This is just amazing stuff....NBC (the biggest State-Run Media Outlet alive) decides to scrap a skit on Obama taking credit for bin Laden's death in favor of a skit aimed at Fox News....Now if this isn't total crap, I don't know what is...I'd love to know who was influenced and by whom to make the switch....Obviously the overriding political views of this show and this network were at play...
Scrapped SNL skit mocks Obama for taking credit for bin Laden killing
Published: 12:25 PM 05/06/2012 By Gregg Re - The Daily Caller
The Daily Caller has obtained a scrapped skit critical of President Barack Obama that was intended for airing at the opening of last night’s “Saturday Night Live” on NBC.
In the skit, President Obama addresses Americans soon after the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden — and he makes sure to remind viewers that all credit for the raid on the terrorist leader’s compound belongs to him.
“I hope you had a safe and joyous first anniversary of his killing,” the president, portrayed by Fred Armisen, begins.
“Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to be at home this year, as I had to fly to Afghanistan, to remind President Karzai that, exactly one year ago, we killed Osama bin Laden, and that the decision to do so was a gutsy one,” the president continues. “And was mine.”
The president then outlines what gifts are appropriate on the anniversaries of “Killing Osama bin Laden Day,” and reminds his audience that “heavy drinking, and Killing Osama bin Laden Day, are never a good combination.”
The full text of the skit, which was authored by comedian Jim Downey, is viewable below. It is not clear why the skit, which also pokes fun at the president’s handling of the economy, was scrapped.
The real President Obama has faced harsh criticism in recent weeks for allegedly politicizing bin Laden’s death by taking too much credit for the operation that killed him.
Instead of the skit, NBC opted instead to air a parody of Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends.” That skit, which also featured Armisen, mocked Fox News personalities by portraying them as clueless partisans.
“Shame on President Barack Obama, who is running a campaign ad that argues that Mitt Romney would not have made the decision to launch the raid,” said Taran Killam, who portrayed Fox personality Steve Doocy.
“I can name one person who wouldn’t have launched that raid: Barack Obama!” Bobby Moynihan, playing Fox host Brian Kilmeade, interjected.
Obama Address Cold Open – May 6, 2012
Obama Address Cold Open - May 6, 2012