‘SNL’ mocks Al Sharpton: Obamacare covers knockout game victims now

Obamacare is improving so much, it now provides health coverage for victims of knockout games.

That was the main takeaway as Kenan Thompson of “Saturday Night Live” staged a tone-perfect portrayal of the Rev. Al Sharpton interviewing a fictional Huffington Post blogger.

snlsharpton1208When the blogger claimed – with Huffington Post-like disregard for accuracy in the service of administration propaganda – that the HealthCare.gov website had improved substantially, “Sharpton” agreed, sending up the boot-licking standards of American
journalism in the process.

“The law is working,” Thompson’s Sharpton said. “Obama says it. The White House report says it. The official White House spokesman says it.

“That’s three different people. How much more evidence do we need?”

And Obamacare’s needed, for “people with diabetes, shingles and the unfortunate victim of this  knockout game,” “Sharpton” said.

Knockout is the “game” making the rounds on the Internet, where gangs of black youths are apparently attacking white strangers at random, trying to knock them unconscious with a single blow, while recording the feat for posterity.

Check out Thompson’s knockout knock-off of Sharpton’s act here.

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About Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at jpjsaunders@gmail.com.

  • James hegarty

    Spot on.

  • Anila Abhay

    Just now…?

  • Arden Hale

    He’s better at being Al Sharpton than Al Sharpton is.

  • yoyomo

    Amazing how they refuse to address the fact that nearly 6 million have lost their health care insurance. They are not picking on Healthcare.gov they are making light of its problems and making light of the knockout crimes(not games) happening. That’s not cool. More Liberal denial.

  • Brandon Johns

    Al Sharpton is a racist hack.

  • Marty Wilson

    I was displeased to hear the casual comment about ‘the knockout game.’ Young people are killing and crippling strangers’ for no other reasons than to show off for each other and because they’re bored. One female teen who explained what the game is all about noted that the goal was ‘to hit hard enough to make the passerby fall asleep.’ As if it was that innocent; she had no clue the violent nature of the game (crime). Does SNL mention cutting women’s heads off, infanticide or some cultures’ practice of killing baby girls to get laughs? The knockout game is horrifying on so many levels and should never be a part of any joke on national television.