If lame Arsenio Hall gags from the 1980s are no longer permitted, then America has truly died.
Comedian Paul Mooney says Time-Warner fired him from “Showtime at the Apollo” because of his Bush-bashing routine. So what kind of brutal Colbertesque comic attack did Mooney launch against Dubya?
“I talked about his little drunk daughters, Gin and Juice. I talked about his mother, who looks like the man on the oatmeal box.”
This was apparently enough to enrage “the Republicans, the Time Warner people,” so they fired him on the spot.
Time Warner Gives Bush-Bashing Comic the Hook [Radar Online]