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You’ve got to laugh: why humour is dangerous for politicians

Beckett, Charlie (2012) You’ve got to laugh: why humour is dangerous for politicians. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (20 Sep 2012). Blog.

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Abstract

Every time a politician cracks a carefully scripted joke, a little satire fairy dies. The worst are those conference speech gags that only the die-hard supporters find funny – like Peter Lilley’s ghastly Gilbert and Sullivan parody. But now the public produces the gags how should politicians respond?

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 11:20
Last Modified: 16 May 2017 11:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77213

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