People familiar with the Huffington Post are quite aware of numerous complaints against the online publication regarding content theft.
NBC's Saturday Night Live surprisingly referenced this issue in a Weekend Update sketch mocking editor Arianna Huffington (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
After introducing Huffington (played by Nasim Pedrad), Seth Meyers asked her about the "big week for gay rights."
"Oh, absolutely, Seth cutey pie," replied Pedrad. "Prop 8 was overturned in California, Washington state is going to allow gay marriage, and Smash premiered on NBC. It is like ten gay weddings in one hour."
After some applaused, Pedrad continued, "The New York Times has great coverage of this, Seth, and you can read all of it on the Huffington Post because we copied it and we pasted it."
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