Pat’s post is a bit of a spoiler. I was hoping to play my favorite game: Vice President Joe Biden or Onion Article?
Here’s the President of the United States Senate and statutory member of the National Security Council:
“I believe what affects the movements in America, what affects our attitudes in America are as much the culture and the arts as anything else,” he said at a Democratic National Committee reception for Jewish American Heritage Month. He cited social media and the sitcom “Will and Grace,” giving Jews a large part of the credit for both.
“I bet you 85 percent of those changes, whether it’s in Hollywood or social media are a consequence of Jewish leaders in the industry,” he said. “The influence is immense, the influence is immense. And, I might add, it is all to the good. ”
And here’s The Onion circa 2002:
Affable Anti-Semite Thinks The Jews Are Doing Super Job With The Media
PLANO, TX—Henry McCullers, an affable Plano-area anti-Semite, praised the Jewish people Monday for doing “a bang-up job” running the media. “This has been such a great year for movies, and the new crop of fall TV shows looks to be one of the best in years,” McCullers said. “And the cable news channels are doing a terrific job, too. Admittedly, they’re not reporting on the Jewish stranglehold on world finance, but, hey, that’s understandable.”
The Onion has done important work on Biden, capturing his essence in caricature. But I hope they’ll also start going back and ret-conning articles like this to feature VPOTUS as their protagonists–nay, as their heroes.