Video: The Barack Obama Station

posted at 11:55 am on January 29, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Imagine, if you will, an entire cable channel dedicated to entertaining America will all things Barack Obama. Okay, okay, another cable channel other than MSNBC, and one that actually entertains.  The folks at ForAmerica put their own imagineering to work and came up with something that looks and sounds a lot like TBS out of Obama’s State of the Union address, which seems fitting.  Both this administration and TBS are dedicated to serving up warmed-over hash from years gone by and packaging it as the new hotness:

This amusing video reminds me of the series of comedy shows and films that followed from the election of George Bush.  Anyone remember those timeless comedies That’s My Bush! and L’il Bush?  Films like W and Death of a President?  Or how about the series of investigatory documentaries that probed his presidency almost from the moment it began, starting with the obviously balanced perspective of Party Animals, or How to Get to the White House in 5 Easy Steps?

It’s no surprise that the entertainment cognoscenti are reluctant to shine that kind of spotlight and derision on their favorites, but this short film should remind us all of the hypocrisy.


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Go ahead and laugh, the libs not so secretly dream of telling you when and what you can be allowed to see or hear.

Bishop on January 29, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Isn’t that video against the law?

Cindy Munford on January 29, 2011 at 12:04 PM

Sorry to be a stick in the mud, but it’s getting more and more difficult to see the humor in what Obama says.

pugwriter on January 29, 2011 at 12:05 PM

The canned laugh track makes it perfect. That was well done.

Mord on January 29, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Go ahead and laugh, the libs not so secretly dream of telling you when and what you can be allowed to see or hear.

Bishop on January 29, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Right. They’re hoping that Hosni Mubarak can stop off here on his way out of Egypt and put on a clinic.

SlaveDog on January 29, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Anybody notice that Leno is attacking Palin and Bachmann almost every night now calling them “stupid” as he did with Bush? Evidently he got a fatwa from NBC. They must really be afraid of these ladies.

50sGuy on January 29, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Anybody notice that Leno is attacking Palin and Bachmann almost every night now calling them “stupid” as he did with Bush? Evidently he got a fatwa from NBC. They must really be afraid of these ladies.

50sGuy on January 29, 2011 at 12:06 PM

I would have noticed if I watched.

pugwriter on January 29, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Too scary to be funny sometimes

Sekhmet on January 29, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Anybody notice that Leno is attacking Palin and Bachmann almost every night now calling them “stupid” as he did with Bush? Evidently he got a fatwa from NBC. They must really be afraid of these ladies.

50sGuy on January 29, 2011 at 12:06 PM

If I were watching, I’d have to stop

Sekhmet on January 29, 2011 at 12:09 PM

BOS? Why not call it the Barack Obama Only Station? :)

itsnotaboutme on January 29, 2011 at 12:12 PM

The Speed channel and the Military channel don’t do that.

Bishop on January 29, 2011 at 12:13 PM

I didn’t watch the SOTU address.

OmahaConservative on January 29, 2011 at 12:18 PM

BOS? Why not call it the Barack Obama Only Station? :)

itsnotaboutme on January 29, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Why not BS? (Barack Station)

bugsy on January 29, 2011 at 12:20 PM

O/T funny animal pictures: How Did He Get In There?

slickwillie2001 on January 29, 2011 at 12:28 PM

BOS? Why not call it the Barack Obama Only Station? :)

itsnotaboutme on January 29, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Why not BS? (Barack Station)

bugsy on January 29, 2011 at 12:20 PM

Or, Barack Obama Only Broadcast Station? ;)

Fallon on January 29, 2011 at 12:29 PM

What makes it funny is also what makes it not so funny.

NeoKong on January 29, 2011 at 12:31 PM

This would be hilarious if it wasn’t so damn sad.

BTW, I’m not feeling the civility here, folks. What’s up with that?

That darned snowbilly must be up to something again…

hillbillyjim on January 29, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Isn’t that video against the law?

Cindy Munford on January 29, 2011 at 12:04 PM

Not yet. Soon, though.

Key West Reader on January 29, 2011 at 12:34 PM

BOS? Why not call it the Barack Obama Only Station? :)

itsnotaboutme on January 29, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Wouldn’t look right with all those Oprah reruns they’d have to run after 2AM, right after the rebooted ShamWow infomercials.

Oh but wait! She ALREADY has HER own network!

pilamaye on January 29, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Anybody notice that Leno is attacking Palin and Bachmann almost every night now calling them “stupid” as he did with Bush? Evidently he got a fatwa from NBC. They must really be afraid of these ladies.

50sGuy on January 29, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Who?

Wait, is he the guy that married Yoko and got shot back in the 80′s?

Midas on January 29, 2011 at 12:47 PM

There’s more comedy gold on its way. This week after Palin exposed O as the Mr. WTF, I can’t wait to see the Risky Business parody.

EMD on January 29, 2011 at 12:53 PM

The Barack Obama Station

It’s just a matter of time, isn’t it? I mean besides that weird network with the tingles and stuff.

hillbillyjim on January 29, 2011 at 1:37 PM

I think that his Winning The Future meme should be the station’s call letters. WWTF would be perfect.

Mojave Mark on January 29, 2011 at 2:05 PM

That video is pretty civil, even for us

Kini on January 29, 2011 at 2:11 PM

WTF
LOL
BFD

John the Libertarian on January 29, 2011 at 2:15 PM

F them all to the bottom of the barrel.

hawkman on January 29, 2011 at 2:21 PM

At one point his smug mug required a good ‘spanking’.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Yes, the label WTF seems to be sticking; Bammie’s 2011 SOTU will be known as the ‘WTF Speech’.

slickwillie2001 on January 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Those who are attacking consevatives at every turn exist because you watch and/or listen. If you don’t see or hear them they don’t exist. It really is that simple. The lies and distortions of the MSM will continue as long as they have ratings. You are their ratings.

volsense on January 29, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Anybody notice that Leno is attacking Palin and Bachmann almost every night now calling them “stupid” as he did with Bush? Evidently he got a fatwa from NBC. They must really be afraid of these ladies.

50sGuy on January 29, 2011 at 12:06 PM

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Sad… I use to like Leno. Guess I can’t count on him to make fun of the worst President since Carter…?

RalphyBoy on January 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Saturday Night Live should do a full hour of SOTU quotes of OBlah BLah each followed by WTF!

We have to get serious about the deficit! WTF?
The Union is strog! WTF?
We need investment in education! WTF?
This is out Sputnik moment! WTF?

ETC. WTF

dhunter on January 29, 2011 at 10:51 PM

That video is pretty civil, even for us

Kini on January 29, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Indeed

scotash on January 30, 2011 at 2:07 AM

I really think President Obama misunderstood which speech he was supposed to be giving last Thursday.

The one he gave, was the one he prepared for the anniversary of Jimmy Hoffa’s passing.

He just did not fully understand the ‘U’ in the acronym “SOTU” did not mean labor Union.

MSGTAS on January 30, 2011 at 8:14 AM

President WTF has to focus on solving the future since he is totally inept in the present.Unemployment up, foreclosures up, bankruptcies up,health care costs up,oppresive regulations on business up, and the clueless Communist worries about the next president’s problems.Obama is either a stone cold socialist or a stone cold idiot. Either way he is destroying this great nation with his foolish community organizer mindset. Four more years of him as a lame duck communist will turn the country into a Ghetto.Remember in Nov. 2012. We are just at half time in taking the country back.Don’t buy into his soaring BS or foxhole conversion to the center. Like everything else about him, It’s a LIE!

Marco on January 30, 2011 at 1:22 PM