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Jon Stewart – a one-man fifth estate

WE live in strange and hallucinogenic times. Last week, one of the sleazy cowboys of the American money markets was finally brought to book for his part in spreading the corporate equivalent of the clap through the international economy.
The face of debauched US capitalism was not some Machiavellian Ponzi schemer but Jim Cramer, a squealing [...]

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Who’s a pretty pollie?

CELEBRITIES, for the most part, aren’t allowed to be ugly. Hirsute warts, sniff-round-corner snozzes, complexions that fester and belch: all these imperfections are screened out by the fame machine so our deified red-carpet dwellers remain easy on the eye and pleasing to the lens.
Even beautiful people aren’t permitted to be celebrities unless they strive to [...]

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Barackitsch and Mount Crapmore

AS the US convulses in the throes of economic holocaust and political revolution, it’s reassuring to know that some things remain exactly the same. I speak, of course, of Western capitalism’s unshakable ability to transform the sublime into retail ridiculousness.
If you’re thrilled by the election of America’s first black president and are desperate to express [...]

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US election skanks

ACCUSATIONS of sexism are ricocheting round the American presidential campaign like bullets in a bank safe.
There are so many shooters firing from so many ideological angles, it’s hard to work out who, if anyone, is landing a shot.
First, the Hillary Clinton campaign. While some claimed it was sexist that Billary got a shot at the [...]

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Stunning pre-election satire from The Daily Show…

Samantha Bee versus John “in air quotes” McCain and his strictly abstract views on abortion…

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