Why Are You Crying?

There is a very good reason why the Obama campaign is crying about the New Yorker cover.  They are crying because it is satire, and kewl hipsters cannot be the target of ridicule, because then they won’t be kewl hipsters anymore.

From Molly Ivins:

There are two kinds of humor. One kind that makes us chuckle about our foibles and our shared humanity — like what Garrison Keillor does. The other kind holds people up to public contempt and ridicule — that’s what I do. Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful. I only aim at the powerful. When satire is aimed at the powerless, it is not only cruel — it’s vulgar.

Fads die to the sound of laughter.

(RIP Molly)


3 Responses to Why Are You Crying?

  1. Elliot Lake says:

    Not to mention The Outrage of satirizing The Precious. Almost as bad as if the cover had satirized His Orangeness, Lord Cheeto.

  2. myiq2xu says:

    I am well aware that Molly criticized Hillary back in 2006 and said she wouldn’t vote for her.

    But I am fully confident that Molly would have had a change of heart by now, and probably would be a PUMA.

    In fact, she will be my next honorary PUMA. I swear I can hear Molly cheering us on from some bar up in Heaven.

    PS – Mock me, get 86’d.

  3. L.S./M.F.T. says:

    And isn’t that Ann Richards, sitting next to her, drinking Ceiling Fan?

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