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“Saturday Night Live” Rewards Facebook Fans With Betty White

Facebook users demanded that Betty White host “Saturday Night Live,” and last night they got their wish. Here’s her opening monologue, which gives you a pretty good sense of how the show went: Lots of jokes about her being old, but also dirty–in an okay-for-broadcast-TV way.

Her take on Facebook, by the way: “It sounds like a huge waste of time.”

Oh. And there were a lot of MacGruber sketches, which are supposed to get you to watch the MacGruber movie later this month. Here are all of them, stitched together in one clip:

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald