Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

Jonathan Biggins, who has been sending up politicians as part of The Wharf Revue for almost two decades, has some sharp words about social media – “the enemy of democracy, not its ally” – and a warning on political correctness.

“We are entering an age of a new puritanism that is actually not only driven by the censorious right but by the equally censorious left who are saying this is no longer acceptable,” he tells The Conversation.

“We’ve always had a free rein at the wharf but I can see shadows looming at the door”.

ref. Politics with Michelle Grattan: Satirist Jonathan Biggins on sending up the pollies – http://theconversation.com/politics-with-michelle-grattan-satirist-jonathan-biggins-on-sending-up-the-pollies-105982

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