Saturday Night Live cold opened with MyPillow’s Mike Lindell spouting off that every Dominion voting machine has a ‘Venezuelan oompah loompah inside’ after he was told by Fox News hosts to ‘not say anything crazy’ amidst the $1.6billion lawsuit.
SNL opened with Fox and Friends anchor impersonators hosting the morning show, tentatively warning their guest ‘not to say anything crazy’ after Dominion sued the company for billions after hosts endorsed ‘stolen election lies.’
As MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, played by James Austin Johnson, appeared on the fake show, he immediately been spouting out how he was at a ‘Biden dunk tank,’ where people can dunk an impersonator underwater, calling the activity a ‘blast.’
Brian Kilmeade, played by Bowen Yang, immediately begins to warn the CEO, who frequents the real network, to ‘please’ not ‘say anything crazy about dominion’ due to the lawsuit.
‘Don’t worry, I’ve been briefed, I know the rules,’ Lindell confidently says before explaining that ‘every Dominion machine has a Venezuelan oompah loompah inside that eats the votes with its little mouth.’
SNL opened with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, played by James Austin Johnson (pictured), spouting off lies about Dominion voting machines amidst the $1.6B lawsuit
‘Every Dominion machine has a Venezuelan oompah loompah inside that eats the votes with its little mouth,’ Lindell claimed before hosts told him to reel it in
Steve Doocy, played by Mikey Day, cuts him off, saying: ‘Mike…Mike, got to cut you off there, pal. You know we can’t just be saying whatever anymore.’
Lindell agrees, saying he’ll choose his words carefully. Seconds later, in a sales pitch voice, he spouts off: ‘Dominion voting machines give triple votes to Democrats, illegals, and that lady M&M that stopped shaving her pits.’
Doocy yells: ‘Mike! Mike! We’re going to have to end it there!’
Lindell agrees its ‘for the best’ before pulling out a MyPillow with a woman’s face drawn on it which he called his ‘wife,’ before revealing the Dominion lawsuit has been a ‘nightmare’ for him and his business.
Last month, Fox Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch admitted that some of his Fox News hosts ‘endorsed’ false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump in his deposition for the $1.6 billion lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems.
Murdoch denied that Fox as a network endorsed the claims, but admitted a collection of his hosts shared the ‘stolen election lies’, according to a transcript of the billionaire’s sworn testimony from last month.
‘They endorsed,’ Murdoch said of hosts Jeanine Pirro, Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs and Maria Bartiromo. He said that former host Dobbs did ‘a lot’ and Hannity did ‘a bit.’
‘I would have liked us to be stronger in denouncing it in hindsight,’ Murdoch added.
Brian Kilmeade, played by Bowen Yang (right), immediately begins to warn the CEO, who frequents the real network, to ‘please don’t say anything crazy about dominion’ due to the lawsuit
Mikey Day played Fox and Friends host Steve Doocy (left), Heidi Garner played Ainsley Earhardt (middle), and Yang played Kilmeade (right)
Fox Corp’s Rupert Murdoch admitted that his Fox News hosts promoted false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump in a court deposition
Dominion alleged that Fox broadcast comments made by Trump-affiliated lawyers Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani that defamed the voting company.
A Fox News spokeswoman called Dominion’s argument in the filing ‘an extreme, unsupported view of defamation law that would prevent journalists from basic reporting.’
The representative also claimed the company is ‘cherry-picking soundbites, omitting key context and mischaracterizing the record.’
In his deposition, Murdoch also said that hosts who knew they were promoting lies should be ‘reprimanded, maybe got rid of.’