From CNN:I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night. It is a totally one-sided, biased show - nothing funny at all. Equal time for us?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump criticized this weekend's "Saturday Night Live" as "biased" and asked for "equal time" to respond.Oh noes!
Federal "equal time" rules entitle political candidates to the same amount of airtime as their opponents for TV appearances that don't qualify as news events.
The FCC rules only apply during campaign seasons. They do not apply to politicians after they are elected.
Alec Baldwin, the man who plays Trump on "SNL," responding on Sunday morning, noted that the campaign is finished.
"Equal time? Election is over. There is no more equal time," Baldwin tweeted. "Now u try 2 b Pres + ppl respond. That's pretty much it."CNN got played again.
Wins him a news cycle.
Inoculates President Trump when a real scandal arises.
Bonus: No one talked about that $25 million out-of-court settlement Trump University made late Friday afternoon.
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