David Itzkoff

New York Times Cultural Reporter David Itzkoff talks about the role political satire and journalism will play during a Trump presidency. David is also the author of Cocaine’s Son and Mad as Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies.


  1. We have seen government as the problem (by Reagan definition) and ridiculed our politicians to the point of caricature. It’s low hanging fruit that I myself have enjoyed. But we have missed the mark to affect change.

    Corporate comedy / John Oliver is the exact direction we need go. It’s corporations malfeasance that we must shine in the light of day as Daily Show and Colbert did with pols. From Volkswagen to Wells Fargo corp. misdeeds must be presented to the public in a more palpable way either with humor or prose. Parodying of corporations is very important. However, we also need more colloquial voices from the ground that the public can relate to.


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