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The SNL Factor

Saturday Night Live got a big shout out from Hillary Clinton in the Democratic debate in Cleveland two weeks ago (here if you haven't seen it): Lorne Michaels was so pleased with the response that he asked writer Jim Downey to get to work on more skits, and thus the first major theme of SNL's 2008 election..

Saturday Night Live got a big shout out from Hillary Clinton in the Democratic debate in Cleveland two weeks ago (here if you haven't seen it):




Lorne Michaels was so pleased with the response that he asked writer Jim Downey to get to work on more skits, and thus the first major theme of SNL's 2008 election coverage was established. There has been much ado about the show's impact on the Ohio and Texas primaries, and specifically on the media's treatment of Obama.

Now SNL finds itself the target of media criticism, both for its choice of Fred Armisen as Barack, and for its own perceived bias toward Hillary. Our plan is to continue to accuse everybody, randomly and loudly, of being racist AND sexist for the next few months.

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