When even hard left sites are turning against you, you know you’re in trouble.
Vice is not exactly a haven to Right-of-center or even libertarian ideas. As far as ‘Progressive’ credentials go, they can virtue signal with the best of them.
But so far as the Let’s All Bash Trump schtick at SNL? The jig is up.
Even Vice is now calling it ‘propaganda’, ‘dull’, and ‘limousine liberalism at its worst’.
Ouch. That’ll leave a mark.
But they’re right. It’s just another parade of the same old crap, and people don’t care anymore.
Even Jimmy Kimmel is backing off from his usual schtick of flinging poop at Trump for all of his acts. He’ll still get some digs in, but it’s gotten old. (The President’s significant recent successes, both foreign and domestic, will have that effect, one might imagine.)
All of this is preamble to say to SNL, I come as a friend: Your cold opens are terrible, cringeworthy pieces of self-satisfied liberal propaganda that are sometimes so bad they seem like parodies of themselves.
Even if you avoid SNL you probably hear about these cold opens, which are consistently politically themed—though “themed” may be too strong a word because they are mostly just recaps of the political news of the week performed by A-list celebrities. Thanks to star power, these sketches inevitably draw headlines, and last weekend’s affair (featuring Ben Stiller as Michael Cohen, Scarlet Johansson as Ivanka Trump, and Jimmy Fallon as Jared Kushner) was no exception. And honestly, if you’re a fan of Very Famous People Appearing Together on Screen (a very successful genre, if the Avengers franchise is any indication), you’ll get your money’s worth. Look, Robert de Niro and Stiller are doing a Robert Mueller–themed reprise of a scene from Meet the Parents! Look, they got the real Stormy Daniels to play herself and deliver wooden #Resistance-worthy lines to Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump![…]
These stale lines aren’t helped along by the performances. Stormy Daniels gets a pass because she’s a bit of stunt casting anyway, but Baldwin’s Trump impression also stands out as awful. He keeps his mouth open for reasons I don’t understand, squints, and talks in a deep voice. That’s it. The real Trump and Rob Schneider are correct: It doesn’t work. (Anthony Atamanuik does a much better impression on The President Show.)
Schneider, believe it or not, had another trenchant critique of these sketches, which is that they skew too heavy-handedly to the left. “The fun of ‘Saturday Night Live’ was always you never knew which way they leaned politically,” he told the New York Daily News last month. “You kind of assumed they would lean more left and liberal, but now the cat’s out of the bag they are completely against Trump, which I think makes it less interesting because you know the direction the piece is going.”
[…] One problem with that anti-Trump worldview is that it’s predictable. But as hamfisted and obvious as it is, it also veers into casual cruelty at times—last weekend’s cold open included jokes about Melania Trump wanting her husband to go to prison (a repetition of a popular proof-free Resistance narrative) and Vice President Mike Pence trying to have phone sex with men.
They’ve even lost Schneider? Even HE thinks it’s gone to explicitly political? Wow.
It makes you wonder who’s left to watch it at all. (Besides elected Democrats, who will think this is truly cutting-edge funny.)
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