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

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by Dennis Trainor, Jr.




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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Dennis Trainor, Jr. is the creator and host of Acronym TV and the writer, director and producer of the documentary American Autumn: an Occudoc.

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In the past, Colbert took some very effective shot... by PCM on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 3:38:03 PM
Colbert has been disappointing recently and I wond... by Teddi Curtis on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 4:53:59 PM
Chris, what a pompous babbler you are!... by Ralph Demers on Friday, Nov 1, 2013 at 12:44:08 PM
Jon Stewart agrees with you:click here... by Scott Baker on Friday, Nov 1, 2013 at 12:46:31 PM