SNL’s Weekend Update Skewers BuzzFeed as ‘Fake News’: Stick to Your ‘Memes and Lists’
Weekend Update’s Michael Che suggested BuzzFeed sticks to what it is used to from now on.
This week, Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued a rare statement disputing the accuracy of at least part of BuzzFeed’s explosive report claiming President Donald Trump told his former fixer Michael Cohen to lie in front of Congress.
The statement did not specify which part they were disputing and BuzzFeed New’s Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith said he is standing by the story.
However, according to Che, maybe they should just stick to “memes and lists.”
“BuzzFeed, I think it’s great,” he said. “We all think it’s great that you want to help, but this isn’t really what we need from you. Y’all at BuzzFeed, you do memes and lists.”
He added: “Everybody has an aunt who has roaches and every Thanksgiving she’s like what should I bring and we are like ‘um, ice. You bring the ice because we don’t want to pick ‘raisins’ out of the turkey.’ That’s you, BuzzFeed. You bring the ice. As Dr. King once said, don’t go chasing waterfalls. Please stick to the rivers and the lakes you are used to. There’s no shame in that. We all play a role. Look, sometimes kids come up to me and say I get all my news from you. I say don’t do that. I bring the ice.”
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