Tim Minchin: The satirist who ran out of upwards to punch

…there’s a parallel story about words here, because a satirist – particularly one with a social conscience, particularly in the age of the online outrage machine – must weaponise his or her ability to be offensive, and then ensure it obliterates the intended target rather than bystanders. A satirist lives and dies in the grey idea between intended and unintended offence.

Tim Minchin: The satirist who ran out of upwards to punch