Good satire is not partisan? Where did you cook that up?

It is always partisan, Kenneth. Observe:

“Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.” — Lord George Byron

“Satire is, by definition, offensive. It is meant to make us feel uncomfortable. It is meant to make us scratch our heads, think, do a double-take, and then think again.” — Maajid Nawaz

“Satire is fascinating stuff. It’s deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down, there is a drift towards satire, because it’s the only thing that makes any sense.” — Ben Nicholson

“By the very nature of satire or parody, you have to love and respect your target and respect it enough to understand every aspect of it, so you can more effectively make fun of it.” — T. J. Miller

“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” — Kurt Vonnegut

This is where I’m confused, Kenneth. You don’t like my posts, you object to them, yet you seem to be reading them every day, at least for the past week or two. So why don’t you just stop if you are so offended? Or admit you like them? Because if you keep reading, but then keep criticizing, it drains the effectiveness of your criticism.

Thanks for becoming a new fan, then, Kenneth.

–AI

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