28 Oct 2013

Ben Uffindel - political satire in 2013

From Labour Day, 10:40 am on 28 October 2013

Political satire online newspaper "The Civilian" is only 7 months old, but it has quickly gained a reputation as being the place to go for the big news stories. Headlines like "We didn't want the stupid cup anyway" After the America's Cup loss and "Feeling inadequate, nation hopes no young people achieve anything this week", referring to Eleanor Catton's Booker Prize, have been capturing the nation's attention. So how does The Civilian come up with its satirical commentary, and what happens when a politician takes comments on the site seriously?