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.
Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjorn Jagland presents President Barack Obama with the Nobel Prize medal and diploma during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Raadhuset Main Hall at Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 10, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The angle approached by Mr Wilson is one of understanding leftie politicians. People who have proved themselves in this way are Tony Blair, Barack Obama as the jokes pour in about right-wing values.
Contrastingly comedians also still talk about Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, George Bush and Sarah Palin, who don’t matter much now.
Spitting Image puppet of Maggie Thatcher (sorry about the reflected lights!) (Photo credit: marcus_jb1973)
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'. See on www.stirringtroubleinternationally.com
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