What does a satirist do? What is the satirist’s role in society?

Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) is a Washington Post humor columnist. In this interview Alexandra addresses the terrifying convergence of her desire to write dystopian futures with her job of covering the actual news. What’s a political satirist to do when it’s impossible to come up with anything more bizarre or ridiculous than a verbatim transcription of our elected leaders’ words?

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