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Reporting on the reporting

Posted by Greg on October 30, 2010

from satirist Andy Borowitz:

Fox News Estimates Jon Stewart’s Crowd at Seven People

Disappointing Turnout, News Channel Says

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – The Fox News Channel reported today that the turnout for Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity” was underwhelming at best, with Fox sources estimating the total turnout at seven people.

“Our total count includes Stewart, [Stephen] Colbert, and what appear to be a few of their friends and relatives,” said Fox anchor Shepard Smith.  “This has to be a smaller crowd than they were expecting.”

But immediately after Fox broadcast what it described as “live coverage” of the rally showing a nearly-deserted National Mall, viewers began to point out irregularities in the images being shown.

First of all, one viewer noticed that the live coverage of the rally was actually being broadcast a full twelve hours before the rally began.

Second, an expert identified the supposedly “live footage” of today’s rally as file footage from a Sunday in 1997 when the Mall was completely shut down for reseeding.

Even in the face of such evidence, Fox stood by its story, with Fox host Glenn Beck pointing out that the seven people in attendance were “largely elitists.”

“I was struck by how many correctly spelled signs there were,” Mr. Beck said.  “That’s not my America.”

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Presidential Imposter

Posted by Greg on September 28, 2010

From satirist Andy Borowitz:

Democrats to Employ Man Who Played Obama During 2008 Campaign

Would Hit Campaign Trail in Place of President

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – With just a month remaining until the crucial midterm elections, worried Democrats have decided to reach out to the man who played Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign, Democratic Party officials confirmed today.

“We were sitting around thinking of who we could put out there on the campaign trail to get people energized again,” said party chairman Tim Kaine.  “And then I was like, what about that guy who played Obama in ’08?  He was amazing!”

While Democratic incumbents have been shying away from appearing with President Obama at rallies in recent weeks, they are “totally jazzed” about making joint appearances with the man who portrayed Obama in 2008, Kaine said.

“When we put the word out that we were reaching out to the guy who used to play Obama, the reaction was phenomenal,” he said.  “People were like, I loved that guy.”

Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold echoed the sentiment of many Democratic officeholders when he heard that the man who played Obama during the 2008 race might be hitting the road again soon: “I was leery about appearing with the President onstage, but that other guy, come on, he was unbelievable.”

According to preliminary plans, the guy who played Obama in 2008 would be used to fire up huge crowds in key races, while the actual President Obama would remain behind in Washington giving boring speeches about electronic medical records.

Fox News offered scant coverage of the Democrats’ plans, other than to report that neither President Obama nor the man who played him in 2008 was born in the US.

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Cartoons – The Week

Posted by Greg on September 14, 2010

Cartoons – The Week.

So sad, so true.

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Funny graphs

Posted by Greg on September 12, 2010

Check them out here. Too many to post here.

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And the candidate is…

Posted by Greg on September 7, 2010

via satirist Andy Borowitz:

Rabid Dog Briefly Mistaken for Tea Party Candidate

Receives Standing Ovation at Missouri Rally

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (The Borowitz Report) – A rabid Doberman Pinscher jumped on stage at a Tea Party rally in Missouri on Labor Day and barked at the crowd for nearly twenty minutes before people realized he was not a candidate.

The dog, later identified by its owner as “Mister Buster,” held the crowd spellbound as he barked, growled, and frothed at the mouth, eventually receiving a standing ovation for his exertions.

Gwendolene Thomason, 42, a Tea Party supporter from Jefferson City, was one of the hundreds on hand who were convinced that the Doberman was a Tea Party candidate until he was outed as a dog.

“I liked what he had to say,” she said.  “He reminded me of Glenn Beck, only furrier.”

The Doberman’s canine identity finally became clear when he lunged at a man in the front row and wrested a hamburger from his right hand, taking two of the man’s fingers with it.

While the discovery that Mister Buster was not a Tea Party candidate disappointed many in attendance, Ms. Thomason held out hope that, dog or no, he might consider running for office at some point.

“I liked the way he bit off that guy’s hand, and the way he did his business in the middle of the stage,” she said.  “We need more of that in Washington.”

Elsewhere, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer named Wednesday a state holiday “to give me more time to think of what to say.”

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Our last hope

Posted by Greg on June 11, 2010

And it isn’t Obi Wan.

But it might as well be.  Thanks Punditkitchen.

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Borowitz Report

Posted by Greg on May 10, 2010

Borowitz Report.

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This works for me

Posted by Greg on April 29, 2010

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Who wants it easy?

Posted by Greg on February 25, 2010

.I love it

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And they’re just noticing now?

Posted by Greg on December 23, 2009

Garrison Keillor is a shallow, ill tempered,  self important, douche bag. I’m surprised it takes something like this for more people to notice.

Hat tip:  Brayton

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Mental patient addresses UN

Posted by Greg on September 24, 2009

Another satire gem from the Borowitz Report:

An escaped mental patient broke into the United Nations yesterday, getting all the way to the General Assembly and delivering a ninety-minute speech.

A day after the stunning security breach, U.N. officials were still attempting to sort out how it was allowed to happen.

“We’re trying not to play the blame game here,” said U.N. spokesperson Carol Foyler. “The simple fact is, a legally insane man somehow got all the way to the podium, so how do we keep that from happening again?”

Theories abound as to how the mental patient made it to the U.N., with some suggesting that he may have escaped during a field trip to a county fair.

Reacting to the rambling and incoherent ninety-minute rant, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton echoed the feelings of many: “I was like, where’s Kanye when you need him?”

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Not gonna make the cut

Posted by Greg on May 20, 2009

So who CAN Obama nominate that would get GOP approval?

Love the Bachmann dig.

HT: Joe My God

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The Republic of Teabaggerstan

Posted by Greg on April 23, 2009

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Beating the censors

Posted by Greg on April 14, 2009

How on earth did he do this with a straight face?

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Deserting like rats

Posted by Greg on April 13, 2009

from satirist Andy Borowitz:

As the federal government moves to institute salary caps for Wall Street executives, an increasing number of assholes are seeking employment elsewhere, a study confirmed today.

According to the report commissioned by the University of Minnesota’s School of Business, at a time when the economy needs experienced hands at the tiller, some of the financial world’s best-trained dickwads are fleeing the ship.

And if the trend continues, the study warns, Wall Street could soon be facing a “douchebag drain” as top buttholes migrate to other countries and industries.

“There is no question that our company is losing some of its most valued assholes,” says Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis.  “I have tried to convince them to stay, but how do you reason with them?  After all, they’re assholes.”

At Blarney O’Malley’s, a popular watering hole catering to Wall Street traders, prominent assholes congregated after work last week to ponder the career options facing douchcicles today.

“When I graduated from B-school in ’98, you could write your own ticket,” said Dirk Bendelson, a veteran asshole from Stamford, Connecticut.  “It was a glorious time to be a mofo.”

Mr. Bendelson said he was considering using his Wall Street experience to pursue a career that would not be subject to regulation or salary caps: “I’m thinking of becoming a pirate.”

Elsewhere, the IRS announced that April 15 is the tax-filing deadline for all Americans not in the president’s Cabinet.

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