On Feb. 26, 2021, Patheos published an article positing that U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was pushing a invoice into legislation that will create a Department of Anti-Witchcraft (DAW):
Marjorie Taylor Greene Pushes Anti-Witchcraft Law
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is selling a invoice that if signed into legislation will create the Department of Anti-Witchcraft (DAW). The handbook of the DAW would be the gold customary of anti-witchery, the 1490 traditional Malleus Maleficarum (The Hammer of Witches).
This merchandise was not a factual recounting of real-life occasions. The article was written for the weblog “Laughing in Disbelief” by Andrew Hall, who describes its content material as being humorous or satirical in nature as follows:
Hello, my title is Andrew Hall and I’m the writer of Laughing in Disbelief. Before attending to enterprise I simply wish to thanks for taking a while and studying one among my posts. I admire it!
You most likely clicked a hyperlink to a narrative and also you’re right here.
The story you had been studying is satirical.
The Oxford Living Dictionary defines satire as:
The use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to reveal and criticize folks’s stupidity or vices, significantly within the context of latest politics and different topical points.
Well, there you go. That’s what I attempt to obtain on Laughing in Disbelief.
For background, right here is why we typically write about satire/humor.