How far should

  1. Jaggedfrost profile image83
    Jaggedfrostposted 7 years ago

    entertainers be allowed to go in mocking political officials?

    1. babalon1919 profile image55
      babalon1919posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.