CNN fact checks...Saturday Night Live?
At first, I thought this was one of those cutesy things that cable news does every once and a while; plant their tongue firmly in cheek and report something weird, wacky, or just humorous.
But about 2 minutes into the segment, I suddenly realized that Wolf Blitzer of CNN wasn't kidding, that the segment was deadly serious, and that the network was actually fact checking a comedy skit that aired over the weekend on Saturday Night Live.
Would it surprise you to discover that SNL was incorrect in some of their criticisms? Would it surprise you to learn that in the history of cable news, or any other news, no other network had ever taken time to break down a comedy sketch and critique it for accuracy? Would it cause you to raise an eyebrow if, in the previous 8 years of the Bush Administration, that featured dozens and dozens of exaggerated, insulting, factually incorrect skits by SNL performers about the Bush White House that CNN didn't find anything worthy of investigating for "accuracy?"
Would it shock you to find out that CNN is run by idiots and slavering Obama sycophants?
Allahpundit at Hot Air is incredulous:
Heaven forbid that the average half-drunk late-night Saturday TV viewer be "misinformed" about our savior by a comedy show reminding them that health care's "not done" (which it isn't) and that Afghanistan's gotten worse this year (which it has). Even if you want to clap Obama on the back for keeping his promise to send more troops, might it not perhaps be worth mentioning that he's currently rethinking the entire "war of necessity" mindset on which he campaigned?
Let's see if you can guess how the segment ends. Think: Media outlet is in the tank, subject is SNL skewering politicians. What footage is damned near obligatory here? And there it is, at 2:50.
Absolutely surreal. And quite telling, don't you think?
What's next, fact checking Conan O'Brien or David Letterman?
Hat Tip: Ed Lasky