Goodnight, Ms. Ivins

“There are two kinds of humor. One kind that makes us chuckle about our foibles and our shared humanity–like what Garrison Keillor does. The other kind holds people up to public contempt and ridicule–that’s what I do. Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful. I only aim at the powerful. When satire is aimed at the powerless, it is not only cruel–it’s vulgar.”

Molly Ivins died yesterday.

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Athens, GA. His work has been published in RogerEbert.com, Bookslut, The Comics Journal, Salon, The Baseball Chronicle, Jackson Free Press, and Valley Voices: A Literary Review. Follow him on Twitter (@walter_biggins), and check out his bimonthly newsletter (https://tinyletter.com/Walter_Biggins).
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One Response to Goodnight, Ms. Ivins

  1. Gwen Lee says:

    Molly Ivins died yesterday….and a sad day it was! We are going to miss her!

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