Hot Air has reported that a Saturday Night Live skit that effectively and humorously portrayed the Democrats' role in the subprime mortgage crisis was apparently pulled from the NBC and Hulu Web sites.
Perhaps details of the glitch/suppression/whatever will emerge soon. Meanwhile the sketch his available (at least temporarily) at YouTube:
That didn't take long.
The video was pulled from YouTube in a matter of hours after I posted the embed.
It has been suggested that NBC moved to take the video down from its home site and Hulu based on the suggestion that two of the skit characters (real-life persons formerly involved in the the subprime mortgage market) deserved to die for their role in the later crisis. Prior to YouTube pulling the video, I'd say that explanation was sufficient to explain NBC's actions. The move to pull the video from YouTube, I think, is more consistent with the explanation offered by Michelle Malkin, who thinks a lawsuit may have been filed.
For those who absolutely must have their own copy of the skit, consider the suggestion offered by Robert Arthur in the "Comments" section.
The skit is back up on Hulu; here's the embed:
Of note, the caption suggesting that the Sandlers deserved death is missing. Obviously this strongly suggests that NBC pulled the videos because of concern over the caption.
It appears that the disappearing caption wasn't the only change. Hot Air's Allahpundit posted to point out that the part of the sketch emphasizing Barney Frank's role in enabling the crisis has been expurgated from the new version.