U2’s front man Bono addressed the U.S. Senate yesterday. He suggested that one way to fight ISIS would be to get comedians to make fun of them, like Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, Sasha Baron Cohen.
Right: Amy Schumer, a Jewish woman who doesn’t wear a burka. Sasha Baron Cohen, another Jewish comedian. Chris Rock, whose signature move is profanity? That would go over well.
If you’re in Raqqa, the Islamic State’s capital, and you laugh at ISIS, do they suddenly disappear? We know what Islam thinks of offensive jokes: They attacked humour magazine, Charlie Hebdo.
Some people point to Charlie Chaplin’s 1940 comedy, "The Great Dictator," as a powerful, brave political satire. It was designed to mock Hitler, and guess what? It taught Americans that Hitler was just a buffoon, and nothing to worry about. Hey, how did that work out?
Speaking of mockery, it's easy to make fun of a rock singer's stupid ideas. How are our man-child prime minister's ideas for defeating ISIS any better?
NEXT: A week ahead of the Manitoba election, the Progressives Conservatives are leading in the polls. My guest Tom Brodbeck, columnist with the Winnipeg Sun, comes on to talk about what the campaigns look like on the ground.
What is the PC leader like? Is he another Brad Wall…?
THEN: Amber Ruddy, the Alberta director for the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, makes some predictions about what to expect in Rachel Notley’s budget.
She says some of the NDP’s big promises like a carbon tax and the $15 minimum wage may be put on hold temporarily.
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