Skip to comments.SNL Mocks Benghazi Hearings; Replaces Whistleblowers with Murderer Jodi Arias
Posted on 05/12/2013 2:45:19 PM PDT by NoLibZone
Saturday's edition of Saturday Night Live mocked the House Oversight Committee's hearings last week on the Benghazi terror attacks, substituting convicted murderer Jodi Arias for the State Department whistleblowers who came forward to testify about the deaths of four American diplomats on Sep. 11, 2012.
SNL cast the hearings as a "partisan witch-hunt" in which Republicans tried to sensationalize the deaths for political gain, using the week's notorious criminals--including alleged kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro--to gain media attention. The sketch, which opened the show, acknowledged that the media had not covered the Benghazi scandal--but instead of making fun of the media or the administration, SNL targeted the GOP.
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Al Qeda attacks are humorous to the NYC SNL crew.
They’ve gone from scraping the bottom of the barrel to digging under it.
They should move this to MSNBC where their real audience is.
Anybody on FR who is “surprised” at this should probably leave right now....
GE is at it again. Gotta protect their golden goose.
I saw the horrifying Colbert Report makes jokes about Benghazi while showing the burning embassy in the background. An American ambassador tortured for 8 hours, brutally murdered along with 3 other brave Americans, and it’s the subject of jokes. Can anyone imagine Carson doing this?
SNL in NY....they’ve definitely forgotten about 9/11.
Something tells me, with this administration not taking it serious either, they might just all be reminded again......
Colbert was probably p*ssed that Sis got whupped by a guy who ran off to S. America for a hookup.
SNL is embarrassingly unfunny.
The only reason SNL is still on is because the DNC knows that SNL is where their brain dead, low information voters get all of their political information. Normal people have other things to do on Saturday night.
Exactly! Plus, it was stupid for two reasons: most of their target audience isn’t even aware of this story, and the rest who ARE, won’t find humor in it. They need to research who’s watching.
Gee, I wonder why nobody watches SNL anymore.
Depending on how the Benghazi investigations go Lorne Michaels may turn out looking even lamer than usual.
It would nice for some conservative to develop a show that spoofs Lorne Michaels and SNL itself and exposes how “establishment” these people really are. In the 1970s SNL were rebels against the establishment. Look how pathetic they look now
I haven’t watch SNL in over 20 years.
I like Kristen Wiig and was looking forward to seeing SNL as I haven’t watched it in over 20 years. I recorded it last night and sat down to watch it this morning and that was the first skit. I am beyond being shocked and completely disgusted.
To see this for the opening skit was like being punched in the stomach and I erased it without watching any more. How any human being can mock and make fun of Americans that were slaughtered by savages, in an 8 hour battle, is beyond me. To turn murdered Americans, one who was sodomized in life and death, into a joke, to put the time into getting the biggest laugh possible over the killing of any human being, much less those who begged for help from an administration who took great joy in letting them die, is unfathomable.
It was poorly done. A big flop. I am guessing they are going to pay for this.
Liberals will do anything to protect Obama
Proof that SNL takes orders from the Dems..
SNL, Stewart, Colbert, Letterman, etc., they are all warrior-propagandists for the ruling-class elites and their socialist agenda. If it means mocking the four dead Americans or anyone who dares bring light on the dereliction or corruption, this is indeed what they will do. They serve their masters.
SNL has some decent comedians; but they need some good writers. I’m very glad I didn’t stay up to watch last night’s show. There’s no excuse for something so hideous.
They’ll do anything to get attention.
The show was tired decades ago, it’s completely irrelevant now.
Libtards don’t have any value for life, that is why they love abortion so much..so SNL decides to pock fun at a horrendous crime, 3 women being brutalized for 10+ years in a hell hole while horrible things were done to them..that is why I haven’t watched SNL in WOW I dont even know how long..its been garbage for a long time and this pretty much confirms it
Is that thing still on? Really low class bunch.
This situation is not funny and not a proper subject for humor.
It actually wasn’t a bad premise for a skit (republicans having to resort to calling Jodie Arias as a witness to get some mainstream media coverage of the Benghazi hearings), but the execution was pretty terrible (nearly zero effort at being funny). I suspect there are is at least one libertarian-minded junior writer on the show who is being sabotaged during rewrites and editing to keep with the liberal lines of acceptable targets of mockery.
They like that stuff.
Uh, no. They made a point of making Republican Issa look like a buffoon and “Death is part of Life” Democrat Cummings look like the voice of reason.
It was not funny nor was it intended to be, it was just a slap at Republicans. You give them too much credit.
Dear Navy SEALs: New York City is a wonderful vacation spot! Think of the fun you could have being in the audience for Saturday Night Live! Why, you could personally pass on your enjoyment of their skit mocking your dead brothers. Their jest salvors but a shallow wit.
GE doesn’t own NBC anymore. Comcast does.
I thought of that. So let us make fun of Chris Steven’s vile death to make up for his damned sister’s lose.
I’m old but I rember when SNL was entertainment instead of a liberal platform!
I haven’t wathced it with any intent since Gilda passed!
She was a sweet lady! I play some of her songs she recorded while with us on our Radio Show!
I take it they compete with Jon Stewart and Colbert (or whatever his name is).
So they’re regrouping.
I guess they’re going to go Alinsky on the whistle-blowers.
It could work, with the media on their side. They only have to convince the 50% who are watching TMZ.
When will we make a stand?
consider the blatent cheating.
listing her name twice for political advantage. (granted TECHNICALLY legal but he would have freaked if the republican did that)
Illegal voting, wild accusations beyond those admitted.