacklist is bonkers — just see these reactions by Seinfeld star John O’Hurley and Oscar/Grammy/Tony/Emmy winner Whoopi Goldberg.

And for more of Pat Sajak’s spot-on humor, see my roundup here.

Enjoy.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here, here, and here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

Pulitzer Finalist Implores The Twitterverse: Please Stop Wearing Red Hats Because It’s ‘Making Everyone Scared’

A University’s ‘Diversity’ Council Tries To Banish Chick-Fil-A As The Far Left Continues Its Phonic Fart In The Face Of Language And Reason

Candace Owens Relives Last Year’s Chicken And Waffles Antifa Antagonism And Pegs The Group Perfectly (Video)

Find all my RedState work here.

And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you for reading! Please sound off in the Comments section below.

If you have an iPhone and want to comment, select the box with the upward arrow at the bottom of your screen; swipe left and choose “Request Desktop Site.” If it fails to automatically refresh, manually reload the page. Scroll down to the red horizontal bar that says “Show Comments.”

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