NBC’s Saturday Night Live has finally deigned to acknowledge the depth and scope of the scandal surrounding President Joe Biden’s misuse of classified documents, using its latest outing not to take issue with the occupant of the White House but instead laugh at Attorney General Merrick Garland by association.
Last night’s opening showed Garland taking questions during a classified press conference.
The document depicted the man’s examination of the facts surrounding the documents from the beginning as being driven and motivated by someone who self-describes himself as looking like “somebody born in a library.”
Then it starts to go downhill.
“Criminals beware. There’s a new sheriff in town, and he means business… [this] person had already put away the Jan. 6 insurrectionists”The scene setting voice-over is intoned. “Now he’s searching for classified documents and he’s coming for whoever has them — Democrat, Republican or whatever Trump is now.”
Mikey Day played the role of Garland, and he continued to play that character. “… there’s something you should know: Merrick Garland don’t play.”
Although his voice wasn’t confident or assertive, his bold statements were accompanied by wimpy nerd head shaking and whip-crack sound effects.
After its last-minute effort, SNL now has only tangentially admitted the scandal.
On that occasion it barely Biden’s problems, instead giving him airtime for a silly cameo and going all-in to ridicule freshman Rep. George Santos (R-NY), as Breitbart News reported.
Not only did the show practically ignore Biden’s illegal possession of classified documents, the president himself delivered a breezy pre-recorded appearance to help boost guest host Aubrey Plaza’s opening monologue.
Biden’s document scandal did make a brief appearance later during that show’s “Weekend Update” faux-news segment with a bit by Michael Che, who joked that among the documents found in Biden’s Delaware home was “Barack Obama’s real birth certificate” — which he had “hidden in a copy of Black Tail Magazine.”
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