Know your critic, the saying goes, but it is hilarious to witness what passes for
informed commentary about Canada. I have been watching the blogosphere for comments about the Maclean's cover showing George Bush as a clone of Saddam Hussein. I have learned several things:
1. No one can spell MacClean's, McLean's, MacLean's.(This is too easy.) Here, not as a representative or even reasonable, example, is one I picked up from Maffers Weblog:
2. Most commenters had never heard about the magazine, despite its prominence here.
3. And most have not even the foggiest notion about what life is like in Canada, hence their bizarre explanations for these people north of the border satirizing their president.
Political humor is rampant in Canadian culture, as many Canadian children are raised on peasant vision, or basic cable, which offers CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), and not a whole lot else. CBC, being a nationally owned station, is understandably lacking in quality programming, but in one area they have shined for years; the field of Political humor. From “This Hour has 22 min” to “Royal Canadian Air Farce”, children of all ages have been bombarded with savvy (or not) political whit (sic), when they are not watching hockey that is.