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To wonder how a 'satirical' thread is deemed 'not in the spirit' of this site...

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BurningBriquette Mon 30-Nov-15 13:01:11

... and deleted toot suite, and to feel sad for the seeming decline of satire in general?

There is still a variety of satirical websites, publications and similar. But I feel not so much mainstream content ie regular popular tv programmes, aired at peak times. I also sense that satire is often misunderstood or that many people either don't ' get it' or refuse to get it. I long for an extra few tv and radio programmes dedicated to the satire of everyone and everything, from the great and the good to your everyday people.

Please someone reassure me that satire isn't dying or disappearing from the public consciousness? I think it plays an important role in politics, culture you name it.
Not quite a TAAT - more a personal concern that satire just seems to be slowly shrinking as a means of commentary in the UK.

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 30-Nov-15 13:03:31

I share your sadness OP

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Mon 30-Nov-15 13:05:56

What thread are you talking about?

TonySopranosVest Mon 30-Nov-15 13:09:00

I am stunned that thread went. Fucking Hell.

hiddenhome2 Mon 30-Nov-15 13:10:20

What was it about?

scaevola Mon 30-Nov-15 13:10:31

There are many talented writers on MN, and satire (especially if on touchy subjects) needs to be exceptionally well written to avoid just being offensive. I've no idea which thread you're talking about, nor who started it, so it's impossible for me to tell whether it was indeed well enough written.

TonySopranosVest Mon 30-Nov-15 13:11:04

Last one out, get the lights.

IPityThePontipines Mon 30-Nov-15 13:11:27

I'm baffled that thread went to. Very strange indeed.

Ubik1 Mon 30-Nov-15 13:11:52

I agree.
Satire spears to be beyond the pale now.
I think people just love getting a thread deleted. They love the feeling that they have the moral high ground. Even though they are usually mistaken.

Ubik1 Mon 30-Nov-15 13:12:16

What was the thread about?

Amrapaali Mon 30-Nov-15 13:12:21

Satire is dead and buried on MN. Happened more than a year ago I think grin

Private Eye and the Daily Mash do a good line in satire. I think it's still at large among the general public, you do get a fair few sightings now and then.

Pantone363 Mon 30-Nov-15 13:13:00


coffeeisnectar Mon 30-Nov-15 13:14:00

Which thread?

limitedperiodonly Mon 30-Nov-15 13:13:42

People are very literal-minded and there are literally millions of them on here. What was it about?

LineyReborn Mon 30-Nov-15 13:14:43

Which thread?

I agree there are a lot of humourless fuckers around at the moment. I assume their intention is to damage MN by making it almost impossible to enjoy being on a thead.

RaspberrySwitchblade Mon 30-Nov-15 13:15:33

I see you, MN

I see you with your loose security, your increased revenue from advertising and your need to stay in the mainstream...

Lulabellarama Mon 30-Nov-15 13:16:17

The thread about Peter Andre, it was C+P from the Facebook page 'I See You'. It's dark humour but very well written, I think it's a shame it was deleted But some posters had gone very 'Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells' so I guess it was inevitable.

FellOutOfBedTwice Mon 30-Nov-15 13:16:31

Ive come back to post on that and seen it gone.... Don't get it at all- was linking to a really funny page!

Ubik1 Mon 30-Nov-15 13:16:37

Love this private eye cover

Amrapaali Mon 30-Nov-15 13:16:23

If it's the one about Peter Andre, I can understand. It wasnt satire, but really quite weird.

Ddint deserve a deletion though.....

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 30-Nov-15 13:16:53

Raspberry. grin

HirplesWithHaggis Mon 30-Nov-15 13:17:25

It was a thread about Peter Andre loving his kids. It was ranty and unpleasant and not very funny.

I like satire. I'm not convinced that was.

I would like to see more satire though.

FellOutOfBedTwice Mon 30-Nov-15 13:17:46

Hahah Raspberry very good!

hiddenhome2 Mon 30-Nov-15 13:18:08

Any link?

BurningBriquette Mon 30-Nov-15 13:18:45

Scaevola - I agree - satire when well written is incredibly powerful. The thread was a copy and paste job from another website. About people in the public eye - it seemed a sort of satire/horror type mix. But my concern isn't really with that thread, as so much about what I see as a decline in satire (not a decline in quality - I'm not qualified to judge that as it is subjective) but a decline in mainstream satire - and as such a general decline in the masses (us) questioning and influencing the world around us.

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