Monday, July 03, 2017

Here's A Look At Social-Media-Based Treason On TV, The Internet, And Radio

Along with today's 'toon, Tom Tomorrow's e-mail contained the following message about the latest TMW offering:

This was of course inspired by the recent trend of networks like CNN and MSNBC to hire, well, inexhaustible Trump apologists like Jeffrey Lord, to whom Anderson Cooper famously said, "If Trump took a dump on his desk, you'd defend it." Given the utter predictability of their responses to literally anything, I'm not sure why they don't save money and just set up an audio-animatron with a simple AI routine built in. If they were hoping to curry favor with Trump, it isn't working, as his recent tweets about FAKE NEWS CNN, particularly this horrifying example, make clear.

Speaking of audio-animatrons, as someone with fond childhood memories of visiting Disney World, and fond adult memories of taking my son there a couple of times when he was younger, I was happy to hear that Disney was planning to revamp the Hall of Presidents show in order to avoid giving the Donald Trump robot any speaking lines. Unfortunately, the Orlando Weekly (longtime TMW client!) reports that this is not true. If they must give him speaking lines, I think they should use the "pussy grabber" tape. Until next week....

Dan (aka Tom)

If only.... This blogger would pay anything to see a TV reporter body-slam the Traitor-in-Chief in emulation of the recent Traitor to be elected to Congress out of Montana (Greg Gianforte) who body-slammed a reporter in front of witnesses the day before the sociopath was elected by all of the Traitors in Montana.

In the 'toon below, Biff (an Action McNews anchor) is paired with an unnamed die-hard supporter of the Traitor-in-Chief and the result is typical cable-TV analysis of the news o'the day. If this is a (fair & balanced) portrait of insanity, so be it.

[x TMW]
The Inexhaustible Apologist
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 blog, 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. Even more recently, Dan Perkins was a runner-up for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.]

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