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SNL mocks Elise Stefanik, not college presidents, in skit on hearing

Posted on AllSides December 11th, 2023
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The elite college presidents who waffled on whether calls for “genocide of Jews” violate their conduct codes have been widely excoriated, but as far as “Saturday Night Live” is concerned, the joke was on Rep. Elise Stefanik.

The NBC sketch-comedy show was accused of stunning tone-deafness for a skit that mocked not the Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology presidents who stepped in it during last week’s House hearing, but the Republican Stefanik.

Chloe Troast, the comedian playing Ms. Stefanik, starts by saying, “Thank you, chairwoman. Now I’m going to...

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