Satire: The Left can dish it but they can't take

40 years ago, a radical leftist wrote:

It should be remembered that you can threaten the enemy and get away with it. You can insult and annoy him, but the one thing that is unforgivable and that is certain to get him to react is to laugh at him. This causes an irrational anger.

It's a tactic the left has used for years, and when we complain about that, maybe they've gone too far—for instance, taking pictures with a life-like prop made to look like our President's severed head—they call us humorless and uptight. Yet, as we've seen they can handle absolutely zero percent of the same. They seem utterly incapable of laughing at themselves.

Sacha Baron Cohen can rib conservatives constantly and leftists rejoice. But they are completely blind and silent about Cohen's wacky NPR character, who perfectly encapsulates the hysteria of Trump Derangement Syndrome, and whose Twitter bio reads "Proud Democrat. Lecturer on Gender Studies at Reed College. Co-Principal at Wildfields Poly-Ed. Stay at home Male Mom." The character's intro is: "Namaste, I'm Dr. Nira Cain-N'Degeocello, and I'm a cis-gender white, heterosexual, male, for which I apologize…."

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Another great example is CRTV's satirical video of socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in which Allie Beth Stuckey mocks Cortez's incompetence and proclivity to mislead people.

The video shows CRTV's Allie using selectively edited comments from Ocasio-Cortez's disastrous PBS interview where she made anti-Semitic remarks and framing them in such a manner where she appears to be answering questions from Stuckey.

The segment inter-spliced questions from Stuckey cleverly into selectively-edited clips from Cortez's recent interview with PBS, and the leftist's immediate response, if you can believe it, was outrage. Shapiro had this to say:

This is intensely stupid. Allie makes satire videos. I've starred in them with her. Someone clearly needs to undertake a forced redistribution of senses of humor so that you end up with one.

(As Stuckey herself noted on Twitter: "If you have to do research to figure out that a video that blatantly absurd is satirical you shouldn't be on the Internet.")

Here's a clip:



Cortez responded to the video on Twitter:

Sounds like she doesn't get the joke. Or any joke, for that matter.

Sounds like she doesn't get the joke. Or any joke, for that matter.

Which brings us back to one major point: Why is it somehow fine for leftists to constantly make conservatives the butt of the joke then instantly cry foul the moment the humor is reversed? Obviously, it's important for people to listen to criticism and to have their beliefs challenged occasionally, but is it healthy for people to feel as though their worldview is inherently malevolent? If one side feels constantly under attack, they'll just stop listening, they'll stop engaging with the other side, and, as a result, the divisions between left and right grow more unshakeable.

It's a dangerous situation. Because, ultimately, we need one another. Democracy can't work without the balance of liberalism and conservatism, and if the two sides are unable to sit down together and have a laugh, let alone compromise and empathize and commit themselves to improvement we've got bigger problems than bias in comedy, and there's nothing funny about that.

Well, maybe there is, but only if it's done well.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.

The Left goes completely berserk over Ocasio Cortez parody video

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2021 was a turning point for public education in America. Remote learning revealed to parents what public schools were force-feeding their kids — everything from critical race theory to the existence of infinite genders — while performance in subjects like math and reading fell across the board.

Now, school boards and teachers' unions are facing a tidal wave of parents who want to take the reins back. But school wasn’t always like this. Glenn Beck takes us back to a time before the Department of Education and asks the question: “Are our schools getting better or worse?”

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The Associated Press has issued a dire warning for abortion providers ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade.

According to an article titled "'Heightened alert’: Abortion providers brace for ruling," abortion clinics nationwide are expecting an increase in "protests, harassment, and other violence ... in states where abortion remains legal" if Roe v. Wade is overturned — as a draft opinion leaked in May suggested is likely to happen.

"On the night of last winter’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could end the nationwide right to abortion, people gathered outside a clinic in New Jersey with lawn chairs, a cooler and a flaming torch — a sight that brought to mind lynchings and other horrors of the country’s racist past," the AP article began.

The article did go on to cite two incidents of extreme anti-abortion violence — "the 1993 killing of Dr. David Gunn outside a Florida abortion clinic [and] the 2015 fatal shooting of three people inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood." But there was almost no mention of the ongoing attacks on pregnancy crisis centers by pro-choice activists, including the violent group that calls itself "Jane’s Revenge."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck noted that the closest the current administration has come to calling out Jane’s Revenge was when the Department of Homeland Security published a terror advisory warning of crime on both sides of the Roe v. Wade debate earlier this month. But when was the last time you heard about violent attacks on pro-life centers in the corporate media? There have been several instances of violence by pro-choice proponents, and the Biden administration remains silent.

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GLENN: Now the righteous generation of the woke has reached such a level of holiness that it cannot possibly be contaminated by name of a less righteous monster like George Washington. Student insists the university must break its ties with white supremacy and systematic racism by canceling its 200 year old name and renaming it. Are you ready? Malcolm X University.

Disney-owned Pixar's latest animated film "Lightyear" was expected to blast off last weekend, but ended up falling way short of box office expectations.

Box office analysts expected the "Toy Story" spin-off to gross $70 million and $85 million domestically and $50-60 million in offshore markets, despite having been barred in at least 14 countries over a controversial same-sex kissing scene, but the film's total haul worldwide wound up at $85.6 million.

Earlier this year, the controversial kissing scene was apparently cut from the film, but the Disney corporation made a show of reinstating it in March amid outrage over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' (R) Parental Rights in Education bill.

Now, why would such a woke movie flop at the box office on its opening weekend?

"Blame the fact that it doesn’t appeal to girls, blame Disney+ for stealing family moviegoers, blame the lack of an ensemble Toy Story cast, heck, blame everything as Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear didn’t do its magic by internal studio or industry standards this weekend with $51M, close to a third below its lowest $70M pre-release projection," said Deadline.com.

"Variety" lamented that the film's lofty "ambitions were thwarted by heightened competition from Universal’s behemoth 'Jurassic World: Dominion' and Paramount’s high-flying 'Top Gun: Maverick,' as well as little intrigue to watch a slightly esoteric origin story about Buzz Lightyear."

AV Club guessed that maybe "longtime fans have simply grown up and moved on and/or gotten tougher to please."

Both Vanity Fair and Movie Web seemed to think the problem was with the movie's "high concept premise" of making a film based on a film that was supposed to have inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy in "Toy Story."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray weren't afraid to call out the obvious reason Disney's latest film fell flat: Parents are just tired of woke politics in their children's movies. It's really not that hard to figure out, Disney.

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