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Ironic Armor

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The latest Imus question goes like this, “When will white comedians begin to make fun of Obama?”  The thought is race is too controversial and Obama’s election too historic to be made fun of.  The New York Times explores this very topic in a piece by Andy Newman “Irony Is Dead. Again. Yeah, Right.”.  Newman  advances the question regarding comedy, citing sources such as Joan Didon whom he credits as “the nation’s poet laureate of disillusion”… (more…)

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