Saturday Night Live kicked off with a parody of Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” showing Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade as a dithering bunch fixated on everything President Barack Obama has done wrong lately.
Fox News Channel is likely to become a favorite target of the sketch show; Saturday’s skit featured the faux hosts uttering lines such as, “That’s how you fight the liberal war on Christmas, you keep the tree up ’till May!”
In the skit, President Obama addresses Americans soon after the first anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death — and he tries to remind viewers that all credit for the raid on the terrorist leader’s compound belongs to him.
“I hope you had a safe and joyous first anniversary of his killing,” the president, portrayed by Fred Armisen, begins his speech.
“Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to be at home this year, as I had to fly to Afghanistan, to remind President Karzai that, exactly one year ago, we killed Osama bin Laden, and that the decision to do so was a gutsy one,” the president continues, proudly adding: “And was mine.”
As The Daily Caller writes, fake Obama also recollects what gifts are appropriate on the anniversaries of “Killing Osama bin Laden Day,” and reminds his audience that “heavy drinking, and Killing Osama bin Laden Day, are never a good combination.”
According to The Blaze, discussing the first anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, the three agreed the White House had handled the occasion horribly.
The hosts suggested that it was ridiculous for the Obama campaign to question if Mitt Romney would have gone through with the mission that killed the Al-Qaida terror leader: Anyone would have done it.
“I can name person who wouldn’t have launched that raid: Barack Obama!” said Bobby Moynihan’s Brian Kilmeade. When one of his co-hosts said he couldn’t say that because Obama actually had, he added, “But it always works!”
Vanessa Bayer’s Gretchen Carlson then elicited groans from the other two when she asked whether bin Laden was really dead.
“So they say they have pictures,” she said. “Well you can do a lot with Photoshop! You can make it look like glaciers are melting. I once saw a picture of a mountain with four presidents’ faces on it.”
“I saw that, that’s not real!” Taran Killam as Steve Doocy said, throwing up his hands.
The segment concluded by airing a “few corrections” from the program’s first two hours — where about two dozen notes immediately scrolled across the screen.
The list includes such quotes as “John Wilkes Booth was not wearing a hooded sweatshirt when he shot President Lincoln” and “It is likely that immigrants do not feed on the blood of our cattle at night while we are all sleeping.”
He added: “Shame on President Barack Obama, who is running a campaign ad that argues that Mitt Romney would not have made the decision to launch the raid.”
“I can name one person who wouldn’t have launched that raid: Barack Obama!” Bobby Moynihan, playing Fox host Brian Kilmeade, interjected.
But the “Fox and Friends” parody is hardly more ridiculous than, say, blasting the President for making the case for low-interest student loans on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” which they called “nutso,” reports The Huffington Post.