CCTV 'misses irony' in using Jon Stewart satire to mock US on Guantanamo Bay

Comedian Jon Stewart, host of satiric television programme The Daily Show. Photo: AFP

The attempt at subtle but tongue-in-cheek US criticism backfired after Chinese internet users turned to slamming broadcaster CCTV for “not seeing the irony”.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 3:10pm 2 comments

Another Chinese news outlet falls victim to satire, fooled on fake Krugman report

Economist Paul Krugman, who is not broke. Photo: Xinhua

A sardonic piece taking a snub at America’s high-priest of Keynesianism was published by satirical news website The Daily Currant last week. 

12 Mar 2013 - 9:37am 2 comments

People's Daily left red-faced after running 'Kim Sexiest Man Alive' spoof

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AFP

The Communist Party's People's Daily tried to wipe egg off its face yesterday after its English website amused the world with a 55-page photo spread of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un being named the "Sexiest Man Alive for 2012" by The Onion, a satirical US-based website.

29 Nov 2012 - 10:13am 7 comments

Briefs, November 28, 2012

Executive Vice-Premier Li Keqiang said China and the US have "big" potential for co-operation and should break "unreasonable" business barriers. 

28 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

South Korean artist may face suit for political spoof work

Hong Sung-dam's satirical painting is being shown as part of a show in Seoul on ex-dictator Park Chung-hee's military rule. Photo: AFP

South Korea's ruling party has threatened to sue an artist who painted its presidential candidate giving birth to her father, former dictator Park Chung-hee, likening the work to Nazi propaganda.

The painting by left-wing artist Hong Sung-dam is being shown as part of an exhibition in Seoul that offers a critical perspective on Park's 1961-79 military rule.

21 Nov 2012 - 2:59am

Stumbling politicians at risk of Tumblr

Clint Eastwood talks to an empty chair during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Photo: AFP

Mister chair man

7 Nov 2012 - 4:47am

Six degrees

Jennifer Lopez. Photo: AFP

29 Sep 2012 - 11:50pm

Take that!

'I never take any exercise except sleeping and resting.' - Mark Twain (1835-1910), American writer

Take One

What is ...?

1 an outtake

a. the first part of a movie that contains credits

b. part of a movie that is removed because it contains mistakes

2 give-and-take

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The luck of the draw for budding cartoonists

If you love European culture and are good at art, you could win a trip to Paris.

The French Presidency of the European Union is holding a contest for budding cartoonists on the theme 'World Views on Europe'. There are no specific requirements for submissions.

25 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Athletes of old whined - and wore - much less

Steroids, schmeroids. All we hear is drugs, drugs, drugs. Can he really lift that weight/run at the speed of light/is that bicep bulge all his?

5 May 2008 - 12:00am


Heard the Japanese joke about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's sex life? The Emperor's? Me neither. I doubt they exist. Not ones you can tell in public anyway, which is odd because in private Japanese people often laugh like drains at their hopeless politicians and tax-gobbling imperial family.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

The Emperor's Old Clothes

The Emperor's Old Clothes

by Jake van der Kamp

Chameleon $129

'Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.'

22 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

The Scheme for Full Employment

The Scheme for Full Employment

by Magnus Mills

Perennial $108

11 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Doughnuts mark end of spoof site

SatireWire, the spoof news site that bought the world CEO Dream Dates and The Axis of Just as Evil, has delivered its final punchline.

Andrew Marlatt, founder and sole employee at SatireWire, blamed the decision on creative differences.

30 Aug 2002 - 12:00am


I don't mind being the regular butt of Jonathan Braude's satire ('From the Gallery', South China Morning Post, April 2), but at least your newspaper might be 'fair, balanced and objective' enough to report what I actually said, and not mislead the public.

17 Apr 1998 - 12:00am