I’m not so much offended by the content of Family Guy.  I think it’s ill-considered, but I’m certainly not concerned by the messages.  To me, it’s not really satire if you preach to the converted, which is what Family Guy does.  If you’re not challenging the audience, you’re really just going for the high-five.  I certainly don’t think Swift would have approved of turning the satire on everybody but the intended audience.  Family Guy is the equivalent of publishing “A Modest Proposal” in England as a criticism of how the French responded to Ireland’s problems, so England could have a laugh about those boneheads.  It seems sort of safe to me.

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