Earlier I posted about how a SNL video mysteriously disappeared from NBC's web site and how many people seemed interested in the issue.
National Review Online reports that NBC will repost the video soon.
NBC spokesman Marc Liepis tells National Review only this (annoying ALL CAPS in original):And they add this update:"UPON REVIEW, WE CAUGHT CERTAIN ELEMENTS IN THE SKETCH THAT DIDN'T MEET OUR STANDARDS. WE TOOK IT DOWN AND MADE SOME MINOR CHANGES AND IT WILL BE BACK ONLINE SOON."
NBC sources say the objection has to do with the caption underneath the two mortgage-backed securities investors who made off with billions, which reads: "People who should be shot." The same sources say the video will be edited to remove that language and returned to the website.It seems many many people will be watching to see what else, if anything, gets changed in the video.
Certainly suggesting that two people in the video (who's real names were used) be shot was inappopriate so it is understandable that NBC made the decision to remove the video. But why the secrecy? It certainly looks as if they just wanted to whitewash the whole thing and are only reposting the video because removing it caused such a frenzy on the internet.