Thursday, March 06, 2008

Stranger than fiction

I happened to catch Saturday Night Live on March 1st, the first new show since the writer's strike, and they did a hysterical opening piece about how the press supposedly is easy on Obama and hard on Hillary. I thought it was just hysterical, and I still do. And apparently Hillary even mentioned the piece in in a speech after it took place. But yesterday, on NPR no less, I heard a political commentator say that the SNL sketch may actually have improved Hillary's chances of winning because now the media is being tougher on Obama in real life, and is being somewhat more sympathetic to Hillary... all because of a piece on SNL? Now fiction is impacting reality? Political comedy is actually impacting a presidential race? Come on!

If Hillary ends up winning because of SNL... I don't know what I'll do.

P.S. Here's what someone else has to say about it
SNL, the art of creative whining and how to win an election by complaining about the media

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