NBC's Saturday Night Live perfectly chronicled the strange war between the media and the Trump presidential team. Melissa McCarthy is masterful as White House spokesman Sean Spicer. After a blistering week of bizarre statements from Spicer and Kellyanne Conway, the pushback is that many media outlets are publishing incorrect information. Dude. I'm a media guy. If we are going to press forward, let's at least get our facts straight.
The cartoon below from Joel Pett of the Lexington Herald-Leader created quite an uproar over the reference to Governor-elect Matt Bevin's children, four of whom are adopted African Americans from Ethiopia. MY RADIO INTERVIEW WITH JOEL PETT HERE --- Mr. Pett said he has no preconceived agenda for drawing future cartoons about soon-to-be Governor Bevin. The governor-elect issued a strong response: Statement from Governor-Elect Matt Bevin Regarding the Lexington Herald-Leader Cartoon Frankfort, KY - The following is a statement from Governor-Elect Matt Bevin regarding the cartoon by Joel Pett published in today's Lexington Herald-Leader: "They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Indeed, today, the Lexington Herald-Leader chose to articulate with great clarity the deplorably racist ideology of "cartoonist", Joel
Hillary's email snafu is no big deal to her most ardent fans. They're seasoned women and they are ready to see a president who looks like them.
God love our millennials. They know everything and are quick to tell everyone else that they are pure of heart and that you are a racist, homophobic, earth-killing job hoarder. SNL knows what's up. We are different and it is amusing. Laugh at life. As for the inescapable condition of DWB, I defer to the timeworn wisdom of Chris Rock. As for you nosy race-baiting hipsters, stop pretending to be an authority on matters you can't possibly understand. And take off that stupid hat, scruffy hipster. Real men in the 40s wore those with style and didn't have to use their mom's credit card to buy them.
Legendary game show and SNL announcer Don Pardo has passed away. For 38 years, he blasted out weekly cast introductions for NBC's Saturday Night Live. On a visit to Louisville in 1981, Mr. Pardo sat for an interview with Ron Clay and me on WLRS-FM. He handed me a scrap of paper (pictured below) that I still carry in my wallet to this very day. Boiled down it means "Keep it brief." Goodnight, Don. It was an amazing ride. Ron Clay & I had a great time introducing you to so many lovely ladies that night at Phoenix Hill and the Toy Tiger. And thanks for letting our city capitalize on your phrase "Fourth Street Liiiiiiiiivvvvveee!" Here's Weird Al's song "I Lost
Just days before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, NBC's Saturday Night Live parodied Russia'a anti-gay political structure by offering Heterosexual Figure Skating. Pretty hilarious editorializing, and Papa John's wound up with an inadvertent ad campaign in the show's opening sketch. More on this episode of SNL starring Jonah Hill is here. The opening monologue shown below features a cameo by Leonardo DiCaprio. The oddest offering? A scene involving sensitive hit men.
Singer/dancer/actor/comedian Justin Timberlake and Singer/talk show host Jimmy Fallon