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In Brazil, it’s illegal to make fun of candidates

In a Foreign Policy article about the media figures around the world who fill the role Jon Stewart fills in America, there’s this interesting fact: In Brazil, it’s illegal to make fun of political candidates 3 months before an election.

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Gallagher is crazy, hateful, racist

The Stranger recaps a recent show by Gallagher, who spends his time trashing liberals, people of other nationalities and ethnicities, and most of all, gay people.

“Hey, President Obama,” he spits out the name like a mouthful of burning hair. “You ain’t black. I don’t care what you say—you’re a latte. You’re half whole-milk. It could be goat milk—you could be a terrorist!” I am too busy losing my mind to catch the next joke, which is about Ted Kennedy’s brain cancer. Aaaaand we’re off.
He opens a giant can of fruit cocktail and pours it in. He opens a can of some Asian vegetable—water chestnuts, maybe—and pours that in, too. “This is the China people and queers!!!” he screams and takes his sledgehammer to the thing with a fury that is no fun at all. Wet chunks of China people and queers fly everywhere. The hateful, bitter old man laughs. I cannot believe Bill Hicks is dead and this motherfucker is still touring.

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