Yes, but Michelle Malkin Can't Dance


As my label-mate David Graham explains, this Michelle Malkin attempt at skewering Michelle Obama is cringeworthy. Good parody requires a kind of impious respect for its subject. But Michelle Malkin can't dance. Unlike Jimmy Fallon, she only seems dimly aware of the problem this poses. What makes satire work is the "buy-in" taken to its absurd extreme. This is just absurdity with no regard for buy-in.


For the record, I can't dance either. Which is why I don't make videos mocking conservatives who can.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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