The “news” segment of Saturday Night Live last weekend offered what was possibly the most honest presentation of bias of any news outlet since the October 1st mass shooting in Las Vegas. Colin Jost, “anchorman” for the "Weekend Update" skit, encapsulated the leftist mainstream media discussion of gun control in the wake of the massacre:
“The investigation into the tragedy in Las Vegas this week has sparked a larger debate in America between people who want common sense gun control and people who are wrong.”
If only the network news organizations were as candid about their bias. Oh, wait; that’s right—they are.
Michael Che, Jost’s fake co-anchor, chimed in:
“I'm sick of this narrative that Americans just love guns so much. It's not true…78 percent of Americans don't even own a gun. And three percent of Americans own 50 percent of all the guns in the country. That's the problem: that whiny three percent the country that needs to feel secure all the time.”
Che’s statistics must’ve come from the same place the media got their information on “Hands up, don’t shoot." In reality, according to a Pew Research report published in June, 30% of Americans profess to owning a gun. Of the remainder, 11% say they have a gun in their home which is owned by a cohabitant, and a whopping 36% more admit to the possibility of owning a gun in the future.
But SNL shouldn’t let actuality stop their politically correct narrative. Che continued, reminding viewers of the complete disdain the elites have for so-called “fly-over country,” otherwise known as the United States. Proposing a buyback program for genitally-insecure gun owners (and forgetting that millions of American women also own guns), Che said, “For every gun you trade in, we give you one-half-inch of penis enlargement. That's fair. If you trade in ten guns, you get five more inches.”
“I noticed that the people who bring up the Second Amendment all the time are always the same people who preach “respect law enforcement, support the troops.” Meanwhile, they have a closet full of weapons because they think those same troops are going to come and drive their house away.”
To be sure, SNL is just a sketch comedy show, and "Weekend Update" is the same news program that once informed America that “Buckwheat has been shot.” Still, it’s sad to see an institution that was once known for its subversive spirit be whittled down to a fall-in-line, Kool-Aid drinking shadow of its former self. For an idea of just how far the show has ventured into leftist conformity, watch this hilarious collection of 90’s-era no-holds-barred Norm Macdonald coverage of the Clintons: