Today's "This Modern World" 'toon features Biff and Wanda, the two blow-dried anchorpeople of the "Action McNews" newscast, who deliver "news" that is little more than PR spin. A Biff and Wanda strip almost always ends with a cut to a commercial break ("Now, these messages!"). Tom Tomorrow looks at TV news and finds it wanting... aubstance? If this is a (fair & balanced media critque, so be it.
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By 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. More recently, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.]
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