Noel Sheppard uses a Nov. 14 NewsBusters post to explain how a "Saturday Live Skit" proves Glenn Beck right:
This sequence was surprising on a number of levels. First, Obama's defenders in the media aggressively attacked Fox News and conservative radio hosts for reporting this $200 million a day figure that came from an Indian website.
Although no specific numbers were released by the administration concerning the real cost, the press were very quick to dismiss the $200 million a day estimate.
This is why when SNL sourced it to Beck, viewers probably thought the joke would end there.
Oddly, that wasn't the case as Hader then made the point that maybe Beck shouldn't be dismissed so quickly as a result of his correct advice on gold.
So who are you going to believe on the issue of the cost of Obama's trip -- every legitimate news orgaization and fact-checking agency, or an "SNL" skit? Sheppard has chosen the latter.