entertainers be allowed to go in mocking political officials?
As far as their networks allow them to, I say. Free speech applies to all speech, except that which causes panic. But political satire and comic ridicule is good for making people think without dragging them down. In ancient Greece, most of the public's political education was given in the form of theatrical satire and comedy.
I think it works. If a politician is offended by a comedian, then that is a good sign they need to do a self-check. They might not realize this, but self-checks are not always conscious decisions.
by Jack Lee 18 months ago
Politics aside, just curious what's your reaction to his speech? Positive, negative or indifferent...
by backporchstories 6 years ago
Has our entertainment on TV gone too far?After watching "America's Got Talent", last night, I was appaulled that they allowed a man to repeatedly smash his "jewels" (most polite way I know how to put it) and then voted him onto the next level of competition! Is this...
by thaivalentine 7 years ago
I don't view her as a capable candidate, however I thought the recent effort by the press in examining her email a little extreme. It seems everyone in the press and network TV really zero in on any little misstep she takes - what's your point of view?
by LoliHey 2 years ago
Which of the following statements is "hate speech"?Choice 1: With regards to the alligator and the 2 year old boy's death, tweeting "That gator is a hero because that privileged boy would have grown up into a white entitled male anyway," or Choice 2: ...
by Diana Grant 5 years ago
Should extremists be gagged, or should freedom of speech be allowed?When an English soldier was murdered in the streets of Woolwich, London, on 22nd May 2013, video film on various news stations, including but not limited to the BBC, showed substantial footage of Michael Adeboloja (who grew...
by Sychophantastic 4 years ago
...how do we solve our current state of political gridlock, disinterest, and the lack of confidence the American people have in our political system?
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