When Tina Fey vented about Charlottesville, neo-Nazis and Donald Trump while cramming her mouth with handfuls of a sheet cake decorated with an American flag on *Weekend Update: Summer Edition* last night, the internet went nuts.
…Yelling at or into the whole country was what Fey was actually doing, of course, at the same time that she was parodying her own status as one of its protected species. Her critics on the left managed to miss both points, and that’s why our advice is to watch the routine first before falling for the instant consensus that she did something awful. There’s a kind of doublethink involved in loving Tina Fey when she zings Sarah Palin but deciding she’s a callous ninny when she zings herself—and, just conceivably, some of us libtards, too.
Watch it again here: