Parody Politics

If there's one thing that voters in red and blue states could agree on this election year, it's that satire was king. From David Letterman's monologues and a rejuvenated Saturday Night Live to the proliferation of spoofy websites, even the most minor campaign flubs were endlessly lampooned. Jon Stewart and his gang popped up at both conventions as well as the debates, and The Daily Show became the most trusted name in fake news. The South Park crew turned everyone from Kim Jong Il to Michael Moore into puppets for its movie Team America. On the Web, office bandwidth was tested by jokey videos and gags on sites...

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