The ability to parse through bullshit from politicians can be difficult, and it is not made easier by the news networks. The news has become notorious for being untrustworthy according to all sides of the political spectrum, with each point of view criticizing different networks for different reasons. This has led to an industry of satire calling out the news’ handling of stories, which includes popular programs like South Park and The Daily Show. Analyzing South Park’s and Jon Stewart’s satire shows how the news media utilizes bullshit to benefit a certain narrative and not the viewer. To begin, one episode of South Park that deals extensively in bullshit from the news is “Quest for Ratings”, which shows the boys trying to earn high ratings …show more content…
Throughout the show, Stewart emphasizes that hosts Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson were hurting the American people while benefiting other politicians and corporations (CITE). To begin with, Stewart called out how the show was more like a theatre act than a debate show, hilariously calling out Carlson’s flashy bowtie while also stating how the format puts viewpoints at extremes for ratings (CITE). This simplification towards Right versus Left is also why Stewart believes how this particular show fails the American people, since opportunities to engage in and digest complex discourse is reduced to the simplest possible form (CITE). Furthermore, Stewart continually calls the hosts “partisan hacks” as he explains how they, as well as other pundits and correspondents, do not make honest arguments for their stances or seriously question candidates since they believe, “…the end justifies the means” (CITE). This interview allowed Jon Stewart to take commonly held grievances straight to the media and critique how the bullshit the news states can be detrimental to the political landscape. After considering what Jon Stewart had to say, along with the social commentary from South Park, it becomes much easier to find examples of bullshit in the
Scott Simon, the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and one of the hosts for NPR’s morning news podcast Up First, writes opinionated articles to share his take on events large and small. Through the choices Simon uses, he is able to grasp the attention of the citizens of America, his readers, and the followers of NPR. Simon uses a form of writing called epideictic rhetoric and supports it by establishing common ground by providing credible authors, facts, and personal experiences. He keeps a uniform look in his articles with certain types of appeal and diction to persuade his audience to accept his view on events. The type of writing Simon mainly uses is called epideictic rhetoric.
This unexpectedly struck a cord with a large target audience who still all follow Limbaugh religiously to this day (Streitmatter 225). A final new way to digest news relates to comedy far more than Limbaugh. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart would stress repeatedly that it was not a news program, it was a comedy show. However, a news show it would become in the eyes of many
The article “Why Democrats Are Terrified of ‘Woke Kanye’”, the writer Scott Morefield tells the reader that Kanye West’s “political beliefs” are a threat to the Democratic Party. The author uses specific examples throughout the story to efficiently build up his argument. The author commences the article by stating that Kanye West seems to support President Trump because of the word “decentralize”. Then the author uses Fox News as an example to show that Williams and Guilfoyle are both right, but they did not touch on the political side; since most of their arguments are about West as a singer and a successful businessman.
What exactly happens when the “brand” is questioned by consumers? Well the answer is simply that individuals begin to lose their loyalty in the brand and start to question its purpose. So what about when a politician’s views are questioned and satrizied? This is what the Daily Show is all about. Stewart and his guests sabotage politics and the show operates as a political culture jammer disrupting political brand messages that are presented to the public.
Satire and sarcasm are used every day to get ones’ views across. The Roseanne show both, past and present, does just that. Roseanne is an expert at using not only sarcasm and satire, but also humor to express her point of view through the writing of her TV show. The Roseanne show debuted on October 18, 1988 and ran until May 20, 1997. In its early days the show was created to portray an average working-class family.
This is the first generation where we have twenty-four-seven news making the news channels have to increase what they are showing and make it more eye-catching to attract viewers. In doing this they use one of the easiest to elicit emotions, anger, by doing this it affects how people express emotions. This is not the only thing the news has been seen to be doing. They also have a lot of bias in news channels, simply switching from CNN, to FOX, to BBC, you can see how they can change the same story to benefit the political party they support swaying watchers emotions and opinions. In the book Winston's talks about how annoying it is to never be able to turn off the telescreen which is constantly spewing government approved information that is constantly alerted to sway the citizens (Pg.
Bart Simpson is a troublemaker of the family of five his satirical technique would be depicted as an exaggeration. According to his mini biography, he has a huge repertoire of practical jokes, devious methods of revenge. In season ten episode three of the Simpsons, Bart disobeys his mother orders to not go to a friend of his. Bart eventually lands himself in a predicament, where he shoots a bird with a gun. Marge, the mother finds him and scolds him for killing the bird, after her discovery of the dead bird.
His truncated and didactic rhetorical questions with “what good are they if they show no war?” emphasises his sense of knowledge and ability that convinces audiences and the American people that a constructed truth is the absolute truth. Ultimately, we are persuaded to be wary of the deception that make up the political landscape as
Black Mirror is a presently airing television show that uses many devices as well as heavy social satire (especially in episode one of season three, “Nosedive”) to bring attention to the fact that heavy reliance on social media and technology could backfire immensely on humanity. In this particular episode of the series, a fictional dystopian society is presented, where every person rates one another from one to five on a social media app. This app is based off of a real world app called “Peeple,” where people can rate each other on social interaction. The main character presented is a strawberry haired woman named Lacie, who struggles to up her social-economic ranking by giving a speech at an old, high ranking friends wedding. This episode contains so many lessons that need to be heard by the people in today’s society; those who obsess over a screens opinion need to look within them self to find that everyone is
Yellow-skinned, four fingered animated cartoon characters. If you don’t already know what television show this is, you probably live under a rock. The Simpsons. The Simpsons aired back in 1989, and is deemed as one of the longest running television shows in America. The Simpsons made its debut on December 17, 1989, and has broadcasted over 629 episodes!
In the eyes of teenagers and even adults, this means that the news presented on these outlets are the truth and they won’t follow up to check in with another source. For instance, in Lynch’s “Fake News” article, he brings up a case where a man named Eric Tucker tweeted a video of a bus he thought was full of Trump supporters in Austin, Texas. The video went viral before anyone could debunk it. The text states, “The example is...softened up by the more outrageous postings and innuendo, ordinary citizens can find themselves ignoring obvious alternative explanations (as Mr. Tucker admits he did) in order to post and share “news” which fits a set of background suspicions and biases.” Eric Tucker had an obvious bias against Donald Trump and wanted to sway his election
The course of conversion was beneficial to George W. Bush because he considered it as the only way possible to save his marriage and drift away from his drinking habit, his reaction was as follows: This saying shows his willingness to have a spiritual experience which can lead him to start his life over again. Certainly, George W. Bush’s personal story is seen as a support to many of his evangelical followers, seeing him as one of them who admits that his faith plays a role in his decision-making. According to Geoffrey, Layman and Hussey, much of the coverage of the George W. Bush’s relationship with the evangelicals’ constituency has seen it as special, planted in their shared spiritual experiences, they opined that:
In the funniest publication, The Onion, the author uses satire to criticize people and expose them to their stupidity or vice, typically in politics or other recent and popular issue. Satire is used through the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule. In this mock press release from The Onion it is made to mock the release and the reasoning for the creating on MagnaSoles, which are shoe inserts. The author of this hilarious work of art writes this to criticize the concept of these shoe soles doing all the amazing things they are said to do, they are just basic shoe inserts. The author uses exaggeration and overstatements to achieve his goal of mocking the shoe soles and their release.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is an American comedy news satire talk show focusing its comedy to entertain people. It is popular among young audiences, to entertain them in a half hour show, making jokes from recent news stories, political figures, and media organizations. Even though, critics say they do not have any journalistic structure, their aim is to provide entertainment. What I like most of the show is the comedy Trevor Noah use to say things in a way you could not hold at least to have a smile /laugh.