President Obama makes uncontroversial point about news media. Fox News immediately proves his point. pic.twitter.com/f7U5oJYpLa
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) January 14, 2018
NBC’s Saturday Night Live skewered Kentuckians (clueless, inaccurate accents, Wal-Mart clothing) for supporting insincerely coal-conscious President Donald Trump. The positioning is that Kentuckians voted against their own interests by electing a leader who uses their lack of understanding to boost his own political scorecard.
Of course Trump won in Democrat-heavy states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio but SNL gets better laughs torching Kentucky.
If the Kentucky sketch was a misdirection that ignores heavy Trump resistance in Louisville, Lexington, and Northern Kentucky, the parody of a New York cable news host was on point. SNL offered a brilliant takedown of embattled Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. Saturday Night Live tossed Alec Baldwin n the dual role of both Trump and O’Reilly. Outstanding! We’ll do it LIVE!
HELLO KETTLE, MEET BLACK – Alec Baldwin has his own notorious trail of misbehavior toward women, his own daughter, and paparazzi over the years. NBC’s parent company fired Baldwin a few years ago after multiple instances of profane public rage directed at photographers.
Baldwin was rehired by NBC to play Trump as the 2016 presidential campaign advanced.
Former CBS newsman Bernard Goldberg now works as a media analyst. Goldberg tends to have more conservative views. In this case, he stands in opposition to Arizona business owners using their personal religious beliefs to deny service to those they consider sinners.
The Fox News anchor in this video says, in effect, that she’s too young to fully understand the 1960s civil rights movement, as though she’s never met a history book.
Goldberg responds that TV news gives a condensed “Readers Digest” synopsis to stories, robbing them of full context. Not long thereafter, he is cut off because Fox News is “out of time.”
When I checked this morning, Fox News was still on the air and clearly not out of time.