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Obama on the Daily Show

President Obama appears for an extended interview on the Daily Show, and discusses Iran, the media, partisanship, and public service. I wish more news were like this, and it is ironic that we have to watch a comedy fake news show to see it. And I also want to point out that the Social Security […]

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Bloom County!

So far, this has little to do with politics, but the comic strip Bloom County has come back to life after a 25 year hiatus. Ironically, Berkeley Breathed is publishing his comic on Facebook. © Berkeley Breathed

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Preemptive Defensive

© Matt Wuerker In some ways, given the ferocious nature of right-wing media attacks against Obama, and even against her husband, I can’t blame Hillary Clinton for being careful around the press. Wouldn’t you be? It is a shame, because when I saw her talk at a private event, she was very open and answered […]

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It is more than 5 years later…

And all that stuff has been implemented. And please, before you leave, make sure Sean Hannity has his waterboarding charity event.

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Charleston South Carolina Shooting

Jon Stewart points out the utter hypocrisy our response to Islamic terrorism compared to our own ongoing racial terrorism: Some people have suggested that Jon Stewart run for political office. Maybe even president. And I don’t mean like Stephen Colbert ran for president. This video is evidence that Stewart could easily make the transition from […]

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Why I Quit the Daily Show

The Guardian just published a good story and interview with Jon Stewart. It is definitely worth a read for people who want to know more about him, and what the future may hold. Here’s one paragraph to whet your appetite: When George Bush left office in 2008, some worried that Stewart would run out of […]

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Alien-Nation

© Tom Tomorrow Dan Perkins is a genius. I absolutely cannot believe that our national media was obsessed with what Rudy Giuliani said, about whether our president loves our country. Seriously? It is the kind of thing 12-year-old kids would argue. Wait, it actually is!

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Disintermediation

One of the wonderful things about the Internet is that it promotes disintermediation, also known as “cutting out the middlemen“. This can happen for more conventional products, where websites like eBay directly connect sellers and buyers. But on the Internet, the primary product is content: music, video, information, opinion, etc. And net neutrality is a […]

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Instant News

© Tom Tomorrow One of the things I love about doing a blog is that it gives me the luxury of waiting until the initial internet and 24-hour news hysteria dies down. That way I can do a bit of reading, investigating, and thinking. Of course, my job is to find the irony, hypocrisy, and […]

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Liberals v. Conservatives – It’s Funny

An interesting (and well worth reading) article in The Atlantic dives into some important questions: Why is there no conservative entertainer as funny as Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, or many others? And why is there no liberal talk radio host as successful as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, or many others? Theorists […]

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Trouble?

© Ruben Bolling It’s true. Why is Brian Williams the only one to get in trouble for rewriting the Iraq war history? In somewhat related news, on Friday, Iceland actually jailed some bankers and CEOs. In the rest of the world, being rich and powerful still gives you a personal get-out-of-jail-free card.

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Good-bye

Jon Stewart announced tonight he will be leaving The Daily Show sometime later this year. He has been host for 16 years! Tonight’s episode also talked about another news anchor who is departing. NBC News suspended Brian Williams for six months without pay. Between these two announcements plus Stephen Colbert, how are we going to […]

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Naomi Wolf on Fake News Stories

So, could you believe that the Boston Terrorist Bombing was possibly a false flag operation?

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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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