Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Family Affair" from last night. Also check out Kat's "Kat's Korner: The vision and authenticity of Stevie Nicks."
I hope you read Ava and C.I.'s "TV: The show that keeps getting worse" about just how unfunny SNL was Saturday night. Television Without Pity's F. John Rickert also wasn't impressed and Matt Cherette (Gawker) also wasn't impressed with Tina Fey: " So, Tina Fey hosted Saturday Night Live this week! She was OK, but nothing from the episode really stood out... "
Staying on unfunny, Seth Meyers. A reader e-mailed me Ezra Dulis' "The Jokes You Didn't Hear: Backstage with 'Seth Meyers' at the WHCD!" (Big Hollywood):
If you look over Seth Meyers’ IMDB page, he isn’t listed as a writer or performer in any of the high-profile celebrity roasts on Comedy Central. From his performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last Saturday, it’s rather obvious why. In a role that traditionally sends up the Commander-in-Chief, the closest Meyers came to skewering Obama was making a remark about him not being as inspirational as he was in his 2008 campaign, and, of course, turning it into a joke about how white the Tea Party is (to which the virtually all-white crowd applauded uproariously).
What really upset me about Meyers, and all progressive “comedians,” is that their kid-glove treatment of Obama isn’t just because they have a condescending view of him– that he can’t take it. If you listen to the rest of his speech, Meyers is a Racer– an individual who sees race and racism where it is irrelevant or not present at all– so, since he attributes virtually all political motivation to race, he avoids offending Obama because he thinks that, as a black man, Obama can’t handle a roasting. Note how his Republican targets don’t include Allen West or Herman Cain; Meyers the Racer only goes after whites because he thinks that only they have the ability to withstand jokes at their expense.
Do I agree with that wondered Mindy?
You know what, I can agree with some of it because Ava and C.I. have long pointed out that Seth (who contributed in 2008 to the Obama campaign -- financially contributed) will not allow jokes about Obama on the show. So that's a no brainer. Absolutely.
Is he a "racer"? He does love to make fun on David Paterson who is Black. For whatever reason, he loved trying to humilate Paterson. That could be the exception to the rule.
I don't know. I'll think about it some more and e-mail you back, Mindy.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"