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Lorne Michaels Offers Baffling Explanation for Why ‘SNL’ Wouldn’t Touch Harvey Weinstein


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Something was blank from this week’s part of “SNL,” and it wasn’t one of the show’s expel members. After the New York Times unprotected Harvey Weinstein as a sequence passionate abuser, many viewers approaching the blueprint comedy show to skewer the film noble as it has Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes and even Donald Trump. Instead, “SNL” abandoned the liaison entirely, even on its ridicule news segment, “Weekend Update.”

As the New York Times reported Sunday, the show’s writers had prepared jokes directed at Weinstein, but nothing done it to air. An unknown source informed with the show’s rehearsals told the Times that, “there were jokes about Mr. Weinstein in a comedy blueprint that was forsaken before airtime, and also in its ‘Weekend Update’ segment. These cuts were done simply since the element seemed to tumble prosaic with the show’s studio audience, the person said.” 

A Daily Mail videographer approached the show’s creator and executive author Lorne Michaels at the afterparty and asked him because Weinstein was left out. “It’s a New York thing,” he responded, conveniently ignoring the fact that Trump, who is frequently mocked on SNL, is also from the city.

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Ilana Novick is an AlterNet contributing author and prolongation editor.

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