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.