It is shocking to a nervous but anxious press corps, the utter tragedy that to this point has gone unspoken. That is death of Satire.
Sources for this report believe Satire suffered a broken heart, due to a chronic condition. Though that has not been confirmed. Lack of interest is thought to be a contributing factor.
Ironically, no declarative statements were given on Its choice of pronouns, but may IT officially rest in peace. It had led a very long and active life, survived by siblings from Its assorted marriages, such as Saturday Night Live (SNL) and Monty Python as only a few notable ones. Others are grieving in respected privacy.
Its active life is survived only by Reality. Now Grace, Peace and Oppression are listed as Reality’s descendants. Fascism and Communism are two of Reality’s overbearing stepchildren, who also refused public comment.
The “last will and testament,” astonishingly, was read by no one. Informal notification is believed to have been given to all family members. Apparently none wanted to take part in services, so IT was simply laid to rest after embalming on January 21st, 2021 without fanfare.
No line of succession was given for the crumbling estate. All It owned has been hereby bound in escrow by Government, who refused to comment on assorted particulars.
Apparently no one even cared to send flowers to ITS unknown grave site, anonymous sources familiar with the situation have disclosed to us. “There simply is no general consensus on opinions for or against.”
But what we do know is life will simply not seem the same without the dominant voice of Satire. A vacuum will surely be felt, good and bad.
Multiple writers contributed to this report on conditions of anonymity, for fear of retribution from Reality’s angry mob of protestors. Story to be updated as necessary.
Of course we would be remiss if we did not mention a satirical icon. In a a prophetic word from history on Washington Irving: American democracy “It was mobocracy, and Rip[Van Winkle] was its victim, an unwilling “drop out.” “ – Or so it was then, and now absolved.
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