So, in a segment making fun of rightwingers, the hilarious Rachel Maddow quoted liberally
from a website called Christwire.org. The website had urged Sarah Palin to call for invading Egypt - making her a mummy grizzly ripe for Maddow's mockery.
Rachel had to run with it.
And boy did she enjoy it. A little too much, perhaps.
Too bad it ain't real.
See, Christwire is a parody site - all the stuff is made up.
Still, she fell for it like a tourist pawing at a fake Rolex.
But that's no big deal. It happens. We get stuff like this pitched all the time and we've almost been taken. And, I'm still convinced Fred Phelps is a left-wing performance artist. A damn good one, I might add.
Anyway, Maddow let her lazy assumptions about the right get the better of her. Dripping with disdain for Palin and conservatives in general - she can't see the difference between what's real and what's phony.
But that's not what got me.
It was her rabid delivery. It creeped me out.
Look - both the right and left are easy to parody. The only difference: the left is coddled by the media, because the media is
the left. It's why nobody made fun of Obama. They are Obama.
And this makes their parody-detection muscles flabby. Comfortably cocooned in a shell of never questioned beliefs, asking them to detect political parody is like asking Michael Moore to run up ten flights of stairs.
The good news: RM admitted she fell for the joke.
Too bad she was the punchline.
And if you disagree with me, you're worse than Hitler.
(That's a joke - Rachel - it's not really meant to mean you're worse than Hitler)
Newcomer Karl Zahn (comedian!)