Not just the facts, ma’m!
Posted April 8, 2017on:
It would be easy to accuse Colbert of being mean because he was making fun of the company in the name of entertainment. However, such critiques are deeper and more important than we might think.
Vox unpacked what Colbert and others do: They inform in an easy to digest manner and they leverage on not being neutral.
While proper news channels might try to report just the black or white facts, we recognise today that most issues are subjective and nuanced greys.
Satirists use fun and laughter, and in doing so, disarm their audiences and combine emotion with logic. They inform and educate in ways that not many teachers have been taught or believe in.
They embrace subjectivity and make a stand. They combine creativity with critical thought. They call bullshit when they see it.