Al Gore's Current TV Rips Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony
Following in comedian Jon Stewart's footsteps, Al Gore's Current TV mocked President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony Friday.
In a "SuperNews" segment, animator Josh Faure-Brac showed Nobel Chairman Thorbjorn Jagland getting uncomfortable with the idea of giving the President a peace prize while he's sending 30,000 more troops to war.
Frustrated by the exchange, Obama turned the tables on Jagland asking him to solve the problem in Afghanistan.
After fumbling for an answer, Jagland marvelously said, "Maybe if we found a charismatic leader who had the entire planet shouting, 'Hope' and 'Yes we can,' maybe then we would be in a position to change things. But where we going to find a guy like that?"
This angered Obama, who said, "I am not the Messiah," and eventually grabbed his prize storming off the stage claiming, "I got s**t to do" (video embedded below the fold, h/t Story Balloon; pay particular attention to the changing chyrons in the bottom left of the screen):
In the end, much like Stewart's marvelous segment Thursday, Current was attacking Obama from the left.
When Jagland did his "charismatic leader" bit, the chyron read, "Thorbjorn Flips It: Wants 'Campaign Obama' back."
Isn't that what most media members want?
Which is what makes this kind of satire safe: folks can poke fun at Obama by saying he's not liberal enough, and that makes it okey dokey -- especially if you include a poke at the previous administration, i.e. "That feels very Bushy to me, you know, like Bush."