And honestly, who gets angry at The Onion? Answer: Humorless right-wing bloggers, that's who. Worse, humorless, right-wing bloggers who write for Andrew Breitbart and don't read and/or do research very well. (Surprise!)
Here's the trenchant media criticism posted at Breitbart's Big Hollywood site:
Cowardly 'Onion' Ignores Obama, Ridicules Reagan's Alzheimers
And yes, blogger Christian Toto is actually angry that a satirical publication ridiculed somebody. (Noted.) But worse, The Onion totally lays off Obama [emphasis added]:
Week after week The Onion bends over backward not to satirize The One. That's keeping in line with most of today's cowardly comics, from David Letterman to Bill Maher.
Yeah, except that when you punch in "Obama" into The Onion's search engine it spits out 198 times that Obama has been featured in the mag. A few sample headlines:
-"Obama Revises Campaign Promise Of 'Change' To 'Relatively Minor Readjustments In Certain Favorable Policy Areas'"
-"Obama Suddenly Panicked After Gazing Too Far Into Future""
-"Obama Peddling Stimulus Package Door-To-Door"
-"White House Reveals Obama Is Bipolar, Has Entered Depressive Phase"
-"'Time' Publishes Definitive Obama Puff Piece"
-"Nation Descends Into Chaos As Throat Infection Throws Off Obama's Cadence"
-"Obama Practices Looking-Off-Into-Future Pose"