What is it about a comedian that gives him that uncanny ability to put the shocking and sad truths right in front of our eyes, and yet make us laugh at them? First up is Jon Stewart showing how the main-stream media has wavered on its reporting stance of JP Morgan’s takeover of Bear Stearns in 2008 and its recent $13 billion settlement with the Justice Department over ‘alleged’ financial misdeeds.
And then there’s the slightly more serious delivery of the reality of our socioeconomic conditions in the western world by Russell Brand in this BBC interview by Jeremy Paxman.
While the comedian usually does a good job of showing us the issues, their ideas on how to solve society’s problems can be questionable. Peter Schiff takes up the opposition to Brand’s socialist remedy in the following video.