SNL a Right-Wing Mouthpiece

Or latest sketch just a 'vehicle to make anal sex joke'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2009 1:14 PM CST

Saturday’s SNL cold opener—which poked fun at Obama’s deficit spending—conclusively marked the show as an “occasionally humorous right-wing propaganda organ,” writes Ethan Porter of True/Slant. SNL’s been obviously anti-Obama since the primaries, pausing only to mock Sarah Palin, who's far less popular than Obama. “The show, fat and rich in its old age, reflects the politics of its executive producer, Lorne Michaels, who maxed out to McCain in 08.”

Even CNN recently took issue with a recent SNL jab at Obama, going so far as to fact-check it. But Jason Linkins of the Huffington Post thinks everyone ought to calm down. Unlike, say, the Daily Show, SNL isn’t in the business of advocating for causes. This latest sketch was “nothing more than a vehicle for comedians to make a broad anal sex joke.” (More SNL stories.)

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