Clinton says Saturday Night Live makes her case of press bias
Sen. Hillary Clinton blames some of her presidential woes in part on unfair press coverage but said she believed Obama had come under increased media scrutiny in recent days.
On Sunday, she urged donors to watch the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, which featured a skit mocking last Thursday's CNN debate as little more than a love fest for Obama.
"People are starting to say, 'Hey, you know, we've got two candidates. We've been a little more focused on one than the other in terms of asking hard questions. Let's start looking at both of them. The voters of this country deserve to have a real election,'" she said.
In the SNL skit, a fake Senator Obama says,"Oh, my god! I'm so nervous. I still can't believe I'm actually talking to you."
A parodied Univision reporter, panelist Jorge Ramos says, "As you know, uh, Senator, as I explained in the letter that I duct-taped to your front door--and I'm sorry that it went on so long. I just, uh, I just really, really, really, really, really want you to be the next president. And not just because you're a fantastic human being and the only person who can turn this nation around, but, you know, also because deep down I really and truly believe that it is destiny that you and I will one day be together. That you will become a part of me, and I a part of you. Joined as one."
While not sparing either contender entirely, Saturday Night Live took an opportunity to humorously suggest a pro-Obama bias among those conducting Thursday's CNN debate, at the University of Texas, between major Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL).
The entire sketch, available below, aired on NBC's Saturday Night Live on February 23, 2008.