Monday 21 August 2017

New Vincent Browne TV show descends into farce

Writer/comedian takes a satirical look at TV3's latest experiment in democracy

Vincent Browne: 90 minute televised
Vincent Browne: 90 minute televised "People's Debate

Abie Philbin Bowman

The new Vincent Browne TV show aired on TV3 last night, which billed itself as "a bold new experiment in democracy" was a perfect illustration of why democracy doesn't work.

During the 90 minute televised "People's Debate", workable solutions and objective analysis were shoved aside by a cacophony of axe-grinding, electioneering, and miscellaneous shouting.

Much like the democratic system itself, the programme actively fuelled public disengagement with politics.

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