Recently, Chris Stigall spoke with comedian Rob Schneider. The comedian’s responses were both candid and honest. He was open about his feelings of the Obama administration and of the liberal press.
He stated, “Democracies don’t end well. We are sliding very fast towards fascism. It’s an ugly kind of thing. There’s this kind of mob mentality that we have to be careful of.”
He also admitted that he was pressured by the media and the Hollywood establishment to have a more liberal or progressive stance on political issues. He said, “There’s a polarization that’s happening…I do think you look can look at government and go, ‘Wow, it is out of control now,’ and if you do criticize or tend to be not directly along a liberal stand, you can get murdered.” He went on to comment that the biggest government watchdog, the media has taken sides and no longer accurately reports the news. He stated, “We don’t really have freedom of the press. It’s owned by about eight different companies, and it doesn’t really express or help the average American.”
Schneider was critical of the President’s handling of the economy and he feels certain policies are negatively impacting businesses. He noted, “There’s not one segment of business under the Obama administration that hasn’t been hurt…he attacks for-profit schools, which is totally an elitist thing from a guy that went to Harvard. I think for free, by the way.”
Some say the more conservative segment of the population is paranoid that the media is a leftist propaganda machine or that the government is out to get them. However, with honest comedians like Rob Schneider and the blatant IRS scandal, there is substance to their argument.