Guest host on Beck suggests if Obama elected, political correctness will kill comedy: "[E]veryone will be so scared of saying anything"

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On Glenn Beck, guest host Michael Graham discussed political correctness in comedy with comedian Nick DiPaolo. Asking DiPaolo if his "comedian friends" thought that "if we have a President Obama, comedy will be dead," Graham said, "[E]veryone will be so scared of saying anything," and added: "You'll be scared to order blackened red fish, because you're afraid that an African-American or Native American will beat the crap out of you for it."

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On the May 29 edition of CNN Headline News' Glenn Beck, guest host Michael Graham discussed political correctness in comedy with comedian Nick DiPaolo. Asking DiPaolo if his "comedian friends" thought that "if we have a President [Barack] Obama, comedy will be dead," Graham said, "[E]veryone will be so scared of saying anything," and added: "You'll be scared to order blackened red fish, because you're afraid that an African-American or Native American will beat the crap out of you for it."

Appearing on the June 20, 2007, edition of Glenn Beck, Graham stated that while watching a spoof of a scene from the series finale of HBO's The Sopranos featuring former President Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Clinton, he wanted to see someone "whack" the Clintons.

From the May 29 edition of CNN Headline News' Glenn Beck:

GRAHAM: Are your comedian friends telling you what my talk show's telling me, which is, if we have a President Obama, comedy will be dead? Not because of any, you know, political action or government action, because everyone will be so scared of saying anything.

You'll be scared to order blackened red fish, because you're afraid that an African-American or Native American will beat the crap out of you for it.

DiPAOLO: Well, I think this campaign's actually been a blessing, because you've got a woman and an African-American, you know, running for the Democratic nomination. Because all of a sudden, all this political correctness, that they -- this environment that they created over the last 20 years --

GRAHAM: Yeah.

DiPAOLO: -- is coming back to bite them in the ass.

GRAHAM: You are absolutely right. Nick DiPaolo --

DiPAOLO: And I'm enjoying it.

Network/Outlet
CNN Headline News
Person
Michael Graham
Show/Publication
Glenn Beck show
Stories/Interests
Barack Obama, 2008 Elections
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