World’s Comedians Offer to Teach Republicans What a ‘Joke’ Is
Annapolis, MD -- In the wake of the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, the nation was only slightly less horrified than the last time this happened. Many liberals pointed, outraged, at several prominent Republicans’ recent statements calling for violence against the press, from Milo Yiannopoulos’s wish that someone start shooting journalists, to President Donald Trump’s dictator-esque demonization of the press as “the enemy of the people,” to the constant cries of “fake news” toward any channel that is not Fox or Breitbart.
Yiannapoulous now claims that his call to start shooting journalists was “trolling,” common internet slang for “just kidding!” He says that he was never actually serious about wishing for members of the news media to be shot and claiming that it’s the fault of the journalists whom he threatened for publishing his words.
In light of these remarks that were designed to walk back the appearance of culpability and do absolutely nothing else, several prominent comedians have started a crowdfunding campaign to buy every single member of the Republican party a copy of The Comedy Bible by Judy Carter.
“I feel like it’s our duty to do something about this,” said American comedic treasure and late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert when asked for comment. “I mean, since they’re clearly unfamiliar with what a joke is. We need to help them out.”