So why is the Saturday Night Live Sketch making fun of Democrats removed from all the websites?

Would all copies of the sketches be removed if it was a skit on Sarah Palin? John Fund has this story:

One of the funniest and most politically searing comedy sketches in years has vanished from the Web site of NBC's Saturday Night Live. Visitor comments asking about its disappearance are also being scrubbed from the Web site. The sketch -- a harsh indictment of the housing meltdown that led to last week's bailout bill -- was clearly too much truth for someone to handle.

The seven-minute sketch featured a mock news conference of Democratic Congressional leaders on the bailout bill, during which Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank inadvertently acknowledge that it was Congress that blocked reform and effective oversight of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Then SNL comic Kristen Wiig, playing Speaker Pelosi, introduces a parade of "victims" of the housing crisis. These "real Americans" include two jobless deadbeats who bought houses with no down-payment and a preppy couple who can't flip the dozen time-share condos they bought as a speculative investment.

They were followed by actors portraying the real-life couple of Herbert and Marion Sandler. They explained how they built a mortgage company that specialized in subprime mortgages, which they sold to Wachovia Bank for $24.2 billion in 2006 -- one of the worst acquisitions by any company ever. It helped precipitate the collapse of Wachovia last week.

The Sandlers were hustled off the stage by "Speaker Pelosi" after they said they couldn't understand why they were invited to a news conference of "victims" since they had done so well out of the housing crisis.

They were followed by financier George Soros, identified as "Owner, Democratic Party." The actor portraying Mr. Soros informs the group that the $700 billion bailout package "basically belongs to me" and that he has decided to short the U.S. dollar. That will trigger a devaluation "either Tuesday or Wednesday. I haven't decided which yet. It will depend on how I feel."

The brutally wicked sketch must have caused tremors in left-wing circles. The Sandlers and Mr. Soros have all been prime financial backers of independent political groups that have secured huge influence in the Democratic Party and helped fuel the rise of Barack Obama. . . .

Thanks to a reader of this blog in the comments section I was pointed to this link here for the video.

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Blogger Jim Lagnese said...

I guess the Truth Squads are not only effective, but expeditious. I guess it prelude of things to come.

10/07/2008 12:45 PM  
Blogger lafing said...

i went looking for it and there are a lot of angry comments about it going missing....i did see a promo clip where ann hathaway says she's really nervous and the response is "don't worry, if you really screw up maybe congress will give you 700 billion dollars"
it'll be interesting to see where this goes...

10/07/2008 3:19 PM  
Anonymous Stan B said...

Be quick!

10/07/2008 4:02 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

You can still get (and download) it here.

10/07/2008 5:35 PM  
Anonymous Bruce in California said...

Even so called original versions of the SNL video are missing two sentences regarding an "important social contract"... why?

Quoting from NewsMax.com:

"In the unedited version, which ran live last Saturday, Sandler turns to the Frank character and says: “And thank you, Congressman Frank, as well as many Republicans for helping block Congressional oversight of our corrupt activities.”

Frank replies: “Not at all. There's an important social contract here. When deceitful housing lenders play by the rules, and bribe members of Congress with campaign contributions, they have a right to expect that we will protect them from losing money. Now let me say something else here. Many of you are probably wondering, where did that $700 billion missing from our economy go? To help answer that, let me introduce our good friend, billionaire hedge fund manager, George Soros...” "

10/09/2008 4:28 PM  

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