Sometimes the truth is disguised as satire

Venetian mask

Only Satan's laughing now

Lest Longmont’s Lunatic Fringe loses what’s left of their limited self-control (how’s that for alliteration), yes, I do know satire when I see it. I also know that satire, as a comedic approach, allows elements of truth to seep in where otherwise they might be rejected.

My favorite print satirist is Andy Borowitz. And today he gave us a doozy: Cheney’s Book Features Foreword by Satan

In his introduction, the Prince of Darkness said he rarely reads political memoirs but made an exception in the case of Mr. Cheney “because we had worked so closely together in the past.”

Read the rest here.

  2 comments for “Sometimes the truth is disguised as satire

  1. August 30, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    It’s sadly too close to the truth to be very funny. However we have our far-right loons who are endlessly entertaining, all they need is bells – they already have masks.

  2. Donald Wyeth
    September 5, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I still think the Darth Vader allusion is more accurate. He’s even got the breathing down pat. : = )

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