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I’ve encountered a fair number of people who do not understand satire (some of them here). For them, satire is just a sneaky way of straw manning someone–only to say “I’m kidding, jeez” at the end of it, as if … Continue reading
It turns out the military rape (of women) is a problem. The National Review Online responds, as you might imagine, by blaming the victims and by changing the subject. In an epic move that should be satire, but isn’t, Heather … Continue reading
Jim Geraghty at National Review Online has an interesting essay on the state of satire in American political culture. He makes a contrast between satire in the good old days and the way it’s used today: When everybody’s getting mocked, … Continue reading
There are people with no sense of humor at all (encountered them here) and there is NBC's Chuck Todd. He is concerned that Stephen Colbert's 24/7 satire of the Republican-allied Fox Network might be anti-Republican. Appearing at a Winthrop University … Continue reading
Educated bigot that much more terrifying. Indeed, seems real. Then, in Poe's Law news, there's this: People who think The Onion is real. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about … Continue reading
Sometimes I wonder about the effectiveness of satire. It's entertainment value is purchased oftentimes at the expense of fairness and accuracy–you have to straw man, a little at least, to satirize. It appears, however, that sometimes straw manning is unnecessary. … Continue reading