SNL’s ‘Fox and Friends’: Know who else wouldn’t have killed bin Laden? Barack Obama

By David Ferguson
Sunday, May 6, 2012 10:51 EDT
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On this week’s “Saturday Night Live,” Taran Killam, Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan returned as Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade of the Fox News Morning Show, “Fox and Friends.”

First, the trio brought their spot-on impressions of the three morning news hosts to bear on the topic of the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Killam’s “Doocy” criticized President Obama for running a campaign ad saying that presumptive Republican nominee Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) would not have launched the raid that killed the al Qaeda leader. Bayer as Carlson insists that it was just common sense, that anybody would have authorized the raid.

“I can name one person who wouldn’t have launched that raid,” said Moynihan as Brian Kilmeade, “Barack Obama.”

“No, Brian, that doesn’t work this time,” said Doocy.

“But it always works,” Kilmeade protested.

“No, not this time,” replied Doocy, “He already launched the raid.”

Later in the sketch, the three tackled the U.K. phone hacking scandal, and welcomed Fred Armisen as octogenarian billionaire Rupert Murdoch. The British Parliament has accused Murdoch of having “a lack of ethics,” which gives the ersatz Fox hosts an opportunity to sound off about Affirmative Action.

“You should only hire an ethnic,” said Bayer’s Gretchen, “if you want to hire an ethnic.”

“Ethics, not ethnics!” corrected Armison as Murdoch, “You’re the dumbest people I’ve ever met, and I’m from Australia.”

Watch the clip, embedded via NBC, below:

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David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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