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Dr. Drew Mistakes Jon Lovitz’s Critique of Class Warfare for Violent Threat Against President Obama

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Former Saturday Night Live star Jon Lovitz is learning the hard way that despite liberals’ claims to love humor and comedy, they can’t stand it when their own side is being criticized. The liberal comic is facing a huge amount of criticism on Twitter for taking exception to President Obama’s continual assertions that wealthy Americans don’t pay a “fair” amount of taxes.

While Lovitz has been bashed on Twitter, he clearly wasn’t expecting to be accused of making some sort of violent threat against Obama. And yet that’s exactly what happened last night on the HLN show Dr. Drew where the host, Drew Pinsky, seemed to genuinely believe that. Lovitz was clearly taken back by such a bizarre assertion, making for some very awkward television before a producer rescued Pinsky from embarrassment. Video and transcript below.

Lovitz was presumably primarily booked on the more pop-culture-oriented Dr. Drew to talk about his recent exposure on Twitter of an anti-semitic prank played on a friend of his daughter’s by some schoolmates.

While he mentioned the prank story in his introduction to the segment, Pinsky switched gears once he began talking to Lovitz, speaking instead about the comedian’s other Twitter mini-story, his continued defense of his idea that as an upper-income individual, he is already paying his “fair share” of taxes.

This background is important because when you see the interview below, it appears that Lovitz thought Pinsky was trying to tell a joke that the Secret Service, charged with protecting the president, is instead investigating a nasty junior high prank.

The comedian appears visibly shocked when he realizes instead that the woefully uninformed Pinsky actually seems to believe Lovitz had made some sort of death threat against Obama when all he had done is made a profane critique of the president’s class warfare agenda.

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» 9 Comments

  1. Noelegy

    May 2nd, 2012

    I always hear that guy’s name as “Dr. Droopinski” and it amuses me.

    I sincerely hope that Jon Lovitz doesn’t have an unfortunate accident…

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  2. Boobie the Racist Dog

    May 2nd, 2012

    Dr. who? Jon who?

    “Where do you guys get these names?” — Gene Hackman

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  3. AbigailAdams

    May 2nd, 2012

    It’s good that Lovitz uses his celebrity to tell his fellow Democrats that bo is lying, but if you listen to what he says (following the transcripted part) about being “..a Democrat..I voted for him..he’s (bo) amazing..”, Lovitz sounds as though he is not quite yet willing to square off against his Hollywood friends. Maybe he’s realized, with the Twitter bashing he’s getting, just how vicious the crowd he identified with really is.

    Loved his sarcastic “I mean DOC.”

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  4. geofraz

    May 2nd, 2012

    F**k Lovitz! He has always been a liberal and enjoyed bashing Bush and fellow conservatives during his heyday. Now that the commie chickens are coming home to roost,let him and all his Obama supporting buddies suffer.

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  5. CrustyB

    May 2nd, 2012

    This plays out like a Sunny parody except this quack is serious.

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  6. Dr. Tar

    May 2nd, 2012

    The education of Jon Lovitz. Better a late learner than dying a Red I’d say.

    The big questions are – will he beg to come back into the liberal fold and if so will they allow him back in?

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  7. JaneLovesJesus

    May 2nd, 2012

    Sounds like Dr. Drew was
    confusing Lovitz with Nugent.

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  8. xthred

    May 2nd, 2012

    Oh, no. I’m a Dr Drew fan from back in the Love Line days. Hope he gets straightened out.

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  9. Hybrid Lemon

    May 2nd, 2012

    Sorry, but who the hell is Dr. Drew? Dr. Who?
    Someday, I must get my 1958 TV fixed.

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