Big Surprise: Late night comedians lay off Obama

Rick Moran
A study to be released later today by the Media Center for Public Affairs and previewed in the LA Times blog will show that John McCain has been the butt of far more humor by late night comedians than Barack Obama:


The center found that the network shows broadcast only 169 jokes about Obama, compared with 428 about Bush. McCain drew 328 jokes. Hillary Clinton, who dropped out of the presidential race and much political news in early June, still drew more than twice as many attempted yuk lines (382) as Obama.

On Comedy Central, Obama and McCain were close, with 207 and 201, respectively, while Clinton and Bush nearly tied at 179 and 177, respectively.

Combining the laugh lines from all five shows, Bush was the most mocked, with 605; Clinton had 562; McCain got 549; and Obama trailed, with 382.

Thou shalt not mock our messiah...
A study to be released later today by the Media Center for Public Affairs and previewed in the LA Times blog will show that John McCain has been the butt of far more humor by late night comedians than Barack Obama:


The center found that the network shows broadcast only 169 jokes about Obama, compared with 428 about Bush. McCain drew 328 jokes. Hillary Clinton, who dropped out of the presidential race and much political news in early June, still drew more than twice as many attempted yuk lines (382) as Obama.

On Comedy Central, Obama and McCain were close, with 207 and 201, respectively, while Clinton and Bush nearly tied at 179 and 177, respectively.

Combining the laugh lines from all five shows, Bush was the most mocked, with 605; Clinton had 562; McCain got 549; and Obama trailed, with 382.

Thou shalt not mock our messiah...