As you can see below, the segment was supposed to be about Elon Musk’s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live.
Here’s the transcript:
ROB FINNERTY: “What’d you think of Elon Musk’s performance? This is the first time since 2015 we’ve had a non-athlete, non-entertainer on the show. The last person to do that, and do well with great ratings: our former President Donald Trump.”
DAVID LITT: “Well Rob, that’s a great question. What happened on SNL this weekend was that people made stuff up, then said it on television like it’s true. And that actually happens pretty frequently on American TV. For example, in 2020, Dominion Voting Systems sued Newsmax over its false claims about election fraud. Newsmax was lying to its own viewers and Newsmax had to settle that lawsuit. Actually, I just need to check in — are you still telling that lie or are you telling new lies?”
FINNERTY: “Wait, I’m sorry David, do you want to talk about something completely non-related and try to catch me on a Monday morning totally off-topic, or do you want to talk about Elon Musk?
LITT: “Well I can see why you don’t want to talk about Dominion Voting Systems because if you do, Newsmax could get sued and lose billions of dollars because these are lies.”
Litt is a former Obama speechwriter. Watch the clip.
🔥 @DavidLitt: “People made stuff up, then said it on television like it’s true — and that actually happens pretty frequently on American TV. For example, in 2020, Dominion Voting System sued Newsmax over its false claims about election fraud…” pic.twitter.com/wVFPMyNz1m
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) May 10, 2021