Maddow Rips Wingnut Claims About Presidents Appearing On Comedy Shows

Clip recap via Noah Rothman:

On Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow took aim at ABC News reporter Jim Avila, CNN political analyst David Gergen, and a number of conservative political commentators who asserted that President Barack Obama’s appearance on a Funny or Die web video debased the office of the presidency. Maddow took the opportunity to play clips of all the times when American presidents made light of themselves by appearing with comedians. Maddow featured presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush who appeared with popular comedians at some point in their presidency.