Episode 236 – Peeling The Onion

07/23/2012

Comedy outlets like The Onion provide timely, insightful political satire. But does this brand of comedy help to delegitimize a corrupt system, or merely normalize it? We explore these issues with James Evan Pilato of MediaMonarchy.com, sample some of the funniest clips from modern news satire, and premiere James Corbett’s latest satire video on this week’s edition of The Corbett Report.

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Documentation

Child Bankrupts Make-A-Wish Foundation With Wish For Unlimited Wishes
Time Reference: 02:44

CIA’s ‘Facebook’ Program Dramatically Cut Agency’s Costs
Time Reference: 05:27

9/11 Conspiracy Theories ‘Ridiculous,’ Al Qaeda Says
Time Reference: 06:24

O-SPAN Classic: CIA Accidentally Overthrows Costa Rica
Time Reference: 07:49

Capitol Police React to Onion Satire
Time Reference: 09:40

Press TV Reports The Onion’s ‘CIA Facebook Program’ Story as Fact
Time Reference: 19:23

FOX thinks The Onion is Real News!
Time Reference: 10:39

Onion Does “Redacted” Congressman Speech
Time Reference: 15:38

Predator Drone Court-Martialed For Afghani Civilian Deaths
Time Reference: 18:39

Jon “Stewart” Interviews Jim Cramer
Time Reference: 27:24

Colbert Roasts Bush – 2006 White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Time Reference: 31:23

The Chaser’s war on Everything – APEC Motorcade
Time Reference: 37:44

Rick Mercer rants about rants about Canada’s absentee head of state
Time Reference: 41:20

Charlie Brooker’s Screen wipe Review of the Year – 2011
Time Reference: 43:03

EMERGENCY WARNING FOR OFFICE WORKERS (NIST WTC7)
Time Reference: 50:34

9/11: A Conspiracy Theory
Time Reference: 51:33

How to Foil Your Own Terror Plot
Time Reference: 56:59
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