I have always wanted to keep this blog politics free, but a recent story just made it impossible. Last weekend SNL had an opening sketch where Fred Armisen played the role of President Obama. The sketch is pretty funny, and follows a long tradition of successful political satire from SNL. The whole idea behind the sketch is Obama addressing the nation and essentially saying he’s done nothing since taking office. Well, I wouldn’t say that. Whether you agree with that or not is irrelevant. It’s comedy, right? Buuuut, CNN just couldn’t leave it alone. While the White House itself wouldn’t comment on the sketch, CNN, the defender of their Holy-President-That-Can-Do-No-Wrong, took offense at the sketch and rushed to the resuce. They went ahead, and I shit you not, fact checked and discredited the sketch. Let me say that again. A NEWS NETWORK TOOK THE TIME TO FACT CHECK AND DISCREDIT A COMEDY SKETCH! You can view the ridiculous segment here.
And you wonder why Republicans are bitching about the “liberal media bias”.
This whole stupid story reminds me of another SNL sketch. Unfortunately, that one is starting to look like a documentary now.