Misadventures in Sarcasm

by Mark Krikorian

I was on Fox an hour ago talking about the Obama administration’s latest stealth amnesty memo (which Heather Mac Donald mentions at the end of her piece on the home page). In describing the tensions faced by the White House, I said it was torn between its natural sympathy for the open-borders views of La Raza, the ACLU, and their ilk, on the one hand, and the need to pretend to be tough on enforcement to placate the “Neanderthals who watch Fox News.” I’m afraid the sarcasm was lost on some people, if the slew of e-mails I’ve already received is any indication (I’m delighted to learn that I’m a “liberal idiot,” among other things). So, just for the record, it’s the Obama people who think Fox News viewers are Neanderthals, not me!