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Donald Trump and Roger Stone get big laughs in the latest ‘SNL’ Weekend Update

It was a big week in U.S. politics. Donald Trump’s temper tantrum-fueled partial shutdown of the government came to an end, for one. And Roger Stone, a longtime Trump ally and adviser, because the latest figure in the president’s orbit to be indicted. I’m starting to think this Trump guy might have done some crimes at some point. But I digress. Those two nuclear news items — the government re-opening and the fall of Stone — dominated an entire Weekend Update segment on Saturday Night Live. Inherently funny stuff. Trump…

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Steve Martin is Roger Stone in a hilarious ‘SNL’ cold open roast of Fox News

One thing is increasingly clear anytime Saturday Night Live uses Fox News as a platform for laughs: the Rupert Murdoch network’s pro-Trump, anti-progressive approach is so dogmatic and over the top, it’s virtually impossible to parody. A jokey news package featuring Fake Tucker Carlson and Fake Jeanine Pirro is just as overrun with half-truths and outright lies as the real thing. Then Steve Martin shows up. The frequent SNL guest host (he was never a cast member, as an earlier version of this post erroneously stated) made his Trumpworld debut…

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