The Onion was recently praised in the Economist as the one source of comedy that has figured out how to mock President Obama with headlines such as:

  • A news article written about his election victory headlined, “Black Man Given Nation’s Worst Job”
  • An opinion piece supposedly penned by Obama entitled, “Should You Ever Feel Despair, Simply Remember How Eloquent I Am”
  • Another mock news story headlined, “Media Having Trouble Finding Right Angle on Obama’s Double Homicide” (“I know there’s a story in there somewhere,” said the editor of Newsweek, after Mr Obama brutally murdered a suburban couple.)

The writers’ irreverence has set the Onion apart, the editor musing that “you have to hate everything” to fit in as a writer. Even “Star Trek.” Which brings us to today’s Friday fun, a video send-up worthy of a laugh or two:

Notice how they even managed a blistering little aside at Obamania at the end. These people are feeling it!

Happy Friday. Next week, look for live blogging from the SSP Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.