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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Power line humor too deep to fathom

Taking my daily dose of Power line, I read this post from Rocketman this morning, though it was posted late yesterday morning.
At the conclusion of the post, which tells of a terrorist cell in France, is this sentence:

Early reports indicate that the bombers were motivated by France's support for the U.S. war effort in Iraq.

Hmmmm. A moment's thought over this might call to mind that there was no support for
the U.S. war effort in Iraq. Well then, why in the world would Rocketman write such a thing???

Oh wait. There's an update;

UPDATE: Sadly, I'm afraid it's necessary to add the last sentence IS A JOKE!!!! Remember how, when the London bombers struck, media outlets and politicians were quick to conclude that the attack resulted from England's support of the Iraq war? Unfortunately, quite a few of our readers didn't get what I thought was a pretty clear parody.

What? Humor? In Power line? Well, that's a new angle. I thought Power line was one of those "hard-core, politically angry, hyperconservative sites loaded with vitriol".

So who are these "quite a few" readers that Rocketman is sad to necessarily explain a parody to? Might they not be humorless leftie trolls, flocking to Power line at their mention by Mary Mapes in another unrelated story? Might they not be clueless Time magazine readers who were pointed there by that dinosaur's awarding of Blog Of The Year?

It's been pointed out many times by others as well as myself that in today's political landscape, the angry left is far out-gunned by the right on scores for sheer creativity and humor. That's what anger does. It shuts down your equilibrium, robs you of your objectivity and makes you blind to humor. So blind, you become unaware that you are the biggest joke in the room.


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