Monday, February 20, 2017
I am not a reader of Private Eye but I know it is highly regarded and has a reputation for fearsome satire although I am not altogether sure it is entirely justified. Has the organ printed for instance cartoons of the Prophet -piss be upon him? Has it lampooned Islam and its absurd claims and behaviour? I am prepared to stand corrected but I do not think it has. No doubt the editor Ian Hislop has his head screwed on and is not about to risk having it chopped off by mad mullahs so satire clearly has its limits re his magazine and only targets that are unthreatening will fall under its beady and merciless satirical Eye.