Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Is This Funny?

I visited The Onion tonight looking for something fun to post, and on the front page right up near the top was this video.

Do you find this funny?

I want to believe this is mocking everyone on the left, since they are all Glenn Beck obsessed these days, and many of them leave comments on sites like Huffington Post and Daily Kos wishing for his demise.

Ultimately I found this rather unseemly and a bit beyond the pale.

So help me out.. is it just me and should I lighten up?


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17 comments:

j summ said...

its wrong. if we did that to pelosi, reid, olberman-the shit would hit the fan. remember how it was a joke when SNL did the skit about the first dude (todd palin) molesting the daughters. somebody would get their house firebombed for doing it to barry or bill and hillary's kids.
2 sets of rules, and they both screw us.

One Ticked Chick said...

Some things just aren't funny Sol. And this is one of them. I don't think you're being overly sensitive, you're exercising good taste.

Soloman said...

j summ - I hadn't even thought of the 'shoe on the other foot' angle, which I commonly see right away. I guess I was just taken aback by the idea of "joking" about someone's violent death like that.

And you're right, that SNL skit was pure sickness.

Soloman said...

Thanks Ticked Chick.. I want to be talked down, but I don't think it's gonna happen here.

I've got an unbelievable willingness to see the other side - like you, I used to be of a liberal mindset, so I try to see the why behind the what, and accept more than others might.

This one just gets me though...

Opus #6 said...

This is not OK.

Soloman said...

Yeah, Opus.. obviously I'm a bit troubled too.

I sent a link of this video to O'Reilly.

He likes to tackle these issues... who knows.

The Conservative Lady said...

I think they used very poor taste in trying to make their point that the Left hates Glenn Beck and wishes him harm.
I agree, it wasn't funny and in very bad taste.

blackandgoldfan said...

Definitely over the line. If this had been posted on a conservative site...

And they say WE'RE haters???

Candle said...

This wasn't satire against the left, it was hate-humor directed at the right, at Fox, and obviously Beck. 2 days ago, 3 girls were found drowned in a lake after some frantic calls to the police for help. When I saw the report on Fox, I couldn't help but think of this awful video and then hate despise them all that much more, as well as myself for making the association. Crap like this infects our souls.

The_Kid said...

Nope, when you're talking about a person and talking about a wish for their death, there can be no joke in it.

Unbelievably bad taste.

And yes I would say the same thing if they were talking about obama instead of Beck.

And yea, obama laughed at the ignorant wanda sykes - another one of Many 'all you need to know's" about his lack of class, character, and intelligence.

TRESTIN MEACHAM said...

I have always liked the Onion they take shots at all sides. This video went to far. It's really not even funny.

Soloman said...

TCL - pretty much my sentiments exactly.

Soloman said...

B&G - no.. we just say you Steelers fans are haters. Get it right, please... LOL!!!

Soloman said...

Candle - All I've ever seen on The Onion was pretty much reasonable and funny, never hateful like this.

You really bring to light an interesting point regarding the story of those three girls and the association, but I don't think you should take issue with yourself for such thoughts.

Crap like this is just crap, though. It does infect the souls of the weak-minded, I'd agree with you there.

Soloman said...

Kid - great point.. I would also say the same no matter who it was about - even Keith Olbermann, a man I despise with all my being.

Soloman said...

Trestin - I had never spent any time on The Onion. I found a lot of stuff making fun of the right; the left not so much.

I suppose that's the norm though. I will agree that anything I had ever seen linked from there was funnier than this sad attempt.

Janie Lynn said...

They do some funny stuff over there but making a joke about someone dying and unfortunately it not being Glenn Beck - well that's a bit over the line. If they were going for satire or funny - they came off as hateful and boring. Not their plan I'm sure.