Producers of “The Bible” miniseries: No way were we trying to make Satan look like Obama

posted at 4:01 pm on March 18, 2013 by Allahpundit

C’mon. I thought the consensus on the right was that Satan looks like Karl Rove.

The bad news? The producers have a media shinolastorm on their hands over what was almost certainly an innocent casting decision. The good news? We now have a new front-page thumbnail for when Obama pushes an especially terrible policy.

“The Bible” Executive Producers, Mark Burnett & Roma Downey said Monday:

“This is utter nonsense. The actor who played Satan, Mehdi Ouzaani, is a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor. He has previously played parts in several Biblical epics– including Satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected as our President.

“The Bible” Executive Producer Roma Downey adds:

Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love our President, who is a fellow Christian. False statements such as these are just designed as a foolish distraction to try and discredit the beauty of the story of The Bible.”

Important footnote: Not only has Burnett donated to the Democratic National Committee, he maxed out in donating to Obama himself in 2008. That’s a strange thing to do for a man who’s accused of thinking O is the Father of Lies. And no, there’s not much chance that Burnett has since changed his mind. You’ve seen the poll numbers among Democrats on keeping Gitmo open and using drones against American citizens. There’s virtually nothing The One can do as president, including adopting the Bushitler’s policies, that would alienate an O-bot who was devout enough to drop several thousand bucks on him a few years ago. If anything, be happy Burnett didn’t cast the Obama lookalike as Jesus. Although that would, at least, have been true to the spirit of O’s fans in Hollywood and the media circa five years ago.

Burnett himself has an … interesting theory for the resemblance:

Burnett — a deeply religious man — tells TMZ … he believes there is a devil on earth. Burnett says the devil has stirred the pot and created a false likeness between Obama and the TV devil.

Why, you ask, would the real devil care about a TV show? Fact is … the show is HUGELY popular and is having a big impact on viewers. Burnett notes the show last night featured a face-to-face meeting between Jesus and the devil … BUT it’s not the first time the TV devil has appeared on the show. The TV devil appeared in the Garden of Eden scene awhile back and no one said anything.

Burnett believes the real devil is scared that Jesus has now entered the picture and is trying to distract from Jesus’ message by creating a false story.

Satan’s trying to derail the message by … generating an amazingly valuable publicity stunt for the production? I.e. the lord of eternal death reimagined as the lord of eternal debt? I’ve watched five minutes of the series so far but next week is now appointment viewing just so I can see Jesus square off with “Obama.” No surer way than that to get a conservative atheist to reconsider, my friends. (Then again, there’s not much to reconsider. Evidently, most atheists already believe in God.)

I’ll leave you with this from John McCormack, who gets to the heart of the matter in a very Jack Handy-ish way:


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Hah, I so wanted this thread.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:01 PM

He has previously played parts in several Biblical epics– including Satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected as our President.

Read this, slowly. It’s hilarious.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Maybe God helped them with the casting.

portlandon on March 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Well, since he just said he loves Obama it has tainted my thoughts about this whole series. I am not watching with the same attitude every again.

1nolibgal on March 18, 2013 at 4:04 PM

How come no one’s talking about the poor actor who now apparently is Satan AND Obama?

kim roy on March 18, 2013 at 4:04 PM

You just can’t make this sh!it up. Priceless.

NapaConservative on March 18, 2013 at 4:04 PM

“The Bible” Executive Producer Roma Downey adds:

Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love our President, who is a fellow Christian.

Glorious day. This woman is brilliant.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:04 PM

I do not see the resemblance myself…

astonerii on March 18, 2013 at 4:04 PM

When I first looked at the picture I wondered how they got Obama to play the role. And then I thought… great casting !!

Axion on March 18, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Come on libfree, here’s a good topic for an adult conversation about race. Let’s do it.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 18, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Satan doesn’t want to be associated with Obamacare.

Oil Can on March 18, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Producers of “The Bible” miniseries: No way were we trying to make Satan look like Obama

Somethings just happen, simply because they’re so true.

I’ve watched five minutes of the series so far

You’re missing a good show, AP.

rbj on March 18, 2013 at 4:05 PM

I’ve been disappointed with this show.

I much prefer Jesus of Nazareth [1977].

OhEssYouCowboys on March 18, 2013 at 4:05 PM

LOL, the hoodie!

Midas on March 18, 2013 at 4:06 PM

That guy looks nothing like Obama. For those upset by the casting decision, I guess it really is a case of…

drumroll, please…

“they all look the same to me!”

Mohonri on March 18, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Maybe God helped them with the casting.

portlandon on March 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Indeed… I think He did.

Axion on March 18, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Burnett believes the real devil is scared that Jesus has now entered the picture and is trying to distract from Jesus’ message by creating a false story.

Or has Jesus entered the world and is letting us know that Obama is the devil? Discuss.

CrustyB on March 18, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Everyone asking why Satan character looks like Obama. When will MSM ask real Q: Why does Obama look like Satan?


A: When He|| freezes over

The Kneepad Media no longer asks QUESTIONS

… they transcribe the SCOAMF’s Pharoahnic utterances:

“So let it be written, so let it be done!”

Then they cast stones at anyone who dares question their False God.

PolAgnostic on March 18, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Projection. Other than the all around evil look, I don’t see the resemblance.

cozmo on March 18, 2013 at 4:08 PM

He has previously played parts in several Biblical epics– including Satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected as our President.

Read this, slowly. It’s hilarious.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

ROFL

Midas on March 18, 2013 at 4:08 PM

To achieve closer similarity, they need to add a few flies.

Archivarix on March 18, 2013 at 4:08 PM

When will they apologize to Satan as Satan isn’t trying to destroy America and it’s Constitution? He’s been very busy lately anyway making sure Hugo Chavez and Ted Kennedy are being kept … … warm.

As to Obama being a Christian, if he is then I’m Batman … and the Green lantern … and Thor.

VorDaj on March 18, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Obama is not a Christian, nor acts like one.

Best read on how un-Christian the Obamas are.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Barky’s too stupid to be Satan. He’s more like Satan’s pet post-turtle.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 18, 2013 at 4:09 PM

No way were we trying to make Satan look like Obama

But we can’t help it if there’s a natural resemblance.

The Rogue Tomato on March 18, 2013 at 4:10 PM

I’m sure libfree will pop in any second to claim the producers, though donating to Obama, are closet racists.

Liam on March 18, 2013 at 4:10 PM

And if the political spectrum were reversed, the dems would say the actor looks nothing like Obama and then mumble something about the racist right thinking all blacks look alike.

tdarrington on March 18, 2013 at 4:11 PM

When are the NAACP going to freak out that Satan was portrayed as a Black man?

portlandon on March 18, 2013 at 4:11 PM

The minions acted satanically stupidly …

M240H on March 18, 2013 at 4:11 PM

That actor looks nothing like Obama. Those racist Democrats think all blacks look alike.

tdarrington on March 18, 2013 at 4:11 PM

First Black President Satan

portlandon on March 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM

The good news? We now have a new front-page thumbnail for when Obama pushes an especially terrible policy.

Hahaha…loved that.

He has previously played parts in several Biblical epics– including Satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected as our President.

Read this, slowly. It’s hilarious.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Ha! Ok, that’s pretty good too. Way to help out making Monday a little better everyone.

nextgen_repub on March 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM

The main difference between Satan and Obama is that Satan’s wife doesn’t have nearly as bad a disposition as Obama’s, doesn’t take nearly as many vacations, and doesn’t have nearly as big an ass.

VorDaj on March 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM

No way were we trying to make Satan look like Obama

Of course not – they were making Obama look like Satan. I love this thread.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM

My husband and I have been watching this series and are very disappointed in it. Now I know why. Anyone who thinks Obama is a Christian is not quite right and it would explain the taint on the show.

Rose on March 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Shoot, we have been praying every single day for Obama to have an epiphany and at a minimum renounce some of his evil agenda. Maybe we should be the atheists, nah, we will just keep praying.

fourdeucer on March 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM

I have for a long time made comments here on HA that some of the pictures posted of bho makes him look ‘pure evil’! And my faith tells me that the devil is ‘pure evil’ and he is everywhere on earth doing his best to make as many as possible just like him?

We didn’t see what now is a big deal when we watched last night on bho and the devil. In fact, I wasn’t even thinking about it.

Just as it seems many are trying to plow up whatever snakes they can on the new Pope, they are now doing it with the ‘Bible’!

NOT gonna make me cave on my beliefs.
L

letget on March 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM

The mole on his face is too big and too low.

Mimzey on March 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM

No, John, the real question is, “Why does Obama ACT like satan?”

The Rogue Tomato on March 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM

If Satan had a son…

Ronnie on March 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Everyone asking why Satan character looks like Obama.

Because imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?

hawkeye54 on March 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM

There’s una diabolita in this link.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Satan is all around us – every day, and, although he can appear frightening and deformed like obama if he wishes, he can be deceivingly beautiful as well. Never let your guard down.

Pork-Chop on March 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM

LOL, the hoodie!

Midas on March 18, 2013 at 4:06 PM

If Obama had a son, he’d look like……oh never mind.

Ditkaca on March 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM

The producers are racists. They potrayed Satan black.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:15 PM

LOL, the hoodie!

Midas on March 18, 2013 at 4:06 PM

I didn’t watch. Was he holding Skittles?

Seriously, I watched a little last week and learned that Samson was black. Or was he a really, really tan Israelite?

BuckeyeSam on March 18, 2013 at 4:15 PM

What a happy coincidence.

Rational Thought on March 18, 2013 at 4:16 PM

…and I’m still naming my next cat “Sequester”….

Turtle317 on March 18, 2013 at 4:16 PM

I’m sure libfree will pop in any second to claim the producers, though donating to Obama, are closet racists.

Liam on March 18, 2013 at 4:10 PM

That would mean that Libfree would consider Satan being black, but that there’s nothing wrong with that. You just can’t point that out.

NapaConservative on March 18, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Satan is all around us – every day, and, although he can appear frightening and deformed like obama if he wishes, he can be deceivingly beautiful as well. Never let your guard down.

Pork-Chop on March 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Michelle’s been everywhere.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:16 PM

The mole on his face is too big and too low.

But Obama’s mole also moves around on his face.

So it looks like Obama, I think they captured the essence of evil. Where is the mark of the beast?

Kuffar on March 18, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Best thread in ages!

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Bmore, make sure you capture the picture.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:17 PM

RWM, come back. We need you, badly.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Lucifer indignant.

eyesky on March 18, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Allah! Where’s your earlier joke that Baby Jesus should look like Ronald Reagan? I’ve been laughing all day, and would LOVE that photoshop to put next to Satan there.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM

In 10 years Obama will look exactly like that.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM

LOL, the hoodie!

Midas on March 18, 2013 at 4:06 PM

“Yo, what up, JC?”

Ward Cleaver on March 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Didn’t they get the memo from Chavez? Bush is supposed to be Satan.

Ward Cleaver on March 18, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Does Satan rock the Mom jeans along with the hoodie?

M240H on March 18, 2013 at 4:21 PM

If Obama had a son, he’d look like……oh never mind.

Ditkaca on March 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM

(Old) Pic of the Day: If Obama Had A Son, He’d Look Like…

Resist We Much on March 18, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Now this picture on the screen cap just needs to show in a tortilla in Mexico.

Oil Can on March 18, 2013 at 4:22 PM

The producers are racists. They potrayed Satan black.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Hah. Reminds of the episode of All in the Family in which Archie gets locked in their basement. He then gets drunk on a bottle of Schnapps (I think) that he found down there, and along the line records his “last will and tentacle” on a tape recorder. Ultimately, a black deliveryman rescues him with Archie at the bottom of the steps convinced the Lord is coming to take him to his heavenly glory. And why he sees that “God” is black, Archie says, “Ah lord, the Jeffersons was right!”

Comedy gold.

BuckeyeSam on March 18, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Couldn’t have done it by accident any better.

Doesn’t help an increasing number of people believe too.

Speakup on March 18, 2013 at 4:22 PM

The mole on his face is too big and too low.

Mimzey on March 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM

That’s not a mole but Michelle in an embryonic stage.

Flange on March 18, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Uncanny resemblance to Trayvon’s daddy wearing a hoodie. Check. Father of Lies. Check. Distorts Scripture for his own evil purpose. Check. Thinks the taxpayers should give the devil his due, and then some, and then some more. Check. Tempts idiots with free cell phones. Check. Democrat in Chief. Check. I don’t see the conflict here. It quacks like a duck.

Plus, in the King Obama translation, it states, “Resist the devil, and he will whine and carry on like a cross between a cheap thug and a five year old.” Although I would certainly prefer the “flee” part instead.

MrKleenexMuscles on March 18, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Just relax a little folks, I have been told satan resides in my Liberty Safe, and yes he can manifest itself in inanimate, scary black objects.

fourdeucer on March 18, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Hey! Didn’t this guy used to go to Reverend Wright’s Church?

M240H on March 18, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Heh, RWM…also on the timing. I’d just ‘called’ you :)
So glad you’re here. Yes, I laughed at your link.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:26 PM

In 10 years Obama will look exactly like that.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM

An unfortunately, at the rate Obama is going, America will also look like hell.

VorDaj on March 18, 2013 at 4:27 PM

It must be tough, Mr. Obama, being typecast as Satan…

unclesmrgol on March 18, 2013 at 4:29 PM

“If you like your Savior, you can keep your Savior.”

Saltyron on March 18, 2013 at 4:29 PM

John McCormack
@McCormackJohn

Everyone asking why Satan character looks like Obama. When will MSM ask real Q: Why does Obama look like Satan?

Now that’s funny right there.

UltimateBob on March 18, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Pope Francis says, “America has gone to hell.”

Oil Can on March 18, 2013 at 4:29 PM

he kinda looks like the darth sidious version of abama… i guess that makes sense.

and i know people always portray satan as an “ugly” figure with horns and tails and pitchforks, but the fiction says he was a fallen angel, right? aren’t angels supposed to be “pretty?”

silly religion stuff (this and catholic stuff) is about every other post on this site lately. the next election year needs to hurry up so posts like these aren’t “news.”

kastor on March 18, 2013 at 4:31 PM

And unfortunately, at the rate Obama is going, America will also look like hell.

VorDaj on March 18, 2013 at 4:27 PM

No doubt. Cyprus should scare all free people in the world. Private savings were taken by the gov’t.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:33 PM

No way were we trying to make Satan look like Obama…

Well, it’s pretty funny, even if you only subconsciously made him look like Obama.

And, look at all the additional free press!!! Brilliant.

Fallon on March 18, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Heh, RWM…also on the timing. I’d just ‘called’ you :)
So glad you’re here. Yes, I laughed at your link.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:26 PM

You have incredible powers! You sent out a call and I came. My ex husband couldn’t even do that!

Behold, the all-powerful Schad!!!! lol :-)

Resist We Much on March 18, 2013 at 4:33 PM

But does he draw flies like 0bama?

CurtZHP on March 18, 2013 at 4:34 PM

The good news? We now have a new front-page thumbnail for when Obama pushes an especially terrible policy.

Brilliant.

mythicknight on March 18, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Only this was as hilarious.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Everyone asking why Satan character looks like Obama. When will MSM ask real Q: Why does Obama look like Satan?

Asked and answered several times above. If Satan had a son would he not look like Obama in a hoodie? The family resemblence is uncanny.

Happy Nomad on March 18, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Resist We Much on March 18, 2013 at 4:33 PM

:)

On very serious note I was a bit ‘worried’ that you’d quit the site, instead of just that other insanity. I’m so glad that wasn’t so.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Waiting for comment by Church Lady (Dana Carvey)…

Khun Joe on March 18, 2013 at 4:37 PM

The good news? We now have a new front-page thumbnail for when Obama pushes an especially terrible policy.

Why I *heart* Allah

NY Conservative on March 18, 2013 at 4:39 PM

I don’t see the similarity. Where’s Satan’s teleprompter?

Shy Guy on March 18, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Not the first time someone thought of it.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Any of the older movies on the subject are much better.

They lost me in the where the angels who exported Lott and his family out of Sodomm and Gamorah turned into Kung-fu action movie stars.

I love the stories portrayed in this series but this is a poor presentation of them.

catmman on March 18, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Why I *heart* Allah

NY Conservative on March 18, 2013 at 4:39 PM

He’s been in a ‘down’ mood for a long time now. He used to spit these out, several times a day.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Well played, Mark Burnett. This is what Breitbart meant about politics being downstream of culture. Plausible deniability is the the key, then use the controversy to get free press. Palin gets it, she did a reality show with Burnett. When will the GOP old guard catch on?

This Obama/Satan incident reminds me of Bush on Game of Thrones:

HBO apologizes for fake George W. Bush head on ‘Game of Thrones’

Though the head was given a wig of long hair, spattered in mud and turned mostly away from the camera, the distinctive upper lip was a giveaway. And the creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss pointed it out in the DVD commentary on the episode.

“George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading scenes,” the duo revealed in their commentary. “It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. We just had to use whatever heads we had lying around.”

sauldalinsky on March 18, 2013 at 4:43 PM

On very serious note I was a bit ‘worried’ that you’d quit the site, instead of just that other insanity. I’m so glad that wasn’t so.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:37 PM

That’s incredibly rude to hawkdriver. Not wanting to take the personal public and using intimidation tactics to silence discussion is not “insanity”. No wonder he’s angry if this is what you think.

kim roy on March 18, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:37 PM

It would take much more than that idiocy. :-)

Resist We Much on March 18, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Don’t see why anyone would be upset.

If GWB was Hitler, why can’t Obama be Satan?

catmman on March 18, 2013 at 4:46 PM

My husband and I have been watching this series and are very disappointed in it. Now I know why. Anyone who thinks Obama is a Christian is not quite right and it would explain the taint on the show.

Rose on March 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM

The “taint” is, they thought if they focused on the sex and violence in the bible, it would make it “attractive”, especially to the younger set. Misses the message on most of the major stories. Just my opinion.

SailorMark on March 18, 2013 at 4:47 PM

He has previously played parts in several Biblical epics– including Satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected as our President

Read this, slowly. It’s hilarious.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Can’t…stop…snickering…

MelonCollie on March 18, 2013 at 4:50 PM

A brother from a different mother…

right2bright on March 18, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Trayvon’s Daddy….

elowe on March 18, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Funny, I thought Obama looked like Captain Tom Neville on the tv show “Revolution”.

Danny Matheson: Shut up, already.
Captain Tom Neville: What did you say to me?
Danny Matheson: I’m sick of it. I’m sick of your weird speeches, your mind games. Whatever you’re trying to do, it’s not working.
Captain Tom Neville: I would be very, very careful if I were you.

MichaelGabriel on March 18, 2013 at 4:51 PM

SailorMark on March 18, 2013 at 4:47PM

Yes.

Rose on March 18, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Read this, slowly. It’s hilarious.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

So is this:

Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love our President, who is a fellow Christian. False statements such as these…….

SailorMark on March 18, 2013 at 4:53 PM

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