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SNL Cast Reportedly ‘Confused’ About Upcoming Host Choice

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Saturday Night Live always used to be better.  At least, that seems to be the common theme among those who once held reverence for the long-running variety show whose alumni have infiltrated all manner of spaces within popular culture.

“SNL hasn’t been good since [such and such a person] left”, is a common refrain, for instance.

But now, the latest controversy surrounding the program has nothing to do with fans lamenting cast members of yesteryear, but rather current cast members’ feelings on one future host.

Elon Musk hasn’t appeared on “Saturday Night Live” yet, but he is already getting panned by some of its cast members.

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SNL announced Saturday on Twitter that the business mogul will host the late-night show on May 8. Other big names in the corporate world that have hosted NBC’s popular late-night show include Donald Trump, before he was president, and Steve Forbes.

Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has become known for his eclectic and often controversial remarkss. He has faced backlash over his comments about the Covid-19 pandemic. He has spoken out about national stay-at-home orders, comparing it in a tweet to “de facto house arrest.” He downplayed the risk of the novel coronavirus and said he would not get the vaccine for it in an interview with journalist Kara Swisher on an episode of “Sway,” a podcast from The New York Times.

The backlash was swift.

Some of that criticism came from the show’s own cast. In an Instagram story, Bowen Yang responded to one of Musk’s tweets about his upcoming appearance. On Saturday, Musk had tweeted, saying “Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is.”

Yang reacted at first with a frowning face. Then, he posted Musk’s tweet with a message above: “What the f— does that even mean?”

Andrew Dismukes, another cast member, also gave his take in an Instagram story. Over a photo of SNL alumna Cheri Oteri, which looked like a magazine cover, Dismukes wrote “ONLY CEO I WANT TO DO A SKETCH WITH IS Cher-E Oteri.”

Musk has been a bit of a troll on social media of late, and one can only wonder how his television hosting premiere will go.

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Canuck Folk Rocker Wants Spotify to Take Action Against Joe Rogan’s 1A Rights

“It’s Joe Rogan or me!”

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Americans sure do love to argue.  They always have. It started when we were back-talking the British about tea in Boston Harbor, and we installed a heavy amount of contention in our own Congress by design.

But the sort of pedantic and stunting arguments that have dominated the political landscape of late have been wildly underwhelming.

Take, for instance, the non-controversy over Joe Rogan’s COVID19 discussions.  The left has labeled his two-way talks “misinformation” on more than one occasion, often out of context.  Spotify has largely stood by Rogan and his 1st Amendment rights, however.

But now, one of Canada’s folk rock legends has an ultimatum for the platform:  It’s Joe Rogan or me.

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Neil Young posted a since-deleted letter to his management team and record label demanding that they remove his music from Spotify. “I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines – potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them,” he wrote. “Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the time schedule.”

“I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform,” he continued. “They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both.” Young is referencing the steady stream of misinformation about vaccines that Joe Rogan has peddled on The Joe Rogan Experience. Last month, 270 doctors, physicians, and science educators signed an open letter asking Spotify to stop spreading Rogan’s baseless claims.

And then, in an insulting bit of “here is what you should do” speculation:

“With an estimated 11 million listeners per episode, JRE, which is hosted exclusively on Spotify, is the world’s largest podcast and has tremendous influence,” the letter reads. “Spotify has a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform, though the company presently has no misinformation policy.”

As of this writing, no official word on the removal of Young’s music from the service has been given.

Americans sure do love to argue.  They always have. It started when we were back-talking the British about tea in Boston Harbor, and we installed a heavy amount of contention in our own Congress by design. But the sort of pedantic and stunting arguments that have dominated the political landscape of late have been wildly underwhelming. Take, for instance, the non-controversy over Joe Rogan’s COVID19 discussions.  The left has labeled his two-way talks “misinformation” on more than one occasion, often out of context.  Spotify has largely stood by Rogan and his 1st Amendment rights, however. But now, one of Canada’s folk rock legends has an ultimatum for the platform:  It’s Joe Rogan or me. Neil Young posted a since-deleted letter to his management team and record label demanding that they remove his music from Spotify. “I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines – potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them,” he wrote. “Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the time schedule.” “I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform,” he continued. “They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both.” Young is referencing the steady stream of misinformation about vaccines that Joe Rogan has peddled on The Joe Rogan Experience. Last month, 270 doctors, physicians, and science educators signed an open letter asking Spotify to stop spreading Rogan’s baseless claims. And then, in an insulting bit of “here is what you should do” speculation: “With an estimated 11 million listeners per episode, JRE, which is hosted exclusively on Spotify, is the world’s largest podcast and has tremendous influence,” the letter reads. “Spotify has a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform,…

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Liberal Host Says ‘I’m Over COVID’, Pushes Disobedience

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Freud has often been summed up with the phrase, “sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar”.  But one liberal comedian now wants to sum up COVID with, “sometimes, enough is just enough“.

Left-leaning comedian and television host Bill Maher this week lashed out against lingering COVID protocols, even going so far as to glorify the idea of disobedience.

Bill Maher has said that he’s “over Covid” and that doctors shouldn’t tell people “just do what we say” in relation to how to handle the pandemic.

The comedian and HBO talk show host told Deadline in an interview that “I feel like Covid is still the dominant issue of our lives right now and it should not be anymore”.

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The 66-year-old said he was “never scared” of Covid-19, but that he was “always scared of the reaction to it”.

And then…

“As this has played out that only proved to be more true for me,” Mr Maher, who contracted the virus in May of last year, told Deadline. “I’m sure many people feel different, but that’s me. It was never that virulent a threat, I thought, to people who were in good health.”

“We should, of course, protect the vulnerable, but it was mostly a disease of the very old, which every disease is a threat to, and people who have comorbidities, which mostly is due to lifestyle,” he added.

His harshest quips followed:

“I didn’t want the first vaccine,” he said. “We should not treat people unfairly who want to allow their own immune system to take care of the situation. But okay, I took one for the team.”

He went on to say that the medical establishment “don’t know a lot about anything”.

“We still don’t understand too much about how the human body works,” Mr Maher said. “So, don’t sit there in your white coat and tell me ‘just do what we say’. When have we ever been wrong? A lot is my answer. A lot. They drilled mercury into my teeth when I was a child. Now, of course, we don’t do that anymore, but do you really think in 50 years people will look back and say, ‘oh, yeah, we had it all figured out in 2022?’ No, they will be appalled at things we’re doing right now”.

Maher’s shift on COVID has been predated by some downright moderate discussions from the longtime liberal, leading many to wonder if he’s headed toward the dead center of the American political morass.

Freud has often been summed up with the phrase, “sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar”.  But one liberal comedian now wants to sum up COVID with, “sometimes, enough is just enough”. Left-leaning comedian and television host Bill Maher this week lashed out against lingering COVID protocols, even going so far as to glorify the idea of disobedience. Bill Maher has said that he’s “over Covid” and that doctors shouldn’t tell people “just do what we say” in relation to how to handle the pandemic. The comedian and HBO talk show host told Deadline in an interview that “I feel like Covid is still the dominant issue of our lives right now and it should not be anymore”. The 66-year-old said he was “never scared” of Covid-19, but that he was “always scared of the reaction to it”. And then… “As this has played out that only proved to be more true for me,” Mr Maher, who contracted the virus in May of last year, told Deadline. “I’m sure many people feel different, but that’s me. It was never that virulent a threat, I thought, to people who were in good health.” “We should, of course, protect the vulnerable, but it was mostly a disease of the very old, which every disease is a threat to, and people who have comorbidities, which mostly is due to lifestyle,” he added. His harshest quips followed: “I didn’t want the first vaccine,” he said. “We should not treat people unfairly who want to allow their own immune system to take care of the situation. But okay, I took one for the team.” He went on to say that the medical establishment “don’t know a lot about anything”. “We still don’t understand too much about how the human body works,” Mr Maher said. “So, don’t…

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