The other night, my wife and I were watching an old Johnny Carson show. We have a set of his old shows on DVD, and when our cable service goes out, like the 18 hours, it was out the other day; these old shows aren't half bad. Anyways, as we watched prime cuts of his comedic monologues, and those of his numerous guest comedians and his Mighty Carson Player skits, it hit me that during the entire two hours of prime cuts from his shows; there were NO, and I mean no, sarcastic, caustic, acrimonious, or insensitive comments about the leaders of our nation, or DC in general. My question to those who are checking this post out is simple: Have our comedians and comedy sitcoms (Saturday Night Live, etc.) gotten out of control, when it comes to giving respect to the office, our elected officials are in; and in doing so, has the right to "Freedom of speech" been pushed way to far?? We don't have to agree with them, in fact, that is why we have the power of the vote, so why has it become too easy to verbally slam, attack and even sway the opinion of the public by using caustic, sarcastic, insensative humor? And as I listened and laughed at their jokes, I was amazed at how they could solicit laughs without putting another person down! :type: JUST WONDERED WHAT SOME OF YOU MAY THINK!