Monday, September 09, 2013

"Air Quotes" Are No Substitute For The Truth!

If only he had lived to see 2013, George Orwell would have had a field day with "air quotes" since he had to be satisfied with words themselves in "Politics and the English Language" (1946). The current effort to bomb Syria (back to the Stone Age?) is marked by a suspicious manipulation of language. This blog's cartoonist-in-resdience, Tom Tomorrow, offers a graphic vocabulary of the gibberish and gestures that supposedly justify air attacks upon Syria. If this is (fair & balanced) simultaneous interpretation of gibberish and gestures, so be it.

[x This Modern World]
When Is A War... Not A War?
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

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 Daily Kos. 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. Earlier this year, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.]

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