I’m getting really tired of the left bashing the left in what appears to be an attempt to get page clicks and generate controversy in an attempt to “go viral” and thus rake in scads of ad revenue.
Tina Fey appeared on SNL’s “Weekend Update: Summer Edition” in response to the recent events in Charlottesville this past week. Several outlets have slammed Tina’s appearance. John Gruber at Daring Fireball says it best:
Tina Feyâ€™s segment on SNLâ€™s Weekend Update this week was so good Iâ€™ve watched it three times already. Itâ€™s just amazing.
Yet, remarkably, it has drawn criticism from people on the left. Exhibits A, B, and C. If youâ€™re claiming to be offended by Tina Feyâ€™s segment this week, youâ€™re either utterly humorless or willfully obtuse, and either way, you are part of the problem. The only people to be offended by this week are fucking Nazis, and Tina Fey just skewered them.
I remember being a kid learning that Jonathan Swiftâ€™s A Modest Proposal was controversial in its time, because some sanctimonious shitheads thought Swift literally wanted people to eat Irish children. I just couldnâ€™t believe there were people who were incapable of understanding satire. But here we are today, with people thinking Tina Fey literally wants us to stay home and eat cake. If thatâ€™s what you think, let me break it to you: your heart might be in the right place, but youâ€™re an idiot.
Couldn’t have said it better, John. The United States is never going to move forward if the folks that are trying to move it forward keep attacking their own.