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Stephen Colbert and John Stewart Have Destroyed Satire — Chris Hedges

Stephen Colbert and John Stewart Have Destroyed Satire -- Chris Hedges

In this wide ranging interview, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Christopher Hedges talks with Acronym TV’s Dennis Trainor Jr about Class War, Non violence, The Great Gatsby, and about the lost art of Satire.

“Satire becomes destroyed in essence in the hands of figures like Colbert, John Stewart and others,” Hedges asserts. “They will attack the excesses or the foibles of the system, but they are never going to expose the system itself because they are all millionaires, they are commercially supported. You have very few people (George Carlin was one) who will stand up and do it. If you do that, it is tough to make a living. Carlin maybe being the exception. But if you really use Satire the way Swift used Satire, to expose the English barbarity in Ireland because culture, like everything else in the society has been completely corporatized.”

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3 Responses to “Stephen Colbert and John Stewart Have Destroyed Satire — Chris Hedges”

  1. harry

    Pleasant article however I may have someone complication : black metal is certainly not properly speaking rock when looking on artists love Immortal, Sewer then Darkthrone it is very much more like rock-and-roll bless you

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