Thursday, August 29, 2013

Bring on the clowns- how comedians are telling the real news.

We know we are in trouble as a society when it is left up to our funny people to cut through the crap and use the airwaves to speak the truth.

Comedian Russel Brand gave an eloquent insight into Syria on Question time. Watch video above.

I recall during the massive protests against Globalisation in the 1999, Channel 4 news didn't have a reporter in Seattle when protests shut down the WTO meeting. In its five year history the WTO has overturned every single environmental law that has come before it. Despite a growing grassroots movement  against the WTO , the mainstream media had chosen to ignore it and missed one of the key moments of the decade.
It was left to comedian Rob Newman to present the view from Seattle to the public on the 7 O'Clock News.


Meanwhile comedian Jon Stewart uses his satire to cut the crap on his news show. In the UK, Mark Thomas is touring the UK spreading the real news with his wit and humour. Bring on the clowns!

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