by Teh Nutroots & Damozel | We had an uncomfortable day or two last week when A-List blogger Andrew Sullivan read one of Z-List bloggers John Q's pieces which quoted from one of Sullivan's postings (getting it all wrong) and tactfully called him out for the stupidity of his misinterpretation at The Daily Dish. [Afterwards Mr Sullivan was good enough to post a second note noting that our resident neoconman's piece was rather amusing.] Naturally we're grateful.
Whilst we were all feeling low about having inadvertently taken in Andrew Sullivan, Jon Swift---one of the blogosphere's most distinguished (and sensible) political bloggers--- kindly dropped by and suggested that another time we listen to his advice on satire (which he set out in a piece from which we've excerpted below). We were really grateful for this as his is the balanced vision to which we and Fox News aspire but can never attain.
Swift's advice on satire is included on the piece he wrote on the New Yorker cover. We hope that other aspiring satirists will read and learn.
Posted by Damozel | In my opinion, this is the way to attack McCain's smear campaign: with incredulous laughter. Jon Stewart takes up McCain on the Paris Hilton ad and unleashes on both McCain and the media on the 'Obama-eats-arugula-and-is-arrogant meme.' Don't get down in the mud---fight the smears by pointing and laughing...