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Snark by David Denby
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Jan 10, 2009

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This is a terrific book that neatly separates meaningful satire and irony(Denby likes Jonathan Swift and the Colbert Report) from the kind of lazy, nasty pot-shots and knowing in-jokes that pollute public discourse and deliver debate into the hands of whoever is willing to be the most unfair at the highest volume. I know exactly what he's saying.
The New York article got it wrong by defending (and using) the same kind of savage humor that Denby champions and then calling that snark. It misses his point.
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