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Claim: Video clip shows an Australian politician being interviewed about an oil tanker spill.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, August 2008]
Indeed, this "interview" appears very much like a Saturday Night Live skit because it is in fact a comedy sketch from the early 1990s, the parts of the politician and interviewer being played by Australian television comedy duo
Clarke and Dawe's stock in trade is presenting satirical takes on current events, often in the form of mock interviews in which Clarke assumes the role of a beleaguered politician (or other prominent public figure) attempting to explain away some blunder while being grilled by interviewer Dawe.
Last updated: 27 August 2008
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