Thank you for writing Iain. I want to be clear that fake news is designed to convince people that it is real news. I write humor/satire, that appears on the Bullshitist page and is clearly labeled “humor.”
And we both know that Meryl Streep would never stoop so low as to rail in the ways I had her rail.
The purpose of satire, mine included I would hope, is to exaggerate the truth to such a degree that it shakes people awake, with the idea of getting them to think. While I would love to imagine that my posts shake people with laughter, too, I can only write for myself and cross my fingers.
In any case, Iain, I do appreciate you taking the time to read my post, and to comment, and I wish you a very peaceful and productive 2017.