The politics of comedy

Being “informed” and entertained about current affairs has never been easier. Talk show hosts have been more talkative about politics and there are more satirical television programs available. Donald Trump may be disagreeable but has been at least entertaining. With Biden in office, newsrooms will have a harder time covering drama and will have to start reporting more on substance (God forbid). This article attempts to reflect on the commodifying of political coverage in general and political comedy in particular.

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