Does Saturday Night Live Have a Political Bias?

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2016-04

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Blair, Catherine

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I wanted to analyze whether the popular late night show, Saturday Night Live, had any political bias. To do this analysis, I would record which politicians were mentioned on their Weekend Update skits and what their party affiliation was. I would then take note whether these jokes were mentioned during an election period. I analyzed not only which party was made fun of more but I also discovered during whether one party was mentioned during the midterm election period or presidential election period.

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