Howard Jacobson on risk

But satire when it descends to populist jeering ? that’s to say when it flatters the babbling blockheads rather than lambasts them ? becomes a boorish, toothless and, on occasions, even a dangerous thing. There was a signal example of this last week in the wake of 17 police cars swooping on a suspect bus travelling along the M6 in Staffordshire.

via Howard Jacobson: ‘Victory is ours,’ declared the Mujahideen. ‘Today, it’s the M6. Tomorrow, the A6144!’ – Howard Jacobson – Commentators – The Independent.

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