Sarah Silverman admits gender pay gap lie, then calls honest people ‘maniacs’

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Sarah Silverman has worked with “Funny or Die,” but now she can officially start her own website called “Funny or Lie.” The comedian recently recounted the time club owner Al Martin allegedly paid her less money than Todd Barry because she was a woman, and then apologized when Mr. Martin publicly excoriated her on for lying. In incredibly strange fashion she then called honest people “maniacs.”

Here is what Ms. Silverman said in a PSA for the women’s organization Levo League on April 6:

“I did a show. I was out with my friend Todd Barry, and we were doing sets around town together. […] We were outside talking and Todd somehow brought up that he got 60 bucks. He just got $60, and I got $10. We did the exact same time back-to-back on the same show. And so I went back inside, and I asked the owner Al Martin, and I said ‘Al, why did you pay me $10 and you gave Todd Barry $60?” It was so perfect, he said ‘Oh, did you want a $60 spot?’ It was symbolic. I didn’t need $60, but it’s, ummm, pretty shitty. …

If I tweet about anything women’s rights related, equal pay or health care or anything like that, that gets the most violent hate tweets back. It’s so odd. It’s just bizarre. That and gun control tweets. It creates such a rage in certain people and of course that comes from fear.”

Do you know what’s really “shitty,” Ms. Silverman? Lying about an issue when you know that your lie can ruin a man’s reputation that he worked an entire lifetime to build. That’s pretty “shitty.”

Here is what Mr. Martin said on Facebook when word got out that he was allegedly a sexist jerk:

“Are you kidding ? You come in to my club 15 years ago and ask me for a guest spot, I did not ask you to perform and you were not booked, and Then you ask me for pay? You asked to work out some material … Then you make this a gender pay thing? Sarah great cause I am with it, but I did not pay you less cause of gender … I paid you less because Todd Barry was booked and you weren’t … It was a GUEST SPOT, so I gave you some car fare, which actually is more than almost any club would have given for a GUEST Spot … Funny how in your attempt to become a super hero with a noble cause, you forgot that little fact … GUEST SPOT … GUEST SPOT.”

There is it in a nutshell: In Ms. Silverman’s quest to “become a super hero with a noble cause,” she decided that Al Martin’s reputation was expendable. She accuses others of having fear-based motivations for their responses to her commentary in the very same conversation she willfully lies about a man who tried to do her a favor. Even if one were to agree to the premise that Ms. Silverman’s critics operate from a fear-based emotional state, then it must also be noted that her dishonesty helps to fuel the fire.

The coup de grâce to the whole weird ordeal came with Ms. Siliverman’s “apology,” via Salon:

“To Al, I truly am sorry to bring you into this as you employ women and pay them the same as the men I’m sure. To the maniacs who want to use this as a chit against women’s issues, I ask that you please don’t. Because that would be super shitty. Feel free to aim your vitriol at me but leave this issue of working women out of it, K?” Ms. Silverman wrote.

There is that word again: ‘shitty.’ Again, it might not be a good idea for someone who just used an ends-justify-the-means interview in which she willingly opted to destroy a man’s good name in order to put herself up on a moral pedestal and forward a political agenda.

In Ms. Silverman’s world, honest people become “maniacs” the moment they cite her lies as proof that the whole pay-gap issue is more complex than pundits and “Funny or Die” comedians would have us believe. In Ms. Silverman’s world, apologies are only done right if they’re able to quickly deflect attention from her lies and onto some other ambiguous “shitty” group.

If Sarah Silverman and a man came into your office with equal resumes, and you hired the man because he had no known record of lying about former employers, would you be a sexist or would you be a rational human being?

It speaks volumes that when asked to recount a time when pay inequality directly affected her life, the only thing she could come up with was a giant lie.

The next time Sarah Silverman takes to Twitter to lecture you about any number of public policy issues, there is no need to send profanity into her feed. You can respond to her with two words: Guest spot.

Exit question: If a person believes we’re “all just a bunch of molecules,” are they more or less likely to feel bad about a lie that destroys a man’s good name?

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Obama sells generational theft on ‘Funny or Die’ while Putin dies laughing — Russia has stolen Crimea

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There is a very fine line between showing the American people that you can relate to them as President of the United States and demonstrating beyond a reasonable doubt that you have absolutely no shame. President Obama’s attempt to sell generational theft to young people by taking part in a Funny or Die skit with Zach Galifianakis, while funny, clearly falls into the latter category.

Political opponents who say that President Obama wasn’t funny are wrong — he was funny. That’s not the problem. The problem is that he is in a position where he must pitch Obamacare on ‘Between two Ferns’ in the first place.

Question: Is it funny to hear Zach Galifianakis ask the president the following questions?

“Why would you get the guy who created the Zune to make your website?”

“You said if you had a son you would not let him play football. What makes you think he would want to play football? What if he was a nerd, like you?”

Answer: Yes.

Question: Is Vladimir Putin laughing his ass off as he moves into Ukraine’s Crimea region (and possibly beyond?) with thousands of Russian troops, knowing that he’s just secured for himself a warm water port?

Answer: Yes.

Mediaite is upset because Fox News anchors are panning the president’s decision. It essentially argues that in this case the ends justify the means because millions of people have seen the president’s sales pitch. Again, that’s not the point. One gets the feeling that if the president made a video on with James Franco hitting him in the face with a pie that Mediaite would play apologist for the administration because “it is apparently driving some real traffic” to the site.

Is this skit funny? Yes. Does it make the president look like a desperate clown? Yes.

One would think that Millennials who pride themselves on being smart enough to appreciate Zach Galifianakis’ humor would also have the intellectual goods to understand that the president thinks they’re all morons. Mr. Obama needs them to sign up in order to pay for one of the most self-centered generations of all time — the Baby Boomers. Since liberal Millennials like irony, how is this for irony: the same kids who voted for Obama because they wanted to stick it to old “racist” white guys now are being encouraged to shell out their hard-earned cash by Obama to pay for the massive health care bills of old white guys. Classic.

Question: If you were a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, would you fear President Obama? I wouldn’t. Laugh while you can, Millennials. The world’s worst actors have also been watching Mr. Obama, and they will respond accordingly.

Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard watch a missile launch, July 2012 (Associated Press)
Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard watch a missile launch, July 2012 (Associated Press)

Sarah Silverman writes racist ‘Black NRA’ skit, thinks it’s hilarious

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Sarah Silverman is back with a new “Funny or Die” video, but this time around she seems to think inherently racist skits about violent black people are hilarious. What’s more knee-slappingly fun than forwarding the notion that there are enough inherently violent black people out there that white hicks would respond with paranoia while the enlightened Hollywood Progressives would just opt to emulate the gun control measures pushed by men like Michael Bloomberg?

Good comedy brings deeper truths to the surface, but this skit is based on the lie that the NRA would seek to prevent law-abiding black people from owning guns. Nothing could be further from the truth. Perhaps black-on-black crime would be reduced if the guy who has to work the late shift before walking home in a bad area had an easier time acquiring a hand gun. Sarah Silverman doesn’t put her head down at night in Detroit. She puts it down in a community that struggles with real crime: the really long wait for prosciutto at Whole Foods.

If Sarah Silverman did a little research into Trayvon Martin (aka: “@No Limit Nigga”), she’d know that Mr. “I beat the p*ssy up up up up up,” Mr. “Puss ass crackas,” Mr. Bus-driver-beat-down-tweets, was on a life trajectory before he died that was anything but funny. But hey, why does that matter when we can insinuate that the NRA’s white members would freak out if black people ever started owning guns in places like Chicago (where currently only criminals and murderers acquire them with ease).

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Here now are excerpts from Sarah Silverman’s bizarrely racist skit.

Sarah Silverman: The NRA considers itself the longest standing civil rights organization.

Ron Funches: They say it’s ever American’s right to bear arms.

Neal Brennan: So they obviously mean every American, right?

David Alan Grier: That’s why the NRA is launching a new organization.

Deon Cole: The Black NRA.

Sarah Silverman: Our guns will put guns into the hands of those who need them most.

Cole, Grier and Silverman: Young … black … males. …

Cast: If some people should have them, then we should all have them. …

Grier: Now that I have a gun, I feel safe doing everyday Normal things.

Funches, Cole and Grier: Like wearing a hoodie, eating Skittle, walking in the rain, or living in Florida. …

Silverman: Thanks NRA, you told me what real realistic peace is all about. Standing your ground, pointing that gun at the bad guy, and having him point it right back and go “hey, I guess we’re not that different after all.”

Funches: So support the Black NRA, and help us arm every … young … black … man … in America. Then freedom will truly ring out.

Silverman: That’s what you mean, right NRA? …

Grier: You don’t have a problem with this, do you?

Actually, no. The NRA doesn’t have a problem with law-abiding citizens owning firearms. In fact, it would be nice if in places like Murder Central (i.e., Chicago), more honorable black people wielded them and took the city back.

We still have a four months to go in 2013, and Chicago already has 301 homicides.

Three murders over the weekend brought the city’s homicide total to 301 for the year. Another 17 people were wounded in shootings since late Friday.

Adrian Sianez, 24, was fatally wounded in a gang-related shooting Sunday morning in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Sianez was in the 5500 block of South Mozart about 3:40 a.m. when someone got out of an SUV and started shooting, authorities said. He was shot multiple times in the back and once in the buttocks, police said. Sianez, of the 5700 block of South Rockwell, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 10:11 a.m., the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

When will Sarah Silverman do a “Funny or Die” sketch about the good people in Gage Park who are surrounded by gang violence? I won’t hold my breath.

Here’s what I wrote in response to Piers Morgan’s knee jerk response to the Sandy Hook shooting. The same applies to Sarah Silverman, who wants you to believe Trayvon Martin was just a modern version of Fred Astaire, singing in the rain with Skittles, as opposed to a kid who likely threw the first punch at George Zimmerman — the first crime committed on the night of his death — before bashing his head into the concrete.

Ideological allies of Piers Morgan act as if it’s a foregone conclusion that America will continue to be the freest nation on the face of the Earth. They fail to take into consideration what role the Second Amendment played in creating such an exceptional country in the first place. They reject the mountain of evidence out there that free, law-abiding citizens exercising their right to determine when, how and if they defend themselves are one of the best bulwarks against tyranny a nation can have. And instead of digging deep down into the cultural changes that have metastasized over the course of decades — cancerous mutations in the national psyche that could produce a man who opens fire on a classroom of children — Piers Morgan blames inanimate objects.

Sarah Silverman’s newest “Funny or Die” sketch isn’t funny — it’s sad.

Captain Planet Exposed By…Funny or Die?

Does it matter if a liberal website inadvertently exposes the self-loathing at the heart of the environmentalist movement? Nope. Someone needs to give Funny or Die writers a pat on the back (or just plant a tree in their honor) for this one.

A lot of people have been talking about Funny or Die’s new Captain Planet spoof featuring Don Cheadle, but no one has really analyzed why it’s funny.

As with almost all good comedy, there has to be an element of truth to it. The reason why something makes us laugh is because there’s usually truth at the heart of what the comedian is trying to say.

Given Funny or Die’s liberal reputation, it’s astonishing that someone would call out the green movement on its bizarre self-loathing and hatred for humanity. When Captain Planet goes from turning “evil” businessmen into trees, and instead aims at the guy walking his dog or the mom pushing a stroller, the writer highlights what conservatives know to be true: To environmentalists, humans are the problem.

Conservatives don’t hate the environment. They just look at human ingenuity and creativity as the main tool needed to care for the earth. Liberals want smaller “footprints” (i.e., less humans doing less of everything that gives life meaning).

Conservatives see the need for more space and get to work on taller skyscrapers. Running out of food? Get better bio-engineering that yields more crop on less land.

The planet was here for billions of years. It existed before us, and it will be here long after we’re gone. To think humans are able to permanently scar the earth requires an incredible amount of hubris, and until monkeys start ruminating on the meaning on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness let’s just agree that the earth and its raw materials are here for us to use as we see fit.

In the Captain Planet skit the “Planeteers” have a moment a truth, where they realize that a planet of trees—with no humans around to appreciate them—is a pretty useless thing. Absent us, the earth is just another big rock whirling around in space, suspended and maintained by the awesome laws of physics created by the ultimate mathematician; I usually call him God.

Is it possible that the Funny or Die writer who penned the script was so dumb that his only motivation was to have Captain Planet go off the deep end? Sure. But even if a dumb writer doesn’t realize where the road of environmentalist logic leads, it doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t read a map.

Obama: Xbox a “distraction” Unless I’m Featured in the Game.

I thought it was interesting that Barack Obama was criticizing the Xbox today:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: “Meanwhile, you’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t rank all that high on the truth meter. With iPods and iPads; Xboxes and PlayStations; information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment.

I wonder what all those video game designers and liberal decision makers within the industry think about that, since the Obama campaign had no problem taking part in a “distraction” and a “diversion” when that diversion was…HIM:

Ads for Democratic politician Barack Obama are appearing in an Electronic Arts high-speed racing game. This appears to be the first time that a presidential candidate has bought in-game advertising…The ads will appear in the Xbox 360 version of the game in 10 states, most of them hotly contested: Ohio, Florida, Iowa, Colorado, Indiana, Montana, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, and Wisconsin.

Barack Obama: Video games are a "distraction" unless that "distraction" is my face whizzing by on an electronic billboard.

Anyone who’s read this blog for some time knows that on many levels I agree with the President about the Xbox distraction conundrum. It’s just funny how he constantly talks out of both sides of his mouth without anyone in the mainstream media ever calling him out on it or insisting he clarify his position.  The result: We now know it’s possible to get elected on soaring vagueness with a little help from the media.

With that said I also must admit that I agree with Madison Conservative that the power of video games to shape our culture has yet to be realized by Conservatives:

In recent years, conservatives have been trying to wrest Hollywood from the dominating influence of liberals, with arguably little success. Perhaps we’re looking at the wrong industry. When a pro-American movie comes out, often critics can analyze the hell out of it until they come to some erroneous conclusion that it’s some sort of veiled anti-war message. Perhaps that’s why Roger Ebert hates video games with such a passion; it’s damned near impossible to claim that a game is intended to make you feel bad about all these terrorists you’re putting down before they can kill you and your friends. Exactly how bad are you going to feel at the end when you gun down the guy whose wish was to kill or enslave millions of your countrymen? Just imagine if the game ended with the villain running in terror after hearing over the radio that the UN just enacted more sanctions on his country.

After the success of films like Life Free or Die Hard and Rambo, and with a Red Dawn remake on the horizon in the theaters, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the public enjoys stories about our troops triumphing over our enemies. Current events are certainly demonstrating that they haven’t given up trying to defeat us, either. I think it’s time we focused our, ahem, efforts on the medium that young people are really latching on to.

Conservatives need to harness the power of new technology, invest in young minds, and stop ceding the culture to the Funny or Die liberalism of Will Ferrell and his Hollywood community friends. Liberalism offers up plenty of lampoon-heavy real estate if the right conservatives are given a chance to enter the market. Trust me.

Update: It looks like you now can trust hotair on this one too.