by Lee Stranahan
Note:It’s posted everywhere and is becoming a nightly feature on Olbermann but in case you missed it, here’s a link.
Scott Mendelson at HuffPost is both amused and yet not amused by the viral video sensation…
Frankly, despite the good intentions, this almost feels cowardly. The vote has already been cast and there will be no consequences for this video one way or another. It’s almost disingenuous of these well-meaning comedians to wag their finger at the people who voted for Prop 8, after quite a few of them stayed silent during the run-up to the election ..
Courage requires speaking out before a calamity occurs, not merely criticizing the aftermath with righteous superiority. I agree with every sentiment expressed in the admittedly witty clip. I just wished they had put it out when it could have actually made a difference.
I, too, agree with every sentiment in the clip. It’s well produced. I like all the performers.
I’m glad they didn’t put it out before the election, though, because it’s exactly the sort of playing to the base which is why Prop. 8 passed. Finger wagging and righteous superiority don’t work on an issue like this, before or after the election. Jack Black as Jesus is something I enjoy; the people who voted for Prop 8, not so much.
I just hope the court strategy works to overturn 8 because the P.R. strategy really stinks.