The writers at The Onion, much like the vast majority of political humorists, can’t find it in their heart to mock President Barack Obama.
Call it political correctness writ large, the left’s inability to mock one of their own or the acknowledgement that political gags can leave a mark at the polls. Either way, readers of The Onion will be hard pressed to find scathing satires of Obama’s first four-plus years in office.
Today, however, is different.
The site’s main story features young Sasha Obama questioning the administration’s line on the Benghazi terrorist attack of 2012.
“I’m sorry, but it just doesn’t make sense–first they blame the attack on a spontaneous demonstration, but now we find out the CIA talking points were secretly revised?” said the sixth-grader, sitting in the darkened White House library intensely scrolling through pages of articles about the controversy and classified Pentagon briefings. “Obviously, someone’s hiding something: the poor security; the al-Qaeda link; the leaked emails. All I’m asking for here is a simple explanation from the State Department and the White House, and I’m not getting one. I mean, who are they protecting here? And why?”