is it dangerous to lampoon the president?

48442952Of course not. It is dangerous to suggest we shouldn’t.

“Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery,” says Hutchinson, “it is mean-spirited and dangerous.”

“We have issued a public challenge to the person or group that put up the poster to come forth and publicly tell why they have used this offensive depiction to ridicule President Obama.”

Yes, by all means, humble yourself before the Indignation Council so they can brand you with the scarlet letter of insensitivity.

Every president has been spoofed. It’s a healthy part of democratic expression, whether it be George W. as Alfred E. Neumann or Obama as The Joker.

One response to “is it dangerous to lampoon the president?”

  1. Good point.

    You know, I’ve looked high and low for Earl Ofari Hutchinson’s scathing criticism of Vanity Fair for giving Bush the same treatment.

    Not surprisingly, I can’t find it. Aaah, the beauty of selective outrage!

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