There is an important separation between the satirist and the material he or she produces. Satirists are a people with opinions, but their material may not convey all of their beliefs. Are there more liberal satirists than conservative ones? Yes. Does modern political satire have a leftist bias? Perhaps, but this needs to be determined. This chapter examines satirical material from a variety of angles to gauge whether or not the political humor itself is ideologically prejudiced.
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