In what seems like a sudden and shocking about face, the Saturday Night Live team of 'comedians' appeared to take a shot at the 'fakeness' of mainstream media news and the omnipresent (pre- and post-election) bias towards anti-Trump and pro-liberal perspectives on any and every headline that crosses the wires…
The hidden 'WestWorld'-ness of CNN (and the mainstream media)…
As ScreenCrush so eloquently puts it, if it seemed like SNL’s Anderson Cooper sketch might have been on a loop, there’s good reason for it.
The cycle of reporting / contextualizing / reacting to / normalizing / supplanting Trump scandals is exactly as arduous as it sounds, and all 'Hosts' need to go in for maintenance eventually.
However, as clear as this sketch was in its embarrassing exposure of the 'real news emperor has no clothes' narrative, it was not enough for The Donald, who tweeted angrily…
I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night. It is a totally one-sided, biased show – nothing funny at all. Equal time for us?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2016