Ahmnodt Heare for President

Ahmnodt Heare For America… Ahmnodt Heare For You.

Satire

Dictionary.com defines “satire” as:

the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing,denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.

One of the things this website has done as satire is take mug shots of celebrities and turn them into pictures that support the campaign.  I understand that not everybody gets satire, so I made a point to not make the endorsement look too real.  Some of the celebrities include Mila Kunis (That 70’s Show, Family Guy) and former NBA star Scottie Pippen.

Like many other public figures, I have been a victim of satire.  It is part of being a public figure.  Feel free to write satirical pieces about me.  It’s what makes America a great country.

Not everybody feels the same way.  I recently received a notice from a celebrity who did not approve and wanted his or her picture removed.  At first I was upset, then I looked at the traffic people looking for this person brought to my website.  133 people have come to this site out of 95,111 looking for this person.  This amounts to 0.14% of all traffic.  In contrast, over 550 people have come to this website looking for “Ahmnodt Heare.”  This means that over four times of people came here looking for someone whose media exposure has been limited to this blog, Blogtalk Radio, and YouTube than for a celebrity.

Satire is protected free speech.  I did not have to remove the endorsement.  I removed it because the person said “Please” and I didn’t want to look like a jerk.  The person added in the letter that I needed permission to use his or her name and image.  In cases of satire, I do not.  It was not intended to defame or injure the person’s image.  Even the doctoring on the picture to make it read “Ahmnodt Heare for President” was butchered because some people do not get satire.

I have removed the endorsement and the post proclaiming the endorsement.  I will sorely miss the 0.14% of traffic that this website will no longer get.

 

 

February 3, 2011 Posted by | Ahmnodt, campaign, commentary, editorial, endorsement, satire | 7 Comments

   

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