Here's a fun factoid from Fox News, which investigated the recent surge of late-night jokes about Republicans…
The Center for Media and Public Affairs, a media analysis group, kept a tally of jokes told about the presidential contenders on the "Late Show" and "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" in the five weeks after McCain chose Sarah Palin to be his running mate and vaulted the little-known Alaska governor into the national spotlight.
The total: Republicans, 286. Democrats, 42.
Now why on earth would that be?
Obama is almost as boring to comedians as [Gaffer-in-Chief Joe] Biden, said Robert Thompson, director of the Center for the Study of Popular Television at Syracuse University.
"He is kind of a comedian's worst nightmare," Thompson said. "He doesn't do anything. He doesn't fall down like Gerald Ford did. He's not filled with scandal and isn't a sexual player like Clinton was. He doesn't misspell words like Dan Quayle did. The size of his ears is about all they have to work with."
Tim Graham, director of media analysis for Media Research Center, a conservative watchdog group, said the comedians' tendency to avoid mocking Obama comes from a fear of being called racist.
Damn you, Barack Obama!
Why do you play the race card with your physical coordination, monogamy and spelling abilities?
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