[Reblog]: Beppe Grillo: Cronyism has hurt Italian science

Fonte: New Scientist

Beppe Grillo <i>(Image: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty)</i>

Beppe Grillo (Image: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty)

In an exclusive interview, the comedian turned politician reveals how celebrating science and technology in his comedy act launched his political career

How did this adventure start?
In 2005 I had a blog, where people discussed topics such as a sustainable economy, renewable energy and broadband coverage. I also used to spread information about new technologies during my comedy shows – usingYouTube on stage to show how they worked.

I started using my blog to get information about cities I was about to visit, asking followers what the main problems there were. Many mentioned misconduct of politicians, and other things I wanted to talk about during my shows.

Then, before a show in one city, local politicians called saying they would sue if I said something unpleasant. This was the sign that the blog was working! Since then, it has grown to become one of the first three blogs in the world…

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