— THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE

BEWARE THE DAILY SHOW.

It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of the daily show with John Stewart. Ever since More4 in England started broadcasting the shows, it has always been a must see, I’ve now moved to watching it online, the bitesize segments are perfect for catching a little bit of satire in the mornings before the daily grind begins. This week, I sat down to consume my daily slice and the first thing i came across was now widely reported roasting of CNBC’s Rick Santelli and the wider shoddy reporting standards of the channel before, during and after the sub-prime crisis and (now dubbed) the great recession (©New York Times). it’s an absolute must see for a number of points, it’s anger is concentrated, razor sharp and gallows humour funny, and as with all classic Daily Show takedowns uses their own footage against them to ram each depressing point home. Watch it below.

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