I don’t know what you were doing last Saturday evening when NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL) aired, but if you missed the program I suggest that you were fortunate.
The program aired a skit portraying the leaders of both the United States and China during the recent economic summit in Asia. The skit was not funny by any stretch of one’s imagination. It was simply crude, off-color, and especially demeaning to both country’s leaders.
Shame on NBC, the SNL staff, and especially the program’s Executive Producer, Lorne Michaels, for insulting the audience and two world leaders. This once highly creative program has stooped to the bottom of the pit in an effort to attain ratings, and they should hold their head in shame. It never ceases to amaze me to see the depths that once proud companies such as General Electric and NBC will stoop to make a buck. Pathetic is the only appropriate word that comes to my mind.