Rick Perry is latest conservative politician to be outwitted by Canadian satirists
First Rob Ford freaks out over a Canadian TV satire program. Then Rick Perry quotes a satire column in the Globe and Mail and presents it as fact. Canadian satirists are hot right now.
The Texas governor and presidential candidate quotes a story sent by his son on reflections of Occupy Toronto, which is still going on. The conservative media then takes off on what Perry said without doing, as Perry should have done, the necessary vetting.
And the regular Friday column this week will check in with Perry and the rest of the Republican nominees as we present the unofficial Democracy Soup 2012 GOP presidential preview. Has been a lot of fun so far, and if we keep getting candidates who don’t understand satire, we are in for a busy writing season.
Earlier coverage: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford ‘wins’ Worst Person in the World