Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Why Parody Is Hard

Good parody requires exaggeration to the point of absurdity, but some people's thinking is so absurd it defies parody. When we heard of Ken Lay's sudden death from a heart attack, we thought of writing a fake news story. We'd have "questioned the timing" and claimed it's all a conspiracy by Karl Rove. Perhaps he was even killed by Rove to coverup connections to Chimpy McBushitler.

Trouble is, some people really believe that. MSNBC contributes: Readers smell conspiracy in Lay's death. The aptly named "Lunkhead" at the DailyKos kicks things off by asking, "Who Killed Ken Lay?" in this post:
My guess, is that it's his own dietary habits, but when you consider the case of Cliff Baxter, the number of people who have died in odd ways before being able to talk about ties between Enron and the Bush crime family, it makes you wonder.

You want to do framing, do real framing. Start with the question "Who Killed Ken Lay?", and frame the debate that way.

Enough with the Lakoff's asinine stuff, where you call good jurist "Freedom Judges" (would you want like "Freedom Fries with that?)

The question is not fair, but the Avignon president deserves some Vince Foster time.

So remember, the statement on today's news is a question: "Who killed Ken Lay?"
Of course, Lunkhead isn't really saying it true. He's "just asking questions." Right...

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