I just read an article on Al Jazeera about stand up comics in
foreign nations like Pakistan and elsewhere. Anyway, the reporter said that in foreign countries, it was common practice, for the government to pay the stand up comic to incorporate political propaganda into his act to get the public to support certain ideas. One comic talked about his support for the war on terror, and then spins it into humor. The reporter said payola to comics in foreign countries is very common. I am not suprised. Brainwashing techniques have become more stealthy since Dubya/Cheney/Obama wars have made the USA the most hated country on the planet.