I thought my column, “Twinkie Deserves A Big, Fat Taxpayer Rescue” was clearly sarcastic – a work of satire pointing out the absurdities of bailing out anything, from banks to automakers.
Click here to read the column, and then check out the comments from readers. They are clearly smart enough to read and write, but so many of them can’t detect sarcasm from a columnist with known sarcastic tendencies. They don’t seem to get it even after a paragraph that marvels at the Twinkie as “the most ingenious clump of white flour, high-fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oil, and yellow No. 5 food coloring that ever rolled off a factory floor.”
“I know why Al Lewis wants Twinkies bailed out,” one reader wrote. “The big money in Twinkies is all Democrat money. The same reason they aren’t putting “Pretty Boy” Jon Corzine behind bars.”
All I can say is dude, Google up what I’ve written about Mr. Corzine before you blabber online. You can start with a column I wrote just before writting my Twinkie column. Cick here to read it.
Here are some other comments from people who took my Twinkie bailout column way too seriously:
“ABSOLUTELY NOT! First, WE THE PEOPLE can’t afford it. Already we are headed for a debt of $20,000,000,000. I live on a budget, so should the US Governement.”
“WTH is wrong with you? This garbage about using tax payer’s money to bail out failing companies and nationalize industries is not only completely out of line, it is un-american. ”
“This article is rubbish. … Hostess should definitely be left to die. Not only do they make some of the worst junk food on our grocery store shelves, they also appear to have poor management.”
All I can say is thanks to those who got it, and took the time to comment as well: “LOL You didn’t read the article, did you?” wrote one reader. ”He was being sarcastic!”
Yeah, what he said.