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It’s Alive!

© Zack Weinersmith Ever get the feeling that the echo chamber has taken on a life of its own, and doesn’t reflect the opinions of any real people? Back in 1964, Marshall McLuhan said, “The medium is the message”. It is even more true today. McLuhan believed that a medium itself shapes and controls “the […]

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The Last Laugh

The Charlie Hebdo killing was a tragedy, but it was also full of irony and was a stunning source of satire. In honor of that, I give Tom Tomorrow the last word. Over and Out: © Tom Tomorrow

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Death and Money

© Ted Rall The weekly circulation of Charlie Hebdo is normally around 60,000. But in the aftermath of the death of 17 people, sales have topped 5 million copies. I’m not really sure what to say about that, but you gotta admit it is ironic.

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Happy MLK Jr. Day!

© Joel Pett Today is the day to remember that one person can make a difference. Even one person who was persecuted, spied on, and eventually assassinated. One person who was not perfect, but who fought for a cause. We live in a world that is not just 24/7 information, but information that is supplied […]

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Major Media Fails

The mainstream media is continuing its descent into mediocrity. I mean, we are told by the mainstream media that they have fact checkers, editors, and all that other stuff that means that we can trust them, right? But then something like this happens. Greta Van Susteren of Fox News found confirmation of her suspicions that […]

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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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