Saturday, April 18, 2015
I remember reading something of Barbara Forrest in which she talked about not being rattled by an attempt of the Discovery Institute to caricature her as Barking Forrest. I had the impression that a Barking Forrest character (a dog joke?) was invented, and that this name was intended as some sort of attack on her. I got curious. No, it turned out to be an explicitly fictional interview with Barbara Forrest in which the fictional interviewer himself repeatedly gets her name wrong in ways that have no bearing on what she's saying. The silliness of the interviewer is itself a parody of radio show hosts. However, I sort of like the idea of a fictional stand-in for a caricature.