By Ben Haber
On Sunday I was showing my brother some of the clips from SNL this past weekend. While the highlight of the show was Tina Fey (again), we noticed that there were a few more digs at the democrats that usual in some of the skits. Apparently we weren’t the only ones who noticed.
There was one skit about the financial crisis that featured a press conference with President Bush, Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank. However, this segment was different then the normal SNL skit: it placed blame on the Democrats. In fact, it blasted big-time billionaire democrat George Soros and said that Herbert and Marion Sandler (real people that were portrayed in the skit) ‘should be shot’.
The clip was initially put on Hulu, but has since been pulled, Mashable reports:
A number of mostly right-wing political pundits are noting this evening that Hulu, NBC, and YouTube have all pulled what was an incredibly hilarious video lampooning the bailout bill announcement from CSPAN… The Sandlers are seething over the skit. And George Soros must be livid as well. Anyone else smell a legal threat behind the disappearance of the video?
While its unknown who exactly is responsible for having the skit pulled, it clearly did not go over well with someone.
It’s no secret that SNL has been in favor of Obama, but it’s interesting to see that while conservatives have continuously been blasted on the show, just one step over the line against liberals can result in pulling a clip.
This of course leads us to the question, is it right to allow political interests to control the internet?