Monday, February 12, 2018

Today, This Blog Provides The Key To Understanding The Mucked-Up Fess That Is Our Daily Grind, 2018

To accompany today's sickening 'toon, Tom/Dan wrote:

I borrowed the title for this one from a book by Peter Pomerantsev [2014], a British writer born in Kiev who spent a lot of time in the Russian media world. It’s a series of personal essays loosely about the ways in which the Russian government and its media allies attempt to overwhelm the very concept of truth, so that people don’t know what to believe and therefore don’t believe anything. Which is pretty much what’s happening with these repeated stories like the Nunes memo, or the FBI texts, or a hundred other things — nonsense just gets thrown out so constantly, it’s (as someone else recently said) like a direct-denial-of-service attack on democracy itself. And once the story’s out, there’s no reeling it back in — in the right wing media ecosphere, the allegations are broadcast and the debunking ignored. It’s worth tuning in to Fox occasionally, just to get a sense of the parallel universe they have constructed for their viewers.

Until next week...


And so, today's 'toon is a metaphor for the mucked-up fess that is our world in 2018. It just gets crazier and crazier. If this is a (fair & balanced) portrayal of mass psychosis, so be it.

[x TMW]
Nothing Is True
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 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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