CNN may be making it too easy for SNL, which took the cable news network to task in a hilarious skit Saturday night.
The first target was those animated reenactments, which CNN used to illustrate how the Germanwings pilot was locked outside of his cockpit; SNL compared CNN's technology to the 1985 Dire Straights video, "Money for Nothing." The network was then forced to break into their nonstop coverage of the plane crash to cover the Iran nuclear talks. Since CNN couldn't get reporters inside the negotations, the SNL version had puppets recreating the meeting.
CNN also could not get reporters on the ground in Indiana or Arkansas, homes to contentious, antigay "relgious discrimination" bills. Instead, local artists performed an interpretive dance to explain the goings-on. As the performance went off the rails, SNL's version of gaffe-prone, out anchor Don Lemon rapped about black people "pulling their pants up." Finally, a cat with a wig reenacted Hilary Clinton deleting her emails.
Click here for the clip and see if you don't agree with the sketch show's take.