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Satirizing the news a challenge in the age of Trump

WASHINGTON: Absurdity and exaggeration, the two key ingredients of political satire, are no longer as effective in the age of Donald Trump and 'fake news' -- something that is forcing comedians and talk show hosts to adapt their craft to get a laugh. News parody outlets such as The Onion, The Flipside, The Borowitz Report and a whole slew of others have all made a name for themselves by twisting the news to give it a humorous edge, openly mocking reality. The formula worked as a counterpoint to real news, but with the…