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SNL: CNN is “in the tank” for Obama

Posted by Richard on February 24, 2008

If you missed the Feb. 23 return of Saturday Night Live, you missed one of the best opening sketches they've had in years. It parodied the latest CNN debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. In the SNL version, the CNN personnel made it abundantly clear that they're "totally in the tank" for Obama, and it was hilarious. The first question posed to Obama was, "Is there anything we can get you?" The follow-up question was, "Are you sure?"

NBC is stupidly forcing YouTube to pull all posts of the video as copyright violations. Have these people never heard of viral marketing?? The broad dissemination of this 9-minute sketch would do more to build SNL's audience than all their on-air promos. What morons.

Anyway, here's the last 2:51, courtesy of the NBC's SNL video page:

UPDATE: For some bizarre reason, audio seems to work only in Internet Explorer (at least for me) — sorry. Take it up with NBC


If you know of a source for the whole thing or a transcript of it, please post it in the comments. 

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4 Responses to “SNL: CNN is “in the tank” for Obama”

  1. RedPencil said

    link via Noel Sheppard

    It looks like it’s there… for now…

  2. rgcombs said

    And now it’s gone. But thanks for trying!

  3. J.D. said

    I was irritated at first that NBC pulled their videos from YouTube, but they show them all for free on their website, so it’s not that big a deal.

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