Just A Laugh?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

By: Kelsey Knutson

According to Fox news, Tina Fey took the stage at SNL again portraying McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin. This time it was a sit-down interview with "Katie Couric" (Poehler) on the CBS news. 

The SNL skit made jabs against Palin and her "lack of knowledge" on many policies in Washington D.C. One part of the skit had Couric (Peohler) asking Palin (Fey) what she wants to do when it comes to spreading democracy abroad, Palin (Fey) replied, "Katie, I want to use one of my life lines...I want to phone a friend."

Saturday Night Live may just be comical show that many young people watch every Saturday night, but does it actually influence young voters?

This question has been raised and is being debated across the country. Many people are wondering if this election is at the hands of stand-up comics and sharp humor. And are the jokes biased?

I think that shows like SNL do effect some voters and how they look at candidates. If you make fun of people on t.v. some people may just simply assume that they deserved to be made fun of, and in turn assume they are stupid. 

However, I don't think this applies to the majority of people that will be voting this November. I feel that many of the young people that will be voting in this election are well informed and have already formed their opinions from what they've learned and read and not from what they've seen on SNL or other comedians. 


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