Watch: SNL Casts Quarterback Eli Manning as Occupy Protester, Mocks Media Coverage

This weekend, Saturday Night Live gave Occupy's May Day protests more airtime than most major cable news networks did, by casting Superbowl-winning Giants' quarterback Eli Manning in a skit as an earnest OWSer forced to contend with racist, sexist curmudgeonly old "reporter in the field," Herb Welch, played by Bill Hader.

"We're back, and stronger than ever!" and "Bank of America, Bad for America" Manning-as-occupier chanted. Not bad PR for the movement!

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at May 7, 2012, 4:27am

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