SNL Offers Its Take on Washington’s Fiscal Cliff Drama

For several weeks, cable news networks have been bombarding viewers with coverage of America’s alleged slow march toward a fiscal cliff. The networks even, at times, have mentioned the $500 billion in cuts to planned Pentagon spending that is a part of the wonkish cocktail that would create a cliff dive.

But this Intercepts scribe would argue cable news segments alone failed to take the fiscal cliff debate into mainstream status. That changed Saturday night, when SNL offered late-night viewers its take on the ongoing drama in Washington.

Spoiler alert: The fictional President Obama describes the fictional Speaker Boehner as an “orange man” and declares he agreed to a fictional fiscal deal because “I felt sorry for this man.”

 

John T. Bennett

John T. Bennett

Bennett is the Editor of Defense News' CongressWatch channel. He has a Masters degree in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
John T. Bennett
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