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SNL Erases Dem Fatcats From Bailout Skit

If you happened to watch the re-run of Saturday Night last night, you may have noticed that NBC has discretely airbrushed the Democrat fatcats Herb and Marion Sandler out of their now famous “bailout” sketch.

Here is the new airbrushed version, via Saturday Night Live’s own website:

The gap begins at about 1:05 in. (If your browser refuses to play the clip, watch it via the SNL link above.)

Here is the dialogue that has now been removed:


NANCY PELOSI: This is Herbert and Marianne Sandler, tell us your story.
HERB SANDLER: My wife and I had a company which aggressively marketed sub-prime mortgages and then bundled them as “securities” to sell to banks, such as Wachovia. Today, our portfolio is worth almost nothing. Though at one point, it was worth close to $19 billion.
NANCY PELOSI: Oh my God, I’m so sorry. Were you able to sell it for anything?
HERB SANDLER: Yes. For $24 billion.
NANCY PELOSI: I see. So, in that sense, you’re not actually “victims,” as such.
HERB SANDLER: No. That would be Wachovia bank.
MARION SANDLER: Actually, we have done quite well. We’re very happy.
HERB SANDLER: We were sort of wondering why you asked us to come today.
MARION SANDLER: Anyway, it’s delightful to see you, Nancy.
NANCY PELOSI: And thank you, Congressman Frank, as well as many Republicans, for helping block Congressional oversight of our corrupt activities.
BARNEY FRANK: Not at all. There’s an important social contract here. When deceitful housing lenders play by the rules, and bribe members of Congress with campaign contributions, they have a right to expect that we will protect them from losing money. Now let me say something else here. Many of you are probably wondering, where did that $700 billion missing from our economy go? To help answer that, let me introduce our good friend, billionaire hedge fund manager, George Soros…

At the point where the Sandlers had been introduced there is now a flash, as if from a camera, and the sketch jump cuts ahead to Barney Frank’s wrap up. It is a very obvious edit.

According to the New York Times, the Sandlers threatened to sue NBC for using them in a sketch — so NBC immediately capitulated and cut them out of the sketch.

Can you imagine NBC cutting Sarah Palin, Mel Gibson or Rush Limbaugh from a comedy sketch because they complained about it? (Indeed, none of them would complain, much less threaten to sue.)

That they had complained (let alone sued) would be all over the news.

But we are talking about Democrat uber fatcats here.

As we have noted previously, the Sandlers (along with George Soros) used their ill gotten gains from their Wachovia shenanigans to launch the now uncountable army of DNC 527 front groups.

So we will hear nary a peep from our watchdog media.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, November 30th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “SNL Erases Dem Fatcats From Bailout Skit”

  1. U NO HOO says:

    Obviously Media Matters got to NBC.


  2. sheehanjihad says:

    This is the kind of cowardice that will allow Obama to rule unimpeded. Free speech? Uh, I dont think so. NBC capitulated immediately, as will all spineless media outlets. I cant believe that SNL had the cajones to air it in the first place. It was supposed to be a joke, and it mirrored the truth so clearly….no wonder it had to be taken out.

  3. bobbys says:

    I dont even think there was a serious threat of a lawsuit, The lawsuit was put up to save face to SNL so they could fire one shot to say they did not surrender to BO and the DNC on its own, SNL used to be cutting edge now its “cutting ” edge

  4. Eh. Old news. (but I have the original uncut SNL skit on WMV.)

    Herb and Marion Sandler are private citizens and not public figures. I think the threat of legal repercussions is exactly why their bit was cut.

    Of course, stating (if even in jest) that they should be shot didn’t help.

    But this SNL skit was the best thumbnail sketch of the rampant congress critter manipulated corruption and malfeasance I’ve ever seen!

    Why is the media not apoplectic with ‘enron like, frog march’ outrage for the trillion dollar flagrant fleecing of freddie and fannie’s stock holders – the American tax payer??

    Maybe their legs are still tingling.

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