RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, I mentioned earlier they joked about incest in the Palin family on Saturday Night Live. We have two sound bites for you. Let me set this up. The skit is New York Times reporters in the newsroom discussing Palin stories. They set it up this way so they can claim they were making fun of the media, not Sarah Palin.
REPORTER #1: What about the husband? You know he’s doing those daughters. I mean, come on, it’s Alaska.
REPORTER #2: He very well could be. Admittedly, there is no evidence of that. But, on the other hand, there is no convincing evidence to the contrary — and these are just some of the lingering questions about Governor Palin.
RUSH: This is this is so over the top, I think even regular Saturday Night Live viewers are sending e-mails and making phone calls to NBC. What has happened to NBC? I mean, it just seems perverted and corrupt, whatever it does. The only thing that seems to me free and clear so far is NBC Sports, but they’re on the verge. But you’ve got, my God, this and what’s going on at MSNBC. Here’s the second bite. This is later on at the end of the skit, they say this.
SNL ANNOUNCER: In 2009, Howland Gwathmey Moss, V was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his timed series on unproven yet un-disproven incest in the Palin family. Sadly, he was to die three months later run over by a snow machine driven by a polar bear.
RUSH: Mild laughter and applause. So incest in the Palin family was subject matter for Saturday Night Live skit this past Saturday night. Todd Palin, ‘you know he’s doing those daughters,’ a New York Times reporter. Saturday Night Live people say, ‘Hey, hey, hey. We’re making fun of the media being so out of touch with what goes on in Alaska.’ It’s not working, guys. Nice try, but that does not cover it. Now, the interesting thing about this is, I think, during the Emmys last night did you hear what Laura Linney did? Get this. Now, Laura Linney, she’s an idiot, as most of these people are. By the way, this is the lowest-rated Emmys telecast ever. These people refused to get the message, and apparently all of the award recipients last night were given free reign to talk about the presidential campaign one way or the other. Laura Linney played Abigail Adams in the John Adams miniseries on HBO and it won a lot of awards. So she goes out there… I think we have it. Let me see if I’ve got it. I think we do. Let me see. Hang on, hang on. Uh, no, we don’t. Yeah, grab 24. We’ll play it anyway. Twenty-four and 25. What we’ve got is Laura Linney. She played Abigail Adams, she went out there and made some comment about how honored she was to play such a successful ‘community organizer’ as Abigail Adams. Now, Kirk Ellis, the writer of the John Adams miniseries phrased the founders’ ability to ‘speak in complete sentences.’ This is a slam at George W. Bush.
ELLIS: Uhh, thank you, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Michael Lombardo, Colin Callender for giving me this amazing opportunity — this amazing opportunity — to talk about a period in our history when articulate men articulated complex thoughts in complete sentences. (applause)
RUSH: All right, all right, all right. That’s a slam at Bush. Well, remember this, ladies and gentlemen.
OBAMA: Uh, I also want to thank, uh, the, uh, this, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, you know, uh, uh, is, uh, is — is of their work, uh, uh, uh, uh, we, uh, uh, uh, I —
RUSH: So what do you think of this, Kirk Ellis? What do you think of this? This is The Messiah, Barack Obama, from a 40-minute press conference unrepeated eight minutes of uhs, ands, you-knows, and, uh, uh, uh, uh — an inability to complete a complex thought in a complete sentence. Bozos out in Hollywood. As I was saying, I don’t think that they understand the damage they’re doing to their own causes with these things. Saturday Night Live is not helping Obama with this stuff. Sixty thousand people showed up to see Sarah Palin over the weekend at The Villages, which is a predominantly Republican retirement place a little bit north of Orlando: 60,000 people. Nobody has seen a crowd larger, and people who saw her appearance Saturday afternoon in The Villages say she’s getting better and better and better. So while they put her down, while they make jokes about incest in her family, keep in mind who’s doing this: the compassionate, understanding, tolerant left. By the way, the NAGs, the NOW gang, they endorsed Obama-Biden. They endorsed a ticket without a woman on it. Well, it’s no surprise, but we should know.
RUSH: Hey, you think if Saturday Night Live did a skit on incest in the Obama family with his kids as the recipient, do you think the media would say, ‘Ah, it’s just a joke! Lighten up’?
RUSH: Jeff in Jacksonville, thank you for calling. Hello, sir.
CALLER: How you doing, Rush? It’s an honor to speak with you. I have a question for you about that Saturday Night Live skit picking on Sarah Palin.
CALLER: Honestly I saw it, and I thought it was something that you coulda wrote yourself. It was hilarious. All it was doing was showing the ignorance of the Northeast liberal media and how stupid they were of Alaska life.
RUSH: Let me ask you a question.
RUSH: Because I’ve had a couple other people tell me that they saw it and that was their interpretation. So my question to you would be, ‘Would you ever expect to see Saturday Night Live do such a parody with New York Times reporters sitting around discussing Barack and Michelle Obama and their two daughters and speculating that because they’re from Chicago, something because they’re black, there has to be incest in that family?’
CALLER: I understand your point. However, they won’t do the skit particularly because the media in Chicago is very similar to media in New York.
RUSH: That’s not the point. The point is, SNL positioned this with New York Times reporters, and I know it made ’em look like they’re racists and bigots because Alaska is way out there, but they still got the subject matter of incest in Palin’s family out there, and if you put that in context, cumulatively with all the other similar-type insults at Sarah Palin, you have to understand that they wanted to kill two birds here with one stone, maybe. I don’t think they did this to embarrass the New York Times.
CALLER: Understood. However, us right-wing Rush Babies that you have as followers here we at least have a sense of humor to look through their bias, and it was still funny.
RUSH: All right. Look, I understand that, and I’m not trying to act… You know, I’m not Pope Rush here on this. I’m just saying the Democrats are… Saturday Night Live did not help themselves with this. Do you think their audience, the Saturday Night Live audience, wants to see the New York Times parodied? The people watching don’t want to see the New York Times. I’m telling you, this had a dual purpose, and it would not have been said about any other political candidate. It would not have been said. Quite frankly, I’m glad they did it. Not too many people saw it. The ratings I think were a low, a season low for a long time for Saturday Night Live so I’m happy to amplify the number of people that heard about it, but I don’t think this stuff helps ’em, even if it is cast as humor and presented as humor. This fits systematically with the way the left has tried to tear down Sarah Palin, and people are going to hear it that way, and this is over the line, whether it’s funny or not. Let me ask you. Jeff, are you still there by any chance?
CALLER: Yes, I am, sir.
RUSH: Tell me the last incest joke you heard before you saw this on Saturday Night Live.
CALLER: Uh, I guess it would be the Mormons.
RUSH: I haven’t heard that one.
RUSH: You talking about…? Oh, you talking about the polygamist bunch down there in, wherever they were with the pioneer babes?
CALLER: Yeah, yeah.
RUSH: Yeah, well, I didn’t hear too many jokes about those, either, but — All right, good point, good answer. You just don’t hear ’em much. You don’t hear incest jokes much. I mean, even on some of the most perverted nightly sitcoms you don’t.
RUSH: Susan in Tallahassee. Hey, Susan, nice to have you here.
CALLER: Hola, Rush. I love hanging out with you every day. Speaking of not funny, NBC last night, you know, on the Emmys —
RUSH: ABC! ABC. NBC was doing the Packers and the Cowboys.
CALLER: Oh, shucks. Okay, I was trying to blame it on them. Well, anyway, the Emmys in the in memoriam section, when they show everybody that had passed away, and about 50 people, and the second-to-last it’s Tim Russert and then George Carlin, and they never, ever showed Tony Snow.
RUSH: Did they…?
CALLER: I thought that was awful.
RUSH: I had read they were going to include Tony Snow in this roster of those who have left us this year. I didn’t watch it, but you say they didn’t?
CALLER: They did not, and I rewound it.
RUSH: You watched all 60 names, you heard all 60 names, all 60 pictures or whatever it was?
CALLER: I rewound it twice to make sure, and they did not. It was a disgrace.
RUSH: Well, I’m puzzled because they said they were going to do that.
CALLER: I promise, Rush. I rewound it to show my husband and my son.
RUSH: All right. Well, I will take your word for it. I didn’t watch it, but I’m not… (sigh) The only reason I am surprised is ’cause I read they were going to do it. The fact that they didn’t doesn’t actually surprise me. (sigh) Oh, well. Do we live in a sick society in certain places or what?