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.