Are comedy programmes better than the news?

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A Horseradish

  • Friday 12th July 2013, 1:12pm
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...............eg more like real life. :)

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Aaron

  • Friday 12th July 2013, 1:38pm [Edited]
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Rather depends on what you mean by 'better'. I've seen complicated concepts simplified and explained much more clearly on panel shows than during news bulletins. Some comedies are even more biased than the news, others balance out by mocking the stance of both sides in any given story. The news generally explains stories with more background depth, but comedy can make them more accessible. If you want to find out what's going on in the world, read a newspaper. If you want to laugh, watch a sitcom. Not vice versa.

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A Horseradish

  • Friday 12th July 2013, 2:24pm
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Fair enough Aaron if you accept the numbers given to us by politicians. I've always considered that the years starting with a 2 were complete invention.

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lofthouse

  • Saturday 20th July 2013, 7:36pm
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The News is all death, war, murder, paedos, disease and the xfactor

so I'd steer clear

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Lee

  • Saturday 20th July 2013, 7:41pm
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Quote: Aaron @ July 12 2013, 1:38 PM BST

The news generally explains stories with more background depth, but comedy can make them more accessible.


Dis.

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sootyj

  • Saturday 20th July 2013, 7:49pm [Edited]
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I sent a sketch to the News at 10 about a war in Lebabnon and they rejected it.
Next week there was a story about a war in Syria.

Plagarising c**ts.