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RIP: Trevor Moore, Satirist of Assassination

Comedian Trevor Moore has died at age 41. As this bit shows, Moore was a satirist of assassination, depicting ominous events as buffoonery, to make fun of the powerful and our media obsessions.

Moore is correct that George H.W. Bush was social friends with the family of John Hinckley, the man who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981. As Moore says in one of this thought bubbles, “Awkward!”

Moore makes one factual mistake. George H. Bush was in Dallas on November 22, 1963 and he had a friendly cooperative relationship with the CIA. But it’s not accurate to say Bush was “working for the CIA” that day. He was not employed by the CIA at the time.

Also: there’s no evidence that Bush was complicit or involved in Kennedy’s assassination.

JFK and satire

On the question of satire, a faithful reader writes to say, “Satire is problematic these days, and in the JFK case it was problematic even in 1966.”

“How can the work of Cinque, [Jim] Fetzer, Judyth [Baker] et al. be distinguished from satire?” this person asks. “Only because it is not funny.”

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