Vice: SNL is Unfunny, Elitist, Liberal Propaganda
Vice isn't going to be confused for CRTV. The site has had its moments. But its usual lean to the left is pretty clear. Which is why this brutal takedown of SNL is so delicious.
If SNL wanted to make some jokes about the Democrats, there's plenty of material, from conspiracy-spreading Resistance Twitter accounts to shitty email fundraising to the tension between mainstream centrist Democrats and angry socialist youngsters. If it wanted to wade into edgier waters, it could make some jokes about free speech on campus. SNL actually has done some recent tweaking of the left—"Girl at a Bar" stands out for its evisceration of male feminists—but most of its political material winds up in the cold opens, and the cold opens are nothing but anti-Trump vitriol all the time.
In the show's defense, they do occasionally hit the funny (see Video: SNL Takes a Dig at Leftist Millennials with Levi’s Commercial Parody… and SNL Hilariously Mocks Liberals Living in a Bubble). But those aren't the sketches that trend. Because the leftist resist doucheburritos who control what we see on social media totally unbiased computer algorithms happen to only chose the cold opens. Algorithms, and lazy content editors for alleged "news" sites.
It's not just playing to the crowd, it's spoon-feeding the audience their own spit-up. It's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip come to life. It's exactly the kind of smug, smarmy bullshit that makes conservatives angry enough at the Hollywood elite to vote Trump just to stick it to them.
Just a quick side note. Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is why I'm not looking forward to a West Wing reboot. It'll destroy everything people love about the original series. Just so a bunch of pussyhat wearing Hollywood liberals - with #RESIST tattoo across their sternums - can have a giant circle jerk on Trump supporters. Or really, anyone they disagree with. Charlie Sheen in a room full of hookers and blow has more self-control.
It's a toxic example of limousine liberalism, millionaires putting on a self-congratulatory show with jokes cribbed from the New York Times editorial page...
No arguments here.
The left is going so sanctimoniously far left, it's turning off other people on the left. Think about that for a second.
Leaving an opportunity for those of us on the right who are smart enough to take it. Happily.
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