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Newsbiscuit fury as UKIP go beyond parody
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In the Guidelines for Writers bit:
We don’t usually refer to ourselves, so avoid saying ‘NewsBiscuit can reveal’, etc.
I presume you're referring to this.
This could be the start of a story, something along the lines of "UKIP Councillor blames 1st World War on Emmeline Pankhurst", or any other unconnected events.
nbg, I don't think it really matters starting a chat about it, though the Chat Room is perhaps more appropriate. I can't see how it would be published as it is, even as a ticker. You wouldn't see the Beeb publishing something about their own staff, would you - oh, hang on they do.
"Satirists fury as UKIP go beyond parody"
Satirists don't get angry but they do get very ticked off when political parties steal their thunder.
Agree. The whole point about satirists is that they don't get angry - they satirise, which is more fun and more effective.
To describe something as "beyond satire" says more about the limitations and inadequacy of the satirist than it does about the wickedness or folly of the bizarre behaviour being satirised. And a statement that something is "beyond satire" is neither satirical nor witty - it is a mere statement of fact - or of opinion.
And agree - a more appropriate place for this discussion is the chat room.
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