Jon Lovitz spent much of George W. Bushâs presidency doing what nearly all of his peers did â making fun of the Commander in Chief. And no one said a peep. When the âSaturday Night Liveâ alum chided President Barack Obama for saying the rich don't pay their fair share earlier this year, he ended up letting a security escort walk him to his car. Lovitz tells Big Hollywood that his now infamous podcast rant against Obamaâs class warfare rhetoric led to death threats left on the voice mail of his Universal City-based comedy club. âI know where you eat,â one message warned. The comedian, who owns the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club and Podcast Theatre, says he isnât concerned about his safety. He is riled up, however, about the media, his fellow Democrats and why questioning the presidentâs policies means complete strangers now accuse him of being a racist. The wide-ranging discussion with Big Hollywood also touched on his evolving views on business and the public's reaction to his Obama critiques. The real story, as Lovitz sees it, is how the press is going after comedians. He praised two conservative media outlets for their coverage of his Obama comments. âYour site and Twitchy.com, they get the humor. The Huffington Post â¦ their comedy guys have no sense of humor and their headlines are lying,â he says. The latter referenced Lovitzâs guest hosting gig for fellow âSNLâ star Dennis Miller on the latterâs weekday radio program. We never said we wished more comedians would mock Obama, but thatâs the way The Huffington Postâs headline read, he explains. Lovitz also got called a racist for critiquing the president, even though heâs never been associated publicly with any racially insensitive comments. It particularly galls him since one of his next projects is co-starring on âMr. Box Office,â a new television series with a mostly black cast. âI donât see the president as black or white. Heâ a man,â Lovitz says, adding he's frustrated by his own party rushing to slap a racist label on him. "What I find bizarre is how the quote liberals are bringing up race ... saying, 'shut the fuck up.' I find them so close minded. I thought you were liberal," he says. "You should be tolerant of everybody whether they agree with you or not." Lovitz also takes issue with organizations like GLAAD which pounce on comedians for saying politically incorrect material on stage. âThey donât understand irony and sarcasm. They take what [comedians] say literally â¦ itâs ridiculous,â he says. Lovitz hasnât received any specific feedback, good or bad, from his fellow comedians after the fallout from his Obama comments. âTheyâre not not supportive,â he says. The everyday people he meets had a more vocal reaction. âI canât tell you how many people came up and thanked me,â he says. Lovitz isnât wanting for work these days, and he says his recent publicity hasn't hurt that. His current projects include the upcoming âGrown Ups 2,â the aforementioned sitcom, his comedy club and frequent stand-up appearances (he will appear Aug. 11 along with fellow "SNL" co-star Tim Meadows at the SRC Arena in Syracuse). It's his chores as a comedy club owner which have given him insight into the current economic situation. He routinely asks fellow business owners how they're managing to make ends meet in this economy, and he usually gets a negative report back. âI donât think I really understood what the economy meant to the degree that I do now,â he says. Heâs not blaming Obama for that situation. Heâs a registered Democrat, and his beef with the President doesnât mirror what Miller says on his nationally syndicated radio show. Lovitz is more outraged by Obama's soak the rich rhetoric, which he thinks is a cheap distraction from bigger issues.