5. Satirizing the Right

Sep-17-2010 | Comments Off

Bird’s-Eye: If you ever doubted the power of satire, this week’s Pew Survey is worth reading.“Fox News is still polling the oldest viewership, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are pulling the youngest. As Stewart educates his young viewers in the ways of FNC on a nightly basis, it is clear that he is the biggest long term media threat to Fox News.” Some fine examples below… and we lead with news you probably heard here first!

* Breaking News: Stephen Colbert announces 10/30/10 March in DC “To Keep Fear Alive”

“America, the Greatest Country God ever gave Man, was built on three bedrock principles: Freedom. Liberty. And Fear — that someone might take our Freedom and Liberty. But now, there are dark, optimistic forces trying to take away our Fear — forces with salt and pepper hair and way more Emmys than they need. They want to replace our Fear with reason. But never forget — “Reason” is just one letter away from “Treason.” Coincidence? Reasonable people would say it is, but America can’t afford to take that chance.” ALSO: Jon Stewart is joining the march

* Nation Once Again Comes Under Sway Of Pink-Faced Half-Wit The Onion

Following an Aug. 28 rally in Washington, D.C. attended by an estimated 87,000 Americans, experts confirmed this week that the U.S. populace appears to have fallen under the spell of yet another pink-faced half-wit.

The most recent pink-faced halfwit has reportedly captured the popular imagination through the conventional vehicles of a nationally syndicated talk-radio program and a cable news television show. According to media analyst Rebecca Ellington, the pink-faced half-wit has mesmerized the nation by spewing out hundreds of predictably reactionary and emotionally manipulative on-air diatribes.

* Tom Tomorrow Fox News Cartoon

* Immigration Toon



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