Friday essay: why is Australian satire so rarely risky?

Alex Cothren, Robert Phiddian

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Abstract

About a year ago, a Daily Telegraph journalist rang one of us (let’s call him Robert for convenience). She was writing a story about how political correctness was killing comedy and wanted an academic to support the argument. Now “Robert” feels that he is paid, in part, out of government coffers to express views in his area of expertise when asked, so he held forth at length about how this was a silly way to look at the issue.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Political correctness
  • Satire
  • Comedy
  • anti-PC

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