Sat, 31 January 2015
Today’s Young Wealth Show sees Professor Sophia McClennen join Jason Hartman to discuss many of the issues arising in her book, Is Satire Saving Our Nation? These include the rise of satire, the changing values of Generation Y and the development of American news broadcasting, with a particular focus on the role Fox News plays in our society.
01.17 – Sophia McClennen describes how the role of satire is changing in today’s world.
04.00 – When traditional forms of news media were letting us down, the satirists just came and filled a gap.
06.44 – The establishing of Fox News in 1996 really changed the way American news media was viewed.
10.33 – What impact do these over-opinionated, over-affiliated news channels have on those watching?
12.45 – The way we’re being taught to think is changing the way we deal with topics that affect so many different aspects of our lives.
16.34 – Like in so many cases, we can learn a lot from considering demographical patterns.
21.09 – Jason Hartman brings the discussion round to the recent mid-term vote.
27.16 – For more information, head to www.SophiaMcClennen.com
Mentioned in this episode
Is Satire Saving Our Nation?: Mockery and American Politics by Sophia McClennen