Why liberal satire and conservative outrage are both responses to mainstream media — but with very different powers
“Does satire have a liberal bias? Sure. Satire has a liberal psychological bias. But the only person who can successfully harness the power of satire is the satirist. Not political strategists. Not a party.
As Dave Eggers’s novella begins, the citizens of the great ship Glory are electing a new captain. Instead of choosing an experienced crew member, they pick “the man with the yellow feather in his hair”,