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