Here’s an excerpt:
I started thinking about overrated liberal comedians this week, when news broke that a fawning, big budget Smothers Brothers biopic is in development. Great: we’re now facing months of witless hagiography about these two “daring, transgressive, brave” performers, and the rest of the progressive comedy pantheon of heroic martyrs.
Who weren’t funny. (…)
A lot of stuff George Carlin came out with sounds like it belongs on a slightly “edgy” line of greeting cards (…)
(And if Carlin was so brave, why didn’t he rail against two other words you REALLY can’t say on the radio and [most of] TV: “n*****” and “f****t”? Because fighting for the right to say them would shock his liberal fans, not the looming right wing Christian prudes of his own imagination.)
UPDATE — As per one of the commenters at PJMedia, in fact, The Who were not impressed with the Smothers Brothers either…
(And yes, that is the moment Townshend lost the hearing in his right ear, thanks to the show’s stagehands, who accepted a bribe from Moon to overload his drum kit with explosives.)