Comedy Central’s roasts of the famous have historically been filled with funny lines and bawdy references. “Zingers” are the order of the day. In the end, however, one can usually ascertain the respect- if not actual affection- for the person getting roasted…via the countenances of those roasting him or her. The recent Comedy Central roast of Rob Lowe was more of the same in some respects, but shockingly different in another.
Many of those doing the roasting departed from lampooning Rob Lowe, he of the 1988 sex tape with a 16-year-old, to savage another roaster, the conservative commentator Ann Coulter. Some of these liberal elites apparently checked their tolerance and inclusivity at the proverbial door. To whit:
Nikki Glaser (?): “The only person you will ever make happy is the Mexican who digs your grave.”
Peyton Manning: “I’m not the only athlete up here. As you know, earlier this year, Ann Coulter won the Kentucky Derby.”
Peter Davidson (SNL): “If you are here, Ann, who is scaring the crows away from our crops?”
Odd, I thought joking about people’s looks- especially females- was against the welcoming liberal creed? Perhaps they don’t like her because she is attractive and brilliant. But let’s continue with the good humor, shall we?
Jeff Ross: “Ann is against gay marriage. What is your thinking on that? If I can’t get a husband, they can’t either?”
Jimmy Carr: “Ann is one of the most repugnant, hateful, hatchet-faced bitches alive. It’s not too late to change, Ann. You could kill yourself.”
Jewel: “I do want to say as a feminist that I can’t support everything that’s been said tonight. But as someone who hates Ann Coulter, I’m delighted.” (Hates!)
These are people calling Ann names, using the vilest language against her and openly wishing she were dead. She was called a “c-nt” 19 times and a “racist c-nt” once. Davidson said, “Ann describes herself as a polemicist but most people call her a c-nt,” and then muttered “a racist c-nt” under his breath. Glaser called Coulter “a real-life super-villain.”
Incredibly, after the “event” was over, media-types opined that Coulter was a poor sport who didn’t laugh heartily at the “jokes” directed against her.
This was the most repugnant mob behavior imaginable- and true hate speech. These “roasters” were nothing more than piranhas smelling blood and going on a mindless rampage. Emphasis on mindless. And rampage. The left revels in the very behavior they so loudly decry. They are inclusive only of those who believe exactly what they believe, and are rabidly intolerant of anyone else. Of course, most of the vacuous celebrities attacking Coulter have no real understanding of history or current events…and couldn’t spell tolerance or civility if you spotted them the vowels.
Replace “Ann Coulter” with “Barbra Streisand,” “Lena Dunham,” or “Hillary Clinton” in the above report. Or with “Nancy Pelosi,” “Ellen Degeneres,” or “Roseanne Barr,” for that matter. Go ahead, try it right now. Just change the names and then read it word for word.
Unimaginable. The left would not be laughing. Those that didn’t lose consciousness or go into extended catatonic shock would be crying and/or demanding that the roasters be fined, imprisoned, deported or executed.
It’s not just the stupefying hypocrisy. The leftist elitists in America today are truly some of the most vapid and pathetic, yet deeply vile and despicable people to have ever trod this planet.
In closing, to borrow a Sammy Davis, Jr. phrase, “And I mean that!”