Panama Papers: remarkable global media operation holds rich and powerful to account (video)


With the Panama Papers exposé perhaps we can now say the fortress walls of offshore secrecy are finally cracking. Such havens allow corruption and tax avoidance to take place on a massive international scale by some of the richest and … Continue reading

Meet Ted Cruz: religion, hookers, voter fraud and hated by his own party, what’s not to like? (video)


From climate change through reproductive rights and gender equality and on to LGBTQ rights and same-sex marriage, Ted Cruz denies them all. In that respect, he ought to be the perfect alternative candidate to Donald Trump, at least within the … Continue reading

Meet John Kasich the ‘moderate’ Republican candidate (video)


“With Jeb Bush out of the Republican primary, Ohio Gov. John Kasich seems to be the only GOP candidate who’s widely considered a moderate. But on Full Frontal, host Samantha Bee went after Kasich’s moderate label. “Is Kasich really the huggable … Continue reading

John Oliver explores Donald Trump’s big, dumb, crazy wall (video)


There has been wall to wall coverage of everything Donald Trump has said and done during this nominee campaign season, but the news media has spent far less time examining any of his actual policies – yes he does have … Continue reading

Donald Trump the Mob and the fraud (video)


“At the end of a seismic week for the Republicans, Donald Trump now looks the most likely contender to be the party’s candidate for the next president of the United States. Among his big boasts is that he is a … Continue reading

At last, John Oliver dissects Trump’s dangerous kind of craziness (video)


I have to admit to a certain amount of hypocrisy about Donald Trump. For months, I have complained on social media that Trump receives far too much air time (which amounts to free publicity for his disingenuous racist views and … Continue reading

John Oliver asks: Oscars so white, how is this still a thing? (video)


“Hollywood, a company town that loves the sound of political correctness if not the reality of equality, has for six weeks been turned upside down by accusations of institutional racism after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences failed … Continue reading

The “hungry for power games”: From Iowa to New Hampshire (video)


Since my last Democalypse 2016 post, we have had the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire debates and “historic” nominee election results – and they provided plenty of material for America’s most popular satirical shows.   Iowa examined:  To watch … Continue reading

John Oliver calls out Mitch McConnell and GOP hypocrisy over Obama’s SCOTUS pick (video)


Within hours of the death of Antonin Scalia at the weekend, the leader of the Republican party in the US Senate, Mitch McConnell, issued a statement saying President Obama should not be allowed to appoint a new justice to the … Continue reading

John Oliver: Republican state voter ID rules are racist gerrymandering (video)


John Oliver‘s Last Week Tonight show returned on Sunday with a typically acerbic attack on Republican-controlled states that have created new voter registration laws that deliberately target ethnic minorities and the poor aka largely Democratic party voters. You can find more … Continue reading

No Fox News, no problem: Colbert’s Trump v. Trump debate (video)


Donald Trump decided to drop out of the Republican party nomination debate on Fox News which may have disappointed the rabble that he loves to rouse, but that wasn’t the only positive outcome. “If Fox News has no Trump, then I … Continue reading

Stephen Colbert skewers Donald Rumsfeld over Iraq and the rise of ISIS (video)


On Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert interviewed former George W Bush henchman Donald Rumsfeld who had agreed to visit the Late Night with Stephen Colbert studio primarily to talk about his new “Churchill Solitaire” app. After some initial soft soaping, Colbert … Continue reading

A week in the mad world of Donald Trump with Stephen Colbert (video)


Casual observers could be forgiven for thinking Donald Trump is about to be inaugurated as the next President of the United States; after all, what could possibly be the reason for the hourly reporting of his every imbecilic utterance across the world’s … Continue reading

Explainer: why Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘third way’ for Trident actually makes sense (video)


By Nick Ritchie, University of York Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn recently floated the possibility of a “third way” for Britian’s nuclear weapons policy: instead of either complete nuclear disarmament or replacing Trident with a like-for-like system, he has suggested building replacement … Continue reading

John Oliver destroys Syrian “terrorists posing as refugees” hypocrisy (video)


Following the Paris attacks, right-wing parties across Europe and in the US used the fact that one of the perpetrator’s appeared to have gained access to France by claiming he was a refugee to argue that all refugees were possible terrorists … Continue reading