[Ed. – Prostate exams are insulted by the comparison.]
Saturday Night Live hasn’t been funny for decades, but it still can set a narrative on a political candidate.
Perhaps the most infamous example was the statement by Tina Fey playing Sarah Palin that “I can see Russia from my house.” Palin never actually said that, but the statement became urban legend, with Palin being mocked relentlessly for years for supposedly making the statement.
In the instance of Palin, SNL clearly was trying to damage her.
Fast forward to this weekend. I don’t watch SNL, but took an interest when I saw stories about Kate McKinnon playing Elizabeth Warren, in which the character compared herself to a prostate exam:
Portrayed flawlessly by Kate McKinnon, the whispering Senator admitted that she hasn’t been this “excited since my package from LL Bean had shipped.” Describing herself as a “spry and naughty 69”, Elizabeth had some hilarious gems, like when she described herself: “I’m like if Monday Night Raw was hosted by NPR’s Terry Gross.”…