Saturday Night Live over the weekend lampooned the ongoing WikiLeaks saga, floating a new format to reveal the juiciest leaked cables: “WikiLeaks: TMZ.”
Sipping from the signature TMZ thermos, Bill Hader (playing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange) asked his staff, “So what do we have today, guys? Looking for world leaders behaving badly. Come on.”
Well, TMZ’s cameras caught up with Afghan President Hamid Karzai (played by Robert DeNiro), who, after denying corruption charges, fumbled a briefcase full of cash.
“So there you have it, America: truth, courtesy of Julian Assange,” Hader said. “Do I suck a little bit? I do, yeah. Can you try me for treason? You can’t, because I’m from Australia. But nice try, dummies. In closing, I want to remind you all that no matter how I die, it was murder.”
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