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CNN Fact Checks SNL Sketch Detailing Obama's Failures (VIDEO)

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:15 PM ET

Saturday Night Live hit President Obama last weekend with a tough sketch portraying him as a president who has yet to accomplish any major initiatives. CNN had one of their reporters fact check the sketch, interviewing Bill Adair, the editor of Politifact.com, a non-partisan fact checking website that rates the statements of elected officials.

Adair found that SNL missed the mark on a few of the failed initiatives on their checklist, including Afghanistan and health care. He did, however, say SNL was correct in their judgment of failure on closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. Adair concludes that this sketch won't have anywhere near the power to shape public opinion as the one in which Tina Fey skewered would-be vice president Sarah Palin.

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