Tone deaf: ‘SNL’ mocks Elise Stefanik, not faculty presidents, in skit on antisemitism listening to

The elite faculty presidents who waffled on whether or not requires “genocide of Jews” violate their conduct codes have been broadly excoriated, however so far as “Saturday Night Live” is worried, the joke was on Rep. Elise Stefanik.

The NBC sketch-comedy present was accused of beautiful tone-deafness for a skit that mocked not the Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology presidents who stepped in it throughout final week’s House listening to, however the Republican Stefanik.

Chloe Troast, the comic taking part in Ms. Stefanik, begins by saying, “Thank you, chairwoman. Now I’m going to start screaming questions at these women like I’m Billy Eichner.”

She then screams: “Antisemitism! Yay or nay?!”

The digs at Ms. Stefanik saved coming, together with a line by which her character whines that “hate speech has no place on college campuses,” however that it belongs “in Congress, on Elon Musk’s Twitter, at private dinners with my donors, and in public speeches by my work husband, Donald Trump.”

“Saturday Night Live” has made no secret of its leftist sympathies, however attacking Ms. Stefanik for eliciting the pivotal testimony was blasted as wildly out-of-touch. All three presidents mentioned that whether or not demanding the “genocide of Jews” runs afoul of campus guidelines would depend upon the context.

Hours earlier than the dwell late-night present aired, Penn President Liz Magill stepped down amid bipartisan congressional requires her resignation.

Conservative leisure critic Christian Toto mentioned that the present’s “hard-Left biases refused to hold the presidents accountable.”

“Instead, the sketch mocked Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., who did nothing wrong save expose the trio’s moral rot for all to see,” mentioned Mr. Toto on the Hollywood in Toto web site. “She’s a Republican, though, and a Trump supporter. So she became The Target.”

The conservative RedState website mentioned that “it looked like someone decided there’s a Republican in the story so we have to take the opposite tack and attack her, even if she’s the one calling out antisemitism and the harassment of students at elite colleges.”

“Hey, SNL? Stefanik is the one doing her job and standing up for what is right in this matter,” mentioned RedState author Nick Arama in a Sunday submit on the present’s “horrible, unfunny take.”

He added that there have been “there were hardly any laughs, and it was painful.”

Conservative podcast host Gerry Callahan mentioned that “I’m in awe. They wrote this, rehearsed this, decided to open the show with this.”

“Forget the tone-deafness of making Stefanik the butt of the joke. It is stunningly unfunny and awful,” he mentioned on X.

Rabbi Shmuel Reichman referred to as it “the most embarrassing SNL skit I have EVER seen!”

“Unfortunately, this is not surprising,” he mentioned on X. “SNL hasn’t had their finger on the pulse for about a decade now; they’re about as out of touch with reality as Liz Magill.”