When comedians mock politicians selectively it turns satire into a joke. A bad one.
R.F. Wilson writes from London a continuing report about the nest of weasels in politics and people in the public eye.
Political satire and comedy about New Labour cabinet from the BBC shows like Have I Got News For You supported by comedians Paul Merton and Ian Hislop meant ‘Blair and his cronies had it very easy’. See what else Mr Wilson has to say over on Stirring Trouble Internationally.
A Nobel Peace Prize for Obama and more about American political satire in today’s interesting post called ‘Comedians Should Be Making Life Hell For All Politicians. Without Exceptions’.
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