[Rushtalk] SNL Stopped Being Funny More Than A Decade Ago!

John Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Wed Feb 15 13:59:02 MST 2017


  SNL Stoops to New Low in ‘Fatal Attraction’ Sketch

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fatal attraction
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Saturday Night Live (SNL) just stooped to a new low with a February 11th 
sketch depicting President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne 
Conway as the Alex Forrest character from the film /Fatal 
Attraction/ with her stalking CNN’s Jake Tapper in much the same way 
that Glenn Close stalked Dan, the Michael Douglas character in the 1987 
film.

And just like Alex threatened to kill Dan, the SNL Kellyanne threatened 
to kill the Jake Tapper character. The writers at SNL intimated that 
Tapper’s cancelling one of Conway’s appearances on his show would push 
her so over the edge that she would literally start stalking and 
threatening him.  The scene even included the classic line “I will not 
be ignored.”

The “creepy” sketch featuring Kate McKinnon as Conway and Beck Bennett 
as Tapper is yet another example of how Saturday Night Live has crossed 
the line from humor to horror.  Even Jake Tapper was not amused 
tweeting, “Um.”

The scene offended members of both the right and the left. For instance, 
left leaning writer Olivia Nuzzi who is affiliated with New York 
Magazine tweeted, “SNL just gave a gift to the White House with this 
sexist, unfunny Kellyanne Conway skit.”

Here is the other issue with this gruesome piece of theater. When the 
movie /Fatal Attraction/ was released, it received some backlash for 
depicting Close’s single career woman character as unhinged and 
contrasting her with the emotionally balanced traditional stay at home 
mother as played by Anne Archer.

However, we are not in 1987 anymore, and Kellyanne Conway does not fit 
the mold of either the Close or the Archer character. She is a woman 
with a law degree who has owned a political polling business for over 
twenty years.

Moreover, she made history as the first woman to manage a winning 
presidential campaign. She is also a mother of four children – 
twelve-year-old twins, an eight-year-old and a seven-year-old. What is 
the liberal media trying to say? This successful woman who is also 
married with family has stalker tendencies? Or are they just making that 
allegation about successful Republican women?

Also speaking of children. It is very possible that the Conway children 
may see that sketch on television or the internet.

What was SNL thinking?

/The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their 
author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com/

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