October 11, 2009

TURNS OUT...:

Another Fine Mess: Comics Whack Obama (MARK LEIBOVICH, 10/12/09, NY Times)


Is President Obama in trouble with his late-night comedy base?

It’s likely he hasn’t noticed or doesn’t care. He is, after all, in the midst of his oft-invoked “full plate” of supposedly “defining moments” in his presidency — a “defining” decision on Afghanistan, “defining” legislative battle on health care, among other “defining” things.

But there is perhaps another more subtle set of "defining” episodes playing out for Mr. Obama in the televised comedy salons that had previously, by and large, been relatively gentle spaces for him. The bits about him are getting harsher. They are no longer just gentle gibes about Bo the dog, big ears, bad bowling and beer summits.


...he's a comedy goldmine if you're not in the bag for him.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 11, 2009 7:58 AM
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