Navy SEAL Mocked by SNL Won't Demand Apology, Has Better Idea
The heady stalwarts of comedy, SNL, took aim at a Navy SEAL who lost his eye in combat. Because nothing says humor like mocking a disabled war veteran. While the reaction to any kind of outrage, either from the left or the right, is to demand an apology, Dan Crenshaw is giving it a pass. Here's what Dan Crenshaw had to say:
They probably should apologize, but that doesn't mean I'm going to demand an apology. I don't want to demand an apology that is hollow and empty. They certainly crossed the line, but their apology won't mean anything to me. I think what they should do is if you pool their money together and donate to some veterans charities out there that could really use some help.
In other words, if SNL is actually sorry and not air-quotes sorry, they should put up or shut up. If they're actually sorry for insulting a disabled vet, they should squash the hashtags and whip out the checkbook. Not a bad idea. SNL probably won't do it, obviously. But Crenshaw's point needed to be made.
But Crenshaw's biggest issue with the joke was its clear lack of funny.
What passes for humor these days it not what used to pass for humor, and I think that's the big tragedy in all this, right? Like, why can't we just be funny again? What happened to our comedy in this country? Why can't we give the American people a break and separate comedy from politics?
Comedy and politics can be funny. We make a living out of it. The key is to punt political correctness through what used to be goal posts. But in general, he's hitting all the right tickle bones. The American left doesn't want culture or entertainment to be separate from politics. To many on the left, politics must be infused into every aspect of American life. What used to be safe havens from the political mores of our time are now just political benchmarks. Not even football could escape the devouring ways of the famished political monster.