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Disgraceful New Sarah Silverman Vatican Video Veers into Political Satire

By Dan Friedman

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Sarah Silverman has really done it now.

She’s moved from the gentle humor of “I’m f***ing Matt Damon” and the cerebral politics of the “Great Shlep” to shameless self-promotion of her site, Sell The Vatican.

On that site you can see her flaunt her ideas, call herself a “genius” and show a soft-focus picture of her as an inset. And what’s that big “idea”? To sell the Vatican to feed the world. As if that’s an original idea — as if that’s going to bring Arby’s to Ethiopia.

Stick to the thought-provokingly sick jokes, and gay/drugs/dog-related humor of the series Sarah, don’t move into the genuinely satirical world of practice what you preach. Live humbly doesn’t mean “live humbly” — everyone knows that. And remember, the Pope wasn’t called God’s Rottweiler because he walked around on a leather leash with studs. Well, not just because of that.

If you have to watch the video, it’s below.


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Comments
Alan Abbey Mon. Oct 12, 2009

Hey, it's a satire. It's funny.

Marc R Thu. Oct 15, 2009

I agree with Alan. It's just satire. Is it really so offensive to point out that the Catholic church is simultaneously stating its concern for the poor of the world while its leader lives in a gold plated mansion?

Why is it more offensive than The Great Shlep, which was based on the false premise that Jews in their 60s and older (the folks who marched on behlaf of the civil rights movement) are racist even though those Jews actually voted for Obama in higher numbers than younger Jews.




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