Saturday Night Live went with the week’s biggest media stories for its cold open: the revelations from Dominion Voting Systems bombshell filing in its defamation lawsuit against Fox News.
Watch a clip below. Once again choosing the setting of Fox & Friends to skewer the network, hosts Steve Doocy (Mikey Day), Ainsley Earhardt (Heidi Gardner) and Brian Kilmeade (Bowen Yang) explained the revelations and why the network hasn’t covered the case. “Rupert Murdoch admitted that Fox News aired election fraud conspiracies to get ratings even though everyone at Fox knew they were false,” Day’s Doocy says. “Uh-oh.
I didn’t. Loop a brother in next time,” Yang’s Kilmeade says. Gardner’s Earhardt then tells viewers, “You may be wondering, if it is such a big story, why haven’t I heard about it on Fox?” “I think it is because they are suing us for $1.6 billion,” Kilmeade says.
Doocy corrects him. “No, it’s complete BS. The media is taking private texts from Fox News hosts and showing them completely out of context.” In reality, Fox News actually has contended that Dominion, in its court filings, has taken texts and emails gathered in its lawsuit and taken them out of context.Read more on deadline.com