NY Gov.: SNL spoof ridiculed blind people

By David Edwards
Monday, December 15, 2008 8:51 EDT
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Saturday Night Live’s spoof of New York Governor David Patterson got poor reviews from the Governor’s office. Patterson’s communication director released a statement saying “this particular ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit unfortunately chose to ridicule people with physical disabilities and imply that disabled people are incapable of having jobs with serious responsibilities.”

The New York Times has more details here.

This video is from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast Dec. 15, 2008.

Download video via RawReplay.com

The following video is SNL’s entire spoof of Gov. Patterson from Hulu.com

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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