So we’ve come to learn that Fox News’ Baracknophobia is so severe that he could announce a cure for cancer and they would somehow claim that cancer is good for small business. But while the Foxbots and mannequins at Fox News are totally humorless tools, President Obama legitimately has a great sense of humor and always seems to laugh it off.
I still don’t know how he was able to book President Obama (the one time where getting bumped is acceptable), but surely we’ve all heard President Obama’s appearance on comedian Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. A lot of conservatives are very angry over President Obama saying “n*gger” during one point in the interview, obviously missing the symbolic and more thoughtful point the president was trying to make while using it. Not surprisingly, a Fox News contributor (who’s black, btw) disparagingly called Obama the “Rapper-In-Chief.”
Here’s the thing: political correctness is infecting comedy like a fatal and contagious disease, which is very disconcerting as a subversive comedian as myself. But President Obama’s appearance on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast showed me that this president is not afraid to discuss controversial topics and makes no apologies for doing so. He was clearly not trying to be “controversial for the sake of being controversial,” and I think that his appearance showed how honest politicians can actually be when they remove their focus-group masks.
Only the terminally naive believe that no president before him has ever uttered the epithet, but President Obama actually used it in the proper context. Oh, and he does happen to be black as well. And of course it would take a comedian to actually instigate such a sincere conversation since we’re not corporate-owned.[separator type= “thin”}
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