“Saturday Night Live” Lampoons the Bailout

In a recent sketch, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) superbly and hilariously lampoons the $700 billion bailout and the foolishness, deception, and hypocrisy of many of those who support it. However, according to the Los Angeles Times, NBC has since pulled the original version of the segment from the SNL website apparently as a result of outside pressure.

A “Saturday Night Live” skit that skewered President Bush, Democrats, homebuyers and subprime lenders for their roles in the mortgage meltdown was removed from the program’s website because it “didn’t meet out standards,” a spokesman for the show said Tuesday.

An edited version of the skit was then posted by NBC which has proceeded to try to censor the web of any sight of the original version. For who might have made NBC cave and why, go here.

And here is the unedited video:

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