Ben Carson, Donald Trump, and SNL: Will the entertainment ever stop?

Ben Carson’s Horrible, Terrible, Very Weird Campaign

Ben Carson’s Horrible, Terrible, Very Weird Campaign

The crazed culture of politics.
Nov. 11 2015 6:06 PM

Violent Behavior and Saturday Night Live

What is and isn’t funny anymore.

Donald Trump, and Darrell Hammond during the Saturday Night Live
Taran Killam, Donald Trump, and Darrell Hammond on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7, 2015.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images.

Listen to Episode 25 of Podcast for America:

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Podcast for America is your inside look at which presidential candidates may or may not have assaulted people. Your hosts are Annie Lowrey of New York magazine; Alex Wagner of MSNBC; and Mark Leibovich, national correspondent for New York Times Magazine.

We’ll ponder the horrible, terrible, very weird week where Ben Carson claimed to have attacked a friend and whether much of what he says about his biography can even be believed.

Next, we’ll examine criticism brought by Carson and other GOP candidates about the vetting of presidential candidates and just how one-sided it might be.

And Mark gives us his take after sitting in alleged spitting distance from Donald Trump himself at Saturday Night Live.

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Mark Leibovich is the chief national correspondent for New York Times Magazine and the author of This Town.

Annie Lowrey is a contributing editor at the Atlantic.

Alex Wagner is the host of MSNBC’s Now With Alex Wagner.