Quick quiz: Who holds extra sway over American lives, President Joe Biden or Rep. George Santos?

The latter, the newly elected Republican from New York, is enmeshed in a scandal solid from his inventive again story. Very lengthy story quick – Santos made up whole swathes of his biography. New, embarrassing particulars emerge each few days.

The former is probably the most highly effective chief within the free world, a determine enmeshed in a scandal tied to mishandling categorized paperwork.

Again and time and again.

Now, guess which one “Saturday Night Live” hammered in its first new episode in almost a month? If you observed the NBC present ignores Democrats and clobber conservatives the reply is evident.

 

“SNL” used its “chilly open” to mock Rep. Santos. The present revisited Santos anew within the Weekend Update phase. It proved so “newsworthy” the New York Times penned an article about it.

And it wasn’t alone. Most main shops reported on it.

Meanwhile, the present briefly talked about Biden’s doc scandal through the Weekend Update phase however sans mockery or focus. Biden did seem on the present, although.

Literally.

NBC flashed a pre-recorded snippet of the Commander in Chief discussing well-known Delaware denizens.

Laughing but?

“SNL’s” excessive bias isn’t new, however it’s nonetheless surreal to see how far “SNL” has fallen. And, extra importantly, the way it avoids Biden it doesn’t matter what the most recent headlines scream.

Imagine a political satirist knew Biden hid categorized paperwork subsequent to a poorly guarded Corvette and confirmed as much as the author’s room with an empty observe pad.

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You can’t blame “SNL” for mocking Santos. The Republican introduced it on himself, and his laughable lies are catnip for a “SNL”-style showcase.

How can the collection clarify away ignoring Biden’s scandal? It can’t. Nor will it should say something on the topic. Show founder Lorne Michaels dodges questions on the present’s bias, and no leisure reporter would query the present’s selection of targets.

They’re all on the identical group, they usually adore the present’s partisan yuks.

“SNL” pounced on President Donald Trump’s doc woes on its first episode of its present season, though the information had damaged weeks earlier than showtime.

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The Biden scandal is recent and evolving, making it much more well timed for “SNL” to strike. Instead, the showcase pulled a Bartleby the Scrivener.

It preferred not to.

It’s clear that “SNL” nonetheless believes in Biden, or isn’t keen to satirize the aged president for worry of emboldening his ideological opponents. Should the scandal develop even worse, that will change.

For now, “SNL” stays on Team Biden till additional discover.

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