Saturday Night Live this weekend continued its lampooning of Wikileaks, this time “releasing” grainy footage of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in prison.
“How did I get a camera into a British prison? Maybe you weren’t listening, I’m Julian Assange,” said SNL’s Bill Hader, playing Assange.
Hader went on to say his arrest proves that anyone who terrorizes the U.S. will be tracked down and punished … unless your name is Osama bin Laden.
Occasionally cracking up over the monologue and sipping tea out of fine China, Hader listed additional sites Wikileaks supporters will hack if he remains imprisoned, including Amazon, Orbitz, Netflix and Facebook.
“You know that one profile picture that makes you look thin?” Hader said. “Its gone; boo hoo.”
“In conclusion,” Hader said, “I want to remind you that no matter how I die, even if there’s a suicide note, it was murder. Cheers!”
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