The major cable networks briefly mentioned Sanders’s March 26th vote tallies but noted that he ran out of steam well shy of eighty per cent.
What’s funny is that this satirical piece actually has the numbers right!
It ends with:
“I think if he limps across the finish line with, say, seventy-five or seventy-nine per cent, it’s going to be time for him to reassess things,” one cable representative said. “That would have to be a wake-up call.”
A spokesperson for CNN could not be reached for comment, as the network was busy preparing a ninety-minute special on the birth of Donald Trump’s new grandchild.
Source: Media Unimpressed as Sanders Barely Gets Seventy Per Cent of Vote – The New Yorker
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Wait. Is this reverse meta?
What’s really crazy about this is that the satire amounts to the truth. And this leads to the now open discussion: Are films like Idiocracy becoming more like documentaries? It can also be said that stand-up comedy has become one of the last places where political correctness has no hold. Shows like South Park, etc. have a lot of truth to them. College instructors and teachers use clips or entire films as writing prompts or lessons in Sociology — almost like textbooks.
It seems like they persecute comedians for less these days, and it’s their job to make jokes!