Saturday Night Live
Why do people who identify as feminist betray themselves when men aligned with them are accused of the worst?
The women of Saturday Night Live released a statement “Offer[ing] Solidarity in Support of Al Franken.” In their statement, assistants, writers, photographers, and cast members stated that they “are moved to quickly and directly affirm that after years of working with him, we would like to acknowledge that not one of us ever experienced any inappropriate behavior; and mention our sincere appreciation that he treated each of us with the utmost respect and regard.”
PolitiFact's "Truth-O-Meter" is an incredibly fickle instrument. It depends on who the liberals at PolitiFact want to paint as "True" and who they want to shame as "False." Bryan White at the blog PolitiFact Bias reports that in "fact checks" that were six days apart, PolitiFact demonstrated how two similarly un-enforced laws drew very different verdicts.
After taking a week to slam alleged sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, NBC’s Saturday Night Live poured great detail into a skit that mocked White House adviser Kellyanne Conway as a loon and for her makeup. In a skit resembling the hit movie remake of Stephen King’s “IT,” comedian Alex Moffat played CNN’s Anderson Cooper who was being lured into the sewer by Kate McKinnon, who played Kellyanne Conway.
As NBC faces questions about why it turned away Ronan Farrow’s story on Harvey Weinstein, it’s worth taking a minute to ridicule the idea that NBC’s Saturday Night Live skipped over Harvey Weinstein last Saturday because, as SNL boss Lorne Michaels told the Daily Mail that mocking Weinstein would be a “New York thing.” Ridiculous. The show featured ten sketches mocking legally blind New York Gov. David Paterson.
While the adults were investigating the motives of the man responsible for the Las Vegas mass shooting, and others were discussing new regulations of bump stocks, the man-children at NBC’s Saturday Night Live were attacking all gun owners for the acts of one man. “The investigation into the tragedy in Las Vegas this week has sparked a larger debate in America between people who want common sense gun control and people who are wrong,” announced fake newsman Colin Jost, setting the tone for the bit.
One can’t accuse people of being racist and then casually fling racial slurs around.
But Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che did just that, on the “Weekend Update” skit. After playing a video clip showing Trump criticizing the mayor of Puerto Rico, the actor ranted, (presumably as a part of the skit.) He said, “Oh really Donald? You bitch … write them a check with our money you cheap cracker!”
Despite initially claiming she wanted to avoid politics on her new NBC daytime show, on Friday, during a fawning interview with the female cast members of Saturday Night Live, host Megyn Kelly fondly reminisced over comedian Kate McKinnon’s sorrowful opening of SNL after Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 election.
This is war. Hollywood is arming themselves with the written word and preparing to do battle in politics. With the fall television season, Hollywood writers and actors bring a barrage of material aimed at portraying President Trump and his policies in the worst light possible. As of September, there are 16 scripted television shows either already airing or scheduled to air that focus on attacking Trump in their plots.
Most people in today’s “mainstream media” almost never admit they have a liberal bias when covering the news, but Jake Tapper -- host of The Lead, a weekday program on the Cable News Network -- did just that during an interview with Andy Greene of the Rolling Stone magazine that was posted on Tuesday, August 15.
The busy and eventful summer for the Trump administration was too much of a calling for NBC’s Saturday Night Live, still between seasons. Which was why, on Thursday night, the network brought back their Weekend Update skit for a half hour long comedy special. The special had some pretty humorous moments. But for good natured people, the show took a dark turn when a bit involving President Trump’s adult sons portrayed Eric Trump as a person with an intellectual disability.
The "brave" comic took down an Instagram message deriding our Fake News age. Looks like Michael Che ruffled the wrong feathers. Che, the Weekend Update co-anchor on the liberal Saturday Night Live. calls himself a “feather ruffler” on his official Instagram account.
Pity ABC, NBC and CBS News. If the fall TV season comes and Sean Spicer is no longer White House Press Secretary, they’ll have to talk about something besides Saturday Night Live. Like maybe … news. Spicer is rumored to be leaving the press shop for another job in the administration. And if he’s not the daily face and voice of the Trump administration, it’s going to be hard for actress Melissa McCarthy to reprise her lampoon of him on SNL.