Really? Obama Called SNL to Complain about the Skits? Really? Really?

By Jennifer Parker

Mar 5, 2008 2:13pm

"Complaining about the refs apparently worked a little bit this week," Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, told reporters today. "So in addition to my call to Lorne Michaels, hopefully now people think everything has evened out."

Lorne Michaels is, of course, the executive producer of Saturday Night Live, the show that has done several skits about the media being extra tough to Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY., and extra sycophantic to Obama.

Clinton cited one skit in the last Democratic debate.

On Robert Smigel’s TV Funhouse on the SNL, Obama was portrayed sending Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton on various fact-finding missions throughout the world so as to keep them at bay. (Watch HERE)

Obama spokesman Bill Burton says Obama was just joking, and ABC News’ David Wright, who was there, says Obama seemed to be totally kidding around — poking fun at how Clinton has been complaining about her media coverage.

- jpt

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