Tips for Cooking Red Herring, the National Dish of Conservative American Media

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If while you’re cooking your red herring the oven catches fire and burns the whole house down, killing everyone inside, try to resist casting blame on the oven itself. It’s better to interrogate how the red herrings could have prevented their own deaths, or how any number of factors other than the cause of the deadly fire could have caused the deadly fire.

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Jennie Young

Jennie Young

Professor and humor writer in Green Bay. McSweeney’s, HuffPost, Ms. Mag, Education Week, Inside Higher Ed, Slackjaw, Weekly Humorist, The Satirist, others.