How to Invite Satire That Hurts
This is from Brian Stetler’s Reliable Sources daily newsletter from CNN for Sunday, October 16:
“Trump Turns on SNL
“Sunday’s funniest (?) story is about SNL and specifically about Trump’s reaction to the show. On Sunday morning, after watching the skits, he tweeted, ‘Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me. Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!’
“Lorne Michaels and Co. must have loved this tweet. A year ago, they were getting criticized for letting Trump host SNL. Back then, he was thrilled to be a part of the iconic show, calling it an ‘amazing evening.’ He even said that ‘part of the reason I’m here is that I know how to take a joke.’ And he has heaped praise on Michaels in the past. . . .
“In fairness to Trump, [the] ‘Melanianade’ digital short is the show’s harshest anti-Trump spot yet. The parody…
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