Oliver Callan: Donald Trump has killed satire

Satire exaggerates to make a point but just serves to confirm prejudice

Donald Trump, played by Alec Baldwin on Saturday Night Live, right, was easily the most parodied candidate in US election history and he still won

Donald Trump, played by Alec Baldwin on Saturday Night Live, right, was easily the most parodied candidate in US election history and he still won

Satire is a powerful tool for telling the truth. Saturday Night Live sketches parodying Donald Trump have tens of millions of views online.

Highlighting facts through comedy gets attention more readily than sombre columns or serious news panels.

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