This week in satire Archive


Is this what you mean, Miranda?

From Crikey‘s First Dog on the Moon:



First Dog on the Moon takes on Labor-Green tensions

I’m hoping to write some analysis of the consequences of Rudd’s climate change announcement tomorrow, but I thought you’d enjoy today’s First Dog on the Moon cartoon (subscription required) from Crikey. Sometimes you have a piece of satire that captures the truth perfectly.

PS. I hope this doesn’t violate any copyright, let me know if there’s a problem.


The Daily Show does Canada

It’s been a while since I’ve posted Daily Show clips, so I thought I’d put up Monday night’s Daily Show coverage of the Canadian constitutional crisis, I particularly enjoyed the second segment’s meandering into the republic debate.

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This week in satire – November 10

Mostly responses to the election this week. I noticed after I’d made the list. I noticed when I made the list that a lot of them dealt with Barack Obama’s race, but I guess that reflects the historic nature of his election.

First up, the introduction to the Daily Show/Colbert Report election night special:

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The Best F#$king News Team Ever demand that white people admit that they won’t vote for an African-American:

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Now that Obama is winning, Larry Wilmore and Wyatt Cenac are taking over:

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Jason Jones tells the story of another 90-something who never thought he’d live to see a black man as President, and quite frankly didn’t want to:

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And for a change, some text satire from the Onion.

Black Man Given Nation’s Worst Job

WASHINGTON—African-American man Barack Obama, 47, was given the least-desirable job in the entire country Tuesday when he was elected president of the United States of America…As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind. The job comes with such intense scrutiny and so certain a guarantee of failure that only one other person even bothered applying for it. Said scholar and activist Mark L. Denton, “It just goes to show you that, in this country, a black man still can’t catch a break.”

National Finally Shitty Enough To Make Social Progress

Although polls going into the final weeks of October showed Sen. Obama in the lead, it remained unclear whether the failing economy, dilapidated housing market, crumbling national infrastructure, health care crisis, energy crisis, and five-year-long disastrous war in Iraq had made the nation crappy enough to rise above 300 years of racial prejudice and make lasting change.


This Week in Satire: November 3

Two clips today from the Daily Show last week.

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This week in satire – October 27

Note: I’m going to be away from the internet for much of this week, so expect less regular posts. But I’ll be back on Saturday to get ready for Tuesday’s US election.

Jon Stewart examines the various “anti-American” accusations made by conservative politicians in the last week. Be sure to also watch the follow up quiz: are you a real American, or a fake American?

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The Daily Show’s take on Barack Obama’s introductory video at the Democratic National Convention:

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And finally, I’ve also included a Saturday Night Live clip: what if Al Gore had won the 2000 election? Since it opens automatically, I’ve placed it below the fold.

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This week in satire…

This will hopefully become a weekly post with mainly funny political videos. This week it will be a bit full, due to a backlog, but I’ll try and limit in the future to 2 or 3 of the best.

Sarah Palin’s second part on this week’s Saturday Night Live (sorry, this video starts automatically, if someone knows how to fix that let me know). Update – this isn’t gonna work, so I’m going to move the video below the fold. It’s the best of the lot, so check it out.

New Daily Show correspondent Kristen Schaal takes a page out of Sarah Palin’s book, taking over hosting duties.

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Jon Oliver discusses George W Bush’s legacy, in the wake of the economic crisis.

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Jon Oliver breaks down the stupid vote in the lead-up to the November election.

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John Stewart reviews the Canadian election.

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Fox News: “the world is unfair and we are mentally unstable”

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John McCain, like Frankenstein, loses control of his monster.

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