The web-based Funny or Die interview of President Obama has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program category.
The Obama interview on “Between Two Ferns,” using a combination of satire and wit, caused views of the Healthcare website to spike by nearly 40%. The Republicans ridiculed Obama for his appearance; calling him “desperate:”
The Daily Caller and Washington Free Beacon, both conservative news hustlers, got columns up right away declaring how awful and agenda-driven the interview was. Laura Ingraham, Katie Pavlich and Martha MacCallum, all Fox News personalities, took to Twitter and made sure to advance the narrative of the day that this was a very, very bad thing that the President did.
During Fox & Friends, Elizabeth Hasselbeck said, “Some would argue that it’s inappropriate for the president of the United States to be advertising a law, an insurance plan.” This was after co-host Brian Kilmeade stated it was inappropriate for the President to be sitting down for a fake interview that was really a comedy skit. This is really rich. Somehow, Hasselbeck feels that President Obama should not be saying anything positive about the current health care law or encouraging people to sign up for health insurance.
Perhaps the Republicans deserve a nod too; if it weren’t for their slavish devotion towards attempting to stifle Obamacare, as PoliticusUSA points out, the president would never have had to take the steps he took to get the word out. I understand that Razzies are all the rage this year; that’s what you give to bad comedy programs, right?
Watch Obama’s interview on Between Two Ferns.
In case you missed the hilarious interview with President Obama and Zach Galifinakis, here’s the video.