When it comes to pithy, on-the-point takedowns with a humorous bent, there’s no one like Borowitz to stick it to Trump — and his sycophant supporters.
I’m not normally in the habit of promoting other writers — especially those from well-established media companies like The New Yorker. But Andy Borowitz’s nearly daily digs at Trump and his minions are simply priceless. I wish I could be half as clever as this guy — and he does it over-and-over!
It’s worth the digital subscription — or even the free trial — just to get nuggets like these delivered to your inbox (each headline is linked; so there’s even more text to read if you click through). Here is just a smattering of ten great satirical headlines from the last couple of weeks:
“People are listening to what I say one day and comparing it to something I said on a different day,” the President said. “These are very sick and terrible people.”
Although much about the coronavirus remains unknown, an expert said, “We’ve learned a lot about some of the conditions that enable it to thrive, like incompetence, laziness, and ignorance.”
“Right now, millions of you are stuck at home with nothing to do,” the statement said. “Still, that’s no excuse to do anything that Donald Trump tells you to do.”
If, however, their dads “won’t cough up the dough,” Trump told the states that bankruptcy is “no big deal.”
Texas’s Lieutenant Governor Says Dying Not as Bad as Living in State Where He Is Lieutenant Governor
Arguing that “dying has got a bad rap,” Dan Patrick blasted the media for what he called its “flagrant anti-death bias.”
Parents panicked at the prospect of their school-deprived children becoming as ignorant as the nation’s Education Secretary.
“When the temperature goes up, he seems to get less lethargic and goes golfing,” the virologist said.
National Archives Report Someone Tried to Scrawl “Total Authority” with Sharpie on U.S. Constitution
“It looked like the work of a small child, but there are no school groups here because of the coronavirus and whatnot,” a security guard said
“We don’t want to make the mistake of getting overconfident, reopening his mouth, and creating even worse problems than we have now,” Fauci said.
Without offering data, Fauci argued, “Successfully treating one narcissist could substantially reduce the misery and suffering of millions.”
Borowitz definitely has Trump pegged!!