Judicial Watch reported a couple of days ago that campaign staffers for her Royal Cankleness called Laugh Factory club owner Jamie Masada and demanded to know the names and phone numbers of the comedians that appeared in a video mocking Hillary.
A video of the short performance, which is less than three minutes, is posted on the website of the renowned club, Laugh Factory, and the Clinton campaign has tried to censor it. Besides demanding that the video be taken down, the Clinton campaign has demanded the personal contact information of the performers that appear in the recording. This is no laughing matter for club owner Jamie Masada, a comedy guru who opened Laugh Factory more than three decades ago and has been instrumental in launching the careers of many famous comics. “They threatened me,” Masada told Judicial Watch. “I have received complains before but never a call like this, threatening to put me out of business if I don’t cut the video.
What kind of douche move is this? Does this creature really have skin so thin, that it would sic its attack dogs on a comedy club and threaten to shut it down, because of a comedy video? Does a person running for the highest office in the land really have no comprehension of the meaning of the First Amendment? It’s definitely possible.
The commie trainwreck Slate published a piece defending Hillary, claiming that the campaign says no one there made the threatening call. The rag says this is apparently the start of a smear campaign, because why would anyone from the campaign do that? Nope. They wouldn’t. So they assess with confidence that this is merely an attempt to smear Hillary.
We know that Jamie Masada got the call. His story did not vary from what he told Judicial Watch to what he told Slate. So we can assess that someone called him and threatened him, as well as demanded contact information for the comedians who were involved in the video. But in their frothing zeal to defend their gal, Slate absolutely refuses to believe that anyone on the campaign would do that, because… well… why would they?
“She almost certainly didn’t make threatening demands of the Laugh Factory,” they claim. When you make such a high confidence assessment, you’d better have something to back it up. But Slate doesn’t need it.
Even if you buy the most grotesque right-wing caricatures about Clinton’s humorlessness and authoritarianism, it’s hard to believe that the campaign would be so clumsy, especially at a time when it’s going out of its way to make the candidate seem fun. Such a demand would only reinforce the worst stereotypes about Clinton while ensuring that the offending video went viral. Besides, there’s nothing in the video itself to attract the campaign’s notice: It’s less than three minutes long and is mostly stale cracks about Hillary’s clothes and age, along with familiar insinuations that she’s a lesbian. One of those insinuations is even admiring: “I would love if you become president, divorce Bill, and then you marry a bitch,” says Tiffany Haddish.
Why would the campaign be so clumsy? For any number of reasons, with attempts at intimidation, overly litigious campaign attorneys, inexperienced or overzealous campaign staffers being the leading ones. We do know something did happen, but unlike Slate that would rather dip itself in coconut oil and present its puckered chocolate starfish to an angry herd of rabid wildebeest for rapeage, than admit that the She-the-Anointed’s campaign could possibly be responsible for something like that, we are willing to believe that Hillary simply doesn’t have a sense of humor!
Well, here’s the video. Enjoy.