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Goodbye to the Colbert Report

The Colbert Report had its final episode and is off the air forever. Unfortunately, I can’t embed the video of the entire last show, but here’s a link to it. The most amazing part was the sing-along. You really should watch the whole show, but if you don’t want to, here’s just the sing-along: After […]

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Fox News Commits Irony

And Fox even admits it. A Fox News article about “traditional marriage” was illustrated with the following photo of two newly married people kissing: Where’s the irony? The “groom” in the photo is a woman. The photo was widely reported as the first gay couple to be married at the Empire State building, back in […]

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Happy Hallowe’en!

© Tom Toles Are you scared yet? I always expected that people would eventually get tired of all the fear tactics and start ignoring them, but Fox News is still popular, and the upcoming election seems to indicate that fear still works.

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The Big Lie

© Tom Tomorrow The Big Lie is a propaganda technique that involves telling a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.” It works mainly because it is almost impossible to dispute it, because almost anything you can say just lends credence to […]

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Ebola on the Rebound?

Once again, it is a comedy show that gives us the most reliable news. Meanwhile, the regular media is continuing to spread fear and stupidity:

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How the Media Changed Politics

Fascinating interview with Matt Bai, who accuses his own profession of making politics just that much worse. Watch it:

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Social Media Citizen Corps

© Tom Tomorrow I suppose social media, like all public opinion, is important. After all, it was largely public opinion that ended the Vietnam War. But unfortunately, social media can be used for evil as well.

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Revenge of the O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly proposes creating a huge mercenary army to fight against ISIS. In character, Stephen Colbert wholeheartedly agrees with him, which manages to piss Bill O’Reilly off. O’Reilly then makes the stupid mistake of attacking Colbert, and Colbert responds hilariously: There is so much satire and irony in this exchange, even my head is spinning.

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In Hot Water

Jon Stewart tells Fox News to “shut up” and adds “fuck you and your false patriotism”: Is it my imagination, or is Jon Stewart actually getting angry about the media noise machine? If so, I love it. Because if we are indeed watching the decline and fall of America, I don’t want it to end […]

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Applying Heat

Around 400,000 people gathered in New York City Sunday to demand action on climate change, making it the largest climate march in history. The march started with a moment of silence, with thousands walking through Times Square with their fists in the air but without making a sound. Tweeters declared that they had never heard […]

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Three’s a Trend!

Three law enforcement officers (from three different police departments) involved in the Ferguson events have been suspended because of their extremely racist words and actions. How extreme? Here are some examples, courtesy of New York magazine: St. Louis County officer Dan Page appears in a video posted to YouTube of an hour long speech he […]

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The Enemy

© Jon Kudelka Can you tell if this comic is set in Fallujah or Ferguson? Believe it or not, this comic is actually from 2004, and was depicting a war zone. I guess we brought the war home.

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The Angry Echo Chamber

Stephen Colbert is brilliant, just brilliant: Yes, that’s twice this week I’ve done postings about Sarah Palin. But I have an explanation: with all the mess and bad news both internationally and domestically, we need some comic relief.

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What’s Wrong with American Business

You can’t get a much better example of why American business sucks. Forbes magazine just published an article “5 Reasons Why You Should Admire Comcast“. If I didn’t know better, I would think it was satire, but it isn’t. First, the article is so full of misinformation it isn’t even funny. Like one of their […]

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The real cause of the increase in mass murders is…

© Jen Sorensen The media?

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