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Oscars Crowd Stunned By
Seth MacFarlane’s Tasteless Joke
About Lincoln Assassination

Newsbusters, by Noel Sheppard

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 2/24/2013 11:02:13 PM

Oscars host Seth MacFarlane made a truly tasteless joke Sunday about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Far more surprising, the audience seemed stunned by it (video follows with transcript and commentary): SETH MACFARLANE: This is interesting, Daniel Day-Lewis not the first actor to be nominated for playing Lincoln. Raymond Massey portrayed him in 1940’s “Abe Lincoln In Illinois.” This is true. I would argue, however, that the actor who really got inside Lincoln’s head was John Wilkes Booth. This was met with nervous groans and what even sounded
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Reply 1 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 2/24/2013 11:08:33 PM     (No. 9194263)

Patton... whatever year that was..
was the last time i watched this..
scott refused the oscar and i knew it was nothing but a bunch of PCness from then on..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 2/24/2013 11:15:45 PM     (No. 9194267)

Working link:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/02/24/oscars-audience-stunned-seth-macfarlane-s-tasteless-joke-about-lincol

I´m stunned that they would find anything tasteless.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tisHimself, 2/24/2013 11:22:18 PM     (No. 9194270)

Johnny Carson : " In high school she was voted Miss Lincoln---- because every guy took a shot at her in the balcony."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lala, 2/24/2013 11:36:18 PM     (No. 9194284)

I´m stunned that anyone is stunned. They selected this host for just this very reason.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jebediah, 2/25/2013 12:06:15 AM     (No. 9194303)

To be perfectly honest, I was stunned that Michelle Obama was carted in to help Jack Nicholson give the best picture award. CAN WE NEVER BE FREE OF THESE PEOPLE! And it is also why I just watched bits of the Oscar.......carting out Jane Fonda and Barbra Streisand was bad enough....but MICHELLE OBAMA!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: thewarden, 2/25/2013 12:13:29 AM     (No. 9194306)

I actually thought he did a pretty good job and was pretty tame and almost classy at some points. I thought the musical numbers were pretty good, actually. I fast forwarded past Babs but the show was ruined by Big Mooch and her bangs. Barf.... please God, save us from these grifters... enough!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: EQKimball, 2/25/2013 12:24:22 AM     (No. 9194309)

#6 Michelle was there because someone thought Lincoln would win Best Picture. Had it done so, you can almost bet that her husband would have walked in to congratulate Steven Spielberg. As it is, the Reverend Al will have to continue to seek private funding for Obama´s bust on Mt. Rushmore, because the racist Republicans in the House won´t move the bill out of committee.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/25/2013 12:27:22 AM     (No. 9194311)

Nobody who knows anything about Seth MacFarlane is stunned by this.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: msjena, 2/25/2013 12:31:19 AM     (No. 9194315)

Chelle is such a fame hoe. It was inappropriate for the First Lady to appear at the Oscars like she´s a celebrity. And Hollywood--feh!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: noddy, 2/25/2013 12:47:08 AM     (No. 9194324)

Tasteless was the appearance of FLOTUS. She had to have asked to do this, or got one of her flunkies to ask. I was shocked. She is some piece of work. Her pole dance routine was worse, however this was such an intrusion.

I must add: BS looked good, for her. Vietnam Jane looked outstanding. 75. So she´s had work and has access to the best make-up artists in the country. She still looked outstanding. I´m pleased Daniel Day Lewis won; he is such a great actor. The only movie of those nominated I got to see was Argo. I thought it was extremely good. A bit Hollywood-tense, but still enjoyable. Charlene Theron and her gorgeous outfit and pixie haircut deserved an oscar.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dman, 2/25/2013 12:53:29 AM     (No. 9194326)

Lincoln "joke" aside, I thought MacFarlane was funner and less shocking than several recent Oscar hosts.

As to Queen Moochelle: I was waiting for her to knight the winners. She also needed a "bang trim".

(Don´t ask me why I watched this waste of time.)

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jeff100, 2/25/2013 1:13:15 AM     (No. 9194340)

Moochelle would be most aptly served by a career in porn...which I would probably watch.....

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/25/2013 1:17:15 AM     (No. 9194346)

Essentially it was a bunch of liberal Democrats patting themselves on the back.

Every year this display of self gratification gets more and more political, as clearly evidenced by Mrs. Obama´s video appearance, with a bunch of military officers that she used as her stage props in military dress uniforms late on Sunday evening.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/25/2013 1:29:37 AM     (No. 9194357)

Usually,the more offensive the joke is,the harder the left laughs at it.In a strange way it´s actually refreshing that these people found this joke offensive.

I haven´t seen the Lincoln movie because I have the feeling there´s a lot of revisionist history buried in it.Lincoln actually considered deporting all blacks back to Africa to avoid a civil war and was talked out of it by Frederick Douglass.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: hhfi2, 2/25/2013 2:04:17 AM     (No. 9194376)

I thought Seth MacFarlane did a great job. He actually has musical talent and taste. Yes, some of the jokes were a little over the edge, but that was balanced by things like singing "Just the Way You Look Tonight." It wasn´t all Old Hollywood glamor or all edgy humor, but it was a good balance of the two. And he had some hilarious one-liners throughout, like noting that one acting nominee was nine years old, the same age that Emmanuelle Riva was when this show started.

He knew the Lincoln joke was offensive. The big laugh came on the line that followed it: "Too soon?" Anybody who got offended is too thin-skinned, like Ben Affleck, who looked like he wanted to punch Seth out just for mentioning "Gigli." I had almost been convinced that Affleck maybe wasn´t a complete arrogant jerk until that moment, when I was newly convinced of it all over again. Hey, Ben, if you expected audiences to waste two hours of their lives on that movie, you can put up with a five second mention of it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: flatwater, 2/25/2013 3:02:56 AM     (No. 9194409)

Why watch this crap?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Labrador Heaven, 2/25/2013 3:15:50 AM     (No. 9194411)

Though I´m too young to love OLD Hollywood, I do thanks to my grandmother. I stopped watching the Oscars years back as leftism seeped in, with all the Anti-Americanism lopped in as well.

The "joke" was in poor taste. The organizers of the Oscars should count themselves lucky that there are no descendants of Lincoln left, lest there be lawsuits flying claiming harm and emotional distress by said descendants, if they existed. Can´t say the same about the Booth family...Mary Lynn Booth Kotz is the family history keeper now, but keeps a low profile these days. Their family is used to the turmoil, even now, and especially after the movies "The Conspirator," recently "Lincoln," and then O´Reilly´s book "Killing Lincoln." All renewed interest, but they are a very intriguing family, including times @ Nick and Mary Lynn´s home, Galemont, where lots of interesting DC business got done off the record in years not too far back.

And you´ll never hear such a "joke" about JFK´s assassination, ever.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: uscgretired99, 2/25/2013 3:58:22 AM     (No. 9194416)

"150 years, still too soon?" When I read that I fell outta my chair!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: zoidberg, 2/25/2013 7:06:47 AM     (No. 9194496)

You´ll hear JFK assassination jokes when Howard Stern gets to host the Oscars.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/25/2013 7:18:09 AM     (No. 9194510)

You have to be stuck in the 14-16 emotional age bracket to be a good Dem.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Michaelus, 2/25/2013 7:21:42 AM     (No. 9194518)

They were shocked because it is considered in bad taste to mention the fact that Booth was an actor and not a Tea Party member.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: STLstudent, 2/25/2013 8:57:42 AM     (No. 9194653)

Prostitute for attention in the White House...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/25/2013 9:02:08 AM     (No. 9194666)

These "stunned" narcissists are the same people who thought it was just dandy to make a movie about assassinating George Bush.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/25/2013 9:41:43 AM     (No. 9194744)

We were at a party and watched/enjoyed most of it until that stinkbomb Mooch was set off. It´s my guess she invited herself in. And of course they said yes. It was Harvey Weinstein, Obama contributor to the max, who worked it out. She and Obie are likethis with Weinstein. $$$$$$$

MacFarlane was for the most part funny and a very talented performer. He can sing, he can dance, and he kept the show moving. We enjoyed the musical numbers, the Bond retrospective, Shirley Bassey, and seeing Barbra Streisand in full zombie decay.

Mooch was a jarring note, an unpleasant shocker, a stick in the bicycle wheel of an evening that had gone pretty well.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: zoidberg, 2/25/2013 11:34:56 AM     (No. 9194984)

Like most actors, Booth was a Democrat.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: broken01, 2/25/2013 12:02:50 PM     (No. 9195078)

What can I say about the Oscars. I haven´t watched that dreck since Titanic won all of those awards back in the late 90s. Kate Winslet looked quite good that night. But I digress. I wonder what the people in charge of the show thought they were getting when they hired MacFarlane. This guy is the creator of Family Guy. A show that has it´s won brand of "humor". The only reason that the Hollyweirdos though that "Stewie Griffin´s joke wasn´t funny is because Booth wasn´t a rightwing nutjob but a dopey actor like them. That and they wouldn´t know what was funny unless it´s in a script.
Oh and I heard Chewbacca showed up to present an award. Nice touch Oscar. As Bugs Bunny would say, "Whatta buncha maroons!"

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First lady Michelle Obama will not take questions from reporters or give interviews during her tour of China that begins today, and members of the press corps who usually follows the first family everywhere have been banned from the trip. The resulting picture is one of an expensive, taxpayer-funded vacation for Mrs. Obama, her two daughters, and her mother – and not the official good-will journey the White House has promised. White House press officials won´t comment to MailOnline about whether the ban on media interviews applies equally to American journalists and Chinese reporters. ´How does this comport with the


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