Unaired SNL skit honors Steve Jobs with Murdoch, Huffington, Charlie Rose roundtable

Entertainment Weekly
In the sketch, which was taped during dress rehearsal but not broadcast during the live show, Rupert Murdoch, played by Fred Armisen, says:

“Steve Jobs used new media to make the world a better place, and I used old media to make it a much, much worse one. For example, on the day Steve unveiled the iPhone I launched a new London tabloid called, ‘The Snooper.’ It just follows celebrities going to the bathroom, I love it. … Steve Jobs made the iPad; it’s $500 and opens up a world of information. I made the New York Post; it’s 50 cents and I dare you to find a full sentence in it.”

In reality, Murdoch and Jobs bonded over The Daily iPad app and dinner, as Walter Isaacson reported in his new biography of the Apple founder.

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  • http://www.poynter.org Poynter

    I’m not seeing this clip embedded from anywhere but Hulu, but if someone else has a link to it elsewhere, please post it in the comments. –Julie

  • Simon Cohen

    Do you have a non-Hulu version you can post? 

  • Anonymous

    The decision not to air this was inspired. Unfunniest parody I’ve seen in ages.

  • Anonymous

    no, no, no. the point is that statements should NOT be spread when they are KNOWN to be lies.

  • Anonymous

    no, no, no. the point is that statements should NOT be spread when they are KNOWN to be lies.

  • Anonymous

    That is what Mattera is saying, nevertheless. The point is — there are stories about this out there now. Why hasn’t Rom+ linked to them?

  • Anonymous

    CORRECTION: the daily caller story does NOT say biden is “trying to get the press credentials of the editor of human events pulled.”

  • www.auto112.eu

    Steve RULES

  • Anonymous

    Glad to see Rom’s reporting on the Onion and SNL continues, but — JOE BIDEN is trying to get the press credentials of the editor of HUMAN EVENTS pulled for the confrontational interview in the Senate gallery.

    Why isn’t Romenesko+ all over this?

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/25/reporter-who-bugged-biden-they%e2%80%99re-suggesting-that-my-credentials-get-yanked-for-rape-question/