Satire in the News–again!

I keep thinking about our recent class discussions on Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” and our too brief brainstorming about contemporary satirical subjects. Satire is such a tricky genre and runs great risks of missing the mark, and yet its power lies in calling out shocking truths–like this really fascinating modern-day satirical website, “Rentaminority.com” which I heard about on NPR.org yesterday afternoon.