Monday, August 25, 2008

The Idiot's veto

This is Roger simon's take on the Obama terrorist cover of the New Yorker magazine. He criticises the critics of the cover, and of satire in general as asserting...

Idiot’s Veto: If a single person might not get a joke, then you should not tell the joke. All humor (and everything else) should be reduced to the lowest common denominator just to make sure nobody misunderstands anything-Roger Simon,
The "idiot's veto", along with "the self-licking ice cream cone" characterise what is wrong with so much political activity, especially on the progressive side.

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