SNL mocks Fox & Friends over Romney ’47 percent’ video

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, September 20, 2012 22:05 EDT
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SNL Fox and Friends spoof
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Saturday Night Live on Thursday night satirized the Fox News morning program Fox & Friends.

In the spoof, the three hosts of the program attempted to defend Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s controversial remarks at a private fundraiser earlier this year.

“So you have this 47 percent that don’t pay taxes and these people are never going to vote for me,” Romney says in the video. “And when I say these people who don’t pay taxes, I don’t mean senior citizens. Alright? And I don’t mean members of our Armed Services. And I don’t mean southern whites. Okay. What I mean is — and real quick, no one is recording this, correct? It is very important that no one records this… When I say ‘these people,’ I mean ‘black people.’”

But the three Fox News host didn’t see what the big deal was, insisting he was just speaking the truth. They were equally dismissive of another secret video, where Romney spits out a “hamburger sandwich” at “the McDonalds” and complains that chef can’t speak English.

The hosts showed yet another clip of Romney, which they insisted would only help his candidacy. In the third clip, Romney gets caught on the game show Cash Cab and is asked “at the Hotel California, you can check in, but you can never?” — the lyrics from a well-known Eagles song. Romney replies, “trust the staff with your valuables,” later referring to California as “north Mexico.”

The three hosts all thought the clip was great. But after they played a fourth clip of Romney singing in the shower about how poor people hated jobs and condoms, the hosts finally admitted there were some things even they couldn’t spin.

Watch video, via Mediaite, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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