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Erin O’Toole: Not today Jason Kenney, not today

SATIRE: Reimagining the Conservative leader’s recent press conference—and the dogged effort to get him to utter two simple words
Erin O’Toole and Peter MacKay. (O’Toole photograph by Blair Gable; MacKay photograph by Dimitri Aspinall)

And the winner is O’Toole! But wait .. isn’t that MacKay?

If Tories are looking for a middle-aged male leader who took law at Dal, followed his dad into politics, served in the Harper cabinet, likes pipelines, struggles with French and recognizes Pride Month, we have wonderful news
Trudeau holds a harvesting knife as he harvests food at the Ottawa Food Bank Farm in Ottawa, on July 1, 2020 (CP/Justin Tang)

Prime Minister, how much broccoli did your family eat? In detail!

Marie-Danielle Smith: The PM appeared before committee for the first time. Here is an approximation of what happened, in language we can all understand.
Sacha Baron Cohen, in ‘Who Is America?’

There’s a deep, dark joke at the heart of Sacha Baron Cohen’s ’Who Is America?’

Sacha Baron Cohen’s new series cracks open a core illusion of American democracy—that it, and the ’popular will,’ even exists at all
Trump Attends D.C. Dinner Aimed At Meeting With Foreign Diplomats

Has Donald Trump caused an existential crisis for political satire?

Armando Iannucci’s ’Death of Stalin’ achieves the remarkable: hilariously skewering a murderous dictator. But even he thinks Trump may reveal comedy’s limits
Stephen Colbert

How political satire let Americans down in the U.S. election

Satire made in The Daily Show’s image made politics seem like entertainment, lulling viewers and voters into complacency
Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto smiles during a military parade celebrating Independence Day at Zocalo Square in downtown Mexico City

In Mexico, where truth is stranger than fiction, satirists are king

How Mexico’s version of ’The Onion’ has became one of the most scathing critics of a corrupt ruling class
A member of the media makes images of front page of Charlie Hebdo which shows a caricature of French author Michel Houellebecq of the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper, after a shooting

Shared around the world: On satire, words, and freedom of the press

Quotes and ideas on satire and free press in the aftermath of the Paris attacks on Charlie Hebdo
facebook-Zucker

Attention, attention: Satire alert. Please insert laugh here.

Facebook’s ’satire tag’ is just the latest, saddest defanging of the comedic form, lowering the bar for all
the woroni

Universities shouldn’t censor satire of Islam

Sensitivity only reinforces stereotype of Muslims as violent