PropheT wrote on Mar 6, 2015, 01:52:
Sepharo wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 23:18:
PropheT wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 22:04:
You seriously didn't detect the sarcasm there?
Considering I don't recognize the person who posted it and a lot stupider shit gets posted here every day, I'm not entirely sure why I would.
It's full of obvious sarcasm, positively dripping with it. There doesn't appear to be a single non-sarcastic sentence.
As a public service I will deconstruct it for you
"So let me get this straight."
--Starting with this platitude is a good sign that what you're about to read is said in jest.
"A self-made woman who managed to fight hard and get herself elected and appointed to high political office based entirely on her accomplishments, with no outside help"
--Quadruple repetition of the same point implies sarcasm.
--Hillary Clinton is of course Bill Clinton's wife, and whether you agree with it or not the idea here is that she owes her political career to that fact, aka not self-made.
"turns out to also be a whiz with computer engineering - running her own private email system!"
--"turns out" is used to diminish, it's said informally and is similar to "you wouldn't believe,"
--calling someone a whiz is almost always sarcastic
--Hillary obviously isn't a compute engineer and isn't handling the IT work of her private email server.
--There's an exclamation point on the end of this sentence, come on.
"the right-wing media like AP"
--The AP is considered right-wing huh? Wrong or right, they're mostly accused of left bias, not right.
"It just goes to show what kind of misogyny women with tech interests have to put up with."
--"It just goes to show" is another platitude that indicates sarcasm.
--Tie it up with a GamerGate/SJW/Women-in-Tech reference that doesn't apply at all here