greeney2 wrote:There is a big difference between good clean ribbing and crossing boundries into a rehlm of extremely bad taste and total disrespect. The kind of Saturday night live/ Leno/ Letterman humor is sometimes at the edge, but still doesn't cross bounds of decency. Even Nixon poked fun at himself saying "sock it to me" on laugh in.
That is a big difference between yesterday and today Greeney. There were quite a few lampoons in the papers of the 1860s about Lincoln, and other presidents before him. Still even in the jests and ridicule of our presidents, there has been some decency that was inherent in our culture. Even in the 1960s there was still some decency left. Today, America has done a complete turn around in that respect. A comedian isn't considered funny unless he's vulgar. And the lampooning of our presidents reflects that. America has lost its sense of decency, and will do anything for its shock value.
I don't mind ribbing any politician but, the picture above goes too far. People no longer respect the office of the president, or anything else for that matter.