Whether it's SNL, South Park, or Stephen Colbert, comedy shows have won entire audiences by making fun of public figures. You could argue that all humor makes fun of someone or something - even if you're laughing at yourself. But a lot of folks had mixed feelings about SNL's Paterson skit.
The big debate is over whether the show went too far when it made fun of Gov. Paterson's disability. Maybe if they'd stuck to his policies or past controversies, people wouldn't be talking about this. But almost everyone has a line where humor turns to offense. Please take a moment and tell us where yours is - and whether SNL crossed it.
Carl Azuz, Anchor
P.S. Colin has a really good point below; the First Amendment protects our free speech rights. SNL did nothing that broke the law here, and they won't get in any legal trouble for this. It's just a question of whether you thought the skit was appropriate.