Friday, September 19, 2008

Right-wing talking point of the day

Tonight on Fox News, you can expect to hear lots of outrage directed against Sandra Bernhard.

Why? Because Ms. Bernhard, in a Web video that captures 1½ minutes of her new stage show, repeatedly calls Sarah Palin a “bitch.”

And also this: “You whore in your cheap fuckin’ New Vision cheap-ass plastic glasses...”

(That metallic sound you hear is Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly locking and loading. Heck, Rush Limbaugh might even get the ball rolling in an hour or two.)

Y’all know how I feel about Sandra Bernhard: I was for her before I was against her.

And this clip seems like the kind of self-absorbed oh-so-“outrageous” horseshit ranting that Bernhard pretends is “art.” What it really is is a played-out comedian acting like she’s still on the cutting edge of American culture.

The clip below has been online for a week... with only a couple of hundred views. But now it has been noticed by the conservative blog NewsBusters and by the Drudge Report. So, like I say, you’ll be hearing about it. (Drudge is how these right-wing talking points go pandemic.)

NewsBusters and Drudge are hyping the story with a line that’s not in the video. Here’s their header: “Sandra Bernhard: Palin Would Be Gang-Raped By Blacks in Manhattan.”

That grabber comes from a blog post by Ari Roth of Washington’s Theater J, which is currently hosting Ms. Bernard’s show. To wit:

“When Sandra warns Sarah Palin not to come into Manhattan lest she get gang-raped by some of Sandra’s big black brothers, she’s being provocative, combative, humorous, and yes, let’s allow, disgusting.”

Yeah yeah yeah. And, let’s also allow, irrelevant. Except to Sean Hannity, proud sock puppet of the Republican Party.

UPDATE (09/18/08): When I’m wrong, I’m wrong. Looks like Fox News didn’t mention the Sandra Bernhard video at all. But then, Sean Hannity had the night off. (Exhausted, no doubt, from all the research he put into his Sarah Palin interview.)

On a slow news day, this could’ve been a big one.

Still, Ms. Bernhard needn’t feel ignored. This YouTube clip got 19,000 hits via the Drudge Report, and another 9,000 courtesy of Michelle Malkin, in a day and a half.

Oh, and Rush Limbaugh did mention it on his radio show. So I was right about that much. Click here to hear a 2-minute clip on my Vox blog.

(And if you’re wondering about the unspeakably obscene Jeffrey Ross joke that Rush alludes to, it’s probably this: “I wouldn’t fuck Sandra Bernhard with Bea Arthur’s dick.”)


Kellybelle said...

Why won't people STFU?

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Because if they did, no one would pay attention to them.

Invisible Woman said...

A self-absorbed comedian? How can that possibly be?

Anonymous said...

UCMB, how can you defend this? If such language was used toward Barak Obama, the roar of disapproval would be deafening.

Nick Kasoff
The Thug Report

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Defend it? I thought I called it "horseshit."

You gotta read the actual words I write, Mr. Kasoff.

dez said...

I was wondering where that "gang rape" crap was coming from (it's been posted all over teh Usenet by the political trolls).

But I've been proudly calling Palin a bitch since she was announced as the VP nom. Where's my 5 min. on Fox News? :-D

dez said...

BTW, and God knows I love her, but WTF is Janet wearing in that pic you posted? :-D

Undercover Black Man said...

^ I dunno, dez, but I think she's smuggling illegal aliens in the seat of those pants.


USpace said...

Sandra Bernhard's biggest attraction was always just an ugly woman trying to be funny. These Leftist women are really losing their minds. Rosanne wondered on Bill Maher's show whether McCain would take away women's right to vote. Even Maher's audience thought that was a nutso thing to think.
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DREAM about high fuel prices
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if they are Right of center

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Antonio said...

Pretty sad. There was little, if anything funny in that clip. Maybe I can pull an audience at Theater J.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ And she so thinks she's saying something important.