Tuesday, October 7, 2008

NBC Pulls SNL Bailout Skit - Update


I went looking around again for the SNL bailout skit and found that this has become a hot topic in the blogosphere.

Michelle Malkin has a better theory than I did on why it might have been pulled.

One of the rapacious couples featured in the skit was Herbert and Marion Sandler (portrayed by Darrell Hammond and Casey Wilson). Unlike the other composite figures, the Sandlers are a real-life couple.
The real life couple (with apparently strong political ties) sold their sub-prime mortgage business to Wachovia for $24.2 billion in 2006. In the SNL skit as the couple spoke the caption under their names read "People who should be shot". So the theory goes that perhaps the billionaire couple with strong political ties may have applied a tad bit of pressure on NBC.

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