Thursday, October 09, 2008

Censored Video

I can't figure out how to embed it, but there is a marvelous skit in which SNL lampoons the Democrats. Unlike their skits lampooning Sarah Palin, this one has been systematically yanked from Youtube, HULU, and every web site that has featured it, together with comments asking what happened to it. Here is a link to a blogger who managed to repost it. (Hat tip to Anthony Gregory and Geofrey Alan Plauche.)

Why has this one been yanked? One possible explanation: among its deserving targets are two real people, Herbert and Marion Sandler, powerful and (of course) super-wealthy lefties. The line flashed on the screen, "People who should be shot" might have something to do with it as well. SNL could say things like that about you or me with impunity, but not about the Sandlers. I urge you to go to the above link and view it right away, before the Sandlers, NBC, the Sandlers their hired help, or whoever is doing this get to this blogger.

Added ten minutes later: Wow. In the few minutes it took me to write this post, the above link stopped working. Wow. Here is another link to it. Let's see how long it keeps working.

Still later
I finally found an embedding code for the video. Here it is. Yank this!

The next day: This is the first time I've ever quoted Bill O'Reilly as a source, but so far he is the only one outside the blogosphere who has talked about this story. (Gee, I wonder why?) Anyway, he reported that, yes, the Sandlers called NBC and complained about the skit. It is evidently NBC that keeps yanking copies of it. He quoted an NBC spokeperson saying that the skit, or some portion thereof, "was not up to our standards." Obviously, if this person meant it was not funny, they were lying.


Anonymous said...

This is a better link:

Lester Hunt said...

That's one of the sites from which it offending video has been yanked.

pappy d said...

Thanks for posting this! It's hilarious & I would never have seen it. Who'd have thought SNL would ever be relevant again?