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Saturday Night Live's Parody Debate

Updated: October 5, 2008 - Looking for Saturday Night Live parody videos of the Palin Biden debate or the Bush, Pelosi, Frank C-Span Bailout Spin?

  • Saturday Night Live October 4, 2008 - Palin Biden Parody Debate - LINK
  • Saturday Night Live October 4, 2008 - Bush, Pelosi, Frank C-Span Bailout - LINK

SNL parodies from a week earlier:

  • Saturday Night Live September 27, 2008 - McCain Obama Debate - LINK
  • Saturday Night Live September 27, 2008 - Palin Couric Interview - LINK

Updated March 2 -- Saturday March 1 episode which features a parody of the Ohio Democratic debate:

Saturday February 23 episode which features a parody of the Texas debate:

(hat tip to Andy)

Hillary Clinton's appearance March 1, 2008:

Update II: New York Times Saturday morning (link):

On the bus ferrying a group of reporters to an appearance by Senator Barack Obama at Ohio State University on Wednesday, Lee Cowan, the NBC reporter assigned to the campaign, was asked the media question of the week: Had journalists like himself been going easier on Mr. Obama than his opponent for the Democratic nomination, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton?

Questions over whether reporters are giving Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton an equally fair shake have been thrust into the campaign for the Democratic nomination.

"I don't think that it's kind treatment versus unkind treatment," Mr. Cowan began, taking issue with the depiction of journalists fawning over Mr. Obama in a "Saturday Night Live" skit last Saturday, a characterization stoked nearly every day since by Mrs. Clinton and her aides.

And yet, Mr. Cowan then described several advantages that he saw Mr. Obama as having over his rival. "He hasn't been around as long, so there isn't as much to pick at," Mr. Cowan said. "He plays everything very cool. He's not as much of a lightning rod. His personality just doesn't seem to draw that kind of coverage."

"Even in the conversations we have as colleagues, there is a sense of trying especially hard not to drink the Kool-Aid," Mr. Cowan added. "It's so rapturous, everything around him. All these huge rallies."

Clearly the press has been blinded by Obama's light.


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Comments (2)

Andy:

fyi: you can find an embeddable video of it on nbc's website.

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

Done - thanks, Andy.


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