Most conservatives are perfectly willing to laugh at jokes about Republicans. Indeed, Tina Fey’s impersonation of Sarah Palin on SNL last week was very humorous. However, Robin William’s trademark rapid-fire, ad-libbed, stream-of-consciousness delivery last night on David Letterman served up only increasing derision and condescension toward Sarah Palin and her family without a trace of wit or humor.
The fact that this passes as comedy on CBS shows how intense is the culture war. If one-tenth the bigotry on display had been directed toward a liberal victims’ group, the shrieks of outrage from the Old Media would be deafening.
Thomas Lifson adds:
Another fading star has decided to display his contempt for non-members of the coastal elite. Once upon a time a lot of ordinary Americans happily laid down their money to watch Robin.