Satire As A Popular Form Of Satire

1251 WordsApr 25, 20176 Pages
When one types satire in their search bar, the definition found is, “Satire is defined as the use of the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people 's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.” Political satire is a very popular form of satire, it’s used as a way to gain entertainment from politics, a way to voice opinions in a comedic biting style, and to further arguments in a way that others can’t. Political satire has had a long reign in our country with its popularity only growing in most recent years. It’s grown in popularity through many political satire programs, starting with the “Daily Show” with Jon Stewart to “Last Week Tonight” with…show more content…
I would also along with researching whether people use political satire for their news, is to understand whether the news they’re getting is reliable enough to use as a news source. I think it’s important to know why things gain popularity, and why things continue to grow and grow more popular as the years go by, especially when it comes to the changes of where people get their news and information in order to be a functioning part of our democracy. But the real question is; why do people love political satire, why have they moved from the traditional forms of journalism to political satire programs? It seems that, “the popular demand for Stewart 's narrative signals a larger shift in the way Americans think about news and where they go to get it - away from institutional journalism and its longstanding ethos of objectivity and the authoritative voice and toward more independent voices that essentially return to iconic ideas of the press as a tool for building community and enabling conversations between publics rather than acting as the mass medium it did in the latter part of the twentieth century” (Cutbirth). Satire as Comedic Relief When the news
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