Daniel O’Brien over at Cracked.com has a pretty funny tongue in cheek column about kidnapping Sasha and Malia.

I couldn’t help but think of how the Clintons were so obsessed over treatment of their daughter Chelsea that they got NBC to censor a Wayne’s World sketch that mentioned her.

I wonder how the Obamas will react to a joke about kidnapping their daughters, tying them up, and keeping them in a basement. And about whether you should toss them in the ocean to drown or put them in a hot air balloon to die after you get bored with them.

But even more interestingly, I wonder whether the so called liberal media will go ape-shit over this little piece of satire and make a big deal out of it. Calling for terminations, apologies, retractions and the what not.

My guess is that Cracked’s readership is small enough that it might go unnoticed. But this also might be Cracked’s grab at the brass ring, hoping for enough press to put it in the big leagues with satire sites such as the Onion. Who knows, maybe one day Cracked will be successful enough to release its own crappy direct-to-DVD movie. Now there’s a goal worth striving for!

  1. heehee says:

    There is a world of difference between “tongue in cheek” humor, regardless of how tasteless it is, and the kind of kill the abortionist hate speech spewed by hate mongers.

    I think you are just trolling for stupid commenters.

  2. RTaylor says:

    Civilians should be off limits, especially children. Satire is a concept many do not get, even if it is done well. That doesn’t include this piece of shit

  3. bobbo, a staunch supporter of 1st Amendment says:

    they should be boycotted for their worse than poor taste.

    I hope they go out of business and that the media industry knows why.

  4. Vegas Bob says:

    There is nothing funny about “kidnapping”,there are to many sicko’s out there. In particular the Presidents daughters.

  5. Vegas Bob says:

    My comment was poorly worded, you know what I meant. I think children should be off limits to this type of humor.

  6. BigBoyBC says:

    I’m sure the Secret Service isn’t laughing, they’ll pay this guy a visit. Laugh that one off O’brien.

  7. Mark Derail says:

    Then SN had to publish this, causing the story to be read by way more people.

    Poor Cracked, College Humor has them beat.

  8. tj says:

    SN you must not have children of your own or you wouldn’t think this is funny. If you do have children I’m sorry … for them.

    Not only is this in poor taste, it definitely teeters on the edge of illegality. As BigBoyBC said, enjoy your visit with the Secret Service O’Brien.

    Congratulations to Cracked for doubling their readership to 2 with this publicity attempt, and to you SN for riding their coat tales.

  9. Cursor_ says:

    Wonder if we can get Fox News to report it as a suspected terrorist plot?

    NOW that would be funny.


  10. Rick's Cafe says:

    Screw the liberal media. Will David Letterman broach the topic in his opening monologue? Maybe make it a top 14 and under list? (ouch!)

  11. TooManyPuppies says:

    Obama’s response is meaningless. It’s the Secret Service aka the SS, that decides if they go apeshit. They investigate every threat, parody or not.

  12. Cap'nKangaroo says:

    I was surprised SN did not mention the Bush twins. I believe it was generally known that any but the most cursory mention of them before they graduated from college could/would land that publication in the Bush’s doghouse. And since Bush had very big, well connected, filthy rich supporters willing to carry water for him, that doghouse could be extremely inhospitable.

  13. deowll says:

    I’m glad to see that people will stand up for Obama’s kids. I mean that.

    The question is why some maggots that now are willing to stand up for that which is right thought the statement about Palin’s daughter was good clean fun.

    There is a word for that kind of behavior: hypocrite.

  14. tj says:


    first of all let me say that I thought David letterman was out of line too, you just don’t use peoples kids for material. But you have to admit that this is an order of magnitude more distasteful than Letterman’s crumy joke. Isn’t possible that one could think Letterman’s joke harmless and this tripe dangerous?

    Secondly, who’s the hypocrite? Is there someone who specifically condoned Letterman that is now dispariging this cracked article? Or are you just picking sides?

  15. SenorSir says:


  16. Glenn E. says:

    “I wonder whether the so called liberal media will go ape-shit over this little piece of satire?”

    I think this posting has already made more of it, than the so-called “liberal press” will bother doing. And BTW, WHAT LIBERAL PRESS? Aren’t all the newspapers and Tv networks pretty much owned by a few Republican obsessed conglumerates? The 1% that are “liberal” are a spit in the wind, against the rest. So even when they do sound off. You’re not likely to hear them, unless you subscribe to them on purpose. I would have loved to hear Al Franken talk on the radio, before he finally got elected to office. But no stations in my area, would carry the “liberal” media. And I understand such broadcasts only can be heard on a handful of stations across the US. That, out of the thousands of Republican controlled stations, that carry Limbaugh and other such media stooges.

  17. Nimby says:

    Personally, I think kids should be off the agenda for the media. And, for the record, the media did spend some time going after the Bush girls.

    Someone will take this article for an instruction manual. Maybe one of those new high school grads in Louisiana.

    I’m betting the SS is on the way…

  18. soundwash says:

    yes, its very raw and somewhat dark humor, but that’s all it is.

    anyone who gets bent way out of shape over this should stop surfing the net. -if only because you obviously have no control over your emotions (an emotional level of a child) and have no clue about “perspective” or it’s use in the grand scheme of things.

    That being said, the timing and release of this article is not only highly suspect, but may have grave results for free speech.

    This article is almost THE PERFECT “weapon” the lunatics in congress that pushed the Hate Crime Bill (HR 1913) through the house, need to get it passed.

    I can easily see the froth forming around the mouths of the MSM / Lobby whores who cant wait to run this article ’til it makes your ears bleed.

    I hope it amounts to nothing, but since it’s main subject contains the “Golden Formula” -the ever popular “innocent children”, -i really cannot see those pushing for HR 1913, passing up exploiting this baby.

    Its shocking, outrageous and can be hyped up as being immoral and putting not only the presidents kids in danger..but more importantly, “all the innocent children everywhere”

    Somebody bury this article fast. If the MSM and political / lobby whores get a hold of it, HR 1913 will pass with flying colors and free speech (and humor) will be doomed until we have a revolution against the current out of control congress.

    (which hopefully will happen before 2010 elections)

    i hope i’m completely off on
    this one


    HR 1913

  19. Uncle Patso says:

    “Cracked” was inferior from its very beginning.

    Now they’re just asking for trouble.

  20. Johan says:

    Whoa, people are sensitive. 🙂

    Of course you can joke about serious things. That’s probably the best use of it, since it allows us to reflect on matters in a light heartened fashion.

    When will people get it? Just because you’re offended by something someone says doesn’t make the other person wrong, and you don’t have a right to do anything about what other people says.
    This sort of BS gave us “hate crime” laws and other nonsense.

  21. TheCommodore says:

    Cracked sucks, it has always sucked. This indeed sounds like a desperate move for attention. They should have given up decades ago.

  22. dtwiscool says:

    Whoa, some of you guys need to calm the hell down. It was a JOKE; yes, in somewhat poor taste, but funny nonetheless. DOB stated several times in the article that doing this is actually very stupid and will get you executed, let alone arrested. Well, that’s kind of obvious, but still. Cracked is actually (in my opinion at least) a pretty damn funny little website that gets looked down on because it started as a crappy ripoff of MAD magazine. Well, the website is different. Check it out, but only if you can take a joke without hoping the feds will arrest whoever told the joke.

  23. Cracked Reader says:

    And now there’s an article on how he got taken in by the Secret Service over that article.


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