Comedian Rob Schneider recently joined Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT to talk about how comedians struggle in today's political environment.
Schneider warned Stigall about the dangerous path he sees the country on:
"Democracies don't end well. We are sliding very fast towards fascism. It's an ugly kind of thing. There's this kind of mob mentality that we have to be careful of."
He also said that comedians are pressured to align themselves with one side of the political spectrum:
"There's a polarization that's happening... I do think you look can look at government and go, 'Wow, it is out of control now,' and if you do criticize or tend to be not directly along a liberal stand, you can get murdered."
"There's not one segment of business under the Obama administration that hasn't been hurt," Schneider said, citing a Fortune 500 company CEO. Furthermore, "he attacks for-profit schools, which is totally an elitist thing from a guy that went to Harvard. I think for free, by the way."
He also criticized mainstream media not standing up for the American people:
"We don't really have freedom of the press. It's owned by about eight different companies, and it doesn't really express or help the average American."
You can listen to the full podcast with Rob Schneider at CBS Philly