Think political comedy is a laughing matter? Just ask The Washington Post.

The august newspaper rushed to fact check last night’s “Saturday Night Live” sketch skewering President Barack Obama’s executive order on illegal immigration.

It took nearly six years for the NBC comedy show to satirize Obama in inspired fashion. Last night, the show hit the bulls eye, using the beloved “Schoolhouse Rock” cartoon series to comment on the president’s go-it-alone stance on immigration.


The Washington Post responded by analyzing the sketch for accuracy. Did the newspaper do the same during the Bush White House years? And why do Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert get a pass in the fact check department?