Fighting Fire With Satire

July 7th, 2010

By Brianna Aubin

Collectivism at home, terrorism abroad, infighting amongst friends and bold moves by our enemies… these are dark days.  These threats are serious and as anyone here knows, I do take them seriously to the limit of my abilities.

But that doesn’t mean that every once in a while, you can’t laugh at it a little.  In fact, some of the positions the cultural and political Left takes are so ludicrous, sometimes you just can’t help it.  So here are a few sources of cultural and political satire which will hopefully lend a little brightness to your day to help counter these increasingly dark times:


Latma TV is an Israeli satire news channel produced by Caroline Glick and several others.  It mocks the Leftist spin of events both inside and outside the country, with some of the best political satire I’ve seen to date.  The productions are in Hebrew and some of the jokes are Israel-specific, but a fair number of the episodes have acquired English subtitles and there’s enough international material in there for anyone who knows a reasonable amount of world affairs to get the gist.  Some of the best Latma satire pieces to date are:

The Muslim War Council
The Three Terrors
We Con the World

For the rest, your can search YouTube or tune into Latma’s website, but if you want to find them all (and they’re worth watching), then your best bet is to rummage through the archives of Caroline’s blog.


Newsbusted, a subset of NewsBusters is a satire news production along the same line as Latma, but focusing on the news with regards to the goings-on at home rather than Israel.  It’s not as consistently hilarious as Latma, but it’s got enough good days to be worth watching.


Chris Muir’s Day By Day cartoon tells the story of two married couples living day by day in that modern dystopic fantasyland which we foolishly call the “real world.”  Jan is an ardent (small “l”) liberal married to Damon, a black conservative (no, that is not a contradiction in terms), and Sam is a redheaded engineer married to ex-mil sniper Zed.  The cartoon depicts these couples trying to navigate the day by day reality of American issues and politics, often with hilarious results.


And finally, the XKCD comic has nothing to do with politics and is just plain funny.  Though be warned: the comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).



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3 Responses to “Fighting Fire With Satire”

  1. larry ennis |

    I agee that a little “comic relief” is indeed called for if we are to survive what the liberal/progressive elements are doing.
    I have to admit that I’d be hard pressed to match the Allah in outer space skit being run on us by the presidents clown at NASA. This mans statements are too stupid to not be taken serious.
    I might also point out that this administation has started its first moves to control what will be considered acceptable internet websites.
    Do you suppose that there is a method to this madness?

  2. Brianna Aubin |

    Larry – watch those Latma videos I tagged, especially the Muslim War Council. Latma is truly some of the funniest and most incisive satire I have ever seen.

  3. Tom Carter |

    Definitely some funny satirical stuff. I’ve always liked the Day By Day strip, almost as much as Doonesbury. You can go to their site (linked in the article) and read it from the very beginning. Latma, I agree, is also very funny, and usually very biting.

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