Tuesday, March 08, 2011

The Slogan For Most TV Newscasts Is "If It Bleeds, It Leads!" On Faux News, "We Bring You The News With Plenty Of Ooze!"

Today, Tom Tomorrow takes us to the Planet Glox and its news outlet — Glox News — featuring a pair of anchor-aliens. These "journalists" report about news strikingly similar to that on earth, but in a factual science oriented terminology (i.e. Coneheads-style). Obviously, the 'toon offers a take on the actual Faux News coverage of present-day Madison, WI. The kicker is that if a Gloxian is pricked, there is no blood, only ooze. Is Tom Tomorrow implying that prick is the operative word for Faux News? If this is (fair & balanced) vulgarity, so be it.

[x Salon]
This Modern World — "What Drives Our Non-Acquiescing Educators?"
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.]

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