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Oct. 8th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
It didn't get yanked. At least not on my station. Saw the whole thing on Saturday.
Oct. 9th, 2008 06:03 am (UTC)
I was wondering about that -- I couldn't imagine how anyone would have gotten ahold of it for YouTube at all, if it hadn't aired somewhere. I've found out since that there's an all out push going on to make the video vanish, but I couldn't say whether that's political or just an unauthorized use thing.
Oct. 9th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
Well, I've always had trouble finding SNL clips on youtube--they get removed frequently.

However, I wouldn't be surprised to learn of over-zealous Dems reporting this particular video.
Oct. 9th, 2008 06:19 am (UTC)
Can't blame the Dems, really. The public has been shockingly uneducated about the real beginnings and cause of the credit crisis, and the skit came right out and told it like it was. If I was them, I'd try to keep it under wraps, too -- the Presidential race might be pretty much wrapped up, but there are still congressional seats to be fought over.
Oct. 9th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
This video has been removed due to terms of use violation.

That's what I got.
Oct. 9th, 2008 06:08 am (UTC)
Apparently NBC lawyers are wielding a long arm and a big stick on this one, for whatever reason. It was a typical Saturday Night Live skit, featuring their typical buffonish G.W. Bush. The surprising thing is that it also shows Congressmen Pelosi and Frank in unflattering terms, trying to hide the real cause of the bank crisis, and it's remarkably accurate to the real story. That's the part that stunned me, and I assume the poster is claiming that's the reason NBC is trying to remove all traces of the video. Could just as likely be a copyright thing, though; let's not get paranoid.

Oh, and the skit is also funny, which is something I haven't seen out of SNL all that much lately.
Oct. 9th, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
Darn, they removed it. What was it about?
Oct. 9th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
It was a Saturday Night Live skit in which President Bush, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Congressman Barney Frank are holding a press confrence to talk about the banking crisis. As usual for SNL, it shows Bush as being an idiot, but the part that shocked me is that it shows Pelosi and Frank in very umcomplimentary terms. SNL is usually hard on conservatives and not on liberals, if you haven't seen it. The skit does a remarkably good job of explaining the real reason behind the credit crisis, which paints the Democrats in less than flattering terms, and that's just not something the entertainment industry does very often.

Oh, and the skit was funny. From what I've seen, SNL hasn't been all that funny lately, so there's another shocker. :-)

Edited at 2008-10-09 06:13 am (UTC)
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