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3 Modern Satirists Screwed by People Who Didn’t Get the Joke
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Gladstone on the Impersonals podcast discussing Notes from the Internet Apocalypse and Twitter.

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Gladstone and Stephen Colbert know who Jonathan Swift is, but not everyone else has caught up.
3 Modern Satirists Screwed by People Who Didn’t Get the Joke

#3. Stephen Colbert Gets Attacked by a Hashtag Activist Who’s Wrong About Everything
In [an interview, Suey Park] describes how she “saw the hashtag as a way to critique white liberals who use forms of racial humor to mock more blatant forms of racism.” I read the interview several times, reading all the poorly chosen, unconvincing words. And maybe I’m wrong, but, quite simply, despite the loads of verbiage, I’m pretty sure Park simply feels that there are certain no-no words, bad words that can never be used to prove any point or be justified by any context.
I reject that out of hand, as should anyone with an active mind. Park’s lack of faith is not with Colbert, of whom she claims to be a fan, but the rest of society. She does not believe people can hear uncomfortable or provocative jokes in any context that would justify their use without adding fuel to the fire of racism.

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cracked:

Gladstone and Stephen Colbert know who Jonathan Swift is, but not everyone else has caught up.

3 Modern Satirists Screwed by People Who Didn’t Get the Joke

#3. Stephen Colbert Gets Attacked by a Hashtag Activist Who’s Wrong About Everything

In [an interview, Suey Park] describes how she “saw the hashtag as a way to critique white liberals who use forms of racial humor to mock more blatant forms of racism.” I read the interview several times, reading all the poorly chosen, unconvincing words. And maybe I’m wrong, but, quite simply, despite the loads of verbiage, I’m pretty sure Park simply feels that there are certain no-no words, bad words that can never be used to prove any point or be justified by any context.

I reject that out of hand, as should anyone with an active mind. Park’s lack of faith is not with Colbert, of whom she claims to be a fan, but the rest of society. She does not believe people can hear uncomfortable or provocative jokes in any context that would justify their use without adding fuel to the fire of racism.

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The Washington Post loves Notes from the Internet Apocalypse and my parents are finally proud of me. Buy the book HERE.

I had a great time talking about Notes from the Internet Apocalypse, Twitter, and the meaning of love.

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I’ll be doing the Impersonals Podcast tomorrow, April 16, 2014. Tune in and pitch questions HERE.

I’ll be doing the Impersonals Podcast tomorrow, April 16, 2014. Tune in and pitch questions HERE.

I’ll be doing the Impersonals Podcast tomorrow, April 16, 2014. Tune in and pitch questions HERE.