Just a quick thought: Is the writers strike delivering the Democratic presidential nomination to Senator Barack Obama? A simplistic explanation? Maybe. But just over a week ago Saturday Night Live went on the air again after a three-month hiatus. In the show’s first episode after the strike SNL’s comedians spoofed the sheer endless media love fest for Obama.

The sketch was a wake up call for many US journalists, especially on television. After SNL they finally started to take on Obama and looked much more critically at the Senator from Illinois, as a study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism as well as watching a lot of CNN suggest. Critical stories on Obama started to come up left and right.

It’s probably to late for Hillary Clinton. Well, had the SNL writers not been on strike for three months they might have had some eye opening sketches much earlier.

It sometimes takes a clown to tell the truth.