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WASHINGTON: Political parodies have a history at least as far back as Aristotle. Modern political parodies may have begun with playwright and poet Ben Jonson in 1598. Johnson and Thomas Nashe wrote their parody The Isle of Dog which the Queen’s Privy Council declared seditious for calling the Queen’s courtiers and government leaders mangy dogs.
Ordering the arrest of the entire company, The Earl of Pembrooke’s Men, Johnson spent eight weeks in Marshalsea Prison and The Earl of Pembrooke’s Men was forced to disband. If only we could do the same with Schiff.
Politics - Media - Entertainment - Effects - Number
In contemporary politics, media, and entertainment, the effects and number of parodies have some of the most opportunistic targets with little research necessary for the satirist.
Note the recent gathering of the so-called House managers (“so-called” due to their ineptness) led in their speaking chorus by Anderson Cooper on his 360 Podcast:
Bolt - Lighting - Blue - Vision - Snow
Like a bolt of metaphorical lighting from a satirical blue sky the vision of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs appears. These seven political dumplings of whistling and singing sit en masse, while the lost-in-the woods Snow White chats with them like children.
They are all eager little toadies for CNN and the wicked witch Nancy Pelosi (mirror, mirror on the wall, watch my boorish protocol-and I am SO the fairest one of all) as they try to explain childish behavior before the entire country.
Jerrod - Nadler - Grumpy
Jerrod Nadler (Grumpy):
Trying to explain the unexplainable Jerrold explains how they charged (impeached) without a charge, but the Senate acquitted because there was no evidence because...
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