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pryor. may: yeah. maz: uh, george carlin, some of these guys who would get political. may: the old-school guys, yeah. maz: the old-school guys, but they got political and they-- and they had social commentary. and i think that comedy can really do a good job of that. that's why a show like "the daily show" is so great now because there's constant social and political commentary going on. may: and it's educational, right? i mean, bececse you're sending a message out in the form of laughter, but it does-- it definitely resonates that way, even better sometimes. maz: yeah, absolutely. you know, it's funny. i was on a panel one time with the comedian d.l. hughley, and i always quote him. he said that, uh, "comedy is like giving people their medicine, but in orange juice." may: oh, that's perfect. that's brilliant. maz: yeah, so they don't taste it. may: right. maz: you know what i'm saying? i mean, i think a lot of times, people are more open to listening to a message that comes through comedically, as opposed to just listening-- someone listening to a politician speak. may: totally ag
under strict control. you work in ankara at the heart of the incident as the george abela a team had its material coconfiscated d after an intervw with the turkish minister. i would like to ask you when the material was confiscated or when you realizezed what was happene, to what extent did you feel like you were in an authoritarian state? perhaps what some people might call a dictatorial state, a state where the freedom of the press no longer exists? >> mike spontaneous reaction what has been that i'm calling the police. the police are there to protect not moreinisters are than i am, not less. we are on the same level. i would call the police because it was a robbery. somebody took our material. i feltlt immediately that this s not an option. you knknow t that you are not anymore in a democracy, not ananymore in a couountry where checks and balances for an individual are practical. from this moment on, i inerstood what happened turkey towards journalists, intellectuals, artists before the coup and even more after. >> i could see you nodding when he was talking about the fact that he
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