In response to unproven allegations that Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old almost 40 years ago, “Saturday Night Live” chose this weekend to mock both him and the citizens of Alabama.
As reported by The Washington Post, the show ran a sketch — a sleazy one, in my opinion — that portrayed Moore (played by actor Mikey Day) as speaking to Vice President Mike Pence (played by actor Beck Bennett) about the allegations against him.
“SNL” at least had the decency to have the fictional version of Moore deny the allegations, which he also did in real life. But that was where the decency started and ended.
“Voters in Alabama will never elect someone who’s had relations with a minor,” said Pence.
“You sure about that?” asked Moore.
“No,” Pence then admitted.
The show basically suggested Alabama is a “backward” state, as described by the Post, where basic morals and values mean nothing.
Watch the whole sketch below:
But it gets worse.
After Pence told Moore he needs to “do the right thing” — i.e., drop out of the race — Moore responded, “All right, if everyone thinks I did it, I’ll marry her.”
Later in the scene Attorney General Jeff. Sessions, played by Kate McKinnon, popped out of a cabinet and derided Moore for being “too Alabama.”
“I’m Alabama, but you — you, sir, are too Alabama,” he said, implying that to be an Alabaman means to be a pedophile-supporting slug.
To be fair, these were just jokes — horrible jokes, mind you. Still, as a non-politically correct guy, I prefer not to get upset over lousy jokes.
Here’s the catch, though. “Saturday Night Live” ignored the sex scandal around mega producer Harvey Weinstein in its first show after the news broke. It only began including it a week after, as the allegations continued and the story couldn’t be ignored.
Plus, as noted by John Nolte of Breitbart: “SNL” is the same show that welcomed comedian Louis C.K. as a guest host last spring and which continues to feature actor Alec Baldwin as per his impression of President Donald Trump.
Given Louis C.K.’s recent admission that he has masturbated in front of women without their consent, and given Baldwin’s sick history of mistreating women, it was rather hypocritical for “SNL” to attack both the citizens of Alabama and Roy Moore.
“Saturday Night Live’ has not only ceded all of its moral authority on the issue of sexual misconduct, the left-wing show continues to be part of the problem, a firmly entrenched institution within Harveywood willing to ignore indefensible behavior for money, ratings, and partisan point-scoring,” Nolte wrote.
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