Daily Show on NZ Satire Ban

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  • Robyn Gallagher,

    That was good value - I laughed at Jon Stewart's jokes, at his attempts at Maori place-name pronunciation, and at the New Zealand government!

    And it was kinda funny that Helen Clark was subtitled, but Michael Cullen was presumedly speaking clearly enough for American audiences to understand.

    This also got me thinking - political satire is something that New Zealand seems to do well, possibly because we have such high levels of both disrespect and admiration for our politicians.

    I was going to call for there to be more political satire on our telly, but Facelift is possibly doing its fair share at the moment.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew Wilson,

    I just watched this episode and came here to see if anyone had posted it...damned funny :)

    Someone needs to show this to Parliament to highlight that everyone thinks this is ludicrous.

    Aberdeen, UK • Since Nov 2006 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • hamishm,

    I saw it and frankly couldn't believe it as it is such an American show. But it was cool to see and they got the peoples names right and he he had a good go at "Waitangi". I felt a little bit global for a second.
    The pollies are still a bunch of arses though.

    Since Nov 2006 • 357 posts Report Reply

  • David Ritchie,

    Since when is Phil "Golf" the Foreign Affairs Minister? Don't tell Winston!

    Since Nov 2006 • 166 posts Report Reply

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