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Is SNL taking it too far insulting President Trump?
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By love2debatelove2debate 184 Pts edited March 2017
i dont know about you, but i am sick of snl making fun of President Trump.  Its disrespectful and they are putting negative messages and poisoning people's minds.  He is our president and i think its about time they move on to something else. Its really not funny anymore.  I think they should be cancelled if they continue to disrespect trump in the future.
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    1. Yes - too far
    2. No - it is a free country


  • biksa26biksa26 29 Pts
    edited March 2017
    Yes, i do think they are taking it too far.  I had enough of their jokes.  Its time to move on.
  • Yes, what they are doing is absolutely going too far. This is the president, now it not just Teump, but President Trump.
    DebateIslander and a lover. 
  • I see your point @biksa26 . I'm sorry to say that I disagree with your side or view. I agree with you in some ways, because he's the president. But, at the end of the day there is freedom of speech and that may take over.
  • lnhjalnhja 12 Pts
    Yes, there taking it way too far. As a proud republican I am against these crazy liberal acts and entertainment or shows.
  • Yes, I am not sure if it's really about your party, but it's about the act. This is really demoralizing towards our amazing president. What they are doing has too stop, maybe some body should make an official petition on it. Trump might sign it.
  • No, they have something called freedom of speech.
  • Yes, it's going way too far against Trump.
  • @keger and @snlagsinst ;   respectfully, should freedom of speech also apply if they were to make antisemitic remarks?  There should be limits.  Media companies banned  PewDiePie YouTube personality for making those remarks, but they are attacking the President of the United States.  So we cannot defend an unqualified position that any media action is justified under a banned of " freedom of speech".  
  • agsragsr 861 Pts
    I agree that SNL is taking it too far. While they always picked at the other Presidents as well, the level of extreme here is inappropriate. I defended the media on the related debate here about the YouTuber PewDiePie making inappropriate remarks.  I will now defend the positon that SNL is taking it too far as well.
    Live Long and Prosper
  • SNL hasn't been worth watching since Eddie Murphy left.
  • I would also say it is taken a bit too far
  • Yes, they are taking it extremely far. They should not be demoralizing our amazing president. I say send them to Russia, they would probably all get killed by Vladimir Putin.
  • Sending them to Russia would be way to aggressive :) but I definitely agree about it being taken too far.  
  • No, they should send them to Russia and Siberia. They would be shut down very quickly there. Freedom of Speech should not be taken advantage of.
  • agsragsr 861 Pts
    There is distinction between freedom of speech and media attacks supported by Anti-Trump liberal community. Many of these media outlets are managed and owned by Anti-Trump folks who make it a point to discredit Trump. although in most cases the motivation is quite simple - if people watch, get angry, debate, whatever - it drives ratings and revenue.
    Live Long and Prosper
  • ale5ale5 263 Pts
    SNL is funny, and luckily we have freedom of speech in this country.  
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible
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  • agsragsr 861 Pts
    Live Long and Prosper
  • agsragsr 861 Pts
    Live Long and Prosper
  • LogicLogic 270 Pts
    Oh well, It's a free country  B)
  • agsragsr 861 Pts
    Live Long and Prosper
  • WhyTrumpWhyTrump 233 Pts
    @agsr, this latest one is really funny. So are most of them.  I don't think SNL is doing anything inappropriate.
    WhyTrump - a good question
  • I agree with @whytrump .
  • agsragsr 861 Pts
    @companiesruen, and whytrump
    I have to say that this latest one was really hilarious.  I was laughing out loud.  That said, I still disagree that SNL is taking to the extreme to make fun of the President of the United States.
    Live Long and Prosper
  • The latest one was funny, but still an insult to not only trump but the media as well.
  • It's their right to do it but it further divides the country. they spin everything he does to make it bad, misinforming the audience
  • ale5ale5 263 Pts
    @SaltyDog, I respectfully disagree. SNL is not doing anything wrong, but add humor to the situation. I think that Trump is the one who divides the country.
    SNL videos are so funny - I love the latest Spicer video. I can't believe he was hiding in the bushes from the reporters.
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  • they can be funny but it adds to the, "haha cheeto mussolini, DRUMPF!!!" group think that plagues social media
  • I don't particularly like Trump as a president in general, and I thought that the first few bits they did on Trump were kind of funny, just like they did for all the presidents. But, at this point I'm so tired of the Trump satire on SNL all the time, they're just picking low hanging fruit instead of coming up with actually funny stuff and the joke has gotten stale and tasteless. I'm sure it also alienates a lot of viewers who support Trump and makes them seem obviously liberal when SNL has always tried to take a neutral stance on political issues.

    So yeah, I think its and they should come up with something more original.
  • WhyTrumpWhyTrump 233 Pts
    @Reven851, I am also not a fan of Trump, but in my case I find SNL skids funny and appropriate.  They are not doing anything much different than making fun of other public figures, and we have a freedom of speech
    WhyTrump - a good question
  • CYDdhartaCYDdharta 1275 Pts
    I think SNL is a perfect illustration of what Newt Gingrich said;

    “The problem you have with humor in America today is that Hollywood is so enraged at Donald Trump that they can’t be funny,” Gingrich responded. “All they’ve got is pure anger.”

    “They think it must be funny because they’re called comedians, so they exhibit their anger almost as a pathology on late-night television, and you’re supposed to laugh because after all they’re comedians,” he ranted.

    “They ain’t funny because they’re too angry to be funny,” he summed up.

  • It is the duty of the media to criticize the government as much as possible, so it has to walk on glass all the time and be mindful of what it is doing.

    That said, when all they do is talk about Trump, ignoring the other 234789279384224 topics they could be exploring, then watching them becomes boring - I have not watched any political comedy shows in many months. One joke about Trump is funny, two jokes are funny, five jokes are acceptable... But when it is Trump-Trump-Trump 24/7, then it is time to switch to some other activities.

    John Oliver is a rare exception, as his show features a pretty diverse range of subjects, including pretty obscure ones such as the animal rights in the farming industry. However, even he constantly makes jokes referring in some way to Trump.

    The media seriously need to revise their repertoire. Otherwise, their narrative will become a self-fulfilling prophecy: the more they talk about Trump, the more sick people will be of these petty attacks and the more likely they will be to elect him again, just to spite the haters.
  • If they are still getting viewers still like it and it only makes sense from a business perspective to keep doing it. 
  • He's the president. This comes with the territory. Don't watch the show if you don't like it. Better yet, throw out the teLIEvision altogether!

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  • I personally could care less because I have my attention directed to other things. I think the Trump-bashing is annoying and that they should make a mockery of other politicians and leaders instead of bashing the president. All the things Hillary did, completely ignored by the media and SNL, but whenever Trump comes into the spotlight, here they are to pounce on him like ravenous wolves, resulting in further hatred and opposition towards the president and Trump supporters. It is a shame that they are like this, it is not good, SNL is a late night liberal propaganda machine, designed to entertain the anti-trump and other Trump oppositionists. 
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  • No. Saturday Night Live did exactly what they are being told, lampooning against the most hated President in an American generation. I believe that as a free and independent country, it is worth mentioning about the fact that SNL has a tradition of mocking the lives of the Presidents of the United States. "Too far insulting" is nothing but an exaggeration.
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