BREAKING NEWS Minnesota health officials announce 5th Coronavirus-related death as positive tests hit 441 Full Story
SEVERE WX : Wind Advisory View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Fox News gets 'SNL' treatment before midterms

For its last show before the midterm elections, "Saturday Night Live" took on a familiar target: Fox News.

Posted: Nov 5, 2018 11:18 AM
Updated: Nov 5, 2018 11:18 AM

For its last show before the midterm elections, "Saturday Night Live" took on a familiar target: Fox News.

The cold open of NBC's variety show kicked off with Kate McKinnon playing Fox anchor Laura Ingraham as the host covered the march of migrants in Central America toward the US border.

"Good evening, I'm Laura Ingraham," McKinnon said. "We're live from the Arizona border where a vicious caravan of dozens, maybe millions, of illegal immigrants are heading straight for you and your grandchildren."

McKinnon's Ingraham said that the liberal media was trying to label President Trump as a racist, but that "except for his words and actions throughout his life" that Trump isn't racist.

"All of a sudden the word 'nationalist' is bad," she said. "The word 'white' is bad. The phrase 'white nationalist' is bad! When I hear the word, 'white nationalist' I just think of a fun Fourth of July barbecue that you don't have to call the cops on."

The fake Fox News host then brought on Fox host Jeanine Pirro, played by Cecily Strong, to add take on the migrant march.

"It's an absolute disgrace," said Strong's Pirro.

"What is?" asked McKinnon's Ingraham.

"Just whatever you are talking about!" Strong's Pirro responded, before showing "clips" of the caravan that were actually clips from crowds rushing into stores on Black Friday and zombies attacking in the film "World War Z."

"Was that Brad Pitt?" McKinnon's Ingraham asked after watching the clip.

"Yes, I actually believe he's dating the caravan, which people have labeled 'Bradavan,'" Strong's Pirro responded.

The fake Ingraham then gave some voting tips to her black and Hispanic viewers. Those tips included "never vote on Tuesdays" and "ballots can be confusing."

McKinnon's Fox News impression then came to an end when she said the show's catch phrase, "Live! From New York! It's Saturday Night!"

Article Comments

Mason City
44° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 44°
Albert Lea
43° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 39°
Scattered Clouds
45° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 41°
Charles City
Broken Clouds
52° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 52°
42° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 36°
Severe weather Saturday before the sun comes out
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video


Sean Weather 3/28 2


Albert Lea Fire Reassurance Program expanded


Mayo's Madsen brothers prepping for Cincy


First full day of stay at home order in Minnesota


Sean Weather 3/28


Weekend setup for rain, storms, and snow


Seniors give their best quarantine advice


Coronavirus claims Alden coffee shop


How Corona Impacts Weather Forecasts


Man Missing after boat accident

Community Events