We can assume good ol’ Rod isn’t part of the “broader culture.”
[Rod Dreher] If The New Yorker doesn’t want Obama to get elected, it’s done a bang-up job with its new cover. Of course subscribers to the New Yorker will appreciate it’s ironic humor. Barack is a closet Muslim and Michelle is a closet terrorist! Ha-ha! Aren’t the people who believe such things koo-koo?! But they have no idea how irony-deficient the broader culture is, or how irony gets lost outside of context.