Newswire: Tina Fey defends Jimmy Fallon’s election coverage

Tina Fey stands behind her old Weekend Update partner Jimmy Fallon, who came under fire last month for nervously giggling his way through an interview with Republican candidate Donald Trump, even though “nervously giggling” is pretty much Fallon’s default setting for his entire life. “I really felt for Jimmy when people were so angry,” Fey said, while speaking at today’s Produced By New York conference. “It’s not Jimmy who peed in the punchbowl. It’s not Jimmy who created this horrible world we’re living in.”

Besides all the punchbowl piss talk, Fey also commented on the political atmosphere during her stint as head writer of Saturday Night Live, saying, “We spent so much time and care on making sure everything was a fair hit. We never, ever went into it thinking, ‘We gotta protect Obama’ or ‘We gotta make (the Republicans) look bad.’ Audiences can smell …

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