Monday, August 22, 2011

Running On Empty

This blogger gave up on talking-head news sometime after the election in 2008. Instead of empty heads blabbing on whatever channel, this blogger gets his media news from "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" the day following the show because Jon Stewart comes on after this blogger's bedtime. Jon Stewart is today's most cogent media critic and "The Daily Show" skewers talking heads in the studios as well as the intrepid "correspondents" out in the field.

[x The Daily Show With Jon Stewart]
The Correspondents Explain The Tea Party Movement
By Wyatt Cenac, Aasif Mandvi, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, & Jason Jones

View this clip and understand why this blogger eschews MSM (Main Stream Media). If this is (fair & balanced) media criticism, so be it.

[x This Modern World]
Pointless Speculation!
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

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Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins

[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Salon and Working for Change. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly.

Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002.

When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001.]

Copyright © 2011 Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

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