That’s Right Nate

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The Dangers of Political Satire

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There is a real danger out there my friends.  You see it on shows like the Colbert Report.   When I first started watching the show I found it extremely refreshing.  On a lefty dominated station like Comedy Central, there was Steve Colbert with a solidly conservative voice.  He even called Bill O’Reilly Papa Bear.  Well three years into watching the show religiously, I found out that it was all a put on.  Colbert was a liberal portraying himself as a satirical conservative.  I was sickened.

There was something similar that happened today and many conservatives believed that we were going to be placed under martial law because of a 3 year old story from The Onion.   I’d read the newspaper a few times and didn’t care for it, but now I found it The Onion is also satire.  Here’s the clip:

When ordinarily rational conservatives saw this, they reacted all over Facebook like this.  Is it their fault no?   That’s the insidious nature of satire.  It pretends to be real news and people believe it.   Look at what happened yesterday when Democrats took the bait from brilliant satirist Andrew Breitbart who first came to prominence by editing a video tape to make it look like ACORN was supporting prostitution.  This time Breitbart took a speech by a USDA employee talking about how she learned to overcome her own racist upbringing to learn to help everybody and made it sound like she was refusing to help people based on race.  In fairness to this employee she probably became an employee when her father was murdered by the KKK, but it’s still no excuse for being predisposed not to like white people—we’re very lovable.

Well, the liberals bought this hook line and sinker even though they felt for Breitbart’s pranks before.  Before they even validated the statement, Shirley Sherrod was thrown out of the department and hoping that unemployment benefits would be extended.  Today the liberals have egg on their face after hearing the unedited speech she gave.  Oops!!  You fell for it liberals.

That is why I don’t like satire.  It can hit Democrats and Republicans equally and what makes it so dangerous is you never know when what you read is satire and when it is real.  New Zealand managed to ban political satire.  I am hoping that I can use my influence in the Kimble campaign to get him to pass a similar law here.  One thing’s for sure, at Thatsrightnate.com you’ll be able to continue to count on the same sold Conservative values you’ve always expected and still 100% satire free.

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Written by thatsrightnate

July 21, 2010 at 9:58 pm

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  1. Satire may seem funny to people with juvenile mindsets, but it can have serious consequences. Thank you for reminding your readers about the importance of being patriotic, and not abusing freedom of speech to make fun of innocent conservative politicians.

    GreenEyedLilo

    July 22, 2010 at 9:41 am

  2. Hi Nate. Long time no talk. Good to see you are still fighting the war on satire & liberalism. My kind of man.

    The Onion is worse than Wikipedia, or that “news” outlet they call BBC. Did you know Bob Dylan is a DJ now? At least, that’s what the Onion “reports”….

    Cheers,
    The Rotten Little Girls

    Kelly

    July 28, 2010 at 10:03 pm

  3. Hey Kelly, I saw on Twitter that you just celebrated an anniversary over at your blog. Congratulations! I hadn’t heard that about Mr. Dylan, but I gave up on him when he got into that whole 60s culture and went electric.

    thatsrightnate

    July 28, 2010 at 10:32 pm


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