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Satirising Barack Obama In Japan

by | 19th, February 2009

CLYDE Haberman on the struggle to lampoon and satirise Barack Obama:

Satirists have struggled with the ascension of Barack Obama for a while now. Clearly, some white comedians are pulling their punches out of fear of being accused of racial insensitivity …

Race aside, many comics feel that any new president deserves to be cut some slack. As an added inhibitor, some have said, this president is simply not his predecessor.

“He’s difficult to satirize,” Mr. Boyd said.

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