A free world needs satire | Patrick Chappatte

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We need humor like we need the air we breathe, says editorial cartoonist Patrick Chappatte. In a talk illustrated with highlights from a career spent skewering everything from dictators and ideologues to selfies and social media mobs, Chappatte makes a resounding, often hilarious case for the necessity of satire. "Political cartoons were born with democracy, and they are challenged when freedom is," he says.
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  1. Antic in a Drain
    Antic in a Drain
    9 dögum síðan

    Love this so much. Stick to your guns and challenge the system!

  2. hedley productions
    hedley productions
    11 dögum síðan


  3. Navis
    13 dögum síðan

    Ok boomer

  4. Sarah Trachtenberg
    Sarah Trachtenberg
    Mánuði síðan

    "You try to nail (Trump) down one day, and then the next day they outdo you." The Onion had a similar complaint.

  5. Van Darkholme
    Van Darkholme
    2 mánuðum síðan

    Look around the world. Democracy is a rare privilege, so is freedom of speech. Cherish it.

  6. cragwyck c
    cragwyck c
    2 mánuðum síðan

    I recently met a retired journalist from Boston Globe, and she told me journalism and free speech are dead. Last weekend I heard a talk by a 12-times novelist, and he told us satire no longer works in this environment. Huh? babylonbee.com and farceynews.com and even TheOnion still do satire. I think free speech will survive ultimately.

  7. Luis Guevara
    Luis Guevara
    3 mánuðum síðan

    Boomers are gonna love this comics

  8. Nate Catanus
    Nate Catanus
    3 mánuðum síðan

    As a self-made trillionaire and life-winning life coach, I really do love this man's ability to flex his hustle muscles! Just wish he wasn't such a nerd :/

  9. Some dude
    Some dude
    3 mánuðum síðan

    If you use this vid to support Ben Garisson, you're stupid. If ya need an explanation i can tell you- just ask.

  10. 911 Never Forget
    911 Never Forget
    4 mánuðum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="97">1:37</a> “with people like Trump” How bout this. “With people like the French. Hitler today would have a statue in Time Square” You know funny is funny 🥴

  11. Cameron Walker
    Cameron Walker
    4 mánuðum síðan

    You're so brave. Where's the cartoons of Muslims beheading innocent prisoners? Of Barak Obama with something to do with (Fast and Furious, You can keep your doctor, It won't cost an extra nickel, IRS targeting of Conservatives, Arab meltdown, Bengazhi and now spygate). Yep, you're really a brave man.

  12. Cornell Waters
    Cornell Waters
    5 mánuðum síðan

    🖍️ Thank You!

  13. Making Games
    Making Games
    5 mánuðum síðan

    @<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="704">11:44</a> Newspapers should be deciding what´s important, not the public. Actually got applause. I agree social media shouldn´t decide what is considered important. But... Why can´t people just decide for themselves, without algorithms? Because money. So take the money out of the news and the problem disappears. Make a fund for news. No matter what the news. If we don´t like it, good!

  14. Mortarback Official
    Mortarback Official
    5 mánuðum síðan

    Warning! The following youtube comment contains satire: 👌🏽👽🖕

  15. Quo Merth
    Quo Merth
    5 mánuðum síðan

    Instead of playing "Where's Wally", we can play "Where's the Trump supporter": <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="98">1:38</a>

  16. Tony H
    Tony H
    5 mánuðum síðan

    When I used to work as an illustrator, met a lot of people, including employers, who disliked caricatures on principle. Especially the kind that make people look funny/ugly for others to laugh at. Sometimes I agree with them, sometimes I agree with this guy. 🤷‍♂️ Humour is a very subtle and fickle thing, (& often double-edged, ie. also a weapon) and can be very different in different parts of the world .

  17. Morgan Skinner
    Morgan Skinner
    5 mánuðum síðan

    People need agency. It shows more character when people have the option not to make their choices or to make a worse choice. Obviously, though, there is a common fallacy that just because some of something is good, a lot of it must be better. I feel like we can make a society where it's a fair balance of safety and freedom because, at the end of the day, that's mostly our concerns or what seems to me as our concerns. Society is just like a science experiment. When you don't get the result you want, you adjust the variables and do another test. There is always room for growth, there is always room for imagination and there is always room for change. I kind of like that idea, but that's just my thoughts. All in all, I really liked Patrick's talk

  18. Throatwobbler Mangrove
    Throatwobbler Mangrove
    5 mánuðum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="676">11:16</a> He's been in that business for 20 years and still hasn't figured out that by virtue of covering select stories and not others, the journalists and editors are determining what are "the most important stories". Regardless of whether or not they mimic social networking by highlighting the most read and shared stories, the story they never cover is deemed by them to be less important than the ones they do. Their own inherent biases decree this. So to decry the fact that they don't select "the most important" stories is either ignorant or dishonest. It's the same as saying that his selection of source material for his political cartoons panders to the most popular instead of the most important.

  19. Cromwell Cruz
    Cromwell Cruz
    5 mánuðum síðan

    "We now live in a world where moralistic mobs gather on social media and rise like a storm. The most outraged voices tend to define the conversation and the angry crowd follows in."

  20. Theodore Kaczynski
    Theodore Kaczynski
    6 mánuðum síðan

    The Press is a cancer upon society. The Founding Fathers did not intend for you to post about fetishes and advocate child abuse. Destroy press servers and make "journalists" feel unwelcomed whenever they attempt to spout their hedonistic garbage and vitriol

  21. Jerome Bartholomew
    Jerome Bartholomew
    6 mánuðum síðan

    That was fucking incredible!

  22. xMurrCattx
    6 mánuðum síðan

    He makes an excellent point when he says that in America, a publisher found a cartoon too critical of Trump, etc. Notice that this was not a government action, this was Cancel Culture, the rejection of the spirit of the 1st amendment by the private citizenry, and it is appalling.

  23. Evan Driscoll
    Evan Driscoll
    6 mánuðum síðan

    “Orange man bad” crowd cheers. Lol fucking sheep

  24. Adrew Adrew
    Adrew Adrew
    6 mánuðum síðan

    To get fired for someone else's cartoon. It's like if one cop did something wrong and all other cops was fired as well.

  25. shy bound
    shy bound
    6 mánuðum síðan

    i hate political cartoons but understand his speech

  26. Adil Mohammed
    Adil Mohammed
    6 mánuðum síðan

    finally the Bruce Banner Ted talk we all have been waiting for....

  27. SuperGrimmy
    6 mánuðum síðan


  28. Levieux Michel
    Levieux Michel
    6 mánuðum síðan

    I don't have much to say, just commenting so it gets a little more trending. Keep doing what you're doing sir. We need people like you.

  29. KSangel180
    6 mánuðum síðan

    I cannot like this hard enough!

  30. Dyionisis Yhe horned one
    Dyionisis Yhe horned one
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Yes,its only ok to hate and satire trump! To do otherwise is to be a bigot!

    1. Dyionisis Yhe horned one
      Dyionisis Yhe horned one
      6 mánuðum síðan

      The trump cartoon about him being a zionist shill is on point tho

  31. Virgil
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Zapiro ! ♥️

  32. Pleyland
    6 mánuðum síðan

    when you click on a video because you think it's a speech because you need something to listen to while you work and it strongly depends on images :P

    1. Reims Arlett
      Reims Arlett
      3 mánuðum síðan

      Well it's a speech given by Chapatte after all ^^

  33. TJP projects
    TJP projects
    6 mánuðum síðan

    We need dirty jokes. We can't live in a world without them.

    1. Making Games
      Making Games
      5 mánuðum síðan

      It is hard to reproduce without getting a bit dirty. "Q is just a nudist O".

  34. Matt Wood
    Matt Wood
    6 mánuðum síðan

    This is an intriguing talk. Patrick has clearly put a lot careful consideration into his thesis, and he is very close to a revelation. He does have some dogmatic baggage he needs to dispense with, but fundamentally freedom of speech is the battlefield and censorious activists and demagogues are the adversaries. I would encourage a reassessment of past prejudices, you have more allies in this fight than you realize. In particular some of those you most fervently condemn are really some of the most effective champions of your cause. Through bipartisan effort we can preserve freedom of speech in the USA and introduce it to the rest of the western world. In order to do that, you need to stop thinking of us as your enemies. You and I want liberty, we just have different methodologies and priorities in servicing this goal.

  35. fobio klaustro
    fobio klaustro
    6 mánuðum síðan

    We all wondered and joked around about how stupid can humanity possibly become.... then, they replaced political cartoons with political corectness, and nobody was laughing anymore...

  36. Raymond Crompton
    Raymond Crompton
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Last ted vid. I'm not feeling value added to my life anymore.

    1. Shaun Dreclin
      Shaun Dreclin
      6 mánuðum síðan

      Burying your head in the sand doesn't add value either.

  37. Adam McCord
    Adam McCord
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Yo man when your mixtape coming out? This dude spit bars 🔥

  38. Gabriel Gonzalez
    Gabriel Gonzalez
    6 mánuðum síðan

    As a sixteen year old in high school, I see what he is saying and fear that my generation may never understand satire

  39. J.R. Warren
    J.R. Warren
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Guess we should say goodbye to satire.

  40. KUARZOROSSO Children Educational Illustrated Books
    KUARZOROSSO Children Educational Illustrated Books
    6 mánuðum síðan


  41. KUARZOROSSO Children Educational Illustrated Books
    KUARZOROSSO Children Educational Illustrated Books
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Funny name... there is a type of bread with a foneticaly similar sound .... chapara.... a type of sub

  42. NeverForget1776
    6 mánuðum síðan

    And the public should stop "trusting" the media without question.

  43. Jennifer Piper
    Jennifer Piper
    6 mánuðum síðan

    We are slowly giving up our own rights one at a time.

  44. manuel campos
    manuel campos
    6 mánuðum síðan

    His obsession with trump is showing his bias, I dont see him cartoonoshing the angry left extremist mob that forgot to complain to china and india for climate change... but.. I think he is french lmao

  45. Bored Warlock
    Bored Warlock
    6 mánuðum síðan

    On it!

  46. Hamish Mclaggan
    Hamish Mclaggan
    6 mánuðum síðan

    prediction: next will be all opinion pieces then news relating to trigger topics so in the end a hollowed out structure of nothingness

  47. Trebor Ironwolfe
    Trebor Ironwolfe
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Weird Al has made me pee my pants a little while listening to his genius musical satires. Gary Larson has made me snort coffee from my nose on my kitchen table and on my coworkers. The Greatest Political Cartoonists can deliver satire which not only comfort and humor us, but force us to reframe our own reality and beliefs.

    1. Chris Pollitt
      Chris Pollitt
      5 mánuðum síðan


  48. Luca Istvánsson
    Luca Istvánsson
    6 mánuðum síðan

    No words about Charlie Hebdo. No words about Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons. No words about conservative cartoonists who can't even start to appear in the media, who don't even get a job in the first place. No carricatures of Hillary Clinton. No cartoons about 21'171 bombs dropped over Irak and Afghanistan by the US military in 2016, under the commandment of Obama, who got a nobel prize of peace. No words about the proven silencing and censoring of conservative / non-liberal voices on social media, in the - so called - open, liberal, tolerant West. This only shows: The definition of "Tolerance" and "Freedom of speech" and "Freedom of press" is not set in stone. Especially not, when the regressive, anti-liberal and anti-tolerant concept of "hate speech" flows into the definition. And with great luck, this comment won't disappear from this comment section.

  49. Moiz Shakruwala
    Moiz Shakruwala
    6 mánuðum síðan

    From India, looks the same everywhere

  50. ali veli
    ali veli
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Bu videoyu içinde "free world" özgür dünya terimi geçtiği için seçtim, bu terim önemli bir terimdi ve Avrupa Kuzey Amerika kıtası için kullanılan bir terimdi, mesela bir siyasi figür Rusya'yı veya Çin'i dışlamak istediğinde özgür dünya terimi kullanırdı. 2018 yılı "free world" özgür dünya teriminin tarihe karıştığı ve yok olduğu bir yıl oldu. Bunun anlamı Kuzey Amerika'nın ve Avrupa'nın Çin ve Rusya ile aynı demokrasi standartlarına döndüğü anlamına gelmiyor, tabi ki Avrupa ve Kuzey Amerika için üzücü bir gerileme yaşanıyor ama bu aynı şartlar anlamına gelmiyor ama kesin olan tek gerçek "Free world" özgür dünya kavramının yok olduğu gerçeği.

  51. Ayu Sara Herlia
    Ayu Sara Herlia
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Mark Ruffalo, is that you?

  52. CaptainDigBick95
    6 mánuðum síðan

    "This is good, this is bad. What they did was good and what those ppl did was just dumb" What was the point of the video again? Edit: Sorry. Got to 10 mins. I'm following the red line again.

  53. Spit Spitty
    Spit Spitty
    6 mánuðum síðan

    While I completely agree with this message that humor is something that needs to be protected, I can't help but notice his examples in this video are either politically related to issues outside of the US or are examples of Left leaning criticism to the Right. And if you know anything about the Twitter-ratti, you would know that most of their targeting is of satire/memes by the Right. If I had no idea about politics in the US and saw this video, I would be led to believe that Twitter is full of Conservatives that are trying to sensor these cartoonist. While in reality, the far Left is way more active at that sort of thing than any far Right movement.

  54. Dror Frid
    Dror Frid
    6 mánuðum síðan

    That's one of the best things I've seen someone do over losing their job. great ted talk.

  55. Тимофей Воронов
    Тимофей Воронов
    6 mánuðum síðan

    In 1990s here in Russia we had a satirical TV show called "Puppets". When Vladimir Putin came to power, they released an episode where Putin was portrayed as Klein Zaches from E. Hoffmann's grotesque fairy tale. The authors were internally banned from parodying Putin, and a couple years later the show was cancelled because of pressure.

    1. Nicolas Petit
      Nicolas Petit
      6 mánuðum síðan

      A while back, "les guignols", a long-running satirical TV show in France (that mainly mocked politicians) was also censored and then cancelled for political motives. Seems this is happening everywhere, sad times we live in.

  56. XTsReaper
    6 mánuðum síðan

    True, but politics isnt the only area that needs satire, lets not forget how much "political correctness" we have around gender rights, for example. Im not saying we should disslike transgander people, but being forbidden to make any criticism towards that society - thats also kind of violation of our freedom of speech

    1. Spit Spitty
      Spit Spitty
      6 mánuðum síðan

      No one and no thing in the US is or should be above criticism. My brother is transgender and he would agree.

  57. dick waffle
    dick waffle
    6 mánuðum síðan

    The media is the enemy of the people.

  58. Dustin Saxton
    Dustin Saxton
    6 mánuðum síðan

    This is a bit of a tangent from the argument of the video, but I think the stance that comedians/speakers/media are taking against criticism is ignorant and ineffective. The general trend of defending free speech lately seems to be a push back against 'snowflakes'; "people get offended over everything these days", "If you don't like it, you can just look away", "grow a thicker skin", etc. IMO, it's a poorly though out argument that just creates a cycle of hypocrisy. Speaker criticizes something controversial -> Audience gets offended and 'oppresses' speakers right to say controversial thing by criticizing the criticism -> Speaker 'oppresses' the Audience's right to oppress him by criticizing their criticism of his criticism. It ends with both people defending their right to free speech...by telling the other person they're not allowed to talk. It's fighting fire with fire, or more like fighting snowflakes by being a snowflake. It's ridiculous. It isn't that the Audience hasn't suddenly grown more sensitive. It's that instead of it being a monologue, its a conversation. Where once the Speaker had all the voice, now the Audience can participate (In the form of Social Media, etc). People who have made careers out of attacking opinions can now suddenly hear people attacking THEIR opinions, and they're upset about it. If Speakers really stand for free speech, they ought to grow the thicker skin they often complain about and either join the debate they opened, or brush off the dissent and move on (as the Audience has done since always). Otherwise they're just another flake in the snow pile...which they have every right to be.

    1. Elena Rybak
      Elena Rybak
      6 mánuðum síðan

      Dustin Saxton Satire makes you see some situations at a different angle. The nature of this kind of art has always been provocative. People could always give a feedback by buying or not buying that art.

  59. Corrine Vermette
    Corrine Vermette
    6 mánuðum síðan

    When political pressure meets political correctness freedom of speech perishes. Patrick Chapatte. Fired from New York Times over political cartoons.

    1. Spaced Invader
      Spaced Invader
      6 mánuðum síðan

      Small correction, it's Perishes* A Parish is a Christian thing.

  60. Iris
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Thank you.

  61. Jefferson Sousa
    Jefferson Sousa
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Mockery and humor help us remember that we aren't as big and powerful as we think we are. Remembering that help us have more empaty and being more thoughtful about the world around us and ourselves.

  62. Saumitra Chakravarty
    Saumitra Chakravarty
    6 mánuðum síðan

    You spoke out where others remain silent. Kudos to you!

    1. Suffer No Fools
      Suffer No Fools
      6 mánuðum síðan

      He just waited until Dave Chappelle and Louis C.K. already said something? Guy isn't that brave. He's going with the wind/tide. Where was he before? Plenty of guests on Joe Rogan's podcast have spoken up and I've never heard of this guy before.

  63. The Bulletproof Munk
    The Bulletproof Munk
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Boomer Humor Boom Boom Boooooomer

  64. youngEngineer
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Globalist queer

  65. Larry SAL
    Larry SAL
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Them leftists remembering about free-speach when their own is attacked. Coincidence

  66. Ibnu Katmo At Tirthamy
    Ibnu Katmo At Tirthamy
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Anyone who insults the Prophet Muhammad. Then the humiliation will befall him. Like a person who raises his face to the sky while spitting, surely his saliva will hit his own face. Humor also has a limit. May Allah give guidance.

    1. Ibnu Katmo At Tirthamy
      Ibnu Katmo At Tirthamy
      6 mánuðum síðan

      @James McCormack semoga Allah beri hidayah

    2. James McCormack
      James McCormack
      6 mánuðum síðan

      Surely Allah has a sense of humour.

  67. Maria B.
    Maria B.
    6 mánuðum síðan

    This is so important. I couldn't help thinking about Hitchens while watching this. We need more people who can push back

  68. ShelbyStellaRosa
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Brilliantly eloquent.

  69. Cabdullaahi Bootaan
    Cabdullaahi Bootaan
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Now, I can understand 100 dislikes. Thank you Chappatte.

  70. saxonett
    6 mánuðum síðan

    I wondered why ISpulse not banned this as hate speech, like they usually do.

  71. saxonett
    6 mánuðum síðan

    In Greece there was a time, just a few decades ago, when the use of "z" was not allowed. Ridiculous.

  72. B Welkinator
    B Welkinator
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Oh, yeah? Just let me say, "I love Trump" and we'll see how funny you think that is (or how quick you are to shut me up, shout me down, shame me out and splatter me all over the wall).

  73. manish khajuria
    manish khajuria
    6 mánuðum síðan

    One reason why media is afraid of social media is because it fanned the fire of social media. The NYT was quick to judge one person for his racist and/or misogynist without starting a dialogue on how they became one in the first place. Social media is just the amplification of the vilifying attitude of these liberal newspaper who wanted to become first to condemn any idea theory or norm that was wayward from their idea of the world. The djinn is out of the bottle now. There ia no turning back. Just brace yourself for the impending doom.

  74. manish khajuria
    manish khajuria
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Snowflake has peaked we are looking into abysss🤐🤐🤐🤐

  75. Tulasidhar V
    Tulasidhar V
    6 mánuðum síðan

    I can't believe that NYT has stopped political cartoons very recently. And these fellows arrogate themselves to lecturer others about freedom of expression. And this is happening in the US! God save this World.

  76. Mmm K
    Mmm K
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Excellent! Thank you!

  77. Filipe Almeida
    Filipe Almeida
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Give this man a standing ovation please.

    1. Filipe Almeida
      Filipe Almeida
      6 mánuðum síðan

      @Suffer No Fools People not being thrown in jail, tortured, murdered, or censored for their opinions is what would be nice. That is the point of this presentation. The fact that you are irked by satiricial opposition to Trump is your own problem.

    2. Suffer No Fools
      Suffer No Fools
      6 mánuðum síðan

      @Filipe Almeida just seems like another person who's jumping on the hate Trump train. If he died, nothing of value would be lost. ACTUAL political satire would be nice, but it's not profitable.

    3. Filipe Almeida
      Filipe Almeida
      6 mánuðum síðan

      ​@Suffer No Fools He presented satirical political cartoons as a form of expression that people are being murdered for, and are object of censorship. This seems to be something everyone should rally against.

    4. Suffer No Fools
      Suffer No Fools
      6 mánuðum síðan

      @Filipe Almeida the video essentially boils down to the typical NPC orange man bad videos. This is pandering to the lowest common denominator and has been done to death for the past three years. This is not brave or innovative.

    5. Filipe Almeida
      Filipe Almeida
      6 mánuðum síðan

      @Suffer No Fools What?

  78. Avishi Vashisht
    Avishi Vashisht
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Satirists, caricaturists bring out the raw ego of leaders and the truth in their actions so simply! Just imagine otherwise; how dark and dreary would this world be if not for quick humour... Great talk, great platform!

  79. freesk8
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Free speech is essential to our freedom. And politicasl correctness and politicians with too much power are the biggest threats to that freedom. Democracy is not the goal. Freedom is. Democracy is sometimes a tool to safeguard freedom. But sometimes, majorities violate the rights of minorities.

  80. Pavor
    6 mánuðum síðan

    Freedom was an experiment, a failed one. Enjoy it while you it lasts, pets.