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Late Night Talk Show Clown Not Too Funny, Despite Help From Fallon

Posted on | April 25, 2012 | 17 Comments

by Smitty

This is truly terrible. The Office of the President should not be cheapened (a) by the appearance on such shows, and (b) by the shameless pandering for votes.
One could appreciate the egalitarian approach of the President having town hall meetings with actual (not selected, or paying) citizens. As if that would happen in this propaganda-driven administration.

Via Brietbart.

Update: Legal Insurrection brings this:

Update II: Now wants to go all legal-beagle:

The equal time rule states that if a licensee permits a person “who is a legally qualified candidate for any public office to use a broadcasting station, he shall afford equal opportunities to all other such candidates for that office in the use of such broadcasting station.”
There are exceptions to the rule: appearances on (1) a bona fide newscast, (2) a bona fide news interview, (3) a bona fide news documentary, or (4) on-the-spot coverage of bona fide news events.
Only the second provision could be construed as saving NBC from giving Mitt Romney equal time. But this was not a bona fide news interview. In fact, it wasn’t an interview at all – no questions were asked, no answers were given. It was literally Obama reading a campaign speech over a guitar, a horn, a keyboard, and some drums.

Note to Breitbart: this is OPRA: Only Problematic in Republican Administrations.


17 Responses to “Late Night Talk Show Clown Not Too Funny, Despite Help From Fallon”

  1. Adjoran
    April 25th, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    In other ways of diminishing the office, BHO is also the first President to give public chest- and fist-bumps.

  2. ThePaganTemple
    April 25th, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    It just shows how desperate he is to hold on to the youth vote he won by such a large margin in 2008. He’ll still probably win them, but not by as large a margin, maybe not by a long shot. So many of the ones who voted for him the last time around are so disillusioned and disappointed with him, this amounts to a desperate attempt to woo them back to the fold, maybe only one of many such desperate attempts. He’s just making himself look pathetic, so don’t complain. The more he does it the more his desperation shows.

  3. richard mcenroe
    April 25th, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

    Yes, there’s nothing more embarrassing than a sitting President debasing his office.

    Thank God we would never stoop to that…

  4. ThePaganTemple
    April 25th, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

    Nixon wasn’t yet President when he appeared on Laugh-In, he was a candidate.

  5. Adobe_Walls
    April 25th, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

    Now Potemkin news interviews.

  6. richard mcenroe
    April 25th, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

     Hey, if it’s good enough for Regis Philbin *g*:
    Regis Philbin: …John you’ve got thirty seconds, starts right now.
    John: Uh…Hi, Dad.

    Tom: Hi!

    John: Um…I don’t really need your help, I just wanted to let you know that I’m gonna win the million dollars…

    (crowd laughs, then starts cheering)

    John: (with 8 seconds remaining) Er… because the U.S.
    President that appeared on ‘Laugh-In’ is Richard Nixon. That’s my final

    Regis: Well, my gosh. What can I say except: Debbie (Carpenter’s wife), you’re going to Paris, and this is the final answer heard all around the world, he’s won a million dollars!

    (crowd cheers wildly)

  7. ThePaganTemple
    April 25th, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

     Come to think of it, I think we’re both wrong. I think Nixon had been elected, but he hadn’t taken office yet. He was technically President-elect. Johnson was still in office at the time.

  8. Adjoran
    April 25th, 2012 @ 11:48 pm

     He may win by the same margin, but the lowered enthusiasm means there will be far fewer of the young voters at the polls.  Many of those from 2008 will be jaded by reality, finding Obama isn’t so cool or different at all, and their miserable job prospects.  Those who have turned 18 since won’t have the same sense of “making history” as those four years ago experienced.

  9. Adjoran
    April 25th, 2012 @ 11:50 pm

     No, you were right.  Nixon even said it might have made the difference in the election because Humphrey had declined to appear.

    For the record, the show aired September 16, but Nixon’s cameo’s were taped previously.

  10. Bob Belvedere
    April 26th, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    That any elected officials go on these kind of shows speaks to the evils of Populism and the decline of Western Civilization.

    Both Republicans and Democrats are guilty.

    What would George Washington do? [We know what that faux Populist Pinko Jefferson would have done.]

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    April 26th, 2012 @ 8:56 am

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  12. Bob Belvedere
    April 26th, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    Per your request, Dr. Smith: OPRA Unmasked.

  13. Alex Vonfricken
    April 26th, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    The Office of the President was far more demeaned by the mendacious machinations leading up to the ruinous aggression against the country of Iraq than by any appearance by any President on a talk show.

  14. richard mcenroe
    April 26th, 2012 @ 10:39 am

     Yeah.  The nerve of dat bastid quoting breached UN resolutions and intelligence estimates from a Democratic administration.

  15. Alex Vonfricken
    April 26th, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    Visit the families of the thousands of deceased soldiers.  Then speak with the families of the hundreds of thousands of deceased Iraqi civilians.  Then I imagine you won’t be so flip.  The war drove Iraq further into the reaches of despair, and it did not improve the security of the United States by an iota.  These are incontestable, empirical truths.

  16. ThePaganTemple
    April 26th, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

     Oh, you mean the Iraq War, which members of the Traitorcrat Party supported before they opposed it. Just like the Afghan War was the “right” war before they suddenly decided it was wrong, all based on political expediency.

  17. ThePaganTemple
    April 26th, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

     What, you mean “millions” of Iraqi civilians that died, don’t you? At least, that’s what members of the Traitorcrat Party said, starting about a year after the war started. Did they invent a new kind of warfare where people get unkilled?