Monday, March 3, 2008

SNL: Real News

I really feel like watching parodies of political news are a great way to keep abreast of political issues. The creators of these parodies are paying attention to the details of political interaction and candidate characteristics and they translate it into an entertaining format. You get the meat of the issue and your brain absorbs it even more because you're entertained.

For example:

Fake Hillary: It seems that, a: I'm getting the tougher questions and, b: with me, the overall tone is more hostile.

Fake Tim Russert: Senator Obama, do you think the American people will vote for you?
Fake Obama: well, I certainly hope so, and that's all I can do.

Basically, Hillary was portrayed as intelligent, capable, boring, and annoying and Obama was portrayed as likeable, optimistic, dumb, and simple.

Accurate? You decide.


Pauline said...

so leave your opnion-making ability to some folks of unnown bias who are going for laughs? That sounds very uncharacteristic of you, and th portrayals at SNL are bad at even superficially characterizing these folks.

HRH said...

i'm your pop culture contact, remember?