It is, incredibly, exactly 10 years since the word 'truthiness' first appeared, courtesy of Stephen Colbert. I know this because I didn't just feel it to be true - I looked it up... And 10 years later, the ugly truthiness is back.
Russell Brand premiered a new late-night series in the US last week. Brand X With Russell Brand, which airs on FX in the States, mixes Brand's stand-up with political satire and audience participation. I watched the premiere episode, and it stank.
Although he'd never been a particularly political comedian, Jimmy Carr's role as a 10 O'Clock Live presenter moved him - whether he liked it or not, and presumably he did - into the realm of satire.