Bunker USA: How did America’s politicians get so dumb – with Andy Borowitz
Saturday, 5 November
Over the past fifty years, America’s politicians have grown increasingly allergic to knowledge. Why is this? Writer, comedian and satirist Andy Borowitz joins Dorian Lynskey to discuss his new book Profiles in Ignorance: How America's Politicians Got Dumb and Dumber, which looks at why ignoramuses make it to the top of US politics, from Dan Quayle to George Bush, Sarah Palin to Donald Trump.
“Politicians have been the greatest comedians of the last 50 years.”
”Dan Quayle was just as ignorant as Reagan, but he lacked any talent to mask it.”
“George Bush opened the door for Sarah Palin, who lead to Donald Trump.”
“Donald Trump speaks in shorter words than any other president.”
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Written and presented by Dorian Lynskey. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Alex Rees. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production and Music by Jade Bailey. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.
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