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  •  I have thought recently--especially last night-- (12+ / 0-)

    that the line between satire and cynicism has been crossed. I didn't find the Samantha Bee bit all that funny.

    But then, the bits where they do their best to make a fool of well-meaning (but admittedly odd) people have always annoyed me. Twitting the powerless isn't humor, it's sadism. There are plenty of powerful people who deserve it. Why didn't they set her on one of the people who were drinking champagne on the balcony? That could have been a lot funnier.

    Help us to save free conscience from the paw Of hireling wolves whose gospel is their maw. ~John Donne

    by ohiolibrarian on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 04:48:22 PM PST

    •  i'm a moderate fan of the show (0+ / 0-)

      but this piece struck me as surprisingly intellectually lazy and borderline bullying.
      They don't "owe" OWS positive coverage, but it's our right to call 'em out when they're being unfair to us.

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