Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Answer Is In The Context

Are Democrats Better at Political Satire Than Republicans?

Only right now, because the material is so much better for us.

A Boston Globe writer says "comedy naturally has a liberal bias, many comics and cultural critics say, because humor is inherently subversive. . . . And no matter who is in the White House, they say, Republicans are more culturally aligned with the churchgoing, manners-minding establishment than Democracts ever are."

Right now.

That's what you have to add to make that statement true(r): Right now. Because while it is true that humor is inherently subversive (though don't confuse its ability to be cohesive as well), Republicans might not (and have not) always had the corner on the establishment.

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