satire taste - Julian Neri Jorge Santos English 1010-03...

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Julian Neri Jorge Santos English 1010-03 October 20, 2008 Tasty American Satire While satirical pieces in journalism and media tend to be extreme, their acceptance in American Society remains in place by the creator’s good taste. Jonathan Swift proved that he could write about the most extreme things, like eating babies, by keeping a larger purpose in mind and writing intelligently. In order to be in the good light there must be some creativity and cleverness behind the writing or illustrating, otherwise it is blatant mockery. Recent examples from The New Yorker and Entertainment Weekly sit on the boarder of satire and mockery. The notoriously critical New Yorker magazine has featured satirical cartoons and cover art since its first release nearly a century ago. In continuation with their tradition, a recent cover features presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama in Muslim dress along with his gun-slinging black activist wife, Michelle. While The New Yorker generally features good political satire, the recent cover art merely reiterates the misconception it
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course ENGLISH 1010 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at UConn.

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