There is a funny SNL skit that has been getting a lot of hits on youtube, satirising the media's crush on Obama. It shows Obama being fawned over by the moderators of a debate.
In last night's real-life debate Hillary Clinton referred to the sketch, in a fit of frustration at the moderators' perceived bias.
The moderators asked her the first question, traditionally a non-privilege accorded to the front-runner, which she is no longer. They seemed to ask her the toughest questions throughout. At one point, after giving Clinton a tough grilling over NAFTA, Brian Williams turned to Obama and asked, 'How were her comments about you unfair?" One can understand Clinton's annoyance with such stuff.
Clinton's evident frustration knocked her off her stride a bit. It put her in a bad mood, and of course it risks making her look like a sore loser. However, if her mention of the sketch means it gets replayed repeatedly on the TV in the next 24 hours, and that more people raise questions about the media's attitude to her and Obama, then this may turn out to be a good thing for her. The pro-Hillary media backlash begins here...?