Now children let us begin. Satire is a genre in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of making society better. Satire uses sarcasm and irony to examine the situation we find ourselves living in. If you are in public office and do bad things, say stupid things or manipulate opinion you are likely to be satirised and many cases we also satirise people that we think are actually OK in a sort of tribute. We do not slander anyone, why should we when the world is so full of berks.