Galifianakis/ Obama: Some of the best tweets

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In the 24 hours after President Obama made his surprise appearance on Zach Galifianakis’ Funny or Die web series Between Two Ferns, there has been much reaction, with a lot of it falling under general partisan lines. Some say Obama has somehow debased the presidency by agreeing to appear in such a comedy bit, although in fairness the sort of people saying this are the ones who tend to denounce the president for every single thing he says and does.

Take Bill O’Reilly, for instance, who drew much mockery when he said this on his show Tuesday night:

O'Reilly on Obama and Lincoln

If you ask me, Obama agreeing to be interviewed by O’Reilly after the Super Bowl was a much worse decision than the “Funny or Die” bit. The latter was funnier, too.

Twitter had something of a field day in discussing the outrage, and the interview itself:













At any rate, the ‘Ferns’ visit appears to have achieved its intended purpose: Visits to surged, with Funny or Die the top web referrer. 

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  • American Pundit Fighting

    I’m curious to know what the top conservative website referrer was to ‘Funny or Die’. Conservative Sign-ins would have surged too.

  • RepubAnon

    Richard Nixon was on Laugh-In in the 1960s. Endless candidates have gone on shows such as the Tonight Show.

    It seems as though the real argument that conservatives are making is that President Obama debased the presidency by:

    1) defeating John McCain
    2) defeating Mitt Romney
    3) being a Democrat.

    Funny, I’d argue that Bill O’Reilly calling himself a journalist should be grounds for all real journalists to sue Mr. O’Reilly for defamation.

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