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Entries by Michael Broder from 02/2013

Seth, Oscar, and Antiquity: The Fine (and Endangered) Art of Making Mockery

| Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment

Seth MacFarlane's Oscars performance failed less because of racism, sexism, and homophobia than because he forgot what satire is and how it works. The satiric genius of late-night icons like Johnny Carson and beloved fictional curmudgeons like Archie Bunker has been lost in a sea of mindless snark.