They’re pandering to their audience of mindless liberals...why expect anything less?
A skit about Menendez and underage Dominican hookers would have been funny. A public service message about how Chris Dorner stopped smoking would have been funny. Announcing it has been 1 year since Whitney Houston stopped doing drugs would have been crude, but funny.
Skits about liberals write themselves. Not only are liberal skits about conservatives not funny, but most of the time they are forced, run on too long and most of the time aren’t true to start with.
A skit about liberals are true, to the point and most of the time hysterical.
I don’t know any Christians who watch Saturday Night Live; they’re obviously targeting a different market. Several people I know watched it years ago, but the problem for these shows is that people grow up, their comedy is stale, and an increasing number of young people today are watching Telemundo (or whatever else they fancy). TV today is facing the same problem advertisers did when remote controls came out; people simply don’t have to watch. The days of a few stations force-feeding propaganda to mindless zombies are over for large segments of the population; an increasing number of people simply turn on a laptop instead of a TV now.
Of course, to combat it the TV shows have to get progressively raunchy as they fight for the bottom-feeders; not exactly a target demographic for companies hawking wares on commercials...