Monday, May 11, 2009

Evening Pundits on Wanda

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The evening returns are in.

Chris Matthews thinks Wanda Sykes thinks wishing kidney failure on Rush Limbaugh was over the top. This is not a surprise. Tweety had to have been a weeny in Catholic school.

Keith Olbermann also thinks she went over the top, not caring for the suggestion that Rushbo was supposed to be the 20th hijacker. You can't bring 911 into a joke. Well, most people shouldn't try it, but Sykes has special comedic abilities. I'm not sure that Olbermann really meant that bit of censure or just feels like it was the fair and balanced thing to say.

Ed Schultz thought she was wonderful. I'm with Ed.

John Stewart is doing a pretty good piece on it right now.

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  1. I loved the 9/11 "too strung out on Oxycontin" joke...and especially seeing Obama trying to hide just how funny he clearly thought it was. The bottom line is that it wasn't making fun of anybody who died on 9/11 in any way--it was making fun of a repulsive human being who's made himself incredibly wealthy by exploiting the hatred, greed, and bigotry of his listeners, to whom he says things more offensive than that every day. The fake outrage of rightwingers is simply nauseating. More power to Wanda Sykes!

  2. I'm with Ed Schultz on that, too.

    The things that Wanda said are no worse, or different, than the crap that spews from the mouth of the Fat Anal Cyst every day. He gets to use the excuse that he is an "entertainer" but these people won't allow Wanda to be able to use that same excuse.

    Wanda is the entertainer here, the Cyst is a hate-filled political gas-bag not an entertainer.

  3. Adam Serwer has a post up at the Prospect that sums it up very nicely.

  4. I'm so behind. Must look this up on YouTube and see what all the fuss is about.

  5. Accusing Limbaugh of being the 20th hijacker made a great point about how destructive the guy wants to be. It was exactly the correct context.