Has even the liberal media had enough of the constant celebrity Trump-bashing?
“SNL, I come as a friend: Your cold opens are terrible, cringeworthy pieces of self-satisfied liberal propaganda that are sometimes so bad they seem like parodies of themselves.”
“Even if you avoid SNL you probably hear about these cold opens, which are consistently politically themed—though “themed” may be too strong a word because they are mostly just recaps of the political news of the week performed by A-list celebrities.”
“Thanks to star power, these sketches inevitably draw headlines, and last weekend’s affair (featuring Ben Stiller as Michael Cohen, Scarlet Johansson as Ivanka Trump, and Jimmy Fallon as Jared Kushner) was no exception…”
“But beyond that novelty, the jokes are tired references to current events that never build on one another. Instead, they are limply tossed out as obvious applause lines to an anti-Trump crowd.”
Cheadle added: “It’s not surprising or even all that notable that SNL would go hard after Trump—the show has parodied every president, some more aggressively than others, since the 70s. But the show has shifted to the point where its politics are indistinguishable from the Democratic Party’s. After the 2016 election, the show gave Hillary Clinton a worshipful send-off, with Kate McKinnon’s Hillary singing a topical version of ‘Hallelujah’ before telling the camera, ‘I’m not giving up, and neither should you.’”
Cheadle, who is no Trump fan himself, signals a shifting narrative in celebrity culture: that everyone’s getting sick and tired of the constant liberal politics being jammed down their throats.
With President Trump currently more popular than he’s been almost since the beginning of his presidency, and Democrats posting their lowest numbers since he took office, it’s clear: the American people are beginning to tune out the culture warriors.