HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » America ... a view from A...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:53 PM

America ... a view from Australia

This is my first post to the General Discussion list. Not sure if it is correctly placed.

Our national broadcaster the ABC(government funded, no ads) launched a weekly half hour TV programme called Planet America. Devoted to politics in this election year. They have various speakers both Dem and GOP to analyse various issues and influences. The presenters have been associated with a satirical comedy team called The Chaser. This rather quirky show is broadcast on the second ABC network. I'm not sure of its audience and reach although it is buried late at night or up against prime time game shows or news.

I would be interested in any comments you might have about the show. Below is the link

http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/planet-america/

4 replies, 806 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply America ... a view from Australia (Original post)
Tanelorn Apr 2012 OP
benld74 Apr 2012 #1
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #2
Tanelorn Apr 2012 #3
HooptieWagon Apr 2012 #4

Response to Tanelorn (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:18 PM

1. Huh, I didnt realize,,,

The right religious are under attack
The left religious dominated the elites the last 50 years
The left religious forced row vs wade
Legislative fiat passed same sex marriage?

Damn!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tanelorn (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:26 PM

2. So it's like the Daily Show?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:31 PM

3. Possibly, but not the same level of humour. Much drier though.

I posted this because they comments made by the GOP boosters are worrying.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tanelorn (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:54 PM

4. To understand the GOP

They are fearmongerers. They are liars. They are hypocrites. They claim God has spoken to them.

Their followers (refered to as the Republican base) are ignorant, gullible, fearful, racist, and religious fundamentalists. They have lived their entire life being told what to do, how to think, and not to question. So they are sheep ripe for fleecing.

Now this might be a problem, except for a few things. Firstly, theres just not that many of them. Oh, they are loud, but really only about 10 or 15% of the population. Secondly, usually middle of the road voters wont vote for a batshit crazy candidate. Lastly, if by chance they do get elected they prove so inept at governing they get voted out next election. After all, they have no intent of demonstrating good government at work, their intent is to use government to impose a narrow RW theology on everyone else. Sort of like the Taliban. In fact, we call them the talibornagain.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread