Sunday, October 4, 2015

SNL Premiere Basically a Hillary Clinton Campaign Ad

NBC and MSNBC have long slanted left politically and they do little to disguise it.  The liberal slant of their news and entertainment programming isn't that subtle yet their news programming raises questions on their journalistic responsibilities as a member of the 'fourth estate'. The Brian William's fiasco highlighted NBC 's lack of credibility in the news business but what about their entertainment side of the business?

The season premiere of NBC 's Saturday Night Live was just another example.  After appearing last Sunday on NBC 's  Meet the Press with Chuck Todd fielding mostly softball questions with little followup. the segment was designed to let Hillary Clinton address her criticisms and boost the shows sagging ratings, Hillary Clinton was given even more network time on SNL to rehabilitate her image and try to connect with the zero information Democratic voters.  An excerpt from The Daily Beast:
‘Saturday Night Live’ Premiere Basically a Hillary Clinton Campaign Ad
Miley Cyrus may have hosted the SNL Season 41 premiere, but the show was all about applauding Hillary Clinton—and not just when she appeared.

Live From New York…it’s a Hillary Clinton campaign ad.

On Saturday night, Studio 8H was briefly remodeled into a pop-up Ready For Hillary campaign headquarters for the 41st season premiere of Saturday Night Live.

The guest of honor herself even showed up for a heavily teased set, one that was tailor-made to lampoon the two biggest critiques of her persona—that her presidential ambition can at times read as deranged entitlement and desperation, and that she lacks relatable charisma—all while not-so-slyly dropping campaign platform items disguised as jokes.

And how much does Clinton want to be president? That she’s willing to sing “Lean On Me” on national television in order to get it. (Give the inevitable Democratic nominee credit: She’s the only political candidate in the race right now embarrassing herself on purpose.)
The Democrats and their coalition were quick to criticize the Citizens United SCOTUS decision because more money in politics would actually help level the field since the MSM leans left by every measure.  The Democrats controlled the narrative on almost all of the nightly newscasts and their party message saturated prime time entertainment and even late night cable shows like The Daily Show, which starred secret Obama loyalist Jon Stewart. The campaign finance ruling held out hope for actual free speech in the United States. Free speech, which was squelched by the 'fourth estate' for decades.

The fact that Hillary Clinton's failed campaign in 2008 was the reason for the Citizens United SCOTUS decision is something to relish as we watch her downward slide in the polls and the desperation of her media allies and her campaign to stop the bleeding.  The following video made by Citizens Untied  and was quashed by the Hillary Campaign and the FEC.

The story behind the video:
WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it wants a case involving federal election law and an attack "documentary" on Hillary Clinton reheard next September. 
The justices said new argument should address two key Supreme Court precedents upholding federal election law and whether the high court should "overrule either or both." 
At stake in the case is a provision of a 2002 federal campaign law that bans "election communications" funded by corporations or unions close to an election. 
The justices heard argument earlier this term, with former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson representing the producers of "Hillary, the Movie." The film's backers wanted to make it available as an "on demand" movie on cable television during the 2008 race for the presidency.
But federal courts ruled the movie, financed partly with funds from unnamed corporations, violated the 2002 McCain-Feingold law. 
Deputy U.S. Solicitor General Malcolm Stewart, defending the law, suggested the Constitution not only allows the restriction of the "documentary" message when offered "on demand," but also on the Internet, on a DVD or in a book, even at a public library.
(Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, No. 08-205.)
The media may fail to hold Hillary Clinton accountable for her lies and misdeeds but the Citizens United decision means that Hillary Clinton will have to answer for her shenanigans to the voter. A voter who may actually be exposed to information and narratives not tightly controlled by the Clinton political machine and aided by their allies in the press and network entertainment..