I saw this headline at CNN today:
“Palin incest spoof on SNL draws fire”
but it was attached to a video and I didn’t want to watch it. I finally found a printed article, to see if Palin supporters were really that stupid.
Yes, it turns out that some of them are. Perpetually outraged, because actually thinking about the ramifications of a satire is a bit beyond many of them.
I watched Saturday Night Live over the weekend, and saw the skit in question. It skewered journalists, not the Palins. The skit made the Palins look like victims of the media, and it made journalists look unbelievably stupid and vapid. The right wing should have been applauding it.
On the other hand, journalists have generally been bright enough to understand it was a satire, and haven’t been so offended.