Maggie Hennefeld explores the use of humor in the contemporary political landscape, and suggests we need to find a way to employ satire to repoliticize civic discourse in American society.
by: David Lavery / Middle Tennessee State University
Sham or not, The Daily Show remains deeply committed to its mission: “truthiness.”
by: Henry Jenkins / Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Is Sarah Silverman making racist jokes, or jokes about racism?
by: Brian L. Ott / Colorado State University
Brian Ott takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the faux-wit and wisdom of the Popular Culture and Philosophy books.
by: Chris Lucas / FLOW Staff
Jason Reich: “I think that part of the reason what we do is so frequently perceived as ‘liberal’ is because we’re talking about the news, and these days, the people making the news are, by and large, conservatives…”
by: Jim McGuigan / Loughborough University
It is commonplace to observe that television, like everything else, is increasingly global these days. What is happening on the other side of the world is shown and commented upon instantaneously in news programming.